FIFA and EA Sports have teamed up for a four-nation FIFA eChallenger Asia Series. South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and China will participate in the series from June 25 to 30 with football stars, influencers and professional FO4 players representing their respective nations.
FIFA and EA SPORTS on Monday had announced the exciting esports activation for Asia, under the aegis of the global football governing body. Football stars, influencers, and professional esports players will go head-to-head in a special remote EA SPORTS™ FIFA Online 4 competition series.
As part of FIFA’s objective to bring football to more fans around the world, FIFA will host the FIFA eChallenger Series, which will see teams and players from EA SPORTS™ FIFA Online 4 countries South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and China compete to become the winner of their respective country, FIFA has reported.
Taking place throughout the second half of June and streamed live on FIFA.gg, the initiative will replace the FIFA eChampions Cup Spring 2020. It will be the first-ever activation organised by FIFA for EA SPORTS™ FIFA Online 4 fans in Asia, providing a chance for both fans and the community to watch and engage with famous football stars, influencers and professional eSports players in their country.
“The FIFA eChallenger Series is another exciting FIFA eSports event. For the first time, EA SPORTS™ FIFA Online 4 fans across Asia will have the chance to watch and engage directly with their favourite football stars, influencers and eSports professionals,” said FIFA Chief Commercial Officer Simon Thomas.
Four teams of three players from each country will compete in the FIFA eChallenger Series with each exciting match-up consisting of three games – including 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3 matches.
Competition dates for the first-ever FIFA eChallenger Series are:
Vietnam: 25 and 27 June
Thailand: 29-30 June
South Korea: 26-28 June
China: 28-30 June
Further details on match schedule and timings will be announced on FIFA channels later. Players and teams will be nominated and revealed prior to the start of the tournament.