In the midst of the corona virus pandemic, it is difficult for EA Sports to hold offline tournaments. Because of that, they will be holding tournaments online. To ensure the match can run smoothly, EA Sports divides the FIFA 21 tournament into 6 circuits based on regions.
The six regions are South America, North America, West Asia, East Asia, Europe and Oceania. In total, EA Sports will hold more than 30 online tournaments. Dozens of competitions will begin to be held in November 2020. From these tournaments, EA Sports will select the best FIFA 21 players to advance to the FIFA eWorld Cup.
“The situation is uncertain in the world. And we are trying to adapt to this uncertain situation, “said Brent Koning, Group Director and FIFA Commissioner, EA Sports, according to the Goal report. “Our priority is to change the event-based tournament model to a cloud-based model. For that, we had to use a circuit model by region. This allows us to guarantee the integrity of our tournament. ”
Before holding the professional FIFA 21 tournament ranks in November 2020, EA Sports will also hold various pre-season activities in October 2020. This pre-season event will be opened by the Twitch Rivals Preseason Invitational, which will be held on 3-5 October 2020. Here, professional footballers will join the FIFA Ultimate Team. One of the soccer athletes taking part in the competition was Manchester City’s main forward, Sergio Agüero, reported Esports Insider.
After that, EA will hold the eLaLiga All-Star on 6 October 2020. This competition will pit professional FIFA players in the Spanish league. Meanwhile, on October 8, 2020, EA Sports will hold the YouTube Gaming Creators Cup, which brings together influencers and content creators in FIFA 21 matches. The last event is the FIFA 21 Challenge, which will be held on October 29, 2020. In the tournament, professional footballers have to fight against professional FIFA players.
“One of the biggest changes this year is that we decided to focus on the entertainment element,” said Koning. “The Stay and Play Cup proves that the public wants not only to see matches between the best FIFA players in the world, but also the matches between the world’s best footballers, influencers and their favorite celebrities. So, we have 2 new events: the Twitch Rival Preseason Invitational and the YouTube Gaming Creators Cup. Both will be held prior to the FIFA 21 Global Series. “