ePremier League announced
Thu 04 October 2018, 17:09|Tottenham Hotspur
Today (Thursday 4 October), the Premier League and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced the inaugural ePremier League tournament, offering UK-based players the chance to compete for and represent their favourite Premier League club for the first time ever in competitive video gaming.
All 20 Premier League clubs are represented in the tournament, giving our fans the chance to live their dream of winning a title for Spurs.
The tournament on EA SPORTS FIFA 19 kicks off in January, 2019, and players will compete for three months across three rounds; online qualification, live club play-offs and the eventual live ePremier League Final. All 20 top-flight clubs will have a live play-off round allowing two EA SPORTS FIFA 19 competitors, one per platform (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One), a final chance to advance to the Final. Registrations for the tournament will open in December.
The ePremier League Final will be played in London on March 28-29, 2019, and broadcast live on Sky Sports and the Premier League social media channels.
“EA SPORTS is a fantastic partner for the Premier League and we are looking forward to launching ePremier League with them,” said Richard Masters, Premier League Managing Director. “We know that millions of fans play FIFA and this new esports competition will provide our clubs with an exciting opportunity to engage with them. We can’t wait to get started with the opening online rounds in January, 2019.”
For more information, visit www.premierleague.com/epl.