The inaugural “eFootball League” will get underway tomorrow, the 11th January 2018. The league is run by Global eLeagues who previously launched and managed the Celtic eSports League last year.
The league is run in partnership with Goal, who will broadcast the FIFA tournament exclusively on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Twitch. In 2017, Goal was named the most shared publisher on social media, with a social following of over 70,000,000.
There’s $10,000 up for grabs as teams from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Italy, Holland, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Germany and Northern Ireland all battle it out on FIFA Ultimate Team for supremacy.
The league will see top gamers from across Europe paired with professional football clubs as they compete in a “Champions League style tourament” in two divisions: Xbox and PS4. Ultimately, the winner of each division will face off in a grand final which will be held in May 2018 at a TBC football ground.
The league matches the top gamers from across Europe with professional football clubs and organisations in a Champions league style tournament in two divisions: Xbox and PS4. The winners of each division will face off in a grand final which will be held live at a football ground in May 2018.
Sam Brown, Goal’s Head of English Language said: “Over the past couple of years we’ve noticed the increasing interest in eSports from our fans. For some, FIFA 18 is the main way they interact with football and we’re continuingly looking into how we can provide them the best FIFA content, whether that’s news or the streaming of games. This is why we’ve decided to work with the eFootball League, as it will allow us to showcase some of the best FIFA players and teams in the world, introducing them to new audiences and providing a new home for existing eSport fans.”
Geoff Wilson from the eFootball League said: “We are delighted to have Goal on board for the inaugural league competition. Goal brings a wealth of experience as well as a huge platform to promote the league and the skills of the players during the tournament.
“eSports is growing at a phenomenal rate world-wide and the clubs involved are demonstrating an innovative approach to growing the brand of their clubs online. The eFootball League is an exciting new concept and we hope to attract new fans for not only the league but all the clubs involved.”
Esports Insider says: Lots of football clubs dipping their toes with the eFootball League and FIFA. We wonder if Rohan Ricketts is still representing Wolves or has moved on to a title like PUBG?
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