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FIFA 20 Global Series

EA and FIFA announced today the launch of the EA Sports FIFA 20 Global Series on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup. I am almost 100% certain that is the full title of this planned nine-month long competition. A prize pool for this is already over $3 million.

The EA Sports FIFA 20 Global Series will span more than 20 football leagues running local events throughout the world. If you live in an area where these events are being held, you can actually sign up yourself and compete.

The official rules can be found here. Those who want to join the EA Sports FIFA 20 Global Series will have to register at the official site between now and October 31, 2019. A second signup period will run from January 16, 2020 through January 31, 2020. Registered players can "become FUT Champions Verified by achieving a ranking of Elite 1 in Weekend League."

  • The Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup: To qualify for the FIFA eWorld Cup 2020, competitors must earn enough EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series Ranking Points to qualify for one of the 128 (64 per platform) seats at the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series Playoffs. Competitors earn points through their performances at marquee live events, which players can qualify through their online performance. Then, the top 16 ranked players each on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One will advance to the FIFA eWorld Cup™ where an EA SPORTS FIFA 20 World Champion will be crowned.
  • FUT Champions Cups: There are six FUT Champions Cups throughout the season with the first taking place on November 8. FUT Champions Cups are EA Majors, largescale global live events that feature an open qualification format. All competitors have the same path towards FUT Champions Cup glory, and that journey starts first through online competition.
  • FIFA eNations Cup: All eligible nations will be able to create a national team in order to take part in the qualification and offer players more opportunities to participate via domestic events. The second year of the annual national team competition will feature a 2v2 team format.
  • FIFA eClub World Cup: An enhanced online qualification over a longer time period year-over-year will provide opportunities for clubs all over the world to qualify for the live event. The format will be unique featuring both 1v1 and 2v2 matchups.