October 10 – Germany’s Bundesliga has joined forces with official licensee EA Sports to launch a new ‘Player of the Month’ award. Fans will vote for their player of the month on the EA Sports FIFA 19 website (bundesligapotm.easports.com).
Each month using official DFL match data (including goals, assists and tackles won) six players will be nominated for the Player of the month vote.
30% of the vote will be made up of votes by the team captains of the 18 Bundesliga clubs, 30% by a selected expert panel of Bundesliga legends and media representatives, and the remaining 40% via a public vote on the EA Sports web platform.
Jens Kosche, managing director Electronic Arts Germany, said: “We are delighted to bring together the best players from the Bundesliga and football fans from across the world to further blur the lines between the real world and virtual football.”
The Player of the Month award will be made for the first time in October, based on September performances.
Robert Klein, CEO of Bundesliga International, a DFL subsidiary and responsible for the international sales activities of Bundesliga, said: “The Player of the Month is a fantastic competition, enabling our fans worldwide to get actively involved and reward outstanding on-field performance in the Bundesliga. We have seen increasing fan engagement on our platforms in recent years with similar competitions, engaging millions of fans globally.”
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