December 29 – Roma, Basel, Man City, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Olympique Lyonais lead the club branded qualifiers for the FIFA eClub World Cup 2020 finals to be be played February 7-9.
More than 190 teams competed for the final 24 slots in what will be the fourth edition of the finals. Denmark’s Brondby won the first two editions while King eSports won in 2019 but haven’t made it to the 2019 finals.
Just six of the qualified teams play under football club banners – all are professional eSports teams. The other finalists include a number of the biggest eSports team names in the business. They will be competing for $100,000 in prize money.
FIFA plays its eClub World Cup in dual format with each match-up including 1v1 and 2v2 contests.
“With a new record of over 190 teams taking part in the extended online qualification which took place over five weeks, we are looking forward to welcoming the world’s best 24 FIFA eSports teams at the pinnacle event of team-based FIFA eSports,” said FIFA’s Adrian Rölli.
“The unique combination of 2v2 and 1v1 match-ups will once again showcase the excitement, drama and passion that FIFA eSports offers to fans and media around the world as well as crowning the first FIFA eClub World Cup champion of the new decade”
The qualified teams are: AS Roma, Blue United eFC, Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach, Complexity Gaming, DUX Gaming, Ellevens, FaZe Clan, FC Basel 1893 eSports, Fierce Esports, FK Austria Wien, Fnatic, Gillette Infinity Esports, Hashtag United, Manchester City eSports, Mkers, Movistar Riders, Nasr eSports, NEO, Nordavind DNB, Olympique Lyonnais, POWR eSports, R288, Team FUTWIZ AU, Team QLASH
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