February 3 – FIFA’s eNations Cup 2020 will be hosted in Copenhagen by the Danish Football Association (DBU) May 22-24. It will be the first time the finals have been played in front of a live audience.
This will be the second edition of the eNations Cup which is part of the EA Sports FIFA Global Series and sees players compete in a 2v2 format. France won the inaugural eNations Cup in London last year.
Online qualification begins in April with 24 teams spots available for the live May finals. The final the 2v2 format played on both Xbox and PlayStation during the group stage with the top two nations in each of the four groups progeressing to the knockout stages. Prize money of $100,000 has been put up for the tournament.
Christian Volk, Director of eFootball & Gaming at FIFA, said: “As a nation rich in eSports history and with an exciting and enthusiastic fan base, Denmark and the DBU were a natural choice to host the FIFA eNations Cup in 2020. Building on the incredible success and interest in the inaugural event last year in London, we are excited to take the FIFA eNations Cup to Denmark and bring the excitement and passion of an international and innovative team format like the FIFA eNations Cup to Danish fans, as well as a live audience, for the very first time.”
Kenneth Reeh, Acting CEO at the DBU, said: “We’re very proud that Copenhagen has been selected to host the FIFA eNations Cup 2020 and are looking forward to welcoming players and fans to a big and hopefully memorable event. Last year, our national team had the pleasure of participating in the inaugural event in London and this year it will be even more delightful for the team to be able to play in the tournament on home soil in Copenhagen.”
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