EA Sports expands FIFA 23 competition ecosystem with new Cup comp

September 26 – EA SPORTS has unveiled a new set of competitions for the final year of the EA Sports FIFA 23 branded game.

Top of the elite events is a new EA Sports Cup, an invite-only 2-vs-2 competition. The competition will see 20 of the world’s top EA SPORTS FIFA pairs from the leading clubs and esports teams – including Manchester City Esports, Paris Saint-Germain Esports, Fnatic, and Complexity Gaming – battle on the road to the FIFAe Club World Cup.

Matches start October 17 and will be broadcast weekly on EA SPORTS FIFA Twitch and EA SPORTS FIFA Esports YouTube channels. The top two teams will qualify directly to the FIFAe Club World Cup 2023.

FIFA Global Series 23 (FGS) will also continue to feature 1v1 competition on the Road to the FIFAe World Cup 2023 and starts with the launch of the EA SPORTS FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition’s September 27 worldwide release.

The FGS 23 Mid-Season Major will see the top performers of the five FGS Regional Qualifiers on April 7, 2023 compete in an in-person London, England LAN event.

More than 30 football league partners and confederations will hold tournaments, with competitors representing their clubs. The leagues that are part of the ecosystem include the ePremier League, Virtual Bundesliga, eLaLiga Santander, eLigue 1 Uber Eats, eMLS, eSerie A TIM, KPN eDivisie, CONMEBOL eLibertadores, and the eChampions League.

EA Sports said further league partners will be announced soon.

“The FGS’s collection of the world’s top stars, top esports organizations, top football clubs, leagues and confederations will showcase the next generation of esports on the Road to the FIFAe World Cup 2023,” said Sam Turkbas, EA SPORTS FIFA Esports Commissioner.

“Now when you combine the star power with a robust ecosystem giving players around the world the opportunity to become the next big thing, this is confidently the biggest year in franchise history.”

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