FIFA expands global esports series with eLibertadores
FIFAand Electronics Arts have announced the launch of eLibertadores, a new FIFA 20 esports tournament for South American-based players.
Created in partnership with CONMEBOL, the governing body for soccer in South America, the new competition expands on the EA Sports FIFA 20 Global Series, which already comprises tournaments in other regions around the world.
The South American tournament, played on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, will see the top eight competitors progress to a grand final on 7th and 8th March next year, when a US$100,000 prize pool will be on offer. Further details regarding the event are due to be made public next month.
News of the esports competition’s launch coincides with the announcement that teams competing in the CONMEBOL Libertadores, South America’s premier club competition, will be included in FIFA 20 as part of a content update to be made available from next March.
“The addition of the prestigious CONMEBOL Libertadores to our FIFA 20 Global Series ecosystem strengthens our connection to the global fandom of football and will accelerate the growth of esports in new parts of the world,” said Brent Koning, Fifa’s competitive gaming commissioner.
“We aim to offer the most inclusive esports competition in the world and are eager to welcome South American-based players and aspiring superstars to join the tens of millions already competing in FIFA.”
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