April 22, 2024

4th Edition of the PCU FIFA 23 Tournament Kicks Off Today


The highly anticipated 4th edition of the Panathlon Clubs of Universities (PCU) Committee‘s FIFA 23 Tournament is all set to kick off today, April 21, from 19:00 to 23:00 CEST. As a part of the esteemed 24th PCU Games, this online competition promises to bring together students from all corners of the globe, vying to represent their respective universities or institutes of higher education and compete for the ultimate title of global champion.

The eagerly awaited FIFA 23 tournament, exclusively played on the Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5) console, not only promises thrilling competition but also guarantees a participation certificate for all participating students. Registration was absolutely free and open to students worldwide! However, the registration period closed on April 16.

Since the introduction of esports to the prestigious PCU Games in 2020, one student has risen above the competition. Jonas “Jonas_DC2” De Corte from Belgium, representing Hogent University of Applied Sciences, has emerged as the dominant force, winning the first three editions of the competition, and the 22-year-old OHL Esports gamer will be one to watch at this year’s edition of the Games.

Jonas “Jonas_DC2” De Corte was revealed as an OHL Esports gamer on November 24, 2021.

Before you jump into the action, make sure you are familiar with the rules and regulations of the competition. Stay informed and prepared by reviewing the guidelines for this highly anticipated event.

Rules and Regulations

All participants should be students at the participating university or university college in the
academic years 2021-2022 or 2022-2023.

All participants need to have access to a PlayStation and FIFA23 on PSN during the entire length of
the tournament.

The tournament will be played according to standard FIFA23 regulations, with details specified below:

  • In case of a draw, a golden goal will determine the winner
  • Teams: The participants are allowed to play with any team available in the game.
  • Level: Worldclass
  • Half Length: 6 minutes
  • Speed: Fast
  • Weather: Clear
  • Injuries: Off
  • Subs/strategy: 3 per Game
  • Pause: Ball out of bounce

About PCU Committee

The PCU Committee is a university sport-oriented platform under Panathlon International (recognised by the International Olympic Committee in 1982 for its contributions to education, dissemination of the Olympic ideal, and fair play). It has its roots in the “European Student Football Championship,” initiated by Belgian and Dutch students in 1999. Over the years, it has evolved and expanded, becoming part of the non-profit association International Federation for Interuniversity Sport (IFIUS), and now encompasses all Panathlon Clubs of Universities.

With a focus on fair play and ethics in student sports, the PCU Committee organises and endorses various sports and cultural initiatives, including the prestigious PCU Games, the PCU Drawing and Photo Contests, the PCU Bridge Trophy, and the PCU Chess Cup.