July 21, 2024

FIFA 23 Global Series introduces a new event


In its unveiling of the FIFA 23 esports roadmap, Electronic Arts (EA) revealed a new addition to the FIFA 23 esports ecosystem: a new flagship tournament series, the EA SPORTS Cup.

The EA SPORTS Cup is set to kick off on October 17 and will see gamers from both esports organisations (Fnatic and Complexity) and traditional football clubs (Manchester City Esports and Paris Saint-Germain Esports) compete in 2v2 competitions across three months of fixtures.

The Cup culminates from January 16–21 and determines two teams to advance to the 2023 FIFAe Club World Cup.

Also revealed at the unveiling is the return of 1v1 competition via the Road to the FIFAe World Cup 2023, starting with EA SPORTS FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition’s September 27 worldwide release.

In addition, over 30 football league partners and confederations will hold tournaments as part of FIFA Global Series (FGS) 2023, including the ePremier League, Virtual Bundesliga, eLaLiga Santander, eLigue 1 Uber Eats, eMLS, eSerie A TIM, KPN eDivisie, CONMEBOL eLibertadores, and the eChampions League.

The FGS 2023 online qualifiers and majors are officially presented by PlayStation. Similar to last year’s FGS season, FGS 2023 will be played exclusively on PlayStation 5 consoles.

Sam Turkbas, EA SPORTS FIFA Esports Commissioner, said: “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.

“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.”

The FIFAe World Cup 2022 registered 149,000 peak viewers according to Esports Charts, a 95,000 decrease from the 2019 FIFAe World Cup.