July 16, 2024

The Ghanaian esports and social gaming community, PlayArena, is set to hold a FIFA 22 Ultimate Team (FUT) tournament on Founders’ Day, August 4. The esports community looks to honour the contributions of everyone who led the struggle for the West African nation’s independence.

The competition, which is dubbed the “Founders’ Day FUT Tourney,” is set to be held completely online and will give 16 gamers the opportunity to battle for a slice of the GH₵500 ($57.84) prize pool.

Registration for the upcoming competition will cost gamers GH₵10 ($1.16) and is payable via the Mobile Money (MoMo) number +233-27-299-0990, but with only 16 available slots, gamers will have to hurry to secure their place in the competition.

Gamers will also have to join the PlayArena WhatsApp group for all communications and will have to stream or bc their gameplay. Below are the rest of the rules for the Founders’ Day FUT Tourney;

Gameplay Settings


Match Half Length: 6 minutes
Difficulty Level: LEGENDARY
Season: Spring
Time of Day: 08:00 PM
Weather: Clear/Overcast
Game Speed: Normal
Ball: Default Game Settings

Camera: TeleBroadcast
Visual HUD: Player Name Bar
Time/Score display: On
Radar: 3D

Controller Setting: Tactical Only**
No Keeper Selection during play**

Injuries: Off
Offside: On
Bookings: On
Handball: Off

Tournament Rules

1. Each tournament match has a window of 60 minutes to be played.
2. After joining, players can leave before the tournament starts.
3. Everyone who joins this tournament will play will follow the schedule of play
4. If you are not ready to play your match within the first schedule of the group stage, you may be automatically forfeited to help keep the tournament moving.

Game Rules

After 1 minute of gameplay, any complaints about lag, pre-game settings, or banned teams will not be taken into consideration. No exceptions. (Note: connection is much better if you use a LAN cable instead of WiFi.)

In the event of a disconnection, you and your opponent must finish the remaining time of the match, keeping the score the same as it was in the game that got disconnected. i.e. If the disconnection occurred in the 30th minute, the new game should be played until the 60th.

When the 60th minute is reached, as soon as the ball is no longer in play, the match is over and both players must quit the game. If you continue to play and goals are scored, the goals will count. We highly recommend recording video of all game footage in case of a dispute.

Soccer Aid Squads Only:
Matches must be played with ‘SOCCER AUD Squads’ only. If there is any attempt to use Custom Squads or edited players, you will automatically forfeit the match and get a loss.

No Custom Formations:
Custom Formations are not allowed to be used. In case of a dispute, you MUST HAVE VIDEO EVIDENCE for it to be considered and the decision is at the discretion of PlayArena.

*Drawing/Tying a Match If the match ends in a draw, a new game must be played under the Golden Goal rules. Whoever scores first, wins the match. If there is no goal scored in the Golden Goal match, then each player will have the option to cancel or agree to continue.

Legacy Defending:
Legacy defending is not allowed to be used in PlayArena’s Tournament matches. In case of a dispute, you MUST HAVE VIDEO EVIDENCE for it to be considered and the decision is at the discretion of PlayArena moderators.

Participants should, however, be aware that PlayArena reserves the right to amend the rules at any time without prior notice to them, in which case they will make an effort to inform the participants prior to the event.

So if you are a gamer and you are looking to not only secure a slice of the GH₵500 ($57.84) prize pool but also test your mettle against some of the country’s best gamers, make sure to secure your spot at the Founders’ Day FUT Tourney before they run out.