EA Sports, UEFA announce eChampions League with $ 280,000 prize purse

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EA SPORTS and UEFA have announced the eChampions League with a prize purse of $280,000, with the majority $100,000 earmarked for the champions.

The eChampions League will be the pivotal tournament expansion to the EA SPORTS FIFA 19™ Global Series* and a brand new, authentic way for millions of football fans to connect to the UEFA Champions League through the competition, AE Sports has stated in a report on of their official website.

To further connect the eChampions League Final to the real-world competition, the eight competitors will draft and use footballers involved in the UEFA Champions’ League Group Stage. The eChampions League winner will earn a majority $100,000 share of the $280,000 purse and a crucial 850 EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series Points.

“Building an authentic UEFA Champions League competition was the next logical step in the continued EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series expansion for both players and spectators,” said Brent Koning, EA SPORTS FIFA Competitive Gaming Commissioner.

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“Our passionate competitors love the UEFA Champions League and the eChampions League creates a unique opportunity for the competitive FIFA superstars to represent their clubs in the pinnacle of club football.”

The eChampions League adds to the growing list of global events and competitions on the Road to the 2019 FIFA eWorld Cup next summer. Eligible competitors will compete on PlayStation 4 and participate in eChampions League Global Online Knockout tournaments March 2-3, with the top 64 players advancing to a live qualifying event on April 26-27.

Only eight of the world’s elite will advance from the April live event to the eChampions League Final. Hosted in Madrid on May 31, the eChampions League Final will be played a day before the real-world UEFA Champions League Final on June 1, creating a two-day celebration of digital and traditional football.

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