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FIFA and EA expand competitive esports programme ahead of FIFA 22 launch

FIFA and EA expand competitive esports programme ahead of FIFA 22 launch

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Electronic Arts announced further growth of its competition portfolio for the launch of the FIFA 22 game. The three competitions featured in an expanded esports ecosystem are the FIFAe Club Series 2022, the FIFAe Nations Series 2022 and the EA Sports FIFA 22 Global Series on the Road to the FIFAe World Cup 2022. The first of these will see qualification start on November 27th in the EA Sports FIFA 22 Global Series on the Road to the FIFAe World Cup 2022. Players will come from more than 70 countries, with FIFA expecting “tens of millions” of participants. Endorsement has increased with more than 30 leagues offering esports programmes that feed into the FIFA series, including the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1, MLS, CONMEBOL Libertadores and UEFA Champions League. Competitors choose which clubs they want to represent. “FIFA competitive gaming is the future of global esports entertainment, enhancing how fans experience the game they love,” said Brent Koning, VP, EA Sports Competitive Gaming.