FIFA has confirmed that its eWorld Cup will return to London this year, with the season’s pinnacle event to again take place at The O2 from 2nd to 4th August.
Having already played host to last year’s final, which saw Mosaad Aldossary crowned world champion, 32 of the world’s best EA Sports FIFA 19 players will compete once more at The O2. The FIFA eWorld Cup champion will win $250,000 in prize money, along with a trip to The Best FIFA Football Awards.
The total prize purse for the FIFA eWorld Cup has been increased compared to last year’s final, with $500,000 to be distributed among the 32 competitors.
Fans will also have the opportunity to experience the finale of the event on 4th August. Regular tickets will provide access for the final day, including the two semi-finals and the final, while premium tickets will additionally offer exclusive access to the after-show party and preferred seating.
FIFA is working with its worldwide partner Visa to offer a discounted Visa pre-sale with reduced ticket prices, starting at £10 for regular tickets and £25 for the premium tickets.
Christian Volk, Director of eFootball & Gaming at FIFA, said: “With the increased prize money and a world title on the line, the tension will be higher than ever before and will create an incredible atmosphere.
“This season, we have seen a great appetite for content consumption of the EA Sports FIFA 19 Global Series and we are excited to give more fans the chance to witness the greatest competitive FIFA event to date either on-site or at home, as we crown the ultimate champion at The O2 after an exciting season.”
The top 32 players in the FIFA 19 Global Series Rankings will be determined after the FIFA 19 Global Series Playoffs. Following last week’s event for Xbox players in Hamburg, PlayStation players will this week attempt to qualify from 12th to 14th July in Berlin.