From 20-22 March, the 32 Grand Finalists for the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016 will gather in New York to decide the next official FIFA world champion of the EA SPORTS™ FIFA franchise.
With an expanded format of 32 qualification seats and the inclusion, for the first-time ever, of both of the world’s leading consoles (PlayStation®4 and Xbox One) - the 12th edition of the FIFA Interactive World Cup Grand Final is set to be the biggest event to ever hit virtual football.
The three-day Grand Final event will be held in New York City. The festivities kick off on 20 March with the official group stage draw. Tournament matches take place on 21 and 22 March, and will be streamed live right here on FIFA.com.
The FIWC 2016 champion - the first to ever be decided on both of the world’s leading gaming consoles - will receive USD 20,000 and a trip to the next FIFA Ballon d’Or. Follow all the action from the Grand Final with FIFATV on YouTube, The FIFA Interactive World Cup on Facebook and @FIWC on Twitter.
|20 March||Official Draw|
|21 March||Group Stage, Round of 16, Quarterfinals (Live stream: 14:00-19:00 EST*)|
|22 March||Final Showdown** (Live stream: 18:00-20:00 EST)|
*Eastern Standard Time
**The live stream of the Final Showdown will be unavailable in the following countries: England, Guam, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Puerto Rico, Scotland, USA, U.S. Virgin Islands and Wales. American viewers can watch an exclusive broadcast of the Final Showdown live on Fox Sports 1 and Fox digital channels. Viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland can follow the Final Showdown live on Sky.