From 20-22 March, the 32 Grand Finalists for the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016 gathered 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 live up to the standards of the world's largest gaming tournament.
The three-day Grand Final event was held in New York City. The festivities kicked off on 20 March with the official group stage draw. Tournament matches took place on 21 and 22 March, and were streamed live right here on FIFA.com.
FIWC 2016 champion Mohamad Al-Bacha was the first player to ever be decided on both of the world’s leading gaming consoles. The Dane received USD 20,000 and a trip to the next FIFA Ballon d’Or as part of his Grand Prize.
|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 were unavailable in the following countries: England, Guam, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Puerto Rico, Scotland, USA, U.S. Virgin Islands and Wales. American viewers were able to watch an exclusive broadcast of the Final Showdown live on Fox Sports 1 and Fox digital channels. Viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland were able to follow the Final Showdown live on Sky.