What is the FIWC?
Since 2010, The FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC) has been officially recognized by the Guinness World Records Gamers Edition as the biggest gaming tournament in the world. Participants from every continent battle it out to be crowned the best EA SPORTS™ FIFA player. The 13th edition of the FIFA Interactive World Cup, FIWC 2017 kicks off on 1 November 2016 and offers several new ways to qualify including the all-new Ultimate Team Championship Series and FIFA Interactive Club World Cup. The winner of FIWC 17 receives USD 200,000 and a trip to The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2016.

The tournament is run together with FIFA’s partner EA SPORTS.

How can I participate in the FIWC?
To participate in the FIWC, you need a Sony PlayStation®4 or an Xbox One and a copy of EA SPORTS™ FIFA 17. This year, FIWC is powered by FIFA Ultimate Team™ and the all-new FUT Champions mode. Players who have registered on www.futchampions.com/register and climb the monthly leaderboards can earn their way into the competition. Find out more information about the Tournament Format.

What is FIFA Ultimate Team?
FIFA Ultimate Team™ (FUT for short) allows players to build their own squad, improve it constantly and show their skills in matches against other individually-created teams. Through the new FUT Champions mode in FIFA 17, players have the chance to qualify for FIWC live events in their region. To learn more about FUT Champions, visit www.futchampions.com.

What are the rules for the FIWC?
Before playing, please read the official Terms and Conditions for the FIWC 17. Please note that Xbox One and PlayStation®4 are referred to in the FIWC Ts and Cs as the “Supported Platforms” (PlayStation®4 is “Supported Platform 1” and Xbox One is “Supported Platform 2”).

When will the FIWC take place?
The FIFA Interactive World Cup is an annual tournament. Qualification for the 2017 edition (FIWC 17) includes three online seasons which run from 1 November 2016 to 30 April 2017.

Season 1: 1to 30 November 2016,
Season 2: 1 to 31 January 2017
Season 3: 1 February to 30 April 2017. 

The online seasons will lead to several live qualification events. The live qualification events start in January 2017 with the Regional Finals of the Ultimate Team Championship Series, followed by the FIFA Interactive Club World Cup, the FIWC Regionals and the Ultimate Team Championship. The FIWC 17 Grand Final, at which the world’s best 32 FIFA 17 players will gather to compete for the world title, will take place in London in August 2017!

How old do I have to be to participate in the FIWC?
You must be at least 16 years old in order to register for an EA FUT Champions account, which is required to participate in the Online Qualification for the FIWC. If you want to take part in the Ultimate Team Championship Series, you must be at least 18 years old. For the FIWC Regionals and the FIWC 17 Grand Final, you must be at least 13 years old. 

How do I become eligible for the FIWC?
Before you can begin your interactive football career, you will need to set up an EA Online account. Setting up an EA account is fast and simple. In EA SPORTS™ FIFA 17, simply select 'Register with EA' from the main menu and follow the instructions. 

Once you have set up your EA account, you can start playing FIFA Ultimate Team. At the beginning of your FIFA Ultimate career, you will be asked to select whether you want to take part in competitive gaming events like the FIWC or not. Select YES!

The final step to become eligible to play is to register on www.futchampions.com/register.

Why is there no "FIWC" menu item in the game?
Unlike previous editions, FIWC 17 players do not have to register for the FIWC mode. FIFA Ultimate Team’s all-new FUT Champions now powers FIWC qualification. The exact season start and end dates can be found under the Tournament Format section of FIFA.com/FIWC.

Where can I see my actual position on the leaderboard?
You can view your progress by visiting the FIFA Ultimate Team leaderboards in FIFA 17. The best players on the regional monthly leaderboards will qualify for regional qualification live events. At these live events, players will be able to win seats at the Grand Final. Our Tournament Format page provides detailed information on online qualification and regional qualifiers.

What is the prize for the winner?
The winner of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 wins USD 200,000 and a trip to The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2016!

Where can I find the latest tournament news?
Breaking news, tournament information and announcements about the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 can be found on FIFA.com/FIWC, on the official FIFA Interactive World Cup Facebook page and on the FIWC Twitter account (@FIWC).

Where can I find the videos from the FIWC?
You can watch FIWC videos on YouTube. Visit our dedicated FIWC playlist on FIFATV - FIFA's official YouTube channel.

Can you choose your own nationality even if you’re living in another country?
When you set up your EA online account, there will be an option for you to choose your country of residency. Please ensure the country that you select is one that you hold a valid passport for, as we will need to verify country of residency for all qualified players

Can more than one person play from one account?
No, an account can only be attached to one player. No account sharing is allowed. Players caught sharing accounts will be immediately disqualified.