Join us for the 12th edition of the FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC) and see if you have what it takes to become the world champion of EA SPORTS™ FIFA 16. For the first time in the tournament's history, you can compete in the FIWC on your choice of the world's two leading gaming consoles - PlayStation®4 and Xbox One!

All the information you need to register for the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016 can be found below. (The in-game FIWC option in EA SPORTS™ FIFA 16 is only available during the tournament's online qualification seasons. For information on the online qualification seasons, including dates and times, visit the Tournament Format section.) 

To compete in FIWC 2016 you will need:
• A PlayStation®4 or an Xbox One
• A copy of EA SPORTS™ FIFA 16
• An Internet connection
• An EA online account

First-time players
You can register for the FIWC via the in-game mode on EA SPORTS™ FIFA 16. You will need to register an EA Account in order to register in-game for the FIWC 2016 Online Tournament.

If you have not yet played FIFA 16 online and have no EA Online Account, simply follow the steps below.

To set up an EA Online account:
• In EA SPORTS™ FIFA 16, select 'Register with EA' from the main menu.
• Accept the Terms and Conditions.
• Read the information on data protection and confirm to continue the registration process.
• On the 'EA Online Account Creation' page, enter and submit your personal details.
• You are now registered with EA Online.
• Once you have registered successfully with EA Online, you will then have complete the steps outlined below under 'Returning Players' to register for the FIWC.

Returning players and registered EA members
If you have already played the EA SPORTS™ FIFA series online, you will already have an EA Online account and should follow the steps below to register for FIWC 2016. If you are already a registered EA Online member you can also follow the steps below:

• On the main menu, select 'Online'.
• Click on the 'FIFA Interactive World Cup' tab.
• Fill in the personal email address box and the country of origin (this country must match your passport)
• Accept the Terms and Conditions

How to start playing
• Click the ‘Online’ option in the FIFA 16 main menu
• Click on the ‘FIFA Interactive World Cup‘ tab
• Click ‘Play Match’

How to check your ranking
Visit the Leaderboard section right here on Alternatively, you can view the in-game leaderboard by doing the following:
• Click the ‘Online’ option in the FIFA 16 main menu
• Click ‘FIFA Interactive World Cup’
• Click ‘Leaderboards’

Getting in touch with the FIWC
For more information on the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016, visit the FAQs section. The FAQs page provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about competing in the FIWC.

The FIWC is on Facebook! Become a fan of the FIFA Interactive World Cup on Facebook, ask us questions, comment, get gaming tips and more! You can also follow the FIWC on Twitter (@FIWC) to stay up to date on important FIWC news, articles, and information.

Read the full FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016 Terms and Conditions.