More than two-and-a-half million players competed for the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2013 crown and the 2014 edition of the tournament promises to be even more exciting. Here’s what millions of virtual footballers are playing for:

The grandest prize
Want to shake hands with the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar or Iniesta? We make it all possible by sending the FIWC champion and a guest of their choosing to the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala! It’s a night that no FIWC champion ever forgets. 

"I just realised a few seconds ago that I will be returning to the Ballon d'Or," were Bruce Grannec's words immediately after he won the FIWC13 Grand Final in Madrid.

The Grand Prize promises a once-in-a-lifetime experience unless - like double champions Bruce Grannec and Alfonso Ramos - you have what it takes to win the FIWC more than once! The winner of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2014 will also walk away with USD 20,000 in prize money. In the above video, FIWC12 Champion Alfonso Ramos shares highlights from his FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala experience in Zurich.

Runner-up prizes
The silver medalist at the Grand Final will receive a USD 5,000 cash prize and the third place finisher at the FIWC14 Grand Final will receive USD 1,000.

Be a Grand Finalist, be in Brazil
Qualifying for the FIWC Grand Final is always a unique and incredible experience and in many ways it’s a massive prize all on its own. Our Grand Finalists get to travel to far-off places, experience a variety of cultures and enjoy accommodation, activities and match settings that are world-class. We’ve crowned champions in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Los Angeles, London and Madrid. FIWC 2014, however, promises an even greater experience. All 20 Grand Finalists will be in Brazil battling for the virtual world title while the 2014 FIFA World Cup unfolds around them. Qualify for the 2014 Grand Final and you will be at the 2014 FIFA World Cup!

Your country could send you to the 2014 FIFA World Cup!
Every online qualification season of the FIWC 2014, we will be giving away a trip to Brazil that includes tickets to a match at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ as well as tickets to the final day of the FIWC 2014 Grand Final in the FIWC 2014 Country Challenge. The six lucky winners of our Country Challenges will get to travel to the heart of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and experience the best of both the virtual and real world championships! Visit the Country Challenge page on FIFA.com/FIWC to find out how you could win this unique trip to the heart of next year's world championships.

Your chance to win!
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning these great prizes is register and compete in the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2014. Visit the How To Play section to find out how you can compete in the world’s largest gaming tournament!