The FIFA Interactive World Cup 2014 (FIWC 2014) officially kicked off today, marking the beginning of an epic 6-month journey that will see millions of virtual footballers from all over the world battle for a qualification seat at the FIWC 2014 Grand Final – FIFA’s official virtual World Cup Finals.

The tenth edition of the largest videogame tournament in the world promises an unforgettable tournament with the announcement that 2014 FIFA World Cup™ hosts Brazil will also host the FIWC 2014 Grand Final. That’s right, the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2014 will be held in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup™!

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Do you want to be among the 20 Grand Finalists enjoying a 2014 FIFA World Cup experience in Brazil? Visit the How To Play section of FIFA.com/FIWC to familiarize yourself with the FIFA Interactive World Cup. The section walks you through every aspect of the competition, from how to sign up, to the tournament format and, most importantly, how to qualify! Your FIWC journey to the heart of the 2014 FIFA World Cup begins now!

Win a trip to the 2014 FIFA World Cup!
To celebrate our six online qualification seasons for FIWC 2014 we’re giving away six trips to the 2014 FIFA World Cup! Each online season, the FIWC is giving away a trip to watch a game at the 2014 FIFA World Cup to the winner of the Country Challenge! To find out everything you need to know about competing in the Country Challenges visit the Country Challenges page in the How to Play section.

Do you have what it takes to win the FIFA Interactive World Cup? Our FIWC14 champion will talk away with USD 20,000 and a trip to the FIFA Ballon d’Or! Sign up now!

To stay up to date all the latest news, tournament information, videos and announcements follow @FIWC on Twitter and become a fan of the FIFA Interactive World Cup on Facebook. You can also watch FIWC videos on YouTube by visiting FIFATV on YouTube.