FIFA eWorld Cup 2020™

FIFA eWorld Cup 2020™

FIFA eClub World Cup Format

FIFA eClub World Cup Champion 2018
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Since its launch in 2017, the eClub World Cup has featured the world’s best real-world football clubs and endemic eSports teams in EA SPORTS FIFA and will see all teams eligible for the tournament take part in a brand new six-week online qualification process that has been introduced for the 2020 edition.

This year’s online qualification will divide all registered and approved teams into multi-tiered qualification stages based on their performance in previous eClub World Cups.

Two players – one on PlayStation 4 and one on Xbox One – can be nominated by teams and will be able to compete in a round-robin league online qualification. Each match-up of the online qualifiers consists of two games, one Xbox game and one PlayStation game. The score of each game will count individually.

The best teams per tier will be promoted until they reach the top tier and only the 24 top-ranked teams will qualify for the eClub World Cup in February 2020, representing their club and compete against their rivals on the world’s biggest stage for competitive EA SPORTS FIFA teams.

The FIFA eClub World Cup 2019 tournament format at a glance:

Group stage:

Each group consists of four teams. All of the teams play each other in a Team Match-Up:

1st match: contested by the PlayStation players from each team
2nd match: contested by the Xbox players from each team
3rd match: PlayStation and Xbox players team up to compete against the opposing side*

*The console used for the third game is selected based on the personal preferences of the teams taking part. The selection is made before the tournament.

Points are awarded for each individual match:
Loss: 0 points
Draw: 1 point
Win: 3 points

This means teams can win up to 9 points in each Team Match-Up.
The best two teams from each group qualify for the knockout stage.

Knockout stage (quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals):

Each Team Match-Up consists of at least two matches:
1st match: contested by the PlayStation players from each team
2nd match: contested by the Xbox players from each team

These two matches are grouped together as a single tie, with 0 points then awarded for a loss, 1 point for a draw and 3 points for a win.
3rd match: If the 1st and 2nd matches result in a draw, the PlayStation and Xbox players can team up to contest a 3rd match against the opposing side*

*In this case, the team with the greater goal difference chooses the console

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