- 480 teams competing, an increase of 150 percent
- FIFAe Club online qualifiers are launched
- The FIFAe Club World Cup will take place from February 24 to 28
Featuring a new format, the FIFAe Club World Cup Series has attracted a record number of participants this year. At the end of a preliminary competition, tightened over two months, the final phase of the FIFAe Club World Cup 2021 ™ will be produced remotely. The best teams from EA SPORTS FIFA 21 will meet next February to try to win the most coveted prize in the category.
In this independent ecosystem, players represent their club. Considering the level of the competition, cohesion and team spirit will be essential elements to hope to reach the top. The FIFAe Club Series once again brings together institutions like Complexity Gaming, the defending champion, Brøndby IF, double winner of the event, Fnatic, Hashtag United, Falcons (the Azpilicueta team), R10 Team (the team de Ronaldinho) and Ellevens, an unfortunate finalist last year.
The new online qualification formula offers beginners at this level the opportunity to compete against the behemoths of FIFA eSports, with the ambition to gain access to one of the most prestigious world competitions.
In total, 480 clubs will participate in the different phases of the preliminary competition. The best performers will soon win one of the precious sesames for the final phase of the FIFAe Club World Cup 2021. The competition itself is aimed at an international audience. The matches will be broadcast live from February 24 to 28 on FIFA digital channels.
Due to the health situation, the 2021 edition of the FIFAe Club World Cup will be divided into six zones and produced remotely. The presenters will comment on the matches from a studio, while the players will stay at home. Only one of the 480 competing teams will lift the trophy on February 28. Further information will be published shortly.
Online qualifications are divided into three phases. The pre-qualifiers started on December 3.
- The pre-qualifications concern all registered clubs that have not been certified by FIFA, in order to offer these new teams the opportunity to compete against the best clubs on the planet.
- The qualifications will bring together all the competitive clubs registered and certified by FIFA, as well as the teams coming out of the pre-qualifiers. The best placed teams at the end of the final round and in the regular ranking within their respective conferences will advance to the play-offs for the FIFAe Club World Cup.
- The barrages determine the best clubs in each zone with the prospect of validating their ticket for the FIFAe World Cup 2021.
Qualifying rankings will be available on FIFA.gg.
For clubs engaged over several seasons, a new FIFAe club ranking has been developed. It integrates all the certified teams and will be used to designate the seeds of the online qualifications. The ranking takes into account the past performances as well as the individual performances of the top 50 players of the EA SPORTS FIFA Global Series. It will be regularly updated. The FIFAe Club Ranking is available on FIFA.gg.