EA Sports and the Premier League just announced the creation of the first ever ePremier League – powered by FIFA 19.
The new eSports tournament will see all 20 clubs compete to be crowned the first ePL champion. Each Premier League club will be represented by two players in a three-stage competition that culminates in the ePL Final in March 2019.
The ePL competitive gaming tournament on EA SPORTS FIFA 19 kicks off in January 2019 and players will compete for three months across three rounds: online qualification, live club playoffs and the eventual live ePL Final. All 20 Premier League clubs will have a live playoff round allowing two EA SPORTS FIFA 19 competitors, one per platform (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One), a final shot to advance to the Final.
The first season of the ePremier League will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and Premier League social channels.
Registration opens on December 3rd and is open to any UK-based FIFA 19 players over 16-years-old. More details on registration will be announced in the coming weeks.
The ePL Final will be held on 28 and 29 March, 2019, in London and broadcast live on Sky Sports and Premier League social media channels.
ePL key dates :
3 December 2018 – Registration opens
UK players will be able to register online for the ePL from this date.
January 2019 – Online qualification
Players will compete against each other on their platforms in a cup format to determine the top 16 club playoff finalists for PlayStation 4 and top 16 for Xbox One.
February-March 2019 – Club playoffs
The top 16 players for PS4 and Xbox One will face each other in a half-day tournament to determine the club representative for each platform.
28-29 March 2019 – ePL Final
The final will take place in London over two days and be broadcast live on Sky Sports and Premier League social media channels. Matches will take place over two legs in a group-stage format on both PlayStation and Xbox to determine an overall champion.