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First eChampions League Coming To FIFA 19 Next Year

First eChampions League Coming To FIFA 19 Next Year

EA Sports is really making the most of its newly found partnership with UEFA, after announcing a dedicated eChampions League for FIFA 19 next year.

For those who aren't aware, FIFA 19 is the first FIFA to offer a true Champions League experience, thanks to EA now owning rights to the world's greatest club football tournament - pinching it from rivals Konami, and its Pro Evolution Soccer series.

Players can enjoy Champions League nods, themes, music, and more in Kick Off, Career Mode, Ultimate Team, and pretty much every where you look in FIFA 19. Adios, knock-off Champions Cup. You won't be missed.

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Next year's eChampions League is set to roll in as part of the FIFA Global Series, where players attempt to qualify for 2019's highly prestigious eWorld Cup.

Unfortunately for Xbox One and PC players, FIFA 19's eChampions League is PS4 exclusive, meaning those who prefer a Microsoft system will be missing out on an insane prize pool.

The competition will shell out an impressive $280,000, with the winning player taking home $100,000 and 850 ranking points for the FIFA Global Series.

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eChampions League coming to FIFA 19. Credit: EA Sports
eChampions League coming to FIFA 19. Credit: EA Sports
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Fancy yourself for the number one spot? Then make sure you enter - and do well in - the eChampions League Global Online Knockout tournaments kicking off 2, 3 March next year.

The best 64 players will be entered into a live qualifying event on 26 April, and the top eight from this lot will earn a spot in the eChampions League Live Final.

Lucky finalists will jet out to sunny Madrid, Spain for the final on 31 May, 2019 - one day before the real life Champions League final. They'll draft players who competed in the group stage, then compete against one another to determine the champion.

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Will you be competing? Make sure you let us know what you think about the first ever FIFA eChampions League.

Featured Image Credit: EA Sports

Topics: Entertainment, Esports, Football, FIFA 19, EA, EA Sports, Champions League, Technology

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.