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Is EA SPORTS FC another potential scrap in the licensing battle between FIFA and UEFA?

There’s a new age of football games coming – and they’ll be taking over a messy legacy. The announcement of EA SPORTS FC has shown yet again that the fiercest competition in football isn’t the Premier League title race, but the licensing battle between UEFA, FIFA and the top leagues around Europe. Maybe it’s just because my team is having an awful season, but it really feels like football is melting. The end-of-year football game rush will be odd this year. I’m not a Barcelona fan, and I’ve only been to Camp Nou once, but I took Lionel Messi moving…

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Electronic Arts is dropping FIFA branding after 30 years for EA Sports FC

EA will bid adieu to the brand after FIFA 2023 releases this fall. Electronic Arts announced today it is stepping away from FIFA, and come 2023, its football games will move forward under the new EA Sports FC brand. According to EA, the move will allow it to “deliver the world’s biggest interactive sports experience” for the growing community in collaboration with over 300 partners across the world of football. EA Sports FC will provide EA with a platform to “innovate, create, and grow new experiences,” the company said. Plus, it will bring more areas of the sport to life,…

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Two competitive titles top list of UK’s best-selling video game franchises since 1995

Brand new analysis from data company GfK has revealed the UK’s top 30 best-selling video game franchises since 1995. And the top two have a presence on the esports stage worldwide. Ranked in order of revenue generated, the top-grossing game is FIFA, followed by Call of Duty, and then the Mario series. Grand Theft Auto and Lego round out the top five. In total, the top 30 titles have earned over £26bn in the last 27 years. Continue reading Two competitive titles top list of UK’s best-selling video game franchises since 1995

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Pro FIFA players are complaining about being made to play on 50-inch TVs at the ePremier League finals in London

One of the UK’s first big-name esports LANs since the pandemic is taking place live in London this weekend, but some of the participants have taken to Twitter to complain. Pro FIFA players including Excel Esports’ Huge Gorilla and Tom Leese (both representing Spurs at the ePremier League) and Tom Stokes of Hashtag United (representing Watford) have complained about being made to play on 50-inch TVs in the ePremier League tournament. As we understand it, pro players will usually play with smaller gaming monitors in official tournaments, as these will typically have less input lag/delay. Continue reading Pro FIFA players are…

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Pro FIFA players are complaining about the possibility of playing on 50-inch TVs at the ePremier League finals (update: 24-inch gaming monitors have saved the day)

Update: Esports News UK understands the situation has now been resolved. Tom Stokes has published the following tweet, which ENUK has verified – the event will have 24-inch gaming monitors now in place for the weekend’s competition. pic.twitter.com/qPLBbF9SI5 — Tom Stokes (@StokesFIFA) March 25, 2022 Original article: One of the UK’s first big-name esports LANs since the pandemic is taking place live in London this weekend, but some of the participants have taken to Twitter to complain. Continue reading Pro FIFA players are complaining about the possibility of playing on 50-inch TVs at the ePremier League finals (update: 24-inch gaming…

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Sky to broadcast ePremier League 2021/22 grand finals on UK TV, player line-ups revealed

The FIFA ePremier League 2021/2022 grand finals will take place this month, and the player/club line-ups have been revealed. Now into its fourth year, this season’s tournament sees the ePremier League prize pool increased to £100,000, with three seats on offer for top-ranking players at the FIFA 22 Global Series Playoffs.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s ePremier League grand finals are the first featuring all finalists at a live venue since the 2018/19 season, with players competing at Here East in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday March 26th and Sunday March 27th. Continue reading Sky to…

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Gfinity Arena to host Shesports Cup women’s FIFA tournament on International Women’s Day

Women’s FIFA tournament series, the ShEsports Cup, has announced the fourth event in its series will take place on International Women’s Day tomorrow (March 8th 2022). The ShEsports Cup International Women’s Day Invitational will be presented by PlayStation Tournaments and take place from 6pm at the Gfinity Arena in London’s Fulham Broadway. ShEsports Cup co-founder Rachel Stringer will be joined by professional gamers from across the globe, including FUTHeda, Lisa Manley and Sankhs. Continue reading Gfinity Arena to host Shesports Cup women’s FIFA tournament on International Women’s Day

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Blast enters FIFA 22 esports with production of 2021/22 ePremier League, as BT & EA launch Hope United kit to stand against online hate

Esports tournament organiser Blast has announced plans to enter FIFA esports and will produce the 2021/22 instalment of the ePremier League (ePL). All 20 clubs will be represented in the tournament, with fans competing for the chance to win silverware for their favourite clubs and take home a share of the £100,000 prize pool. For the latest instalment of the ePL, Blast has co-created a new online format and live event experience for players and fans. Continue reading Blast enters FIFA 22 esports with production of 2021/22 ePremier League, as BT & EA launch Hope United kit to stand against…

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New ECL women’s FIFA esports events announced for EU and NA players

A new women’s FIFA esports competitive calendar has been announced for 2022, which will feature some of the best female players and aspiring esports athletes from Europe and North America. Organisers say that the as the current FIFA FGS (FIFA Global Series) competitive events have a distinct lack of female participants, ECL (Esports Championship Leagues) hopes to ‘even the playing ground, be a driving force in supporting female players and help close the skill gap to their male counterparts’. Continue reading New ECL women’s FIFA esports events announced for EU and NA players

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TalkTalk launches cross-city casual FIFA tournament in Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester

UK-based networking company TalkTalk is launching a new FIFA tournament that allows players to represent their cities. The Future Fibre City Clash is a cross-city tournament running in January 2022 in Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester. The best gamers will have the chance to win £500 and a free six-month Future Fibre and Amazon Eero package from TalkTalk, with two players across each city progressing through to the qualifying stages also taking home £100 each. Continue reading TalkTalk launches cross-city casual FIFA tournament in Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester

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Excel, Fnatic, Futwiz and Guild announced as FIFA 22 Global Series Masters teams playing in the Team of the Season Cup, FUT Icons shirts hit the UK high street

UK-based esports organisations Excel, Fnatic, Futwiz and Guild are among the elite 16 FIFA Global Series (FGS) Masters teams. FGS Masters teams are billed as the elite of FIFA esports, and were chosen by application, with tournament performance, major wins and consistency being the three most important criteria EA considered. These teams of two players are a part of the FIFA 22 Global Series, a selection of tournaments including the upcoming Team of the Season Cup, taking place from April 29th to May 1st 2022. Continue reading Excel, Fnatic, Futwiz and Guild announced as FIFA 22 Global Series Masters teams playing…

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Team Pacheco win ShEsports Cup Christmas Special women’s FIFA tournament at London’s Gfinity Arena

Article contains affiliate link The ShEsports Cup has celebrated its inaugural Christmas Special tournament, the third event in the series, bringing women from across sports and entertainment for a FIFA event. Taking place at the Gfinity arena inside VUE Cinema at Fulham Broadway in London, event co-founder Rachel Stringer was joined by England striker and Lionesses fastest ever hat-trick scorer Alessia Russo, alongside a host of professional footballers, gamers and influencers. Continue reading Team Pacheco win ShEsports Cup Christmas Special women’s FIFA tournament at London’s Gfinity Arena

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Guild FIFA 22 Cup presented by Subway features a £1,800 prize pool, Golden Sub trophy and a final at London’s Odeon Luxe West End

The finals of the Guild FIFA 22 Cup presented by Subway will take place in London’s Odeon Luxe West End this weekend, for FIFA players in the UK and Ireland. The winner will be the first holder of ‘The Golden Sub’ trophy (pictured), designed by Hatton Garden-based mystery master-craftsman Johnny Hoxto. It’s been created from recycled and salvaged materials and the design captures the likeness of a Subway Footlong sandwich. Guild’s new tournament will also feature a £1,800 prize pool and players will have the chance to catch the eye of Guild’s professional esports coaches and be scouted by the…

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ePremier League prize pool rises 150% as registration opens for 2021/22 FIFA tournament

The Premier League and EA have today announced the return of the ePremier League FIFA esports tournament for the 2021/22 season, with an increased prize pool. Now into its fourth year, the competition gives Premier League fans a shot at glory by winning silverware for their favourite Premier League football club.  The prize pool for the tournament has increased to £100,000, up from last event’s £40,000, with three seats on offer for top-ranking players at the EA Sports FIFA 22 Global Series Playoffs. Continue reading ePremier League prize pool rises 150% as registration opens for 2021/22 FIFA tournament

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UK pro footballers and FIFA players from Excel, Fnatic and more team up for FIFA 22 Challenge, the follow-up to EA’s most-watched esports broadcast of all time

Adidas and EA have partnered today to host the FIFA 22 Challenge, a one-day competitive FIFA tournament that pairs top professional footballers and FIFA players together in 2v2 matches. Footballers from Manchester City, FC Barcelona, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and more will take part, with FIFA players from UK-based esports organisations Excel Esports (Tom Leese), Fnatic (Tekkz) and more. Competitors will team up and represent Team EA and Team Adidas in a series of knockout rounds starting from 7pm BST today. Continue reading UK pro footballers and FIFA players from Excel, Fnatic and more team up for FIFA 22 Challenge, the…