Gfinity will be hosting the FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Play Like a Legend Championship this year, boasting a prize pool of almost $30,000.
It’s the top official FIFA eSports competition in Europe and finals across three seasons will take place at the UK’s Gfinity Arena.
The Season 1 finals will take place on February 13th with a $7,000 prize pool, Season 2 on March 26th with a $7,000 prize pool and the Season 3 2016 Grand Final will take place between May 7th and 8th, with a $15,000 prize pool.
FIFA Points and EA Access prizes will also be given away. You can check out the specifics over on the Gfinity announcement article.
The Play Like a Legend qualifier cups are now open for registration over at Gfinity.net.
The top 12 players who acquire the most Gfinity points will receive an invitation to the Play Like a Legend Season 1 finals.
These will be broken down as follows:
- #1 PLAL Highest Leaderboard Rank
- Top 3 Placing UK PLAL Ranks
- Top 3 Placing France PLAL Ranks
- Top 3 Placing Rest of Europe Ranks (Excluding the UK, France and Germany)
- Top 1 Placing German PLAL Rank
- One Wildcard
Ben Wyer-Roberts, Xbox EMEA Esports Lead, said: “The Play Like a Legend tournament gives the best FIFA Ultimate Team players the opportunity to prove themselves and we’re building towards crowning a new Ultimate Champion at the Gfinity Arena London on May 8th.”
UK pro FIFA player Spencer “HugeGorilla” Ealing was recently named one of the highest-earning UK eSports players of 2015.
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