ePremier League announces finalists for each team, confirms there's no cash prize pool

The two FIFA esports players representing each Premier League club in the ePremier League tournament have been confirmed.
Online qualifiers got underway back in January, with the best players advancing to a series of club playoffs which took place over the last few weeks.
There was one playoff event for each of the 20 Premier League clubs, with an Xbox One winner and a PS4 winner for each club.
For example, UK FIFA players Tassal ‘Tass’ Rushan and Curtis ‘Paps’ Poole (pictured, right and left respectively) won the club playoffs at the Emirates Stadium recently. They will now be representing by far the greatest team the world has ever seen (Arsenal) at the ePremier League finals, which take place in London on March 28th and 29th.
They join some other well-known names in competitive FIFA including Ryan Pessoa (Chelsea), Kai ‘deto’ Wollin (Manchester City) and the man of the moment, British teenager Donovan ‘Tekkz’ Hunt (Liverpool).
Tekkz has now won four FUT Champions Cups – three this season – and just keeps winning tournament after tournament.
There are a few other big names missing from the list of finalists, including Spencer ‘Gorilla’ Ealing and Shaun ‘Shellz’ Springette.
The full list of qualified players are as follows (as listed on the ePremier League website):

Date

 Club

Venue

 

XBox One winner

PS4 winner

11/02/2019 Fulham Craven Cottage Diogo Mendes Jarvis Denham
12/02/2019 Brighton & Hove Albion Amex Stadium Ryan Caister Dan Hilliard
13/02/2019 AFC Bournemouth Vitality Stadium Marc Marley Craig JC
14/02/2019 Southampton St Mary’s Reece Rusher Owen Venn
15/02/2019 Chelsea Stamford Bridge Ryan Pessoa Jas Singh
18/02/2019 Tottenham Hotspur The Tottenham Experience Kylem Edwards Simon Nystedt
19/02/2019 West Ham United London Stadium Jamie Rigden Gledis Rustemi
20/02/2019 Crystal Palace Selhurst Park Michael Faria Damian Augustyniak
21/02/2019 Cardiff City Cardiff City Stadium Rhys Griffiths Luke Mcilwee-Davies
22/02/2019 Arsenal Emirates Stadium Tassal Rushan Curtis Poole
25/02/2019 Liverpool Anfield Superstore Donovan Hunt Dariosh Krowner
27/02/2019 Wolverhampton Wanderers Molineux Stadium Joe Evison Torin Page
28/02/2019 Everton Goodison Park Dan Potts Simon Duxbury
01/03/2019 Manchester City Etihad Campus Connor Keys Kai Wollins
02/03/2019 Leicester City King Power Stadium Alex Shaw Charanpreet Dhinsa
04/03/2019 Manchester United Old Trafford Josh Jones Kyle Leese
05/03/2019 Newcastle United St James’ Park Jake Simpson James Greene
06/03/2019 Huddersfield Town PPG Canalside Training Ground Thomas Painter Jordan Croft
07/03/2019 Burnley Turf Moor Bradley Colston Sheikh Iqbal
08/03/2019 Watford Vicarage Road Luke Carpenter Adam Ryan

 
The finals will take place over two legs in a group-stage format on PS4 and Xbox to determine an overall champion.
 

What is the ePremier League prizing like?


Esports News UK received word a while back that the ePremier League does not have a traditional cash prize pool (and as mentioned by Dexerto).
This is the case for now, though the rules state that organisers can amend the prizes at any time.
A Premier League spokesperson told us that there will be FIFA Global Series points up for grabs as well as the ePremier League trophy.
The players with the most Global Series points on the leaderboard will qualify for the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final at the end of the season, the winner of which will receive $250,000.
Also, players could be picked up by the clubs full-time and receive a salary that way.
A spokesperson told Esports News UK: “The club pros may well be getting paid by the club [they represent], but there is no obligation for the finalists to be paid by the clubs in ePL.
“However, if a club now decides that they want their winners to be their club pros, they are of course able to do that, but that is separate from ePremier League.”

In regard to ePremier League prizes specifically, here’s a snapshot from the terms and conditions below:

The Premier League may choose to award prizes in respect of the ePremier League 2018-2019 (the “Prizes”). Such Prizes will be available at the discretion of the Premier League and in accordance with criteria set by it. The Premier League reserves the right to alter and amend the Prizes or criteria for winning a Prize where circumstances beyond its reasonable control require it to do so.

Prizes are not transferable and are non-exchangeable. No cash alternative will be offered in any circumstances.

 The Premier League intends (but does not undertake) for the ePremier League Champion (to receive 850 EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series points (subject to section 3(d) below) and the ePremier League 2018-2019 trophy.

Only Players that were FUT Champions Verified by 31 October 2018 will be eligible to be awarded EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series points. Further information on FUT Champions Verification is available at https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/fifa/fifa19/compete/overview/how-to-compete, however Players that are not FUT Champions Verified are still eligible to compete in the ePremier League 2018-2019 and be crowned ePremier League Champion

You can also check out the ePremier League rules in full here.

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