The FIFAe World Cup will return to London this year after a break in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The FIFA 21 Global Series will climax on August 6th to 8th 2021, with 32 of the world’s best FIFA players gathering to compete for the FIFAe World Cup 202 trophy.
The finals have been held in London in recent years, with Saudi Arabian player Msdossary winning the FIFAe World Cup in 2018 (pictured) and German player MoAuba in 2019.
This year, there will be four groups with eight players each, and the best four players in each section will qualify for the single elimination knockout stage. While players will qualify on Xbox or PlayStation via the FIFA 21 Global Series Playoffs, the FIFAe World Cup will adopt a cross-console format.
For every matchup, one game is played on Xbox and one on PlayStation throughout the entire tournament. The aggregate scores of the knockout match-ups will help decide who remains in the tournament during the single elimination bracket.
There’s a prize pool of $500,000, with the winner of the FIFAe World Cup 2021 taking home $250,000 of that.
Players will qualify via the FIFA 21 Global Series Playoffs in their respective regions over the upcoming weeks.
The UK has a host of top FIFA talent, from eLions Hashtag Tom, Tekkz (who joined Fnatic in 2019), Mitch and Bigmac, Manchester City players Shellzz (the current winner of the ePremier League) and Ryan Pessoa, and many others.
British casters Brandon Smith and Richard Buckley have also been involved at the top level of FIFA as it’s grown in recent years.
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