FIFA has announced that the FIFA eWorld Cup will return to London later this year, confirming that this season’s pinnacle event will once again take place at The O2 from August 2nd to 4th.
Having already played host to last year’s final, which saw Mosaad Aldossary crowned world champion, 32 of the world’s best EA Sports FIFA 19 players will compete once more at The O2. They will battle it out to become the FIFA eWorld Cup champion and to win $250,000 in prize money, along with a trip to The Best FIFA Football Awards.
As a further indication of the growing interest in competitive FIFA, the total prize money for the FIFA eWorld Cup has also been increased compared to last year’s final, and a total of $500,000 will be distributed among the 32 competitors.
“After the incredible success of the tournament last year at The O2 in London, we are excited to once again host the FIFA eWorld Cup at such an iconic venue and to create a one-of-a-kind EA Sports FIFA event for the community,” said Christian Volk, Director of eFootball & Gaming at FIFA.
“With the increased prize money and a world title on the line, the tension will be higher than ever before and will create an incredible atmosphere. This season, we have seen a great appetite for content consumption of the EA Sports FIFA 19 Global Series and we are excited to give more fans the chance to witness the greatest competitive FIFA event to date either on-site or at home, as we crown the ultimate champion at The O2 after an exciting season.”
The top 32 players in the FIFA 19 Global Series Rankings will be determined after the FIFA 19 Global Series Playoffs, taking place this month in Hamburg (Xbox) and Berlin (PlayStation).