Fifa announced recently that London will host the eWorld Cup from August 2nd to August 4th. The eWorld Cup was held in London in 2018 too, and saw Mosaad Aldossary become the world champion. This time around 32 of the world best players of FIFA 19 will battle it out to become champion, and to take home the prize of $250,000 and a trip to the Fifa Football Awards.
The overall prize fund has been increased to $500,000 dollars, which will be distributed amongst the 32 players who have make it that far. The Global Series Playoffs, some of which have already occurred, will decide which competitors come to London in August. Hamburg saw the Xbox playoff, and Berlin will host the Playstation playoffs.
Christian Volk of FIFA said, “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” he then went on to say “This season, we have seen a great appetite for content consumption of the 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.”
Recently, there has been some debate in the gaming community, about Fifa and the Loot boxes that they offer. Some parents, media and the governments were concerned about the boxes, saying they encourage gambling. Some countries, such as Belgium have banned them, calling them an “illegal game of chance”. EA defended the boxes calling them “surprise mechanics” and ethical.
The UK proudly boasts a lot of talent, including Faze Tass, Hashtag Ryan, and the top-ranked player at the moment, Donovan TekKz Hunt, however fellow Brit, Rebel Stokes beat TekKz at the Hamburg final last week.
Celebrity guests at the event include Spencer Owen and Mike LaBelle, well-known faces on the FIFA scene.
Tickets for the event are on sale now on fifa.com/fewc.