Australia’s A-League has become the latest major top flight to join the FIFA eSports community. That news was confirmed this week when Football Federation Australia (FFA) and Electronic Arts (EA) announced the E-League, a new EA SPORTS FIFA 18 division that will join the EA SPORTS FIFA18 Global Series on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup™ 2018.
That league will see the best FIFA players from Australia compete, through online competitions and live events, for the opportunity to represent the A-League at those worldwide showpieces. Each club in the A-League will be represented in the E-League Championship, with the winner qualifying for the EA SPORTS FIFA18 Global Series Playoffs.
Speaking on the A-League’s official site, FFA Chief Executive Officer David Gallop said: “This is an exciting announcement for football in Australia as EA SPORTS FIFA18’s mass popularity is an increasingly important factor in how fans interact with traditional football. Using the strength of the global leader in interactive football combined with our world popularity of the Hyundai A-League, we believe this partnership will rapidly expand competitive gaming across Australasia.”
EA SPORTS FIFA Competitive Gaming Commissioner Brent Koning added: “EA SPORTS FIFA18 is a key part of the football experience for the younger, digitally-connected football fan, as it teaches them the game and builds their affinity to the beautiful game. Australia is an incredible hotbed of football talent and the E-League will provide a direct opportunity for the region’s best to go head-to-head against the other world greats in the EA SPORTS FIFA18 Global Series on The Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018.”
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