For lovers of football on gaming console, remember Winning Eleven, Pro-Evolution and of course FIFA?
Well, things just got better!
England’s Premier League is launching an e-sports competition, allowing fans to compete on behalf of their club at the popular ‘FIFA’ video game.
The league is collaborating with Electronic Arts, the producer of the FIFA game, and esports tournament organisers, Gfinity, will operate the league.
“We know that millions of fans play FIFA and this new esports competition will provide our clubs with an exciting opportunity to engage with them,” said Richard Masters, Premier League Managing Director.
Germany’s Bundesliga has also launched a league in collaboration with EA and other sports, such as Formula One, have also crossed over into e-sports.
“Having the most popular football league in the world commit to competitive gaming in this expansive fashion.
“W e believe only accelerates the community’s enthusiasm for both FIFA Competitive Gaming and the Premier League,” said Brent Koning, EA Sports FIFA Competitive Gaming commissioner.