EA and the Premier League have confirmed the first ever FIFA 19 ePremier League tournament. This was something that had accidentally been leaked by Wolves earlier in the season but is finally now official.
The tournament will allow any UK FIFA 19 players looking to be crowned the inaugural champion to show off their skills. The grand final will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, giving FIFA another massive audience on the channel following the eWorld Cup earlier this year.
— Premier League (@premierleague) October 4, 2018
Speaking about the historic announcement, Premier League managing director Richard Masters told the BBC: “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,”
How do you apply?
If you want a chance to get involved in the tournament, then you will need to apply when registration opens on December 3rd. It is likely you will do this on the EA Sports Ultimate Team website.
What are the requirements?
You need to be a UK resident and play on either PS4 or Xbox One, unfortunately, rules out PC players.
Are the Premier League clubs involved?
Yep! All 20 clubs will be offering a player on both platforms the chance to represent them.
3 December 2018 – Registration opens
January 2019 – Online qualification
February-March 2019 – Club playoffs
28-29 March 2019 – ePL Final