EA Sports and FIFA launching Asian eChallenger Series this week

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Posted on: June 22, 2020 9:21 pm EDT

EA Sports and FIFA announced today that they will be hosting a new eChallenger Series for Asia beginning this week. The four-nation contest will partner social media influencers and well-known esports players with professional soccer players in what is expected to be an intense series.

The EA Sports FIFA Online 4 powered contest will run from June 25 through June 30. The FIFA eChallenger Series will feature the nations of China, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam competing in four rounds of play, all of which will be streamed live to fans in Asia and across the globe. The online tournament will use FIFA 20 by EA Sports and include both single and multiplayer matchups in two versus two and three versus three formats.

In a statement this morning, FIFA Chief Commercial Officer Simon Thomas remarked, “For the first time, EA Sports FIFA Online 4 fans across Asia will have the chance to watch and engage directly with their favorite football stars, influencers and esports professionals”

Competition dates for the FIFA eChallenger Series are as follows:
• Vietnam: June 25 to 27
• South Korea: June 26 to 28
• China: June 28 to 30
• Thailand: June 29 to 30

Additional information about the FIFA eChallenger Series schedule and game times will be revealed over the coming days. Teams and players will be nominated shortly and announced before the tournament starts on June 25, 2020.

Fans will be able to watch all of the matches streamed live on FIFA.gg. The FIFA eChallenger Series not only replaces the FIFA eChampions Cup Spring 2020, but it’s the inaugural FIFA activation for Asian EA Sports FIFA Online 4 fans.

Visit fifa.com for further details and the FIFA eChallenger Series. More info about Electronic Arts’ FIFA 20 is available at ea.com