The eFIFA World Cup is back!

Published: May 17, 2021 - Last Updated: Sep 3, 2021

The FIFAe World Cup is coming back. After a long absence last year, the FIFAe World Cup is heading back to London. In recent years, London has been the home of the competition and it is great to see it return after its COVID-19 related cancellation. This major esports tournament will have odds offered by all the best esports betting sites.

The new details

While the FIFA organisation is still monitoring the global health situation and any potential impact on the safety of its participants and staff, they have announced that the event will be held from the 6th to the 8th of August 2021.

32 of the best FIFA 21 players from around the world will take part in a cross-console format tournament to see who will be crowned top of the world in the FIFAe World Cup. They will be duking it out for a share of the $500,000 prize pool with the lion’s share going to the overall winner. This will be some intense play and some exciting FIFAe World Cup betting.

The tournament structure

The tournament will feature four groups of eight players. In each of those four groups, the players will compete to see who comes out on top with the top players from each of the four groups. The top four players in each of the predetermined groups will then move on to a single-elimination knockout stage. This is a no-holds barred serious event where the ultimate winner will be decided. The matchups in the groups will certainly affect the FIFA betting odds on offer especially if some top players are seeded in the same group, we may see some interesting players reach the knockout stage.

The cross-console format

As we mentioned before, this tournament has a cross-console format. This prevents players who have trained on one console over another from having an undue advantage. For every matchup, one game is played on Xbox and one on PlayStation throughout the entire tournament. The aggregate scores of the knockout match-ups help decide who remains in the tournament during the single elimination bracket.

Despite the level playing field of the World Cup, the players will get the chance to qualify on their individual consoles via the EA SPORTS FIFA 21 Global Series Playoffs. Players will qualify via the EA SPORTS FIFA 21 Global Series Playoffs in their respective regions in the upcoming weeks. After such a long break, it will be great to finally get the chance to place some high-level FIFA bets.

The future of live esports events in the UK

Now that the UK is finally opening back up, the chance for esports pros to compete in a live, in-person event will be a huge incentive. Although, the $250,000 grand prize for the winner isn’t anything to sneeze at either.

The UK has a huge amount of local FIFA talent that we expect to see at the event, players like Shellzz, the current winner of the ePremier League, or Hashtag Tom, an eLions FIFA pro. They haven’t had the chance to show off in front of a crowd in a while and if this event goes well, we could expect to see a lot more in-person esports events back in the UK.

Andrew Boggs
Andrew Boggs

Since: September 11, 2020

Andrew is a Northern Ireland based journalist with a passion for video games. His latest hobby is watching people speedrun Super Mario 64 and realising how bad he is at platformers.

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