The Premier League and EA have announced season three of the ePremier League. Players will compete in the game FIFA 21 in a tournament that will give them the chance to win some titles for their favourite Premier League team.
The ePremier League 2021
The competition is open to any UK resident over the age of 16 and unlike most competitive esports, the matches will be played on the PS4 and Xbox One. If you manage to do well enough, you could be in with a chance of taking home a part of a £40,000 prize pool. Top ranking player will also be in with a chance to win a seat at the FIFA 21 Global Series (FGS) European Playoffs.
Anyone taking part in the online qualifiers will have to compete in a 90-rated Online Friendlies mode as the Premier League team they want to represent. Those who do well enough in the qualifiers will move to the playoffs and transition to playing on FIFA Ultimate Team.
Comment from Will Brass
Will Brass, Premier League Commercial Director, said:
“The EA SPORTS FIFA video game series is one of the key channels through which fans all over the world can engage with Premier League clubs and players. We are looking forward to another edition of ePremier League after the first two seasons delivered some thrilling entertainment while giving UK-based fans the chance to represent their teams in high-profile competition.
“ePremier League is a great platform for players of all abilities and a real mix of competitors have progressed to the final stages of both tournaments so far. This includes some of the highest-ranked professional FIFA-gamers in the world and relatively inexperienced players who have proved they can take on the very best.
“We have been able to deliver the live finals to a wide audience in the UK and around the world, thanks to EA Sports and our broadcast partners, and we hope fans enjoy watching and having the chance to participate in another exciting season of ePL action.”
The ePremier League has grown leaps and bounds in the past year. After all live sports were postponed due to the pandemic, many players and viewers shifted their attention to online sports. Esports betting on tournaments like the ePL Invitational Tournament grew after players from teams like the Wolverhampton Warriors and Leicester City took part. The competition was broadcast across five continents in two installations.
How to take part
If you want to register to compete in the upcoming ePL, registration opens at 5pm GMT on Thursday December 3rd 2020 at e.premierleague.com. The online qualifiers will take place from January 4th to 31st 2021.
Players representing all 20 Premier League teams will take part in the qualifiers to see who will make it to the playoffs that will be held from February 15th to March 3rd, 2021. There are no specific dates set for the finals, but they are due to be played between March/April 2021. The finals will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, on Premier League channels, and on the official FIFA Twitch channel.