VS Gaming has acquired the rights to host a FIFA eWorld Cup Qualifier in 2018 after signing an agreement with EA Sports on the 22 of March 2018.
With 1024 players, the VS Gaming Cup is the largest on the continent and the second largest in the world.
This historic agreement means players can now test their skills and be given the chance to compete to represent South Africa at the Global Series Playoffs later this year.
“EA SPORTS FIFA is one of the country’s top selling video games and with almost 7 million gamers around South Africa, we can safely say this is a more than an ideal partnership between VS Gaming and EA SPORTS,” says VS Gaming spokesperson, Wanda Mkhize.
“It most certainly escalates an already successful tournament to world status and gives local gamers the international exposure each of them dreams of.”
The VS Gaming Cup is an accredited official EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series qualifier as EA brings competitive FIFA to millions of fans around the world through the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series on The Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 in August 2018.
The VS Gaming Cup will have 1, 024 registered competitors across both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms. The event will be divided into eight pools per platform consisting of a maximum of 64 players per pool. The total number of contestants will be 512 per platform.
The total prize pool for this year is over R1,5 million with the winner on each platform receiving R400, 000.
The breakdown is as follows:
|XBOX WINNERS||PS4 WINNERS||PRIZE POOL||TOTAL|
|1st Place||1st Place||R400 000||R800 000|
|2nd Place||2nd Place||R150 000||R300 000|
|3rd Place||3rd Place||R75 000||R150 000|
|4st Place||4st Place||R30 000||R60 000|
|5th–8th Place||5th–8th Place||R15 000||R120 000|
|9th–16th Place||9th–16th Place||R5 000||R80 000|
|R755 000||R1 510 000|
For more details on the entire EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series, please visit www.FUTChampions.com.