Jake Tucker . Tournaments . Wednesday 6th December 2017 . 10:02
Gfinity has announced that FIFA 18 will be joining the Elite Series for season three.
The third season of the Gfinity Elite Series kicks off on March 2018, and is an official EA Sports FIFA 18 Global Series qualifier, meaning that top performers here can earn a spot to compete in EA’s The Road To Fifa eWorld Cup 2018 next August.
Fifa is the most played sports title, and although its competitive following isn’t one of the largest in the world it does have a loyal fanbase with a deep interest in the scene and it’s this audience that Gfinity are hoping to capture by bringing Fifa 18 on board.
“Gfinity is the first esports company to secure an EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series license and we are excited to build on our long-standing relationship with EA. The addition of the hugely popular FIFA 18 to our game line-up adds a very enticing dimension to The Elite Series,” said Neville Upton, CEO of Gfinity.
“FIFA is one of the most requested games by our teams, players and fans and we will create very engaging competition and content for our community. The Elite Series is growing rapidly week-on-week and the addition of FIFA 18 will only help to accelerate this growth. The upcoming season of Challenger Series is set to be the most competitive to date as we welcome new pro players to the tournament.”
Brent Koning, the FIFA competitive gaming commissioner, added:
“We are excited to be welcoming the Gfinity Elite Series into the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series,” said Brent Koning, FIFA Competitive Gaming Commissioner. “As we continue to engage millions of FIFA players in the community, and attract millions of viewers from all around the world, this year will be truly special as we see the best from the Elite Series on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018.”
As part of the game’s addition, Gfinity’s next Challenger Series, which feeds in to the Elite Series, will kick off on January 8, with the top 40 ranked FIFA players entering the Gfinity Elite Draft on February 23.