The eChampions League Final will take place at the Space Arena in Stockholm on May 27, a day before the UEFA Champions League Final in Paris. Here are some facts about this contest.
What is the eChampions League?
The eChampions League is one of the major leagues in the EA SPORTS FIFA 22 ™ Global Series. European players competed on their PlayStation 5 in the online global group stage of the eChampions League in February, with the top 32 players qualifying for the live knockout rounds held in April.
Only eight European participants reached the eChampions League final in Stockholm. There, the remaining players are now fighting for the trophy and the lion’s share of the prize pool.
The top three players will also qualify for the EA SPORTS FIFA 22 Global Series Qualifiers in July.
How does the final round work?
The final will take place on May 27, 2022 at the Stockholm Space Arena and will be played as a double elimination bracket.
Where can I watch?
The Finals will be streamed live on EA Sports Twitch, UEFA YouTube and Champions League TikTok.
Anyone linking their EA Account to a Twitch account will receive viewing rewards.
How did the rehabilitation go?
The eChampions League (eCL) was open to the top PlayStation players on the FUT Division Rivals leaderboard, as of the end of Season One on November 11, 2021. The top 1024 registered players in the Global Series from each European region (see definition below) were eligible.
1) eCL Online Qualifiers (1,024 players) – 4 and 5 December 2021, online event
Players competed in one of four online qualifiers:
• West: France, Iceland, Ireland, Great Britain
• Iberia & Benelux: Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
• Germany and Austria: Austria, Germany
• North and East: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey
These competitions were held in the Swiss format and ended with the elimination phase until there were only 16 players left in each group, and these 64 players eventually advanced to the next round.
2) eCL Group stage (top 64) – February 19 and 20 2022, online event
The four groups were divided into two groups and the players were divided accordingly:
• Western Europe: West, Iberia and the Benelux
• Central and Eastern Europe: Germany, Austria, North and East
These competitions were held in the Swiss format. Groups were played on one day, 16 of the 32 players in each group progressing to the next stage of the competition. You can watch his videos here: Day One, Day Two.
3) eCL Knockout Stage (Top 32) – April 23 and 24, 2022, Space Arena, Stockholm
The 32 players competed in the Double Elimination category and played in the site’s first live event of the season, as well as the site’s first eCL game in nearly three years. The top eight players qualified for the eCL Finals.
What prize money is there?
In addition to the eChampions League Cup, players will compete for their share of the $280,000 total prize pool.
Fifth and sixth: 15 thousand dollars
Seventh and Eighth: $10,000
Additional cash prizes were awarded to the 24 participants who did not reach the finals.