e-Ligue 1 shows FIFA’s competitive scene means business

19 October 2016


E-Ligue 1, a new FIFA league and a collaboration between the French Professional Football League and EA Sports, was announced yesterday.

French Professional Football League (LFP) CEO Didier Quillot made the revelation at a press conference.

As reported by Chloé Woitier, the league will be broadcast on TV but a media partner has yet to be decided. This will be revealed by the end of the month, with the league commencing in November with a Winter season from November to January, and a Spring season from February to March culminating in the play offs in May. The victors of these play-offs will qualify for a European League, which will then lead into a world finals. 

Significantly, the press conference also revealed that there will be other European leagues announced in “the coming weeks”. 

It has been stated that each of the Ligue 1 clubs will have two players in FIFA’s Ultimate Team tournaments (one for each of the consoles; Xbox and PS4). It was also noted that Ligue 1 players may participate should they wish; many footballers are known to be fond of gaming the FIFA… Andrea Pirlo once said: “After the wheel, the Playstation is the best invention of all time”.

Further information on all this is expected at next week’s Paris Games week which is taking place between October 27-31. 

Esports Insider: Huge news for the competitive FIFA scene. It’s been changing gears of late and now it seems to have moved into the fast lane; with all Ligue 1 clubs picking up a FIFA player, and a European and world finals teased…EA is making a serious push this year.