Gfinity has today announced that FIFA 18 will be joining the Elite Series for Season 3 which kicks off in March 2018.
The Gfinity Elite Series will also become an accredited and official EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18 Global Series qualifier as the game developer looks to bring competitive FIFA to millions of fans worldwide. This will culminate in the FIFA eWorld Cup in August 2018.
Neville Upton, CEO of Gfinity commented: “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.”
“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.”
“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 always with Gfinity’s format there’ll be a chance for players to be drafted into the league’s pro teams via the Gfinity Challenger Series which gets underway on January 8th. The top 40 ranked players at the end of the six week Challenger Season will become eligible for the Elite Draft, taking place on February 23rd. Registration is free and anyone can try their luck.
We don’t yet know for sure which other titles will form a part of Gfinity’s third season of its Elite Series, this campaign saw Rocket League, Street Fighter and CS:GO as the three selected.
Esports Insider says: This one isn’t too major a surprise as EA and FIFA look to push their esports agenda ahead of the unfortunately named eWorld Cup. The hope is that Gfinity find a way to make the viewing experience of FIFA a bit more engaging. Regardless, Team ESI will be trying our luck in the Challenger Series so any teams should get in touch now before our pro FIFA careers inevitably sky rocket.