British esports organisation Guild Esports has partnered with PlayStation to create the ‘Guild Academy Challenge’, a new FIFA22 tournament set to commence today (December 13th).
Guild Esports announced that the tournament will be open to all European FIFA22 players who play on PlayStation 4 and have access to the PlayStation online gaming network.
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The tournament will take place from December 13th – 15th and participants will also gain online access to the Guild Academy for six months. The winner will be given the opportunity to win a PlayStation 5, meet Guild Esports’ players and receive ‘professional online training sessions’.
Guild Esports partnered with food brand Subway earlier this year on a similar FIFA22 tournament open to any interested players.
The Guild Academy launched with Rocket League and Fortnite support, however, the initiative added FIFA to its services earlier this year.
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Kal Hourd, Chief Executive of Guild Esports, added: “We are delighted to be chosen by PlayStation to create a new tournament which builds on the success of previous years’ FIFA tournaments which attract thousands of entries each year.
“By connecting Guild with PlayStation, we expect to attract a significant number of students to our Guild Academy to support their growth and development.”
Esports Insider says: Guild Esports partnering up with PlayStation is a good idea, especially when the base of the partnership is a FIFA22 tournament. It also seems like Guild Esports will use the tournament to bolster its Guild Academy programme, with the event certainly providing numbers to its initiative.