Italian EA FC esports league eSerieA TIM has officially launched its 2023/2024 season through the eSerieA Road Show at Juventus’ Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy.
Italian telecommunciations company TIM has been confirmed as eSerieA’s Title Sponsor, with Frecciarossa and PUMA respectively the Travel and Technical partners for this season of the competition.
Football club Juventus and Italian gaming organization DSYRE were the main protagonist of the offline eSerieA Road Show event, which featured a showmatch between Juventus footballers and DSYRE players.
The event also saw DSYRE confirm the signing of pro player Danilo ‘Danipitbull’ Pinto and coach Daniele ‘Dagnolf’ Tealdi for the upcoming season. The EA FC pro player is the latest eSerieA champion.
The eSerieA Road Show is a series of offline events where Italian football clubs across the country will be welcoming EA FC pros and giving them the opportunity to play showmatches against football clubs’ players.
At the event, Danipitbull and Dagnolf faced Juventus’ players Andrea Cambiaso and Samuel Iling-Junior. In addition, the DSYRE players also participated in a showmatch with EA FC pros from other Italian football clubs such as Francesco ‘Kekkova’ Valle from Cagliari and Francesco ‘Virgil’ Allocca from Fiorentina.
During the event, a new format was also revealed for the Italian esports league, which will see the top two placed players qualify directly to the EA FC Pro World Championship that will take place in June next year.
The eSerieA TIM will be operated by the marketing agency Infront Italy, assisted by tournament organiser PG Esports.
The new format comes after EA revealed the new esports ecosystem for its newly-independent football video game franchise in September. EA Sports FC Pro acts as the game’s new global esports circuit that culminates in the World Championship.
The system is split into an ‘FC Pro Open’ section with open qualifiers, and an ‘FC Pro Leagues’ section with esports equivalents of national football leagues such as the eSerieA and the ePremier League.