Electronic Arts announces roadmap for FIFA 23 esports ecosystem

The first major for FIFA 23 will be the 2v2 EA SPORTS Cup.

Abhishek SandikarAuthor

Updated - 27 September 2022 06:37 PM

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Electronic Arts (EA) has announced the roadmap for the FIFA 23 esports ecosystem where one of the biggest changes will be to the EA SPORTS FIFA 23 Global Series (FGS) as the developers will be introducing a new flagship tournament series, the EA SPORTS Cup.


From 17 October, players from various esports organizations and traditional football clubs will lock horns in 2v2 competitions over the next three months. Teams like Manchester City Esports, Paris Saint-Germain Esports, Fnatic and Complexity, etc will be participating in the EA SPORTS Cup, which will conclude between 16-21 January. 


Similarly, the 1v1 competitions are also set to return on the Road to the FIFAe World Cup 2023, starting from the EA SPORTS FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition’s release on 27 September. Similarly, over 30 football league partners and confederations will kick off tournaments under the FGS 2023 umbrella. 


The FGS23 will be including the ePremier League, Virtual Bundesliga, eLaLiga Santander, eLigue 1 Uber Eats, eMLS, eSerie A TIM, KPN eDivisie, CONMEBOL eLibertadores, and the eChampions League, etc. The FGS 2023 online qualifiers and majors are set to be PlayStation exclusives like the last year’s FGS season.


EA SPORTS FIFA Esports Commissioner Sam Turkbas addressed the upcoming esports tournaments for FIFA 23 as he said, “The FGS’s collection of the world’s top stars, top esports organizations, top football clubs, leagues and confederations will showcase the next generation of esports on the Road to the FIFAe World Cup 2023. Now when you combine the star power with a robust ecosystem giving players around the world the opportunity to become the next big thing, this is confidently the biggest year in franchise history.”

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