FIFA has announced total of 60 national teams will participate in the FIFAe Nations Series 2021 with the final to take place from August 20-22 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The entry figure is a 200% increase in participating associations who are competing for a total prize pool of $500,000. Of this $400,000 will be won at the final event.
The final tournament will pit 24 teams against each other (three players per team) on the biggest stage of competitive FIFA.
A total of $500,000 in prize money will be distributed during the FIFAe Nations Series, including $400,000 for the FIFAe Nations Cup 2021 final event.
Christian Volk, FIFA’s Director of eFootball and Gaming said:
“The excitement ahead of this event, which will bring people together from all corners of the globe, is huge.
“A place in the history books is not the only thing awaiting the winners, but also fame and recognition from their compatriots.
“We’re looking forward to partnering with the Danish Football Association and EA SPORTS on the FIFAe Nations Cup.”
As host nation, Denmark is the first country to be guaranteed a place at the FIFAe Nations Cup. At the inaugural tournament in 2019, involving 20 national teams in London, France defeated Argentina in the final to claim the title and the glory of the first ever champion in this battle of nations.
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Brent Koning, Group Director & Commissioner, EA SPORTS FIFA Competitive Gaming said:
“International competition has the unique ability to captivate fans as pride for your home nation gives all a reason to watch.
“FIFA esports continues to help grow the love of the sport and the FIFAe Nations Cup will continue to do so with this entertaining international competition.”
FIFA will continue to monitor the global health situation and any potential impact on the safety of participants and staff.