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EA details FIFA Esports events

EA is doubling down on its Esports efforts with its largest ever event line-up for FIFA 18. 

The EA Sports FIFA 18 Global Series on The Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018, is a landmark competition slated to bring global excitement to millions of competitors and spectators, set to kick off this Friday.

"This expanded, unified ecosystem between EA and FIFA exponentially increases the scale of competitive FIFA year-over-year and kicks off Friday, November 3," reads a statement from EA.

The event will finish in style with the showpiece event, the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018, where a single winner will be crowned undisputed FIFA world champion in August 2018.

“Last year was a pivotal achievement for competitive FIFA, engaging millions of competitors and spectators through world football and global competition,” said Todd Sitrin, SVP and GM of the competitive gaming division at EA.

“In partnership with FIFA, we’re accelerating the growth of competitive gaming through the EA Sports FIFA 18 Global Series on The Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018, producing more competition, attracting more competitors and connecting with more fans than ever before.”

“Competitive FIFA is a global entertainment phenomenon that maximizes the combined power of world football and competitive gaming in unprecedented fashion,” added Philippe Le Floc’h, chief commercial officer at FIFA. “We’re thrilled to partner with EA in creating the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series as the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 will increase the ways millions of fans consume football.”

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