FIFAe World Cup 2021 – Tournament Info, Schedule and Players
The FIFAe World Cup 2021 is being held between 6-8 August 2021, in London. For the 16th time, the best 32 players from across the globe battle for $500,000 USD in prize funds and the title of best FIFA player in the world.
FIFA has always been the go-to franchise for recreating football virtually. Over the past year though, its esports side has seen huge growth. With traditional sports off of the table for a few months, FIFA stepped up to fill that gap. Last year’s FIFAe Club World Cup was the biggest seen to date. This year is shaping up to be an even bigger event.
The FIFAe World Cup 2021 is the main event for competitive esports in football. It sees the top players internationally compete together to find the best in the world is. This is what you need to know about the event, and what’s happened with the qualifiers thus far.
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FIFAe World Cup 2021 – Tournament Structure
The FIFAe World Cup brings the top players from the various international regions together. The event culminates a long season of regional events and qualifiers that pit the best individual FIFA players on Xbox and PlayStation against each other.
Players qualify via Regional Leagues and Tournaments in seven regions: Europe, North America, South America, Oceania, South Africa and East and West Asia. During the season they collect points that lead them towards Regional Finals that ultimately award spots in the event. Matches are played separately for Xbox and PlayStation.
FIFAe World Cup 2021 Group Stage
The main event opens up with a group stage. Here, four groups of eight players are competing in a round-robin format. The top players from each group are going to be moving forward to the tournament playoffs.
We don’t have the group stage’s rosters decided just yet. Most of the qualifying events will conclude by the end of this month, and we will update this section accordingly. Currently only one player has been confirmed on the player roster. Dylan “Dylan” Campbell from the organization Dire Wolves is the first player to secure a spot after winning the Oceania Playoffs.
We have our very first 2021 #FeWC competitor 🙌
Massive congrats to @Dcampbell20_ for winning the Oceania Playoffs and claiming a spot at this year's FIFAe World Cup 👏
— FIFAe (@FIFAe) May 16, 2021
As more regional events conclude, we’ll see which other players are making it through to the group stage. At the moment, the only confirmed participant is Dylan. However, we’re going to end up with 32 players in competition by the time the FIFAe World Cup 2021 kicks off. After each of these players compete, the top four players are moving forward with the bottom four going home.
FIFAe World Cup 2021 Playoffs
Once the group stages for the FIFAe World Cup 2021 finish up, we’ll move over to the playoffs. The players that are involved are going to be placed into a single-elimination bracket. By the end of this bracket, a winner will be found. This is due to conclude on August 8th.
FIFAe World Cup 2021 Betting
Betting markets are not yet available for this FIFAe event. However, you can expect outright betting markets to open up during July for the main event. There should be plenty of outright esports betting odds available for your favorite player. Once odds become available, check in with our Esports News section for specific picks and predictions on a daily basis.
The FIFAe World Cup 2021 is going to be a huge event for the game, however, it is still a ways off. While this is the biggest event for FIFA betting, there is loads going on before that. The biggest tournaments over the next few months are going to decide which players are going to be contenders here. Out of these players, we can likely expect to see some of the ranking players from previous years.
FIFAe World Cup Previous Champions
Fifteen champions have been crowned thus far in competitive FIFA. The event and series have changed name and shape over the past decade, as we ultimately end with the “new” FIFAe World Cup name. The championship trophy remains however for all the previous winners.
Here’s a list of every FIFA champion since 2004.
|Thiago Carrico de Azevedo||Brazil||2004|
|Andries "Andries99" Smit||Netherlands||2006|
|Alfonso "Herzex" Ramos||Spain||2008, 2012|
|Bruce Grannec||France||2009, 2013|
|Nenad "Nenad" Stojkovic||United States||2010|
|Francisco "Quinzas" Cruz||Portugal||2011|
|August "Agge" Rosenmeier||Denmark||2014|
|Abdulaziz Alshehri||Saudi Arabia||2015|
|Mohamad "Al-Bacha" Al-Bacha||Denmark||2016|
|Spencer "Gorilla" Ealing||England||2017|
|Mosaad "Msdossary" Aldossary||Saudi Arabia||2018|
|Mohammed "Mo Auba" Harkous||Germany||2019|
There is plenty of FIFA going on before the World Cup, so be sure to keep an eye out for events and see which players are looking best going into the cup.