FIFAe World Cup 2022 – Tournament Info, Schedule and Players

The FIFAe World Cup 2022 is being held over July, bringing some of the best players in FIFA together for an international clash of champions. The tournament has a hefty prize pool of $500,000 at stake. This time around there are even more teams in competition too, with ten regions at the tournament. This is going to be by far the biggest FIFAe World Cup yet.

FIFA has always been the go-to franchise for recreating football virtually. Over the past year though, its esports side has seen huge growth. Covid restrictions helped to make last year’s FIFA esports events some of the most significant tournaments held in the game. While things are more normal now, the bigger audience for the game has stuck around. That’s going to help this year’s FIFAe World Cup one of the biggest.

The FIFAe World Cup 2022 is the main event for competitive esports in football. It sees the top players internationally compete together to find who the best in the world is. This is what you need to know about the tournament, what’s happened so far, and how it’s going to conclude.

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FIFAe World Cup 2022 – Qualification and Teams

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 against each other. The FIFA Global Series has already narrowed the field down to just the highest-skilled players in the game for the season.32 Players are going to be taking part this time around, with the tournament hosted in Copenhagen.

The best FIFA players in the world will be represented at this event. While everyone here is high skill, there are some favorites at the FIFAe World Cup 2022 if you’re looking at FIFA esports betting.

FIFAe World Cup 2022 Format

The FIFAe World Cup is going to be broken up into a few different stages. Each will whittle the players down until we reach the grand final. This is how it’ll work:

FIFAe World Cup 2022 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 Knockout Stage.

While players are in groups, they’re competing in a 1-v-1 format. The top four players from each of the groups in the tournament will move over to the next stage. The bottom players in each group will be knocked out here though, and their journey will be over.  These are the groups:

The FIFAe World Cup 2022 Group Stage

Winning matches here get 3 points, draws receive 1, and lost matches get no points!

FIFAe World Cup 2022 Knockout Stage

The Knockout stage for the tournament comes next. This is a pretty simple type of format. Players play each in two-leg matches, with a single-elimination format. This could mean that players can be easily knocked out at this stage. The Knockout Stage is a round of 16, but only 8 will move through into the full finals bracket.

Grand Finals Bracket

With the players narrowed down quite a bit, there’s a simple format for the Finals. The players that made it this far compete in a direct single-elimination bracket. There are three rounds for the finals, culminating in a face-off for both the title and the biggest share of the prize pool.

FIFAe World Cup 2022 Betting

Betting markets are not yet available for this FIFAe event. However, you can expect outright betting markets to open up later in 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 are 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 Brazil2004
Chris BullardEngland2005
Andries "Andries99" SmitNetherlands2006
Alfonso "Herzex" RamosSpain2008, 2012
Bruce GrannecFrance2009, 2013
Nenad "Nenad" StojkovicUnited States2010
Francisco "Quinzas" CruzPortugal2011
August "Agge" RosenmeierDenmark2014
Abdulaziz AlshehriSaudi Arabia2015
Mohamad "Al-Bacha" Al-BachaDenmark2016
Spencer "Gorilla" EalingEngland2017
Mosaad "Msdossary" AldossarySaudi Arabia2018
Mohammed "Mo Auba" HarkousGermany2019
/Event Cancelled2020

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.