EA has announced a partnership with the English Premier League, as part of its FIFA 19 esports programme.
EA has announced it will be working with the English Premier League to form the inaugural ePremier League (ePL) tournament. The latest addition to the EA Sports FIFA Global Series, the ePL will offer UK-based players the chance to compete for, and represent, the top-flight football clubs.
All 20 Premier League clubs will be represented in the tournament. The ePL final will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and Premier League social media channels.
“The Premier League’s global reach and intensely passionate fanbase pushes EA Sports FIFA competition to unprecedented heights as we accelerate esports growth through traditional sports,” said Todd Sitrin, senior vice president and general manager of the EA Competitive Gaming Division.
“Through the ePL, this partnership carves a critical path forward in expanding competition not only for players but for the hundreds of millions watching Premier League games who now can support their club on the virtual and the traditional pitch.”
The ePL final is set to take place in London on March 28-29, 2019. No prize pool has been announced by EA or the English Premier League yet.