Uefa has entered into a partnership with EA Sports to create the eChampions League, with the final to be held in Madrid on May 31, the day before the Champions League final in the same city.
The Fifa 19 tournament, which will be exclusive to PlayStation 4, will act as part of the Fifa 19 Global Series. The winner will take a $100,000 (€88,000) share of the $280,000 prize fund.
“We see the eChampions League and competitive Fifa as an important step in connecting with existing and new fans of the Uefa Champions League,” said Guy-Laurent Epstein, Uefa’s marketing director.
The move represents the introduction of another esports soccer competition licensed by a governing body, following the ePremier League, eMLS and eSuperliga tournaments.