FIFA creates video game competition for national teams

Gaming consoles where visitors can try out the "Fifa 19" video game are seen at the booth of EA Sports during the Gamescom convention on August 22, 2018 in Cologne, western Germany. - The international trade fair for interactive games and entertainment runs until August 25, 2018. (Photo by Christophe Gateau / dpa / AFP) / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE GATEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

FIFA announced today the creation of a new international e-sports competition, called eNations Cup, aimed at national teams, which will take place between 13 and 14 April 2019.

The tournament will consist of 16 teams, each with two players, which will represent countries from all confederations of the governing body of world football, including UEFA.

Luís Vicente, director of the organization’s digital transformation and innovation department, pointed out that “a dedicated tournament for nations is yet another significant step for FIFA and for the development of global eFootball.

The FIFA eNations Cup will also enable us to improve our interaction with fans and players from all over the world, as well as allowing our federations to develop and initiate programs and competitions in their respective countries,” he said in statements published on the official website. international body.

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