What is the FIFA eWorld Cup?
The FIFA eWorld Cup is virtual football’s equivalent of the FIFA World Cup. At the FIFA eWorld Cup, 32 players – all of who will have qualified for the event through the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series – will compete for the ultimate grand prize – the FIFA eWorld Cup title, a life-changing cash prize and a trip to the Best FIFA Football Awards™.
What happened to the FIFA Interactive World Cup?
The FIFA Interactive World Cup (2004 to 2017) was an annual tournament which helped crown the world’s best FIFA player with each new edition of the EA SPORTS FIFA game. The FIFA Interactive World Cup has been expanded and rebranded into a new format for competitive football gaming better suited for the massive potential and demands of eSports. The FIFA Interactive World Cup is replaced by Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup which includes the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series and the FIFA eWorld Cup.
What is the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup?
It starts with the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series and ends at the FIFA eWorld Cup. The Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup is your chance to take an incredible journey alongside millions of other passionate FIFA players.
What is the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series?
The Global series is the name given to the entire qualification journey for the FIFA eWorld Cup.
I want to play, how do I qualify?
Your Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup begins with trying to qualify through the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series. The Global Series kicks off on 3 November 2017 and will run until June 2018. There are a variety of ways to qualify for the FIFA eWorld Cup. In order to qualify, players need to take part in one of the following live tournaments:
• FIFA Ultimate Teams Champions Cups
• FIFA eClub World Cup
• Official League Qualifying Competitions
• Licensed Qualifying Competitions
For more detailed information, please see our Tournament Format page.
What do I need to compete in qualification for the FIFA eWorld Cup?
To participate, players need a PlayStation®4, Xbox One plus a copy of EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18 or FIFA Online. The Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup is powered by FIFA Ultimate Team™ and the competitive game mode FUT Champions. All you need is to set up an EA Online account and register on www.futchampions.com.
To find more detailed instructions on how to participate in this year’s competition, please see our How to Play page.
What is FIFA Ultimate Team and FUT Champions?
FIFA Ultimate Team™ (FUT for short) allows players to build their own squad, improve it constantly and show their skills in matches against other individually created teams. There are no limits regarding the composition of your team. The only criterion that applies is that you’re able to control it! With the FUT Champions mode in FIFA 18, players have the chance to compete against all virtual football gamers and to show their skills against the best of the best.
To learn more about FUT Champions, please visit www.futchampions.com.
What are the rules for the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup?
Before playing, please read the official Terms and Conditions for the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018. Please note that Xbox One and PlayStation®4 are referred to in the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 Terms and Conditions as the “Supported Platforms” (PlayStation®4 is “Supported Platform 1” and Xbox One is “Supported Platform 2”).
When and where will the FIFA eWorld Cup take place?
To qualify for the FIFA eWorld Cup, players need to go all the way on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup, which runs from November 2017 to July 2018. Qualification events are taking place all over the world. The Grand Final of the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 will take place at The O2 in London from 02 - 04 August.
How old do I have to be to participate in the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup?
You must be at least 16 years old in order to register for an EA SPORTS™ FUT Champions account, which is required to participate in all tournaments featuring in the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series. If you want to take part in the FUT Champions Cups, you must be at least 16 years old.
How do I become eligible for the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup?
Before you can begin your interactive football career, you will need to set up an EA Online account. Setting up an EA account is fast and simple. In EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18, simply select 'Register with EA' from the main menu and follow the instructions.
Once you have set up your EA account, you can start playing FIFA Ultimate Team. The final step to become eligible to play is to register on www.futchampions.com.
Where can I see my current position on the leaderboard?
You can view your progress by visiting the FIFA Ultimate Team leaderboards in FIFA 18. The best players on the global leaderboard will qualify for live events. At these live events, players will be able to win seats at the Playoffs. Our Tournament Format page provides detailed information on all qualification ways.
What is the prize for the winner?
The winner of the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 will receive a stunning amount of prize money along with a trip to The Best FIFA Football Awards™.
Where can I find the latest tournament news?
Breaking news, tournament information and announcements about the FIFA eWorld Cup and the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series can be found at:
FIFA eWorld Cup Facebook page
@FIFAeWorldCup on Twitter
Where can I find the videos from the FIFA eWorld Cup?
You can watch FIFA eWorld Cup videos on YouTube. Visit our dedicated eSports playlist on FIFATV - FIFA's official YouTube channel.
Can you choose your own nationality even if you’re living in another country?
When you set up your EA online account, there will be an option for you to choose your country of residency. Please ensure the country that you select is the one you hold a valid passport for, as we will need to verify the country of residency for all qualified players.
When you first enter FUT Champions Daily Knockout challenges, you will have an opportunity to verify your country of residence.
Can more than one person play from one account?
No, an account can only be attached to one player. Account sharing is not permitted. Players caught sharing accounts will be immediately disqualified.