London’s O2 Arena has been named as the host venue for FIFA's eWorld Cup esports tournament which takes place between 2 and 4 August.
The iconic venue, which saw Mosaad Aldossary crowned world champion in 2018, will see 32 of the world’s best FIFA 19 players compete for an increased prize pool of US$500,000, with the winner earning US$250,000, plus a trip to the Best FIFA Football Awards.
The tournament will mark the culmination of this year’s EA Sports FIFA 19 Global Series, and will be live streamed on FIFA’s and EA Sports digital platforms.
With the increased prize money and a world title on the line, the tension will be higher than ever before and will create an incredible atmosphere for fans both at home and online.
Christian Volk, FIFA’s director of eFootball and gaming, said: “After the incredible success of the tournament last year at The O2 in London, we are excited to once again host the FIFA eWorld Cup at such an iconic venue and to create a one-of-a-kind EA Sports FIFA event for the community."