ePremier League

Liverpool's Donovan Hunt (F2Tekkz) is the inaugural ePremier League Champion, having been crowned from 40 of the UK’s best gamers who took part in the inaugural 2019 tournament final.

 

As the Xbox winner in the final, the world No 1 took on the PlayStation winner, Man Utd's Kyle Leese (KyleLeese_), winning 6-2 in the Grand Final, in London on 28-29 March and broadcast live on Sky Sports and the Premier League's digital channels.

 

See: F2Tekkz claims ePremier League title

 

The road to the Final

 

The inaugural ePremier League kicked off on 5 January 2019 for UK players of EA SPORTS FIFA 19 aged 16 or over only. 

 

Over the next three months, they competed across three rounds: online qualification, live Club playoffs and the eventual ePremier League Final.

 

In online qualification in January, registered players took on each other to find the 16 best players on PlayStation 4 and the best 16 on Xbox One. These 32 players advanced to the Club playoffs.

 

All 20 Premier League clubs hosted a live playoff round, giving two EA SPORTS FIFA 19 competitors, one for PlayStation and one for Xbox, the right to advance to the ePremier League Final.

 

The Grand Final

 

The 20 PlayStation and 20 Xbox players were split into four groups of five, from which the top two qualified for the knockout stages.

 

The winner of the PlayStation category (Kyle Leese) then took on the Xbox winner (Donovan Hunt) in the cross-console Grand Final.

 

Hunt, the World No 1 ranked EA SPORTS FIFA player on Xbox, won both legs to be crowned the inaugural ePremier League Champion for Liverpool.

    

See: ePL Final: Day 2 results and reports   

See: ePL Final: PlayStation group stage results and standings 

See: ePL Final: Xbox group stage results and standings

 

Club playoff results

 

(Click on the clubs to see which players qualified for the playoffs)

 

Date

 Club

 

Venue

 

XBox winner

PS winner

11/02/2019 Fulham Craven Cottage Diogo Mendes Jarvis Denham
12/02/2019 Brighton & Hove Albion Amex Stadium Ryan Caister Dan Hilliard
13/02/2019 AFC Bournemouth  Vitality Stadium Marc Marley Craig JC
14/02/2019 Southampton St Mary's Reece Rusher Owen Venn
15/02/2019 Chelsea Stamford Bridge Ryan Pessoa Jas Singh
18/02/2019 Tottenham Hotspur The Tottenham Experience Kylem Edwards Simon Nystedt
19/02/2019 West Ham United London Stadium Jamie Rigden Gledis Rustemi
20/02/2019 Crystal Palace Selhurst Park Michael Faria Damian Augustyniak
21/02/2019 Cardiff City Cardiff City Stadium Rhys Griffiths Luke Mcilwee-Davies
22/02/2019 Arsenal Emirates Stadium Tassal Rushan Curtis Poole
25/02/2019 Liverpool Anfield Superstore Donovan Hunt Dariosh Krowner
27/02/2019 Wolverhampton Wanderers Molineux Stadium Joe Evison Torin Page
28/02/2019 Everton Goodison Park Dan Potts Simon Duxbury
01/03/2019 Manchester City Etihad Campus Connor Keys Kai Wollins
02/03/2019 Leicester City King Power Stadium Alex Shaw Charanpreet Dhinsa
04/03/2019 Manchester United Old Trafford Josh Jones Kyle Leese
05/03/2019 Newcastle United St James' Park Jake Simpson James Greene
06/03/2019 Huddersfield Town PPG Canalside Training Ground Thomas Painter Jordan Croft
07/03/2019 Burnley Turf Moor Bradley Colston Sheikh Iqbal
08/03/2019 Watford Vicarage Road Luke Carpenter Adam Ryan

 

 

ePL tournament structure

 

ePremier League key dates

 

 
3 December 2018 09:00 GMT - Registration opened (closing 4 January)

UK players registered online for the ePremier League from this date.

 

5 January 2019 - Online qualification

Players competed against each other on their platforms in a cup format to determine the top 16 Club playoff finalists for PlayStation and top 16 for Xbox.

 

February-March 2019 - Club playoffs

The top 16 players for PlayStation and for Xbox faced each other in a half-day tournament to determine the club representative for each platform.

 

28-29 March 2019 - ePremier League Final

The final took place in London, broadcast live on Sky Sports and Premier League digital channels.

 

Matches were over two legs in a group-stage format for PlayStation and Xbox before knockout rounds determined a winner for each console. The two then met to determine an overall champion.

 

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