The Premier League and Electronic Arts are proud to announce the second season of ePremier League (ePL). offering UK-based players the opportunity to represent their favourite Premier League clubs in an online EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 tournament.
A hugely successful debut ePL season featured EA SPORTS FIFA players from across the UK competing on PlayStation4 and Xbox One.
Registration for this year’s tournament opens on 4 November 2019 at e.premierleague.com.
From 2 December 2019, competitors for all 20 Premier League clubs will battle it out over four months through online qualification and club playoffs to reach the ePL Finals in March 2020.
4 November 2019 Registration opens
2-22 December 2019 Online qualification
February 2020 Club playoffs
27-28 March 2020 ePremier League Finals
“Our inaugural ePremier League season had a great response from fans and clubs," said Richard Masters, Premier League Interim Chief Executive.
"The tournament brought together experienced EA SPORTS FIFA pros and first-time competitors and gave them the unique opportunity to compete and win for their favourite clubs.
"We are very pleased to be working with our clubs again to build on the momentum from our first ePL season and look forward to welcoming even more fans and EA SPORTS FIFA players to the tournament."
The first ePremier League in 2018/19 received thousands of registrations, attracting top talent from all over the United Kingdom.
Top-ranked EA SPORTS FIFA 19 player Donovan "Tekkz" Hunt claimed the inaugural ePL trophy for Liverpool in a hotly contested Grand Final in London.
"Winning the ePL Final for Liverpool FC was one of the most memorable moments of my life," said Tekkz.
"Wearing the shirt of the club I’ve been watching all my life made the win even more special and I have had some amazing experiences since being crowned ePL Champion.
"I’m looking forward to playing again this year and hopefully winning back-to-back titles for Liverpool."
"I’m looking forward to hopefully winning back-to-back titles for Liverpool"
Brent Koning, FIFA Competitive Gaming Commissioner, said that the Premier League’s global reach combined with the worldwide player base of EA SPORTS FIFA sets the ePremier League up to be one of the most popular esports tournaments across the industry.
"Esports drives increased engagement with traditional sport and this ePremier League partnership now gives fans an opportunity to represent or cheer for their favourite club on both the traditional and virtual pitch," Koning added.
Performing well in ePremier League will also earn players the bonus of valuable season-long EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series Points used to qualify for the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series Playoffs.
Competitors intending to participate in ePL who want to also be eligible for these points will need to register on FUTChampions.com by 31 October 2019, or between 16 and 31 January 2020 and be FUT Champions-verified.
The finals will once again be broadcast live on Sky Sports, Premier League channels and the EA SPORTS FIFA Twitch channel.