The FIFA 19 Continental Cup will be held at Paris Games Week from the 26th-28th of October.
For EA and players, the start of the FIFA esport season proper will be a welcome distraction from the issues that have plagued the game since launch. With complaints around qualifying formats for FUT, bugs in the game, and the fallout from Kurt’s ban still reverberating around the community, this Playstation only tournament has come at the perfect time
The Continental Cup qualifiers sidestepped the outrage that has plagued the FUT Champions Cup qualifiers by starting with a BO3 and splitting qualification into regions.
Qualification is almost over, with only the onsite qualification still to take place on Friday 26th. 32 players will play in the Continental Cup, each with the desire to be the first players to put serious points on the Global Series leaderboard.
Friday 26th – 32 players are split into 8 groups of 4 and groups are played.
Saturday 27th – Last 16 and Quarter Finals in a BO2.
Sunday 28th – Semifinal and Final BO3
There are no squad building restrictions. Players can use ANY players available in FIFA Ultimate Team.
As well as a cash prize players will also be earning Global Series points. And while it is not as much as a FUT Champions Cup it is still a good amount
|1st place||EUR 20000|
|2nd place||EUR 10000|
|3rd-4th place||EUR 4000|
|5th-8th place||EUR 2000|
|9th-16th place||EUR 500|
Global Series Points
|3rd to 4th||315|
|5th to 8th||150|
|9th to 16th||110|
|17th – 32nd||80|
As a comparison 1st in FUT Champions nets you 1500 points.
The winner of the tournament will also win tickets to this year’s Champions League Final which will be held in Madrid.
The list of participants is still being finalized with a couple of qualifying spots still to be filled but from those that have confirmed so far it is set to be a cracking tournament,
We know that Werder Bremen’s 4 x German champion Mohammed “Mo Aubameyang” Harkous is on his way. As well as FC Schalke 04 latest signing Philipp “Eisvogel” Schermer. FC Basel’s Tim “TheStrxangeR” Katnawatos, Wolfsburg’s Timo “Timox” Siep and Andoni “AndoniiPM” Payo Martin of Movistar Riders are also confirmed.
Check back on Friday for a full list of participants.
Will you be tuning into the start of the FIFA pro season? Are the points on offer enough to make a difference? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.