This weekend’s FUT Champions Cup takes over the pond for the first time in modern FIFA history for FUT Champions Cup 4! Atlanta is the chosen city and it’s perhaps no surprise, it’s a city that is building a reputation as a premiere esports destination with high-class facilities and a number of esports teams calling it home. The tournament will take place at Turner Studios, home of the ELEAGUE.
This FUT Champions Cup comes on the back of a major patch to the game that “nerfed” the first-time shot that many felt was overpowered and also see’s the first appearance of the season for Kurt “Kurt04011” Fenech, after serving his ban and vowing to never play the game again. Many are still not happy with the state of the game and Kurt is one of them and whatever happens this weekend you can be sure the man from Malta will have his say.
It’s set to be one of the most competitive Champions Cups of the year with the some of the most consistent players making the trip to the USA, including Nicolas Villalba, Stefano Pinna, Donovan “Tekkz” Hunt and Mossad “Msdossary” Aldossary. The latter two looking for their second Champions Cup of the season. Missing out is last month’s FUT Champions Cup 3 winner DullenMike, who failed to qualify.
FUT Champions Cup 4: Atlanta – Format and Where To Watch
64 qualified for FUT Champions Cup 4: Atlanta, 32 representing the Xbox and 32 from PlayStation. Players will be split by console and then further into two groups. Four players from each group will head into the knockout stage where it will be single-elimination. That means one loss will be the end of the road for these players.
The final is cross-console with one leg being played on PlayStation and one on Xbox.
There will be a top prize of $50,000 and 1,500 Global Series points up for grabs.
The tournament will be streamed live from Friday 22nd of February from ELEAGUEs’ official Twitch channel.
FUT Champions Cup 4 – Schedule
Friday 22nd February – Swiss Style group stages
Saturday 23rd February – Completion of group stages. Round of 16 & quarter-finals
Sunday 24th February – Semi-finals, console finals & cross-console final.