A new addition to the FIFA season, this weekends eNations Cup is a chance for players to represent their countries. Taking place in London on the 13th-14th of April this has quickly become one of the biggest FIFA tournaments of the year
Twenty nations from around the world have been invited with each nation running a qualification process in the weeks prior to
The talent on show is a who’s who of the FIFA competitive scene.
This season’s stand out player – Donovan “Tekkz” Hunt will be representing England. He will be chomping at the bit for this after being dumped out of last weekends FCC 6 be none other than Mossad “Msdossary” Aldossary who went on to win the competition.
Also in attendance is Nicolas “Nicolas99FC” Villaba for Argentina, Dani “Ajax Dani” Hagebeuk for the Netherlands and Cormac “Doolsta” Dooley of the USA.
With a prize pool of $100,000 and a top prize of $40,000 and 1500 Global Series Points, this is up there as one of the most prestigious tournaments of the year – sitting somewhere between a FUT Champions Cup(Major) and a Licensed Qualifying Event(Minor).
Players will compete in 1v1 and 2v2 games, the second time we have seen such a format after the success of such a format at the eClub World Cup.
The tournament is not without its controversy, Players from nations that aren’t represented like Malta’s Kurt Fenech have let it be known that they feel that the awarding of Global Series Points is unfair as only those from selected nations could ever possibly win them.
eNations Cup – Format / Prizes
Each round of matches will contain 3 games. The PlayStation and then Xbox representives for each nation will face off before a 2v2 game will be played.
The top 2 nations from each group will go through to the knockout round.
Group A and C could be described as “Groups of Death.”
Group A will have the current No.1 and No.2 in the world Tekkz and Msdossary representing England and Saudi Arabia respectively, as well as a strong France team featuring Lucas “PSG Daxe” Cuillerier and Corentin “Vitality Maestro” Thuillier who finished 2nd to Msdossary at the recent FUT Champions Cup 6: London.
Group C has Germany represented by Michael “Megabit” Bittner and Mohammed “
EA SPORTS Global Series points (per player)
1st place: 1500
2nd place: 850
3rd – 4th place: 625
5th – 8th place: 450
9th – 16th place: 275
17th – 20th place: 150
Prize money (per team)
1st place: USD $40,000
2nd place: USD $20,000
3rd – 4th place: USD $8,000
5th – 8th place: USD $3,000
9th – 16th place: USD $1,100
17th – 20th place: USD $800
eNations Cup – How To Watch
The action will kick off each day from 12:00PM GMT.