EA SPORTS FC Pro, the flagship esports program for the widely popular football game EA SPORTS FC 24, has made a groundbreaking impact in its debut season. Electronic Arts has announced record-breaking viewership figures as the FC Pro Open gears up for its grand finals in London this weekend.
Unprecedented Viewership Statistics
The FC Pro Open has set a new benchmark in EA’s esports tournaments. With an average minute audience (AMA) exceeding 165K and a staggering total of over 6 million hours viewed, the tournament, including the Global Qualifier, has become the most popular football esports event in EA’s history.
Doubling Down on Success
Compared to last year’s EA SPORTS Cup, the audience for FC Pro Open has more than doubled. In just six weeks of competition, it has amassed over 17.5 million views across 109 live channels, including official broadcasts and co-streams.
The Final Showdown in London
After eight weeks of fierce competition, the climax of the FC Pro Open is set for Saturday (February 3rd) in London. Eight top-ranked players will battle it out for a share of the $500,000 prize pool and a spot in this summer’s FC Pro World Championship. The finalists include prominent players like Emre Yilmaz, Umut, PHzin, Young, Vejrgang, AbuMakka, Levi De Weerd, and Obrun.
How to Watch the Finals
For those unable to attend in person, the FC Pro Open Finals will be live-streamed on the official EA SPORTS FC Twitch channel.
EA SPORTS FC: Beyond Esports
Apart from its esports triumphs, EA SPORTS FC 24 has also exceeded fiscal expectations. EA revealed in its Q3 fiscal year 2023 financial results that the franchise saw a 7% year-over-year increase in net bookings, bolstered by the inclusion of the World Cup.
A Continued Path to Success
“EA SPORTS FC has outperformed expectations yet again this quarter, achieving a 7% year-on-year growth in net bookings as momentum continues through the FC brand transition. We will continue to build on the strength of our portfolio while prioritizing investments in our biggest growth opportunities over the coming years,” states Stuart Canfield, CFO of EA.
A Historic Moment in Esports
EA SPORTS FC Pro’s record-breaking season is a testament to the enduring appeal and growing significance of esports in the gaming industry. With its blend of competitive excitement and global engagement, EA SPORTS FC Pro is not just redefining football gaming but also setting new standards for the future of esports.