FIFAe Introduces the First-Ever Football Manager World Cup: How to Get Involved

FIFAe Introduces the First-Ever Football Manager World Cup: How to Get Involved

28. June 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

FIFAe, the esports division of FIFA, has teamed up with Sports Interactive to launch the first-ever FIFAe World Cup for Football Manager. This exciting event is set to take place from August 29 to September 1, with a prize pool of $100,000.

The Football Manager Series

Football Manager, developed by Sports Interactive, is a highly popular football management simulation game. Despite its popularity, it has not yet established a solid esports ecosystem. Previous notable tournaments include the FM Streamer Showdown and the £25,000 Esports World Championship at the Insomnia Gaming Festival in 2018.

Tournament Structure and Participation

The inaugural FIFAe World Cup of Football Manager will invite selected member associations to be represented at the final event. Invitations are based on eligibility and the number of players per nation. Interested players can visit the FIFAe website to learn more about the qualification process for their region.

Key Dates and Prize Pool

  • Event Dates: August 29 – September 1
  • Prize Pool: $100,000



Ambassador and Endorsements

Arsène Wenger, FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development and former Arsenal FC manager, has been named the tournament’s ambassador. Wenger’s involvement was highlighted in the event’s announcement video, adding significant prestige to the competition.

In a press release, Wenger stated: “I am excited to be part of this new and thrilling journey. This competition requires participants to demonstrate deep knowledge of football strategy and tactics. Success in this format demands not only mastery of game mechanics but also a profound understanding of football, making it a fascinating combination.

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FIFAe’s Continued Esports Expansion

FIFAe has a history of organizing football simulation tournaments in collaboration with Electronic Arts, most notably the FIFAe World Cup. With the recent departure from the EA FC Series, FIFAe has also announced the groundbreaking Rocket League World Cup, further diversifying its esports portfolio.

FIFAe will host the first ever Football Manager World Cup this year!
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The FIFAe World Cup for Football Manager represents a significant step in expanding the competitive landscape of football management simulation games.

With notable endorsements, a substantial prize pool, and a structured qualification process, this tournament is poised to attract top talent from around the world. Stay tuned for more updates and details on how to participate and follow this exciting new event.

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