And Sony's pitching in too, hosting the Continental Cup at Paris Games Week.
The FIFA 19 Global Series has been detailed by EA ahead of exciting Esports action to come.
“This year, the Weekend League will continue to be a proving ground to identify top competitors, but the pressure of direct qualification during qualifying months will be removed,” EA advised.
“The qualification process for events will also be standardized, allowing the best competitors to find, attempt to qualify for, and (if they earn a place) play in more third party and EA live events against other players from around the world. Additionally, there will no longer be direct seat qualifications, instead there will be a system that rewards overall performance throughout the season.”
Here’s how players can qualify:
- Register on FUTChampions between 5-31 October.
- Play in Weekend League and achieve at least 27 Wins to become FUT Champions Verified.
- FUT Champions Verified competitors may be invited to and play in Online qualification competitions, competing head-to-head against other top eligible players to earn a spot at a live event.
- Earn EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series Pro Points through live events and the Weekend League to get placed on the leaderboard.
- Qualify for the Playoffs by finishing in the Top 60 on the Points leader board at the end of the year.
Moreover, PlayStation Australia recently confirmed it will provide an “exclusive opportunity for FIFA 19 fans to compete” thanks to the Continental Cup to be held at Paris Games Week over 26-28 October.
“This is the first official FIFA 19 Championships tournament and a major opportunity for 32 of the best FIFA players from around the globe to compete for points to apply toward a chance to attend the EA Sports FIFA 19 Global Series Playoffs, in addition to cash prizing and a trip to the UEFA Champions League Final Madrid, Spain 2019,” Sony detailed.
One player from Australia & New Zealand will qualify for the Continental Cup, with the ANZ qualifier starting at 1.00pm AEDT on 14 October. Those interested can register here.
The Continental Cup 2018 will be livestreamed across Twitch, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.
FIFA 19 is currently available on Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch.