A-Checklist Celebrities and EA SPORTS FIFA Execs Push Esports into Mainstream Leisure Via First-of-its-Form Neighborhood-Pushed Sport Present
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Digital Arts (NASDAQ: EA) immediately revealed particulars for the premiere of EA SPORTS™ “FIFA Face-Off,” a brand new two-part stay competitors sport present that brings collectively A-list celebrities, high EA SPORTS FIFA professionals and influencers, and 4 fortunate contestants from the EA SPORTS FIFA neighborhood. This distinctive occasion continues EA’s aggressive gaming leisure innovation, which connects online game execs with movie star to extend esports reputation and develop high opponents’ star-power.
Airing stay March 19 and 26 at 12:30 pm EST; 4:30 pm GMT, on the EA SPORTS FIFA Twitch and EA SPORTS YouTube channels, Jason Sudeikis, the latest Golden Globe and Critics Selection Award successful star and govt producer of Apple Unique Collection “Ted Lasso,” and an help by his “Ted Lasso” co-star Brendan Hunt, will compete within the distinctive esports present. Extra A-list expertise to compete consists of Comic and host of the Emmy® Award-winning “The Day by day Present” Trevor Noah, latest American Music Awards (AMAs) winner Becky G, and former Latin GRAMMY award winner Nicky Jam may also compete on the EA SPORTS FIFA 21 pitch. Common EA SPORTS FIFA influencer “Castro 1021” will host the aggressive gaming leisure occasion.
“Having beforehand no expertise teaching soccer, or soccer if you’ll, I feel Ted Lasso is the right candidate for dominating in an EA SPORTS FIFA esports competitors,” mentioned Jason Sudeikis. “That mentioned, Ted’s ardour for competing and having Coach Beard at his facet in help could be sufficient for him to attain esports glory on this planet’s hottest sports activities online game. By no means underestimate Coach Ted Lasso.”
“Rising up in Inglewood, CA, a number of nights within the Gomez family have been centered round watching soccer, and it’s one thing that brings us all collectively,” mentioned Becky G. “I’ve been round EA SPORTS FIFA for years and am so excited to have the ability to compete in opposition to my buddy Nicky Jam and provides again to the FIFA neighborhood on this enjoyable present.”
“EA SPORTS FIFA is considered one of my favourite video games, enjoying it a lot through the years,” mentioned Nicky Jam. “I’m excited to be teaming up with the very best esports star on this planet in Fnatic Tekkz and might’t wait to compete.”
Throughout each episodes, celebrities and EA SPORTS FIFA execs will pair up, choose their rosters via FIFA Final Crew™, and compete in a two-legged competitors to win a share of a $25,000 prize pool on behalf of fortunate EA SPORTS FIFA followers. These followers have been chosen after successful a video submission neighborhood contest that gathered tens of hundreds of submissions. Along with the two-legged competitors, enjoyable minigames might be performed all through the present that includes further expertise, in addition to distinctive viewer contests so these watching from house can have interaction within the motion.
“EA SPORTS FIFA, as soon as upon a time, solely simulated soccer matches, however now, it IS world soccer tradition, driving world dialog and enhancing how followers all around the globe have interaction with the game,” mentioned Brent Koning, Group Director & Commissioner, FIFA Aggressive Gaming. “We consider the important thing to rising our fanbases is tapping into movie star and distinctive world-class occasions to create aggressive gaming leisure for our followers. Who higher to assist construct fanbases than Ted Lasso, Coach Beard, Trevor Noah, Becky G, and Nicky Jam!”
The “FIFA Face-Off” schedule and competing groups are as follows:
Friday, March 19, at 12:30 PM EST; 4:30 PM GMT:
Crew Nicky Jam:
Crew Becky G:
Friday, March 26, at 12:30 pm EST; 4:30 PM GMT:
Crew Trevor Noah:
Crew Ted Lasso:
For extra data on the EA SPORTS “FIFA Face-Off,” please go to https://www.ea.com/games/fifa/compete/fgs-21/fifa-faceoff.
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