International Football Stars Take on 'FIFA 22' Pros In New Esports Tournament

Featuring Timo Werner, Ferran Torres, Pedri González and more.

Gaming
2,668 Hypes 3 Comments

The FIFA 22 Global Series is just around the corner, and to kick off the international esports phenomenon, EA Sports is now hosting a FIFA 22 Challenge, bringing some of football‘s biggest stars together with the video game franchise’s best competitors in a one-day, 2v2 tournament.

Building on the event’s success from last year, EA Sports has now upped its game, inviting eight top-tier footballers to join the tournament, including Chelsea’s Timo Werner and Callum Hudson-Odoi, Wycombe Wanderers’ Adebayo Akinfenwa, Liverpool’s Diogo Jota, Paris Saint-Germain’s Layvin Kurzawa, Juventus’ Weston McKinnie, FC Barcelona’s Pedri Gonzalez, and Manchester City’s Ferran Torres. Each of these players will pair up with a FIFA esports pro to go head to head in 2v2 battles, employing the help of experts like Case Esports’ SaNkHs, Excel’s XL Tom, and Fnatic’s Tekkz.

On top of witnessing some epic gameplay from the best in the world, you’ll also be rewarded with in-game content for tuning in, including an adidas 99 kit, adidas 99 Stadium Dressing, Team Gullit and DUX Gaming badges and kits. FGS tokens will also be handed out, which can then be swapped for packs in FIFA Ultimate Team, and EA will be announcing more updates to the game mode during the stream as well.

For the football fans out there, you can tune in to the FIFA 22 Challenge over on EA Sports FIFA Esports’ Twitch or YouTube channel. The tournament will begin at 7:00 p.m. BST today, and you’ll find the full fixture over on EA Sports’ website.

Elsewhere in gaming, God of War has finally announced its release date for PC.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

How 'FIFA 22' Made a Major Leap Forward
Gaming

How 'FIFA 22' Made a Major Leap Forward

The title’s lead gameplay producer on gearing up the franchise for next-gen consoles.

'FIFA 22' Showcases Next-Gen HyperMotion Technology In Fresh Gameplay Trailer
Gaming

'FIFA 22' Showcases Next-Gen HyperMotion Technology In Fresh Gameplay Trailer

Motion capturing 22 professional footballers for more realistic gameplay.

'FIFA 22' Introduces HyperMotion Technology in Official Reveal Trailer
Gaming

'FIFA 22' Introduces HyperMotion Technology in Official Reveal Trailer

“Translating real-world football data into ultra-realistic gameplay in every match across every mode.”


Adidas Football Drops ‘FIFA 22’-Inspired Boot Pack
Footwear

Adidas Football Drops ‘FIFA 22’-Inspired Boot Pack

Comprising new takes on the Speedflow, Copa and Predator.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Bespoke Edition Offers 49 Color Combinations
Tech

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Bespoke Edition Offers 49 Color Combinations

Recently revealed at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 event.

Volcanic Activity Is Raising WWII Ghost Ships on Iwo Jima
Tech

Volcanic Activity Is Raising WWII Ghost Ships on Iwo Jima

The ships were originally 20 feet underwater.

Skeleton Concept Reworks Rolex GMT-Master II for French World Cup Winner
Watches

Skeleton Concept Reworks Rolex GMT-Master II for French World Cup Winner

Customizer also replaces Rolex branding for the first time.

Lil Nas X Receives His Own Official Day in Atlanta
Music

Lil Nas X Receives His Own Official Day in Atlanta

Recognizing his contributions to both music and the LGBTQ+ community.

Avenue & Son Receives Its Own Vans Skate Sid “Flicks of Fury” Collaboration
Footwear

Avenue & Son Receives Its Own Vans Skate Sid “Flicks of Fury” Collaboration

The Shanghai-bases skate label draws from old school kung fu films.


A Kind of Guise Taps ‘Monocle’ For Two-Piece Knitwear Capsule
Fashion

A Kind of Guise Taps ‘Monocle’ For Two-Piece Knitwear Capsule

A modern interpretation on the classic Alpine janker jacket.

Official Look at the Nike Air Force 1 Low "Siempre Familia”
Footwear

Official Look at the Nike Air Force 1 Low "Siempre Familia”

The Día De Muertos offering is repleted with intricate details.

Rowing Blazers Taps Pete Davidson and Ziwe Fumudoh for FW21 Campaign
Fashion

Rowing Blazers Taps Pete Davidson and Ziwe Fumudoh for FW21 Campaign

Teasing collaborations with Gyles & George, Warm & Wonderful and the NBA.

The First Official 'Uncharted' Trailer Is Finally Here
Entertainment

The First Official 'Uncharted' Trailer Is Finally Here

Starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg.

Oakley and One Block Down’s “Snow White” Coyote Boot Is a Breath of Fresh Air
Footwear

Oakley and One Block Down’s “Snow White” Coyote Boot Is a Breath of Fresh Air

As suited for the wilderness, as they are for the streets.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.