Kenya is among a list of new eligible countries added to the Global Series this year.
The FIFA Global Series (FGS) is the pinnacle of competition for FIFA players, assisting them in qualifying for the FIFAe World Cup and the opportunity to become world champions.
All EA competitions, both online and offline, will be available only on PlayStation 5.
“All online and offline competitions run by EA will be offered exclusively on PlayStation 5. With the scale of the events that we aspire to put on, one single unified platform for play with support from the platform owner is integral to success. PlayStation was chosen as our partner for this based on their historic support of FIFA esports and to retain familiarity for our global FUT Champions Verified playerbase, the vast majority of whom are on PlayStation consoles.” EA Sports said in a statement.
The aggregate PlayStation FUT Rivals rankings will be used to qualify for online tournaments, but the Competitive game mode utilized in tournaments will only be available on newer generation hardware.
There will be four Online Regional Qualifiers for each region featuring 1v1 play. The following maximum number of players per region will qualify to compete:
- Europe East – 256
- Europe West – 256
- LatAm South – 256
- LatAm North – 128
- Middle East – 128
- North America – 128
- Africa – 32
- North Asia – 32
- South Asia – 32
- Oceania – 32
New FIFA 22 esports formats & competitions
As well as the FIFA Global Series and the FIFAe Nations Series, which will see players representing real-life football clubs and their national teams, there are a number of new additions and tweaks.
2v2 competition will become a mainstay in FIFA 22, with players teaming up to take on opposing teams. This won’t replace the regular 1v1 competition that FIFA players are familiar with, but offer another dimension to the game.
In addition to that, there will be two major 2v2 FIFA 22 tournaments this season: Team of the Year and Team of the Season Cups. The winning duo from each competition will qualify for the FIFAe Club World Cup.
As expected, the traditional 1v1 format will feature heavily in the FIFA 22 Global Series and remain an integral part of the competition.
When does FIFA 22 Global Series start?
The FIFA 22 Global Series is due to kick off on November 27, 2021. If you’re looking to compete, you have to make sure to register to FGS 22 by October 4, 2021.
Qualifiers for the FIFAe Club Series start in November, which includes the new TOTY and TOTS Cups.
Finally, Dates for the FIFAe Nations Series have not yet been set. Nonetheless, the road to the FIFAe World Cup 2022 is well and truly underway.
Other eligible countries added include;
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Trinidad & Tobago
For more on the FIFA Global Series, check the EA Sports website.
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