European football launches the eSport version of the Champions League … with a prize pool of £ 215,000
- European football is starting an esports version of the Champions League
- The winner of the competition will earn £ 77,000 in the Madrid final next May
- The final of the tournament will take place at the Atletico Madrid stadium
European football is launching an esports version of the Champions League with a prize pool of £ 215,000.
Electronic Arts Inc. and UEFA announced the creation of the eChampions League on Friday, a month after the English Premier League launched an ePL with the video game giant.
UEFA competition will be limited to PlayStation, which is owned by Champions League sponsor Sony.
European football is launching an esports version of the Champions League with a prize of £ 215,000
FIFA’s eWorld Cup and ePL also allow competitors to enter Xbox, Microsoft’s rival console.
The winner of UEFA’s esports final will earn £ 77,000 on 31 May in Madrid, one day before the Champions League final at Atletico Madrid’s stadium in the Spanish capital.
Online knockout tournaments will take place in March. The following month, 64 players will compete for eight places in the finals of a live qualifier event.
The eight finalists will only be able to use the players involved in the group stage of the Champions League.