EA Sports is hosting an online FIFA 20 tournament with professional soccer players representing their teams. They’re calling it the Stay and Play Cup.
Real-life sports are on-hold indefinitely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Esports are stepping up to fill in the void. The Stay and Play Cup is just one example of that, but we’ve also seen an increased interest in the Call of Duty League.
“We want to bring the global football community together with the EA Sports FIFA 20 Stay and Play Cup, so millions of fans can experience the thrill of their favorite clubs and professional footballers playing – even when we have to be apart,” said Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts.
The knockout tournament brings together 20 of the most famous and historic clubs in Europe. They’ll go head-to-head playing FIFA 20 from April 15-19. The tournament features professional footballers nominated by each club from Ajax, AS Roma, Chelsea, FC Copenhagen, Liverpool, Porto, Real Madrid, and more.
Fans will be able to watch the action live as it unfolds via the EA Sports FIFA Twitch channel. The tournament runs April 15 through 19. In addition, EA says that it will donate $1 million to Global Giving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund.