FIFA 19: Game info
FIFA is a hugely popular football game and the best-selling sports video game series of all time.
Each player picks a team and goes head-to-head with an opponent, either online or locally, or against the computer.
FIFA is known for its level of detail and realism, and the popularity of FIFA's online Ultimate Team mode has helped drive the competitiveness of the title, leading way to bigger and bigger esports tournaments such as the eWorld Cup. In the Ultimate Team mode, players able to spend real money on virtual card packs to unlock new players, managers and other extras for their team. They can then face-off against tougher opponents as they work up the divisions.
Over the past few years, established football clubs have started signing professional FIFA eSports players, including West Ham, Wolfsburg, Monaco, Manchester City, PSG and many more.
The latest game in the series is FIFA 19.
Powered by Frostbite, EA Sports FIFA 19 delivers a champion-caliber experience on and off the pitch. Led by the prestigious UEFA Champions League, FIFA 19 offers enhanced gameplay features that allow you to control the pitch in every moment.
There are new and unrivaled ways to play, including a dramatic finale to the story of Alex Hunter in The Journey: Champions, a new mode in the ever-popular FIFA Ultimate Team, and more. Champions Rise in FIFA 19.
Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Switch
Typical game length: 10mins
Players: 1v1 (other modes like 2v2 are available but less common in competitive play)
Latest game in series: FIFA 19
Price: Around £40-£50 (plus optional microtransactions for in-game player packs)
Publisher: EA Sports
Notable tournaments: FIFA eWorld Cup, FUT Champions Cup, Gfinity Elite Series, PGL
Example esports broadcast: https://youtu.be/12NWHzYV-XE
Popularity: Over 100m game sales in the FIFA series
Twitch: 166,000 peak viewers per month (as of December 2018)
Launched: September 2018
Pegi age rating: 3
Other Pegi info: Suitable for all persons