Game Overview / Synopsis

FIFA is a popular football video game series developed and published by EA Sports. The latest version in the series is FIFA 23, released in 2022.

Players choose their team and compete against either the computer or other players, either locally or online. FIFA is known for its level of detail and realism, with realistic graphics, gameplay, and player movements.

The game’s online Ultimate Team mode allows players to build their dream team by purchasing virtual card packs with real money. These packs contain new players, managers, and other bonuses to improve their team’s performance. As players progress up the divisions, they face tougher opponents and earn rewards.

The popularity of FIFA’s online Ultimate Team mode has driven the growth of esports tournaments, such as the FIFAe World Cup, FIFAe Nations Cup, and the FIFA Global Series. These tournaments offer large cash prizes and attract professional esports players from all over the world.

Professional football clubs have signed esports players to represent them in tournaments, including Manchester City, Wolves, and PSG. Additionally, footballers and former players have set up their esports teams, such as David Beckham’s Guild Esports, Gareth Bale’s Ellevens Esports, and Ruud Gullit’s Team Gullit.

Overall, FIFA remains one of the most popular and competitive sports video game series of all time, and its esports scene continues to grow in popularity and prestige.

Game Specifications

Platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Typical game length: 10mins
Players: 1v1 (other modes like 2v2 are available but less common in competitive play)
Genre: Sport
Latest game in series: FIFA 23
Price: £59.99 (plus optional microtransactions for in-game player packs)
Publisher: EA Sports
Notable tournaments: FIFAe World Cup, FIFAe Nations Cup, FIFAe Club World Cup, FIFA Global Series
Example esports broadcast:
Popularity: Over 325m game sales in the whole FIFA series
Twitch: 48,700 viewers in May 2021 (Statista)
Launched: September 2022 (FIFA 23)
Pegi age rating: 3
Other Pegi info: Suitable for all persons
More info for parents: Esports parents guide  and Taming Gaming’s FIFA info page