Game Overview / Synopsis

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 20.

Game Specifications

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360
Typical game length: 5-10mins
Players: Up to 100 (solo, duo, squads)
Genre: Third-person shooter
Price: Free (plus optional in-game microtransactions)
Publisher: Epic Games
Notable tournaments: Yet to be revealed, though some streamers like Ninja and Keemstar have held their own events so far
Popularity: 40m+ players as of early 2018, according to Epic Games
Twitch: 200,000 average weekly viewers according to TwitchMetrics
Launched: July 2017 (early access)
PEGI age rating: 12
Other Pegi info: Frequent scenes of mild violence