Represent Man Utd or Man City on FIFA 22 for a chance to win share of £100,000
The Premier League and EA Sports has announced the return of the ePremier League, featuring a new format and increased prize pool, with registrations open NOW.
The Premier League’s official esports competition is back for a fourth year on FIFA 22, and with it comes an increased prize pool of £100,000, with three seats on offer for top-ranking players at the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 22 Global Series Playoffs.
Whether you’re a Manchester United or Manchester City supporter, you have the chance to represent your club in this year’s ePremier League, with players of all abilities able to register for the tournament now.
Previous winners of the tournament include Shaun ‘Shellzz’ Springette, who represents Manchester City and is the current holder of the ePremier League title after winning the 2020/21 final on penalties.
This year’s ePremier League tournament has a slightly different format, with players working collaboratively as a team for the first time by competing in a series of 1 vs 1 matches against pairings from other clubs, with one player competing per console.
The competition will be played on next-generation consoles, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Players will compete for a place in the Club Playoffs by participating in a series of online open qualification tournaments between November and January.
This year’s competition sees the return of a live ePremier League Grand Final in a venue to be revealed soon, where the two best players from all 20 Premier League clubs, one from each console, will battle it out on 26 and 27 March 2022.
The 2021/22 ePremier League – How to enter
To register for this season’s ePremier League competition, visit the ePremier League official website at https://e.premierleague.com.
The 2021/22 ePremier League is open to UK residents aged 16 and over with the winning players taking home a share of the £100,000 prize pool, with £30,000 on offer for the winner of the competition. The increased prize pool will see more players winning prize money this year, with even the 16th ranked ePremier League player taking home £2,500.
Here’s the 2021/22 ePremier League prize pool in full:
- 1st place – £30,000
- 2nd place – £15,000
- 3rd/4th place – £7,500
- 5th-8th place – £5,000
- 9th-16th place – £2,500
There will also be three seats on offer for top-ranking players at the EA SPORTS FIFA 22 Global Series Playoffs.
After registering, players compete in a series of online qualification tournaments, with only the best advancing to the Club Playoffs.
From there, each of the 20 Premier League clubs will narrow down the competitors and take forward two players, one per console, to represent them at the Grand Finals between 26-27 March 2022.
ePremier League 2021/22 Key Dates and Information
Online Qualification Tournaments
- Qualifier 1 – 16/17 November 2021
- Qualifier 2 – 23/24 November 2021
- Qualifier 3 – 30 November/1 December 2021
- Qualifier 4 – 14/15 December 2021
- Qualifier 5 – 21/22 December 2021
- Qualifier 6 – 4/5 January 2022
- Qualifier 7 – 11/12 January 2022
- Online Qualifier Playoff – 18/19 January 2022
- Club Playoffs: February/March 2022 (precise dates to be confirmed by each club).
- Grand Finals: 26-27 March 2022
Premier League Chief Commercial Officer, Will Brass, said: “We are delighted to be launching the fourth season of the ePremier League, which will once again offer UK-based fans of EA SPORTS FIFA 22 the opportunity to represent their clubs in an official Premier League tournament.
“The popularity of the FIFA video game series allows us to connect with fans globally and, over the last three years, we have seen an increasing number of people from all over the world engage with the competition.
“A number of exciting developments have been introduced this season, including a new series of qualification tournaments and a team-based format in the Grand Final. I have no doubt this will lead to another highly competitive and dramatic tournament as we build towards the climax in March 2022.
“We have seen a real mix of amateur players and established FIFA professionals progress to the latter stages in previous seasons and, as ever, we look forward to seeing whether new or established names can bring home the trophy for their Premier League club.”
Manchester City ‘s professional FIFA player Shaun ‘Shellzz’ Springette lifted the 2020/21 ePremier League Trophy.
Shellzz said: “Words can’t describe how it felt winning last season’s ePremier League title. It had been a long journey to that point so it meant a lot and the competition will always be special to me for that reason.
“There’s always new talent emerging each year so defending my title will be a challenge but one that I’m ready for and I can’t wait to be part of the event again this year.”
Sam Turkbas, FIFA Competitive Gaming Commissioner, added: “Our EA SPORTS objective is to harness the power of football and use esports entertainment to connect football fans to the game they love.
“In partnership with the Premier League, we’re thrilled to launch the first-ever ePremier League on next generation consoles seeing which competitors will win a trophy for their favourite Premier League club.”
“This tournament is unique in that it gives players of all abilities the chance to go from sofa to stage to represent their team on the virtual pitch; potentially even lifting a trophy on behalf of the team they support!”