After two eWorld Cups, FIFA and Electronic Arts are changing the competition for a new season. EA says it’s simplifying online qualification with a new “Friendly Competition” mode. Like professional soccer, this mode will have teams and individuals play two games to determine who goes through, with aggregate goals determining the winner in case there is a split series. That should be interesting.
EA is allowing both teams and individual players to stream their group stage games. So, hardcore fans will be able to watch their favorite players through every single game they play. Fans will love that aspect.
The biggest change is that more professional leagues plan to take part in the competition. Some of the bigger organizations that will compete this year include Germany’s Bundesliga, Spain’s La Liga and Major League Soccer (MLS), which includes teams from both the US and Canada. EA is also expanding the Global Series Playoffs to include the top 64 competitors from both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for a total of 128 playoff spots. You might remember that last year, only the top 60 competitors from both platforms had the chance to play for the big prize.
The EA Sports FIFA 20 Global Series kicks off on November 8th when the first of six FIFA Ultimate Team competitions kicks off. What do you think?