REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts Inc. today announced that it’s bringing South America’s biggest club tournament, CONMEBOL Libertadores*, exclusively to EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 as a free* content update in March 2020 for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC.
Players can compete with historic clubs from Uruguay, Perú, Paraguay, Ecuador and beyond in FIFA Ultimate Team™, Career Mode, Kick-Off, and a new CONMEBOL Libertadores Tournament Mode. Follow in the footsteps of some of the top players to lead teams like River Plate, Boca Juniors, Flamengo, Corinthians, and Colo-Colo through the heated competition of South American club football while playing the CONMEBOL Libertadores, CONMEBOL Sudamericana and CONMEBOL Recopa competitions.
“This alliance with EA, one of the largest video game companies, is a major step forward for the worldwide dissemination and image of South American football. Thanks to this agreement, our tournaments, clubs and players will have greater reach and recognition among the football fans who will have a whole new way to follow their heroes,” said CONMEBOL Commercial Director, Juan Emilio Roa.
The inclusion of CONMEBOL Libertadores continues to cement FIFA 20 as the most authentic sports video game, with more than 30 official leagues, 700 teams, 17,000 authentic players, and 90 licensed stadiums from all over the world already in the game.
“Bringing two of the most prestigious continental football tournaments, CONMEBOL Libertadores and CONMEBOL Sudamericana, into FIFA 20 is an exciting step forward,” said Nick Wlodyka, GM, EA SPORTS FIFA. “This new partnership with CONMEBOL bolsters our position as the deepest football experience available as we continue to build the most authentic sports video game for our fans.”
In addition, eLibertadores, a new tournament that will continue to expand the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series, offers South American-based players a whole new way to connect to the CONMEBOL Libertadores through the competition.
“The addition of the prestigious CONMEBOL Libertadores to our FIFA 20 Global Series ecosystem strengthens our connection to the global fandom of football and will accelerate the growth of esports in new parts of the world,” said Brent Koning, FIFA Competitive Gaming Commissioner. “We aim to offer the most inclusive esports competition in the world and are eager to welcome South American-based players and aspiring superstars to join the tens of millions already competing in FIFA.”
The Grand Final of the eLibertadores tournament will see the top eight competitors from both PlayStation®4 and Xbox One compete from March 7-8, 2020 for the chance to earn FIFA Global Series Points along with a $100,000 USD prize pool. More details on the tournament and how to register will be available in December.
For more information about the CONMEBOL Libertadores in FIFA 20, check out https://www.ea.com/games/fifa/fifa-20/conmebol-libertadores and stay tuned to @EASPORTSFIFA on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for more details.
Available in stores now, EA SPORTS FIFA 20 lets players experience the prestige levels of professional football or jump into VOLTA FOOTBALL, the all-new authentic small-sided football mode. Join EA Access** on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and Origin™ Access** on PC to get 10% off digital purchases.
*CONMEBOL LIBERTADORES CONTENT AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD MARCH 2020. REQUIRES FIFA 20 FOR THE PS4, XBOX ONE OR PC (SOLD SEPARATELY), ALL GAME UPDATES AND INTERNET CONNECTION.
Founded in 1916, the South American Football Confederation - CONMEBOL - is the governing body of South American football and the oldest continental soccer confederation in the world. CONMEBOL, made up of ten member associations, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, is responsible for the organisation and governance of the main international South American football tournaments, including CONMEBOL Copa America, CONMEBOL Libertadores, CONMEBOL Sudamericana and CONMEBOL Recopa, among others.
Since 2016, CONMEBOL has undergone a series of structural reforms to modernise its governance and operations, increase the global competitiveness of its exclusive tournaments and strengthen its promotion of football development by increasing revenues and investment.
As part of that strategy, in the last two years, CONMEBOL club competitions have been greatly improved through a new format design and the adoption of standards, designed to increase the quality of the tournaments from competitive, sporting and commercial points of view. Thanks to the recently adopted improvements, CONMEBOL tournaments last year achieved record numbers in digital participation, stadium attendance and sales.
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