The Premier League and EA Sports’ ePremier League competition returns this November to FIFA 22, and registration is now open for players of any ability to compete in the competition for an opportunity to win a share of £100,000.
The ePremier League is the Premier League’s official esports competition, where 20 players compete and represent a Premier League club, giving everyone who enters the chance to play as their favourite Premier League side.
So, whether you’re a fan of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, West Ham, Brentford, Crystal Palace or Watford, you can enter the ePremier League today.
Three seats are on offer for the best-ranking players in the ePremier League Global Series Playoffs, where the top two players from all 20 Premier League clubs will advance and battle it out on 26 and 27 March 2022 in the return of a live ePremier League grand final.
Played on both next-gen consoles, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, players will work together for the first time as this year’s competition will see a change in format, with players taking part in a series of 1 vs 1 matches against pairings from other clubs, with one player competing per console.
The grand prize for the ePremier League winner is a large sum of £30,000, with the overall prize pool at an increased figure of £100,000.
Previous winners of the competition have been Tekkz (Liverpool), Tom Leese (Watford) and Shellz (Man City), and there’s every possibility that your name could be on the winner’s list next season, with the registration open to everyone.
Here’s all you need to know about the ePremier League on FIFA 22.
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.
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“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.
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“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!”