As the highest authority in world football, FIFA also plays a crucial role in the development of football specific eSports disciplines. Establishing the same status in eFootball as in football is an important objective in the strategic vision of the world federation. The focus lies on FIFA’s professionally organised tournament formats and the introduction of sustainable structures in the areas of youth as well as association and club development.
After preparing and participating in FIFA’s kick-off workshop with its member associations in London, we worked closely with Christian Volk (Director of eFootball & Gaming) and his team to define all tournament guidelines for the FIFA eNations Cup and the FIFA eClub World Cup. The focus was on structural extensions, which should enable all FIFA member associations to organise their own competition formats. As a result of this milestone, national and international competitions will be linked in the future and allows FIFA to regulate them.
The establishment of FIFA as the “Governing Body” in eFootball is thus a decisive step forward.
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