Registrations open for inaugural FISU eSports Challenge

Registrations open for inaugural FISU eSports Challenge

Registrations for the first-ever international eSports competition for students, the inaugural 2020 FISU eSports Challenge Football, are officially open, with participants from National University Sports Federations from across the world set to do battle online.

Following their successful online University World Cup Football Team Challenge, FISU has now taken virtual football to the next level with the first-ever 2020 FISU eSports Challenge Football, in line with the demand of the increasingly popular game across the globe.


The inaugural e-series kicks off with 32-participant tournaments for men and women university students playing the FIFA 20 game on the PlayStation 4 platform. Following the closing of player registrations on June 30, the challenge gets underway with group stage matches from 6-8 July. The final eight elimination matches run from 9-13 July. The quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals on successive days, with the men’s and women’s champions crowned on 16 July.

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Registration, which is free of charge, is open to any student currently working towards a degree, or that has graduated within the last year. Interested players should immediately contact their National University Sports Federation (NUSF). While there are no age limits to entry, each federation may register only one player per gender. FISU will make the final participant selection, with full details available in the FISU eSports Challenge Technical Regulations.

FISU President Mr Oleg Matytsin says he is optimistic as to what the eSports future might hold.

“With over 70 years leading the university sports movement, we move with cautious optimism into the eSports arena,” Mr Matytsin said.

“Putting on this pilot project allows us to better gauge the global appeal of virtual sport among students and ensures we move into virtual field of play in a way that directly reinforces FISU’s strategic vision of expanding the role and reach of university sport worldwide.”

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