What will your journey look like this year as a competitive FIFA player? Discover here how to Compete in the FIFA 21 Global Series.
How to Compete in the FIFA 21 Global Series
In order to compete in the FIFA 21 Global Series, you will need to register and achieve FUT Champions verification, earn Points in FUT Champions, earn points in Online Qualifiers, represent a football club in domestic leagues or qualify for the regional playoffs. Let’s see in details each one.
Registration for the FIFA 21 Global Series begins on October 9th, 2020 and closes on December 31st, 2020. You must register and agree to the Official Rules during this time to be eligible to play in an online Qualifier.
Achieve FUT Champions Verification
The next step to be considered a competitive player begins in-game with FUT Champions. If you can reach the rank of Elite 1, by winning 27 or more games in a single Weekend League, before December 31st, 2020, you will be a FUT Champions Verified Player. This will come with a few different perks.
FUT Champions Verified players have access to a special game mode that helps facilitate online tournaments. Using Friendly Competition, competitors will be able to set up matches against others with the following features:
– Ability to set a two-legged game with an aggregate score
– Ability to set start time for the match and ball possession in case a match needs to be restarted
– Ability to see the opponent’s squad before the match begins
– Ability to choose a specific FIFA Game Data Center to play on
Earn Points in FUT Champions
Weekend League is also one of the methods through which you will earn Global Series Points on your path to the Regional Playoffs. Based on your best Weekend League performance of the month, you will earn the following number of Global Series Points:
30 Wins: 30 Points
29 Wins: 30 Points
28 Wins: 28 Points
27 Wins: 27 Points
26 Wins: 26 Points
25 Wins: 25 Points
24 Wins: 24 Points
23 Wins: 23 Points
22 Wins: 22 Points
21 Wins: 21 Points
20 Wins: 20 Points
30 Global Series Points is the maximum number of points one player may earn in a month in FUT Champions.
Earn Points in Online Qualifiers
The primary way to earn a spot at the Regional Playoffs this season will be to play in Qualifiers. These will be regular tournaments that will award Global Series Ranking Points. Each region will have its own Qualifiers.
Europe: 5 Qualifiers each on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
North America: 5 Qualifiers each on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
South America: 5 Qualifiers each on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
East Asia: 3 Qualifiers on PlayStation 4
West Asia: 3 Qualifiers on PlayStation 4
Oceania: 3 Qualifiers on PlayStation 4
South Africa: 3 Qualifiers on PlayStation 4
Online Qualifiers will have a maximum of 1024 players per tournament. If more than 1024 players apply to play in a tournament, only the top 1024 players as determined by Points will be accepted to play.
All Qualifiers will be double-elimination tournaments. Players will be seeded based on their Global Series Points. For the first tournament of the season, cumulative Weekend League wins will be used to determine seeding.
Represent a Football Club in a Domestic League
One of the defining traits of FIFA esports is its link to the world of football with traditional football leagues all over the world offering an esports program in collaboration with their clubs. With these unique partnerships, you can represent your favourite club in FIFA 21 competitions. Over 30 leagues are expected to join the FIFA 21 Global Series this year and players who play in them will have the opportunity to earn reserved seats in the corresponding Regional Playoffs.
Players will not earn Global Series Ranking Points in domestic leagues. Instead, they will play for automatic qualification into the Regional Playoffs. Due to the number of leagues, there will be an additional Regional Playoffs Play-In stage for PlayStation 4 players in Europe which will determine which players from those leagues will play in the Regional Playoffs. Please read the Official Rules for more information.
If a player has enough Points to qualify for the Regional Playoffs and also earns a seat through their domestic league, their domestic league qualification will qualify them for a seat in the playoffs the rankings spot will pass down to the next highest ranked player on the regional rankings. In this way, there will be a minimum number of seats at the Regional Playoffs determined by Global Series Points that are earned exclusively through competitions that involve all FUT Champions Verified players in the region.
The following approximate number of seats will be reserved for domestic leagues in each Regional Playoff. We will confirm the final maximum number in January 2021.
Europe, PlayStation 4 – 22 Players
Europe, Xbox One – 22 Players
North America, PlayStation 4 – 6 Players
North America, Xbox One – 3 Players
South America, PlayStation 4 – 12 Players
South America, Xbox One – 3 Players
West Asia & South Africa, PlayStation 4 – 5 Players
East Asia, PlayStation 4 – 4 Players
Oceania, PlayStation 4 – 3 Players
Qualify for the Regional Playoffs
The Regional Playoffs will be the pinnacle of the FIFA 21 Global Series. The top players in the region as determined through Global Series Points and domestic league play will compete in one final event to determine the Regional Champion. Each Regional Playoff will be of a different size, determined by the number of FUT Champions Verified Players we had in the previous season.
Europe, PlayStation 4 – 64 Players
Europe, Xbox One – 64 Players
North America, PlayStation 4 – 16 Players
North America, Xbox One – 16 Players
South America, PlayStation 4 – 32 Players
South America, Xbox One – 16 Players
West Asia & South Africa, PlayStation 4 – 16 Players
East Asia, PlayStation 4 – 8 Players
Oceania, PlayStation 4 – 8 Players