Things have changed and it’s time for an overview of how to join the FIFA 19 Global Series and how to qualify for the Grand Final 2019.
How to qualify for the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final 2019
How to Compete
Eligible players interested in EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series* should take the following steps:
1 Register on FUTChampions.com by Oct 31, 2018.
2 Play in Weekend League and achieve at least 27 Wins to become FUT Champions Verified.
3 FUT Champions Verified competitors may be invited to and play in Online qualification competitions, competing head-to-head against other top eligible players to earn a spot at a live event.
4 Earn EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series Points through live events and the Weekend League to get placed on the leaderboard.
5 Qualify for the Playoffs by finishing in the Top 60 on the Points leaderboard at the end of the year. Following the Playoffs, which will award Points (not direct seat qualifications), the top 16 players on each PlayStation and Xbox’s leaderboard, will qualify for the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final.
Registration begins on October 5, 2018 and ends on October 31, 2018 — all eligible players interested in becoming a competitor in the upcoming year must register during this period. Please note that players who do not complete their registration by October 31, 2018 will be ineligible to compete in any FUT Champions Cups or Licensed Qualifying Events during FIFA 19 Global Series. The process of qualification starts with FUT Champions. Players no longer qualify directly to live events via the Weekend League, but the journey to the top still begins there.
Become FUT Champions verified
Eligible players prove that they are good enough to compete in FIFA 19 competitive gaming by racking up wins in the FUT Champions Weekend League. Registered players can become FUT Champions Verified by winning 27 games in a single Weekend League. Once a player achieves Verified status, they don’t have to worry about winning a specific amount of games in the Weekend League again for the rest of the season.
Head-to-head qualifying competitions
Once a competitor is FUT Champions Verified, they may be invited to subsequent Online Qualification Tournaments for FUT Champions Cups and Licensed Qualifying Events throughout the season. Every Live Event will have a cutoff date by which you must be FUT Champions Verified in order to compete. Each live event will have multiple Online Qualification Tournaments for different regions, creating regular global qualification opportunities. These tournaments will utilize a combination of Swiss and Single Elimination formats to determine live event qualification. This means that only organized head-to-head tournaments among the top FUT Champions players in the world will determine qualification for live events, rather than skill points on a leaderboard. To be the best, you will have to beat the best. Online Qualification Tournaments will often take place during a single weekend, with schedules and the allocation of seats per region for each live event published in advance. Live events will have between 16 and 32 players per PlayStation and Xbox, and there will be more than 10 total events from which players can qualify through Online Qualification Tournaments. More details on live events will be shared soon.
Climb the leaderboard
Throughout the year, players will be ranked (per PlayStation and Xbox) based on the number of Points they’ve earned in comparison with the competition. Near the end of the season, the top eligible 60 players on each PlayStation and Xbox leaderboard will be invited to the FIFA 19 Global Series Playoffs. Following the Playoffs, which will award Points (not direct seat qualifications), the top 16 players on each PlayStation and Xbox’s leaderboard, will qualify for the FIFA eWorld Cup, where the FIFA 19 World Champion will be crowned. The Playoffs will be the last chance to earn Points in the competitive year.