The second edition of FFA’s E-League kicked off on February 21st 2019 with the best EA SPORTS ™ FIFA 19 players from around Australia competing for bragging rights.
Late 2017, Football Federation Australia (FFA) announced the introduction of an E-League, an initiative designed to connect fans of the global phenomenon EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18 game with the Hyundai A-League.
FFA’s E-League was the premier competition for the region’s elite EA SPORTS™ FIFA18 competitors to represent the A-League’s elite top tier clubs to determine a new E-League champion for both Xbox and PlayStation.
This year, the competition is back again for his second edition.
In partnership with the Hyundai A-League clubs, the E-League will begin on 21 February 2019.
Each club will have two E-League competitors, with clubs able to choose one competitor directly and the other via a draft.
Clubs must have a representative on each console division (Xbox and PS4) and therefore must pick a competitor through the draft on the opposite platform to their club chosen competitor.
The E-League Premiership Rounds will be conducted over a nine (9) round period with each club playing one another once. The final round will coincide with the final round of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season.
The competition commences on Thursday February 15 with matches played each Thursday from 8pm AEST, with the broadcast lasting two and a half hours.
The E-League competition format will be comprised of two stages:
- (i) the E-League Premiership Rounds; and (ii) the E-League Final Live Event.
The E-League Premiership Rounds will determine a winning club (not an individual winning competitor) based on the formula set out below.
The following points will be awarded to clubs during the E-League Premiership Rounds: Win = 3 points, Draw = 1 point, Loss = 0 points, No Result = 0 points.
The result and points for each round will be determined by aggregating the scores in each leg (i.e. Xbox and PS4 legs) in a “two-legged tie” approach, as used in European Champions League knock-out stages.
At the completion of the E-League Premiership Rounds, clubs will be ranked in order from first (top) to last (bottom) based on the number of points accumulated.
The club that finishes in first (1st) position at the conclusion of the E-League Premiership Rounds will be deemed the E-League Premiers.
At the E-League Final Live Event, competitors will face off in a tournament in their respective console divisions to determine an Xbox winner and a PS4 winner. Those winners will playoff in a two-legged home and away final to determine the ultimate E-League champion.
- Thursday 21 February – E-League Premiership Rounds commence
- Thursday 9 May 2019 – E-League 2019 Finals Series