AIFF shortlists 16 FIFA gamers for eFootball Challenge: India’s best FIFA gamers on PlayStation will battle it out on March 20 in AIFF’s first-ever eFootball Challenge. In the one-day event, 16 the top eligible PlayStation eAthletes from India will be competing against each other.
Organized by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), the competition will determine who get to represent India as a part of the eNational Squad at the FIFAe Nations Series 2021 (FeNS21) that is FIFA’s flagship tournament for Member Associations. It is contested by eNational Teams using the EA Sports FIFA 21 game.
The tournament will be played in a knock-out format with the Round of 16 of the tournament taking place on March 20. The quarterfinals will be played on March 21, followed by semi-finals and finals on April 2 and April 4 respectively.
The AIFF is expected to initiate the registration process for the tournament by sending out invitations to the top 16 Indian PlayStation eAthletes in the FIFAe Global Series Rankings (West Asia Region), as per the cut-off date and time of 25th February 2021 12:00 am IST.
However, if any of the top 16 eAthletes do not meet the eligibility criteria for the tournament, which will be communicated to them during the registration period, or do not confirm their participation, the next eligible eAthlete in the ranking order shall qualify.