Football’s world governing body FIFA and EA Sports have today unveiled today the FIFA 19 Global Series Rankings - a dedicated world rankings platform for eFootball.
With more than 20 million players across 60 nations having participated in last season’s EA Sports FIFA Global Series, players and fans will now be able to monitor the progress of the world’s top competitive FIFA players throughout the season on the "Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup".
The new FIFA 19 Global Series Rankings will be updated on FIFA.gg every Tuesday after weekend league and competitive events within the Global Series, providing fans with an interactive platform to monitor the progress of the top FIFA 19 players around the world.
"The FIFA 19 Global Series Rankings will provide fans with a dedicated platform to follow the top players on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup, as well as establishing a regular worldwide competition ranking to further underline the exciting growth and professionalisation of eFootball," said Lus Vicente, chef digital transformation and innovation officer at FIFA.
"Fans are now able to keep track on the results of their favourite players, and competitors themselves are able to monitor their standings during the season."Vicente
Vicente added: "We are looking forward to finding out who the best 32 competitors will be at the end of the season and welcoming them at the FIFA eWorld Cup 2019."
The FIFA 19 Global Series features a range of qualifying events both online and at live events.
These include tournaments hosted by leading companies including PlayStation, Professional Gamers League and Gfinity, as well as an anticipated 15 Official League Partners, FUT Champions Cups, the FIFA eClub World Cup and the brand new FIFA eNations Cup leading to the pinnacle event for eFootball: The FIFA eWorld Cup.
"The introduction of a new and dedicated world ranking for FIFA gaming is a fantastic step forward by FIFA and EA Sports," said Mosaad Aldossary, the reigning FIFA eWorld Cup champion.
"Not only will it help me track the progress of my rivals throughout the season, the FIFA 19 Global Series World Rankings will play an important role in further raising the profile of competitive FIFA gaming around the world and keep fans and the general public updated on who is in contention to compete to become FIFA eWorld Cup champion at the end of the season."