The Premier League and Electronic Arts have today announced the inaugural ePremier League (ePL) tournament, offering UK based esports players the chance to compete for and represent their favourite Premier League club for the first time ever in competitive gaming.
All 20 Premier League clubs are represented in the tournament, giving players the chance to live their dream of winning a title for their favourite club. The ePL Final will be played in London on March 28-29, 2019 and broadcast live on Sky Sports and Premier League social media channels. It is the newest league partner to be added to the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 19 Global Series.
“EA SPORTS is a fantastic partner for the Premier League and we are looking forward to launching ePremier League with them,” said Richard Masters, Premier League Managing Director. “We know that millions of fans play FIFA and this new esports competition will provide our clubs with an exciting opportunity to engage with them. We can’t wait to get started with the opening online rounds in January 2019.”