eChampions League: All You Need To Know

After thrilling actions across various FC Pro Leagues, next up on the esports scene is the highly anticipated eChampions League (eCL).

The competition will see the finest players represent Europe’s top prestigious clubs on the virtual pitch this month. The star-studded event will not only see players battle for the trophy but also a massive share of the whopping $280,000 which is up for grabs.

The eChampions League will get underway this coming weekend in London. As we wait to see the likes of FC Pro Open winner PHzin and defending champion Emre Yilmaz back on the screens, here is everything you need to know about this season’s eChampions League.

How will the eChampions League be played?

The eChampions League is back for another season and it’s bigger and better than before. This year’s event will see a total of 41 players face each other in the Group Stages starting on Saturday, May 11.

The players will be divided into seven groups of 5 players and 1 group of 6 players. They’ll face off in a round-robin format over two days and the winners of each group advances to Round of 16. The runner-up and third-placed players of each group will go head-to-head in the Knockout stage playoffs before facing a top seeded player in the round of 16.

24 players will be competing in the knockout stages via single elimination bracket after which eight will book their place in the Finals which will take place on May 29.

The Finals will take place in front of a live audience at the Magazine, London, and it will also be a single elimination bracket.

Who are the participants? 

As already stated, a total of 41 players will be competing at this year’s eChampions League. Even though prominent names like Anders Vejrgang will be missing, the eCL will still be a star-studded affair.

Below is the list of participants and clubs they represent and their respective groups:

Group A

  • Ekmenn94 (Club Brugge)
  • JP_Sleator (UCD AFC)
  • Montaxer (FC Lorient)
  • Neat (Real Valladolid)
  • Tekkz (Manchester City)

Group B

  • AndreasAa (Raufoss)
  • Andonii  (Atlético de Madrid)
  • Hezers (AC Monza Team eSports)
  • Jayden Groden (Brighton & Hove Albion)
  • Levi de Weerd (Ajax)

Group C 

  • Domasas (FK Vilnius)
  • Emre Yilmaz (PSV Eindhoven)
  • Matias Bonanno (Manchester City)
  • ExeedVirgil_ (Fiorentina eSports )
  • Roee Feldman (Borussia Dortmund)

Group D 

  • DaniPitbull (Juventus Dsyre)
  • isopowerr (Fenerbahçe Esports)
  • Jorjewin (Levski Sofia)
  • marc_ldw23 (Bayer Leverkusen)
  • PHzin (Ajax)

Group E

  • DFernandes (Cadiz CF)
  • Fouma  (FC Lorient)
  • Ivanilsonlpvm (Progrès Niederkorn)
  • Manu Bachoore (PSV Eindhoven)
  • Neerven (Raków Częstochowa)
  • XThomas_om (FC Bayern Esports)

Group F 

  • Jonny (SC Paderborn 07)
  • Kossu72 (FC Oulu)
  • Leks (Olympique Lyonnais)
  • Luco Negua (Torino FC eSports)
  • rikhard11 (FC Famalicão)

Group G

  • brandsha (FC Hamrun)
  • Ketur Dylo (Olympique Lyonnais)
  • levyfinn (RBLZ Gaming)
  • Nicolas99fc (Sevilla FC)
  • Riptorek (Jagiellonia)

Group H 

  • Marc Marley (Brighton & Hove Albion)
  • Nacho Abella (Real Oviedo)
  • NKantee (PSG eSports)
  • Seron (AC Sparta Praha)
  • Umut (RBLZ Gaming)

The Ultimate Prize

This year’s eChampions League has a whopping prize money of $280,000. The winner of the event will walk away with a massive $75,000 while the runner-up will be rewarded with $50,000. The other two semi-finalists will each receive $30,000.

How to Watch

Fans interested in following the eChampions League have plenty of options to do so. All the matches will be streamed from the EA SPORTS FC PRO YouTube and Twitch Channels, and UEFA’s YouTube, Instagram and TikTok channels.

Those who tune in the live streams will also have the opportunity to win Viewership Rewards in FC 24 Ultimate Team. The full list of these rewards and how to unlock them can be seen here. The eCL Finals on May 29 will be a live event at the Magazine London with ticket sales already underway.

Fans can also claim the free UCL Glory kit in-game from the official UEFA website and also enter a sweepstake to win a real life version of the special jersey.

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