UEFA eEURO 2020 is the first national team e-football competition of this size worldwide; get all the details.
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What is UEFA eEURO 2020?
UEFA eEURO 2020 is a national team e-football competition featuring over 50 UEFA National Associations. The format of the tournament is similar to UEFA EURO 2020, involving a qualification phase and a final tournament.
The tournament will be the first national team e-football competition of this size worldwide. Gamers will compete exclusively in Konami's eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 (PES 20) on Playstation 4.
Who will compete for each country? Could it be me?
The focus of the tournament is on the team element, the essence of football. Therefore, each participating National Association will compete with a national e-football team of between two and four gamers to represent their country.
Between November 2019 and January 2020, National Associations will nominate their national team through a tournament, either online or physical, unless a national e-football team already exists. The team will then compete in the online qualifying phase.
You could even represent your country once registrations open in mid-September; visit eEURO2020.com and select your home country to sign up!
How does the online qualifying phase work?
The draw will take place in January 2020. This will divide the competing countries into ten groups for the online qualifying phase, which will take place between March and May 2020.
Each country will play two matches (one versus one) against the other countries in the same group; points from both matches are added to the group table.
What happens once you reach the finals?
The live event in London will determine the UEFA eEURO 2020 champions and takes place on 9 and 10 July, between the semi-finals and the final of UEFA EURO 2020.
The 16 countries will be drawn into four groups of four, with the top two from each group advancing to the quarter-finals. The group matches will be two-versus-two competition, best of one.
Matches in the knockout stage will be a mixture of one-versus-one and two-versus-two competition, best of three, except for the final, which will be best of five.
What prize do the winners receive?
A total of $100,000 in cash prizes will be split between the quarter-finalists, including $40,000 for the winners. Furthermore, the winners will receive tickets to the UEFA EURO 2020 final the following day in London.
Where can I watch the games?
Catch all the final-stage action at eEURO 2020 on the UEFA eSports Twitch channel and YouTube channel.