UEFA eEURO 2020 was the first national team efootball competition of this size worldwide; get all the details.
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What was UEFA eEURO 2020?
UEFA eEURO 2020 was a national team efootball competition won by Italy and originally featuring all 55 UEFA national associations. The format of the tournament was similar to the template for UEFA EURO 2020, involving a qualification phase and a final tournament.
The tournament was the first national team efootball competition of this size worldwide. Gamers competed exclusively on Konami's efootball PES 2020 on Playstation 4.ITALY WIN UEFA eEURO 2020
Who played in the knockout stage?
Eight teams made it through to the knockout stages: Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Serbia, Italy, Israel, France and Croatia.
Serbia 1-3 Italy (best of five games)
Romania 1-2 Serbia (best of three games)
Italy 2-0 France
Netherlands 1-2 Romania (best of three games)
Spain 1-2 Serbia
Italy 2-0 Israel
France 2-0 Croatia
Who played in the group stage?
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Who competed for each country?
The focus of the tournament was the team element, the essence of football. Therefore, each participating national association competed with a national efootball team of between two and four gamers to represent their country.
Between November 2019 and January 2020, national associations nominated their national team through a tournament, either online or physical, unless a national efootball team already existed. The team then competed in the online qualifying phase.
How did qualifying work?
The draw took place in January. This divided the competing countries into ten groups for the qualifying phase, which ran between 9 and 30 March.
Each country played two matches (1-vs-1) against the other countries in the same group; points from both matches were added to the group table.
The ten group winners qualified directly for the final tournament. The ten runners-up competed in a play-off tournament to determine the other six finalists.
What happened in the finals?
There was a live event scheduled in London in July to determine the UEFA eEURO 2020 champions, but the finals ultimately took place virtually on 23 and 24 May. The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four, with the top two from each advancing to the knockout stage. Each match until the final was then a best-of-three series, with the final played as a best of five.
What prize did the winners receive?
A total of €100,000 in cash prizes was split between all the finalists, including €40,000 for the winners.
Who played who in the qualifying group stage?
Bosnia and Herzegovina (qualified)
Republic of Ireland
Who played who in the play-offs?
Play-off Group 1: Austria (qualified), Croatia (qualified), Finland, Montenegro (qualified), Portugal
Play-off Group 2: Denmark (qualified), Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Spain (qualified), Turkey (qualified)
eEURO schedule (click to watch the action)
Qualifying group stage
Play-off group stage