|The FIFA-FEST State Open Invitational
After a month-long competition that saw players compete in one of 16 state-run tournaments, the top 64 players have been invited to the FIFA-FEST: eSeries Championship.
The four-day FIFA-FEST: eSeries Championship kicked off on Monday, July 13, when the top 32 PS4 players will be randomly seeded across eight brackets. Bracket winners will then advance to the FIFA-FEST: eSeries Championship PS4 Grand Finale which will be held on Tuesday, July 14. On Wednesday, July 15, the top 32 XBOX players will be in action and the eight bracket winners will advance to FIFA-FEST: eSeries Championship XBOX Grand Finale on Thursday, July 16. The top two PS4 and XBOX players who compete in the FIFA-FEST: eSeries Championship will receive adidas cleats and the champions will receive an additional prize.
"It has already been an exciting month seeing players qualify from all over the nation for the FIFA-FEST: eSeries Championship," said Garrett Cleverly, FIFA-FEST: eSeries Championship organizer. "We're looking forward to seeing these top players compete in the coming days."
Select matches will be streamed on Twitch. Links to view those matches will be provided on social media by the participating state associations:
|FIFA-FEST PARTICIPATING STATE ASSOCIATIONS
||Illinois Youth Soccer
||Ohio North Youth Soccer Association
|Arkansas Soccer Association
||Massachusetts Youth Soccer
||PA West Soccer
|Arizona Soccer Association
||Minnesota Youth Soccer Association
||South Texas Youth Soccer Association
||Nevada Youth Soccer
||New York State West Youth Soccer Association
|Colorado Soccer Association
||Wyoming Youth Soccer
||Washington Youth Soccer
||New Mexico Youth Soccer
This series has been incredible by bringing many states together,” said Brenna Doran, FIFA-FEST: eSeries Championship co-organizer. “We are grateful for our members and sponsors who have joined up to make this event a great success”
Indiana Soccer Association is excited by the response to the FIFA-FEST program and esports in general, and has fully committed to ensuring esports becomes a permanent part of the Indiana Soccer suite of sports products going forward. Indiana Soccer has entered into a management agreement with Global Digital Sports and GYO Score to provide youth esports community activities, leagues, and tournaments.
“State Associations are youth development organizations that use soccer as their primary development platform. There are 64 million video game players that can be positively influenced by the state associations and their membership. It is encouraging to see the number of state associations that are actively engaging in esports to investigate ways to have a positive impact on an increasing number of youth. Those state associations using the GDS/GYO platform are enjoying the many benefits of this partnership and are introducing registration integrity not previously experienced in this space. Indiana Soccer would not have achieved this level participation without support from Global Digital Sports & GYO. ” stated Dave Guthrie, Executive Director of Indiana Soccer.
"We know our kids are going to game, and this isn't about getting them to game more. This is about providing them a safe, structured, competitive place to enjoy video games with their age-appropriate peers while we continue to recover from COVID, and beyond," added Guthrie.
“Global Digital Sports and GYO congratulate the organizers of FIFA-FEST. It was our honor to support just under half of the participating state associations and all their amazing players. It was a lot of fun, let's do it again soon” Bill Dever Chief Creative Officer, GYO
The tournament will kick off each day at 3:00PM PT / 6:00PM ET
Monday, July 13 - The top 32 PS4 players will be randomly seeded across eight brackets
Tuesday, July 14 - The eight PS4 players who have won their bracket will advance to the Grand Finale bracket
Wednesday, July 15 - The top 32 XBOX players will be randomly seeded across eight brackets
Thursday, July 16 - The eight XBOX players who have won their bracket will advance to the Grand Finale bracket
Players invited to the FIFA-FEST: eSeries Championship
|PLAYERS INVITED TO THE FIFA-FEST CHAMPIONSHIP
DR-ER1 (Cal South)
Johnnyy679 (Cal South)
Cam-On-Gatorade (New Mexico)
Blue_Beggs (New Mexico)
ColombianClampGod (New York)
Tafssa (New York)
TBD (Ohio North)
TBD (Ohio North)
Drez3606 (PA West)
Thunderman_3434 (PA West)
Carfonso2020 (South Texas)
TheApos (South Texas)
MoCk Shadow (Arizona)
NateVentura11 (Cal South)
Mxteo (Cal South)
MiCy Storm (Nevada)
Andr3sx21x (New Mexico)
PickledPilow22 (New Mexico)
JoeClark10 (New York)
NotNutBuster (New York)
Coachingdwarf92 (Ohio North)
TBD (Ohio North)
Lrals6 (PA West)
zkhan64 (South Texas)
ACTIVEQUASAR996 (South Texas)
About The Eseries Championship
Seventeen state youth soccer associations are partnering to launch the FIFA-FEST: eSeries Championship. This tournament will feature the best youth players from each state.
The six-day FIFA-FEST: eSeries Championship features the top 13U-17U players from each state association in a free single-elimination tournament. The tournament will be held from July 13-15 for PS4 players and from July 16-18 for XBOX players. The top two XBOX and PS4 players who compete in the FIFA-FEST: eSeries Championship will receive Adidas cleats and the champion will receive an additional prize.