What You Need To Have
In order to participate in organized FIFA ‘20 gameplay, leagues, and events, all players are required to own their own personal licensed copy of the FIFA ‘20 video game published by Electronic Arts (EA Sports). The FIFA ‘20 video game is available for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 video game consoles, which are also required to play. Finally, the player must have an online subscription to their respective gaming console in order to access online gameplay.
Champions eLeague and Indiana Soccer are in no way affiliated with EA Sports, Microsoft, Sony or other game makers or their business services and do not participate or share revenue in the sales of the video games. While we are able to provide general support and instructions, we are not able to provide detailed technical support for these titles and are not liable for any malfunctions with the consoles or the games.
To help you with your setup, here are the three key components you need in order to provide the tools your children need to participate in video game leagues and events.
A game console is like a personal computer (PC) built specifically to connect to a television or monitor for the exclusive purpose of playing video games and apps. For Champions eLeague, players must own or have access to either of the following home video game consoles:
Game consoles are available at retail stores nation wide for a price point around $499. You can often find the consoles available used at retailers like GameStop or Best Buy. One console can play many video games. The differences between the consoles are mostly related to the games available, but all leagues featured through Champions eLeague and Indiana Soccer will support both.
The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are incompatible with one another, meaning that a friend with an Xbox One cannot play with a friend with a PlayStation 4. We recommend that you consult with your child and their friends to identify which console is the most appropriate for your child.
There are old versions of consoles from previous years which are NOT compatible with the league. Xbox 360, Xbox, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and some other consoles will not be compatible with gameplay in the league.
The Gaming Software
In order to play video games on your console, you must purchase a copy of the video game license. Video games may be purchased at most major retailers and come in a DVD case. Additionally, video games are available to be purchased within the digital online store of your video game console.
For Champions eLeague, the game we will be supporting first is FIFA 2020 and may be purchase with either the PlayStation 4 version or the Xbox One version.
A single copy of the video game may be played on a single console. A friend can not share a copy of the game with another friend with both players playing at the same time.
Once purchase, insert the game into the gaming console of your choice, and the game will self-install. If you purchase digitally, the game will self-install.
The Online Subscription
In order to play video games online, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles require a monthly subscription fee for online access. These services are available for purchase directly on your gaming consoles.
For Xbox One, the subscription is called Xbox Live and costs $59.99 for 12 months, $24.99 for three months, and $9.99 for one month. Gift cards may be purchased at retail, or you can purchase directly online.
For PlayStation 4, the subscription is called PlayStation Plus. A 12-month subscription costs $59.99 (which is $4.99 per month) A 3-month subscription costs $24.99 ($8.33 per month) A one-month subscription costs $9.99. Gift cards may be purchased at retail, or you can purchase directly online.