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EA Is Launching A Number Of “Stay Home, Play Together” Initiatives

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COVID-19 continues to canceling events and keeping us at home, EA has decided to throw collectively a number of digital “Stay Home, Play Together” plan. The headline for the initiative is the EA Sports FIFA – 20 Stay and Play Cup. The cup will consist of a player from 20 of Europe’s football clubs. The players have yet to be revealed and will be published over on the FIFA 20 Twitter.

The included clubs are as follows:

  • England: Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur

  • France: Olympique Lyonnais, Marseille, PSG

  • Germany: Dortmund

  • Spain: Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid, Valencia

  • Portugal: Porto

  • Italy: AS Roma

  • Netherlands: Ajax, PSV Eindhoven

  • Sweden: AIK, Djurgården

  • Finland: HJK Helsinki

  • Denmark: FC Copenhagen, Brondby

The tournament will come with a 1v1 single-elimination matches that last 90 minutes. The tournament will start on April 15th at 9 am PT/5 pm UK/6 pm CEST and run for 5 days on the FIFA 20 Twitch page. Just link your Twitch account to your EA account you can get FIFA Ultimate Team drops for watching. To top off the tournament, EA is going to donate $1M to Global Giving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund. 

On top of the Stay and Play Cup, EA will be hosting a number of events to help gamers connect and play with other players. You can keep up with all of the “Stay Home, Play Together” events check out the official site here.

Read the quick breakdown of some of the planned events.

  • March 26 | Apex CodeRed Tourney | Influencers/Pros played Apex for $50K and $250K was donated to the International Red Cross.

  • April 1-2 | EA SPORTS Madden NFL 20 held a live tournament on Twitch (1M+ Unique Madden Live Stream Viewers in 2 days) where NFL fans watched their favourite athletes go head-to-head in the NFL Checkdown x Madden Tournament.  The final saw Derwin James, Free Safety for the Los Angeles Chargers, crowned the champion.

  •  April 6-17 | The Sims 4 launched a week-long program allowing players check in on their favourite Sims creators and connect through a series of livestreams hosted on The Sims Twitch channel

  • April 18 & 20, May 2 & 4, May 30 & June 1 | Apex Legends | Global Series recently added three new Online Tournaments with a prize pool of $100K each to help keep the gaming community safe and connected.

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