The conclusion to the FIFA esports season, FIFA eClub World Cup 2020, takes place this weekend from February 7 - 9 in Milan, Italy. Unlike some FIFA events, this one will decide who is the best club team in the world. With a total prize pool of $100,000 on the line for the 24 competing teams, we can’t wait to watch all the action! But first, here's everything you need to know about the FIFA eClub World Cup. We’ll update this article throughout the weekend with results from each day, so be sure to bookmark this article and check back to see how your favorite club is performing.
When and Where
The FIFA eClub World Cup 2020 takes place this upcoming weekend February 7 - 9, 2020 in Milan, Italy. The event was held at the famous O2 stadium in London, England last season, so it's a nice change of scenery for this year's event.
Teams and Players
There are 48 players, which make up 24 teams, competing at the FIFA eClub World Cup. Among those 24 teams is G FUEL-sponsored FaZe Clan who will be looking to take it home.
Here are all the teams and players along with the groups they are seeded in:
- Neo - HugeGorilla and Stokes
- Hashtag United - HashtagHarry and HashtagShawrey
- FaZe Clan - Tass and Mino7x
- Gillette Infinity Esports - SibWolf and Janoz
- Nordavind DNB - NVD_Hyper and NVD Arkoo
- Olympique Lyonnais - OL Aera and CocoVBastos
- Ellevens - PResende7 and EthxnH
- Borussia-E-Sports - Der_Gaucho10 and Jeffryy95
- FC Basel 1893 Esports - Nicolas99FC and CodyDerFinisher
- Blue United EFC - Tsakt and Agu
- Movistar Riders - AndoniiPM and Zidane10
- Mkers - Prinsipe and RiberaRibell
- Fnatic - Tom and Tekkz
- Redemption Esports - Spiteri and MrDone
- AS Roma - Roma_Damie and TheSpiderKong
- NASR Esports - Ramy_Saad and kovu995
- Team Qlash - QLASH_Crazy and DrNightWatch
- FK Austria Wien - Neubi98 and Juno16x
- Manchester City - Shellz and Ryan
- Team FW AU - FUTWIZ Jamie and FUTWIZ Marko
- Fierce Esports - Fully and CatFIFAx
- Complexity Gaming - Joksan and MaXe
- R288 - Mr_lillelys and Don Oli
- Dux Gaming - Gravesen and diegog1996
Players will compete in a 1v1 and 2v2 format, starting with four groups of six players. Each team will play each other three times. The first time it will be a 1v1 on Xbox or PlayStation, the second time it will be on the other console in a 1v1, and the third time it will be a 2v2 between the two clubs. Teams can win up to nine points per match-set.
The scoring format for the group stage is as follows:
- 0 point for a loss
- 1 point for a draw
- 3 points for a win
After the group stage is completed, the top four teams from each group will move on to the knock stage of the FIFA eClub World Cup. This is where the pressure starts to build. Instead of three games being played, there are only two matches played. First, it will be another 1v1 between the two sides, and then it will be concluded with another 2v2. If the series score is tied, there will be an additional 1v1 to decide the winner of the series. This stage of the tournament is single-elimination, meaning if your club loses a series, you are out of the tournament for good.
While last year’s prize pool for the event was $500,000, this year’s FIFA eClub World Cup has a lesser $100,000 prize pool. The tournament will also distribute FIFA Global Series points among the 24 teams.
Prize Money Per Team
- 1st place: $40,000
- 2nd place: $20,000
- 3rd and 4th place: $10,000
- 5th-8th place: $2,000
- 9th-16th place: $1,000
- 17th-24th place: $500
Global Series Points Per Player
- 1st place: 2,000 points
- 2nd place: 1,400 points
- 3rd and 4th place: 800 points
- 5th-8th place: 500 points
- 9th-16th place: 300 points
- 17th-24th place: 150 points
How To Watch and Schedule
How To Watch
The FIFA eClub World Cup 2020 kicks off Friday, February 7th and will run through Sunday, February 9th. You can watch the event online at any of the following sites:
Or stay on this page and watch the FIFA eClub World Cup below!
Here's the FIFA eClub World Cup 2020 schedule and times:
Friday, February 7, 2020
- 4 - 8 AM ET / 1 - 5 AM PT - Round 1-3 | Groups A and C
- 9 AM - 1 PM ET / 6 - 10 AM PT - Round 1-3 | Groups B and D
Saturday, February 8, 2020
- 4 - 6:40 AM ET / 1 - 3:40 AM PT - Rounds 4 and 5 | Groups A and C
- 7:25 - 10 AM ET / 4:30 - 7 AM PT - Rounds 4 and 5 | Groups B and D
- 10:45 AM - 12 PM ET / 7:45 - 9 AM PT - Round of 16 | Groups A and C
- 12 - 1:25 PM ET / 9 - 10:25 AM PT - Round of 16 | Groups B and D
Sunday, February 9, 2020
- 5 - 6:15 AM ET / 2 - 3:15 AM PT - Quarter-Finals
- 7 - 9:35 AM ET / 4 - 6:35 AM PT - Semi-Finals
- 10 - 11:30 AM ET / 7 - 8:30 AM PT - Finals
Throughout the weekend, we will be updating this article with the results of the group stage games and the knockout stages. Be sure to bookmark this page when the action starts, and check back to see how your team is doing.
Day 1 February 7, 2020 Results
Groups A and C were the first ones to duke it out. As the two groups played out, they became polar opposites, with group C being very one-sided and group A being more tight-nit.
Group A Standings:
- 1. Hashtag United 4-4-1 - 16 Points
- 2. NEO 3-6-0 - 15 Points
- 3. Gillette Infinity Esports 3-3-3 - 12 Points
- 4. Olympique Lyonnais 2-3-4 9 Points
- 5. FaZe Clan 1-5-3 - 8 Points
- 6. Nordavind DNB 1-5-3 - 8 Points
Group C Standings:
- 1. Fnatic 8-0-1 - 24 Points
- 2. AS Roma eSports 4-3-2 - 15 Points
- 3. Redemption eSports 3-4-2 - 13 Points
- 4. NASR eSports 2-5-2 - 11 Points
- 5. FK Austria Wien 2-0-7 - 6 Points
- 6. Team QLASH 2-0-7 - 6 Points
The latter two groups, Groups B and D, concluded their matches. And unlike group C where Fnatic dominated the rest, both of these groups were much closer.
Group B Standings:
- 1. FC Basel 1893 eSports 5-301 - 18 Points
2. Ellevens 3-4-2 - 13 Points
3. MKERS 2-5-2 - 11 Points
4. Borussia-E-Sports 2-5-2 11 Points
5. Movistar Riders 2-5-2 - 11 Points
6. Blue United eFC 1-2-6 - 5 Points
Group D Standings:
- 1. Complexity Gaming 4-3-2 - 15 Points
- 2. E288 3-4-2 - 13 Points
- 3. Sporting CP Esports 3-4-2 - 13 Points
- 4. Team FW AU 2-5-2 11 Points
- 5. Manchester City eSports 1-6-2 - 9 Points
- 6. DUX Gaming 1-4-4 - 7 Points
Day 2 February 8, 2020 Results
The second day of group play kicked off early Saturday morning with groups A and C once again. This was the last chance for teams to secure their spot in the knockout stage, so a lot was on the line. Let’s take a look at the action.
Group A Standings at the end of group play:
- 1. Hashtag United - 8-4-3 - 28 Points
- 2. NEO 5-7-3 - 22 Points
- 3. FaZe Clan 4-7-4 - 19 Points
- 4. Gillette Infinity Esports 4-6-5 - 18 Points
- 5. Nordavind DNB 3-6-6 - 15 Points
- 6. Olympique Lyonnais 3-6-6
Group C Standings at the end of group play:
- 1. Fnatic 11-1-3 - 34 Points
- 2. AS Roma Esports 8-5-2 - 29 Points
- 3. Redemption eSports 5-6-4 - 21 Points
- 4. NASR eSports 3-6-6 - 15 Points
- 5. FK Austria Wien 4-2-9 - 14 Points
- 6. Team QLASH 3-2-10 - 11 Points
The top four teams from each group move onto the knockout stages of the FIFA eClub World Cup.
The remaining two groups, Group B and Group D, featured a lot more intense action as multiple teams in both groups were eyeing that last knockout stage spot. Let’s take a look at the two final groups.
Group B Standings at the end of group play:
- 1. FC Basel 1893 eSports 7-6-2 - 27 Points
- 2. Borussia-E-Sports 5-6-4 21 Points
- 3. Ellevens 5-6-4 - 21 Points
- 4. Mkers 4-7-4 - 19 Points
- 5. Blue United eFC 4-3-8 - 15 Points
- 6. Movistar Riders 3-6-6 -15 Points
Group D Standings at the end of group play:
- 1. Complexity Gaming 7-5-3 - 26 Points
- 2. Team FW AU 5-7-4 22 Points
- 3. R288 4-6-6 - 18 Points
- 4. Sporting CP Esports 4-6-5 - 17 Points
- 5. Manchester City eSports 3-8-4 - 17 Points
- 6. DUX Gaming 4-5-6 - 17 Points
The top four teams in both of these groups also moved onto the knockout stages!
Round of 16 Results
The pressure was on. The knockout stages were finally here and the best 16 teams in the world were about to face off. If any of these teams lose their matches from now on, they are eliminated from the FIFA eClub World Cup, so a lot was riding on these matches.
Let’s take a look at the results from the round of 16:
- NASR Esports > Hashtag United
- Ellevens > Team FW AU
- Fnatic > Gillette Infinity Esports
- Borussia-E-Sports > R288
- Sporting CP Esports > FC Basel 1893 eSports
- AS Roma Esports > FaZe Clan
- Complexity Gaming > MKERS
- NEO > Redemption eSports
That leaves only eight teams left in the tournament ahead of Sunday's deciding matches.
Day 3 February 9, 2020 Results
The final day of the FIFA eClub World Cup kicked off with the round of eight. Having started with 24 clubs from all across the world, we were now down to our final eight. All eyes were on the two powerhouses still left in the competition: Fnatic and Complexity Gaming. Both teams were seen as the front-runners heading into Sunday’s fixtures. Let’s take a look at how the rest of the event played out!
Round of Eight:
Ellevens > NASR Esports
Fnatic > Borussia-E-Sports
AS Roma Esports > Sporting CP Esports
Complexity Gaming > NEO
Ellevens > Fnatic
Complexity Gaming > AS Roma Esports
Complexity Gaming > Ellevens
Congratulations to Complexity Gaming on becoming the FIFA eClub World Cup 2020 champions!
This article was written by Nick Farrell, a full-time university student who loves talking and writing about video games.