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26 June 2020 | in eSports, FISU

10 days to go – we give you 10 reasons to tune in!

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The first-ever eSports competition being held by FISU begins in exactly 10 days and there are several good reasons why it’s going to be an exciting ‘test’ event to gauge the level of interest and response to eSports, among university students worldwide.


  1. Well firstly, the 2020 FISU eSports Challenge Football is a first-ever. Anything pathbreaking, pioneering, new and experimental is always thrilling and you will always be able to say ‘I was there’ when it becomes a rage in the future.


  1. It is also a last-of, in some ways. FIFA 21 will be launched worldwide on 9 October 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Which means anticipation is already building for the next version of the game and this could be one of the big international competitions for FIFA 20.


  1. eSports 2As FISU believes in real gender equality, we have men and women playing simultaneously, and not just a couple of ‘token’ female players in the draw.


  1. The Draw Ceremony on Thursday, 2 July will be fun and one-of-a-kind. You will see the 32 final players being assigned to groups in real-time and there will also be a surprise virtual guest.


  1. Talk about action-packed days! The group stages from 6-8 July will see nonstop action as multiple matches take place through the day. You will be able to watch the stream split into two sessions: at 14:00 CEST and 22:00 CEST on FISU.TV.


Ulisses 25. The geographical mix of competitors will be an interesting one; with participants from all the FISU Continental University Sports Federations (CUSFs).


4. Fun talk shows that will be peppered throughout the competition dates, introducing you to the players and bringing forth their personalities, motivations and backgrounds.


3. Brazilian player Ulisses Selles (left), who finished second in the recently concluded FISU America eSports tournament. He has been fielded by his National University Sports Federation (NUSF) again and is raring to go. Watch out for him.


2. There’s still very little live sport out there on TV, so we’re giving you a full-fledged tournament to follow and entertain yourself with.


1. At the end of the day, it’s a university versus university competition on an international level, which you get nowhere else but FISU.