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2020 FISU eSports Challenge Football


Game on!

Just because we are facing some rough and tumble times in 2020, doesn’t mean we couldn’t get sporty and competitive in a virtual environment. This made for FISU’s first successful eSports challenge, with a FIFA20 competition! After the über-successful online UWC Football Team Challenge took place in May, virtual football brought this to the next level with the 2020 FISU eSports Challenge Football.


How did the 2020 FISU eSports Challenge Football work?

The inaugural 2020 FISU eSports Challenge Football took place across 11 action-packed competition days in early July. 32 male players and 12 female ones battled it out in two separate tournaments that happened simultaneously. Each of FISU’s Continental Member Associations fielded top players for the tournament, ensuring a full geographical spread on a virtual football pitch! Find out more about the competition here!



Women's Tournament 

eSports Winners Women


Men's Tournament

Eligibility and Regulations

Competitors had to meet the following criteria to take part:

  • Students who are currently officially registered as proceeding towards a degree or diploma at a university or similar institute, whose status is recognised by the appropriate national academic authority of their country.
  • Former students of institutions mentioned above who have obtained their academic degree or diploma in the year preceding the event
  • Be a student of a university they represent (no matter which nationality)
  • Note: no age limit conditions will be applied as long as the participants meet the above criteria

Click here to download the full set of rules, regulations and eligibility (PDF).


How did registration work?

The National University Sports Federation (NUSF) each represented university made the official entries for the competition.


The Organising Committee of the 2020 FISU eSports Challenge Football had the right to verify the eligibility of any athlete and documents presented, with the right to request additional information or documentation if necessary.



Where can I find the game-play action? 


Every day during the tournament, we streamed live games with commentary. Check out the livestreams with videos on demand on the FISU Twitch Channel.





For registration issues please contact the FISU University World Cups Department.

For general queries please contact the Organising Committee.