The field is set.
Millions of FIFA Ultimate Team players in Europe have been winnowed down to the best of the best. Now it’s time to crown a champion.
Beginning at 3 a.m. ET (8 a.m. GMT) on Saturday, February 4, the FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship Series first Season 1 Regional final will begin, live from Paris, France.
Live coverage begins on Twitch (above) and YouTube at 3 a.m. ET. ESPN Deportes and ESPN3 will have live coverage beginning at 12 p.m. A one-hour edited version of the event will air on ESPN at 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 5.
Many of the biggest names in FIFA in the world will be on hand competing for the first major honors of the FIFA 17 competitive calendar. Amongst them Hashtag United’s Harry Hesketh and Tassal ‘Tass’ Rushan, FC Schalke 04’s Tim Latka, Epsilon’s Spencer ‘Huge Gorilla’ Ealing, PSG’s August 'Agge' Rosenmeier and Lucas 'DaXe' Cuillerier, and FUTWIZ‘s Ty Walton on the Xbox One side and Hashtag United’s Ivan “BorasLegend” Lapanje on the PlayStation 4 side of things.
Here’s the complete field divided by their respective groups:
All four players play everyone in their group with a win worth three points, a draw worth two, and a loss worth zero. The top two players in each group advance to the double-elimination Knockout Round.
After both knockout tournaments are down to the finalists from each console, the winner of the Xbox One field will take on the winner of the PlayStation 4 bracket in a two-leg final with one fixture on Xbox One and one on PS4.
After both matches, the player with the higher aggregate score from the two is crowned the champion. If the aggregate score is tied, the player with more goals scored on their “non-native” platform (e.g. “away goals”) is the winner. If the match remains tied on “away goals”, a golden-goal third match will be played on the same platform as the second game and the winner decided by the first to score.