The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Tuesday introduced it would conduct a nationwide match from March 20 to April 4 to pick the Indian workforce for its maiden look within the FIFAe Nations Series.
The FIFAe Nations Series is the world physique’s flagship match for the member associations and is contested by eNational groups utilizing the EA Sports FIFA 21 recreation.
An Indian workforce will likely be a part of the worldwide match for the very first time, with the AIFF constructing an eNational Squad, constituting the nation’s high FIFA avid gamers, who will signify it on the FIFAe Nations Series 2021 (FeNS21).
To facilitate the choice course of, the AIFF will host a nationwide match ‘AIFF eFootball Challenge’ whereby the highest 16 eligible PlayStation avid gamers of the nation will contest to determine the winner.
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The FIFAe Global Series Rankings (West Asia Region) as of February 25 shall be used to find out the qualification and seeding.
The two finalists will signify India within the subsequent stage of the worldwide competitors.
The FeNS21 will function a multi-phase construction together with on-line qualifier levels which can ultimately culminate within the FIFAe Nations Cup — the ultimate occasion.
India will take part from the Middle East and Africa server area.
“Gaming has always been a great engagement tool for football fans across the world. Owing to the current pandemic situation the interest in eSports has increased manifold globally,” AIFF basic secretary Kushal Das stated.
“The alternative to appoint eAthletes from India for the occasion is a novel alternative to interact with the gaming group within the nation and open a brand new avenue for followers to attach with the ‘Beautiful Game’.
“At the same time, it will help promote the concept of eSports as a career and provide global exposure to Indian eAthletes,” he added.