Monday 10 Jan
Updated Monday 10 Jan 16:54
eSports

Last chance to register for 2021/22 ePremier League!


This is now the last chance for UK residents to register for the 2021/22 ePremier League - with the final qualifier tournament taking place this Tuesday and Wednesday!

Players of all abilities can register for the chance to represent West Ham United in domestic football's biggest gaming competition.

Remaining entrants will compete for a place in the Club's Playoffs by participating in online open qualification tournaments on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 January.

Then, the winning players from the qualifying Playoffs - a double-elimination tournament between the top four players from each of the seven tournaments - will take place on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 January. 

Now into its fourth season, the competition – which sees representatives from all 20 Premier League teams come together to compete for the biggest domestic prize in footballing gaming – continues to grow bigger and better.

The prize pool for the tournament has increased to £100,000, with three seats on offer for top-ranking players at the EA SPORTS FIFA 22 Global Series Playoffs.

This season, the ePremier League will be played on next-generation consoles in the PlayStation5 and Xbox Series X|S. The competition is open to UK residents aged 16 and over.
 

ePL format


This year’s competition sees the return of a live ePremier League Grand Final in a venue to be revealed soon, where the two best players from all 20 Premier League clubs will battle it out on 26 and 27 March 2022.

There will also be a change to the Grand Finals format this season. Players will work collaboratively as a team for the first time by taking part in a series of 1v1 matches against pairings from other clubs, with one player competing per console. 

Two seasons ago, West Ham’s Jamie ‘Jamboo’ Rigden went all the way to the live televised Xbox semi-finals of the competition.

There, he mounted a dramatic comeback from 4-1 down in the first leg against defending champion Donovan ‘Tekkz’ Hunt of Liverpool, pulling the tie level back to 4-4 in the second – only to miss out on a golden goal in extra-time. Tom Leese of Watford went on to secure the trophy.

Last year, Manchester City’s professional FIFA player Shaun ‘Shellzz’ Springette claimed the 2020/21 ePremier League title, triumphing in a penalty shootout victory over Leeds United representative Olle ‘Ollelito’ Arbin. 

West Ham's representatives Alfie 'AC RedLac' Calder and Curtis 'Papsity' Poole both departed the competition in the group stages.

For more exciting FIFA 22 and gaming content this season, follow the official @WestHamEsports accounts on TwitterInstagram and Twitch.
 

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