EA Sports is releasing a new “FIFA Face-Off” tournament in 2021. Are you ready for it?
It will feature influencers, FIFA pro players, and community members. Among the best-known, we could say is Jason Sudeikis, who will be competing as Ted Lasso, a famous character from the AppleTV+ show of the same name.
Other popular film roles include “Horrible Bosses”, “Hall Pass”, and “We’re the Millers”.
Sudeikis is going to compete against other celebrities like Emmy® Award-winning and Comedian “Trevor Noah”, Latin Grammy Award “Nicky Jam”, American Music Awards winner “Becky G”, and “Brendan Hunt”, Ted Lasso’s co-star.
This tournament will be hosted by FIFA celebrity “Castro 1021” and it will be divided into two parts and we will see FIFA pros and celebrities teaming up to compete in FIFA Ultimate Team to win $25,000.
In addition to playing FIFA 21 matches, this tournament will also include “funny mini-games” and other opportunities for viewers or people watching at home to participate in the tournament in some capacity. This was well thought out and viewer-caring.
EA said that they selected members of the community from a video submission contest that saw “tens of thousands” of submissions.
“Having previously no experience coaching soccer, or football if you will, Ted Lasso is the perfect candidate for dominating in an EA Sports FIFA esports competition.
That said, Ted’s passion for competing and having Coach Beard at his side in support may just be enough for him to achieve esports glory in the world’s most popular sports video game. Never underestimate Coach Ted Lasso”.Sudeikis commented:
“Growing up in Inglewood, CA, lots of nights in the Gomez household were centered around watching football soccer, and it’s something that brings us all together.
I’ve been around EA SPORTS FIFA for years and am so excited to be able to compete against my friend Nicky Jam and give back to the FIFA community on this fun show.”Becky G also said:
According to Nicky Jam, EA SPORTS FIFA is one of his favorite games, which he has played much over the years. He’s excited to team up with the “best esports star in the world” (referring to Fnatic Tekkz).
These are the teams and the schedule of the “FIFA Face-Off”:
Friday, March 19, at 12:30 PM EST; 4:30 PM GMT:
Team Nicky Jam:
Nicky Jam (Instagram; Twitter)
“Fnatic Tekkz” (Instagram; Twitter)
“EashVeraam17” (community winner)
Team Becky G:
Becky G (Instagram; Twitter)
“NIP Ollelito” (Instagram)
“JDenman” (community winner)
Friday, March 26, at 12:30 pm EST; 4:30 PM GMT:
Team Trevor Noah:
Trevor Noah (Instagram; Twitter)
“FUTHeda” (community winner)
Team Ted Lasso:
Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, coached by Coach Beard (Brendan Hunt) (Twitter)
“DUX Gravesen” (Instagram; Twitter)
“Cory_B” (community winner)
This event will air on March 19 and 26, respectively (12:30 PM ET) through both the EA SPORTS FIFA Twitch and YouTube channels. More details can be found on FIFA’s website.