The shape of competitive gaming has changed greatly over the years, and the EA SPORTS Arena is no exception. There are tens of thousands of gamers challenging others each day, and there are many options available where these kinds of matches can be played.
With that, we are announcing that we will be closing the EA SPORTS Arena this November and that none of our upcoming games will support this function. Although our upcoming crop of games (Madden NFL 15, NHL 15 and FIFA 15) will not support the EA SPORTS Arena when they hit store shelves, we will continue to support the current crop of titles (FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, and NHL 14) until the service is shut down.
While EA SPORTS Arena will cease to exist, we hope that our fans are able to find alternative competitive gaming communities to compete in. Be sure to visit our forums to find where other like-minded gamers are playing.
We thank all those who have taken advantage of what EA SPORTS Arena has to offer these last few years.
HOW EA SPORTS ARENA WORKS
Whether you're a Pro or a Joe, EA SPORTS Arena is your official battleground to face off against opponents in titles like Madden NFL, NHL and FIFA.
FIFA 14 TOURNAMENTS
NHL 14 TOURNAMENTS
MADDEN NFL 25 TOURNAMENTS
How many people were participating in Arena events and tournaments?
Less than 0.2 percent of our players were participating in Arena events on a regular basis. That told us that our fans weren’t seeing value in the Arena service, and we decided to focus our efforts on developing new, engaging services for our players.
What will happen in November?
We will disable the Arena feature in the participating titles (FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, and NHL 14) and there will no longer be support for this service by EA SPORTS.
What will happen to World Gaming (formerly Virgin Gaming)?