The EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series on The Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 is an enhanced global ecosystem that features more competitors and more tournaments than ever before and will culminate with the first ever FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 Grand Final — the pinnacle of the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series. The winner will be crowned the undisputed World Champion next August.
The EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series is a multi-tiered worldwide competition. In the first stage, players will participate in a mass array of online and live events, including FUT Champions Cups, the FIFA eClub World Cup, Licensed Qualifying Competitions, and Official League Partner Qualifying Competitions.
The journey continues in the next stage of competition as the top 128 players in the world will advance to two blockbuster Playoff Events. At the playoffs' conclusion, the millions that started their journey on November 3 will be down to 32 as the finalist compete at the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 Grand Final in August. The winner of the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 Grand Final will be crowned the undisputed FIFA 18 World Champion.
FUT Champions Cups are live events featuring 128 players, split evenly between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Divisions. The top eight competitors from each platform will qualify for the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs.
The globally popular and fun FUT Champions competitive mode returns in EA SPORTS FIFA 18. FUT Champions Weekend League are key to advancing through the ecosystem as players compete in 40 games each weekend, with their total monthly wins and earned skill points placing them on the global leaderboards. Top eligible players on the Global FUT Champions leaderboard will receive an invitation to the FUT Champions Cups.
Qualification for the FUT Champions Cup 1 will take place in November and the event will be in January while the FUT Champions Cup 2 will be in April with its qualification season in February.