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FIFA Online 3 EA Champions Cup Spring 2018 Overview

Posted March 30th at 12:00pm.

First, they'll become champions of Asia. Next, the world? Check out the EA Champions Cup to see which FIFA Online 3 competitors will move on and continue their journey on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup. 

The EA Champions Cup (EACC) Spring 2018 is a massive tournament for EA SPORTS FIFA Online 3 that has Asia's best players compete for cash prizes and qualification to the FIFA Global Series Playoffs for a chance to prove that they're the best in the world on FIFA Online 3.

The Champions Cup is an inter-Asian tournament in which each country involved sends a specific number of three-person teams to compete. The EACC has been around since 2014, originally called F03 Spearhead Invitational before being re-named in 2016. There are currently two EACC tournaments per year, one in the spring and one in autumn.

FIFA Online 3 is a free online multiplayer football game for PC developed by EA Spearhead Studio but distributed and published by various companies in multiple regions throughout Asia. It was originally released in 2012 and has become a massive hit all over the continent. As it's an older game, FO3 plays a bit differently than FIFA 18 thanks to the difference in technology.

Ivan “Hashtag Boras” Lapanje, one of the best and most popular FIFA 18 professional competitors in the world, has experience playing FIFA Online 3 and has insight into the similarities (and differences) between the two games.. Lapanje says that it's less about the game itself and more about how long most FIFA Online 3 pros have been playing it. “The players have played FIFA Online 3 for many years which has taken their skills to perfection. That's a bit different from FIFA where you play the game for one year and then start over.” He also notes that FO3 “games are shorter...[and the] gameplay [is] faster.” 

Even though they trained and won their competition in FIFA Online 3, the winners of the EACC will be more than ready to take on the best in FIFA 18 at the FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs later in the year. “I believe their virtual football talents still can take them far since there always are similarities between football games: understanding for the game, timing, and defensive anticipation,” said Lapanje. 

The top six players (both finalist teams) will be eligible to compete in the EA SPORTS FIFA Global Series Playoffs on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup Final later this year. The Playoffs will narrow down the field to 32 contenders who will compete to be crowned the best in the world. 

 

How to watch: on the EA SPORTS FIFA Twitch channel and follow all the action on Twitter.

Date: March 31 – April 1, 2018

Location: Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand

Participating Teams: 12 total teams; one from Thailand as host country, five from the Southeast Asia region (Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand), three from China, three from Korea.

 

Prizes:

 

A

B

1

1st place

$108,000

2

2nd place

$60,000

3

3rd place

$30,000

4

4th place

$15,000

5

The last eight teams

$3,000 each

6

Best Player Award

$1,000

7

Top Scorer Award

$1,000

8

Total Prizes  Awarded

$239,000 USD

Catch all the action of the EA Champions Cup on March 31 and April 1 on the EA SPORTS FIFA Twitch channel and follow on Twitter for regular updates from Bangkok. 

 

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