EA has revealed that it's bringing South America's CONMEBOL Libertadores competition to FIFA 20 as a free content update on PC, PS4, and Xbox One in March next year, letting players compete with clubs from Uruguay, Perú, Paraguay, Ecuador, and others in Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Kick-Off, and a new Libertadores Tournament Mode.
"This alliance with EA, one of the largest video game companies, is a major step forward for the worldwide dissemination and image of South American football. Thanks to this agreement, our tournaments, clubs and players will have greater reach and recognition among the football fans who will have a whole new way to follow their heroes," said CONMEBOL Commercial Director, Juan Emilio Roa.
"Bringing two of the most prestigious continental football tournaments, CONMEBOL Libertadores and CONMEBOL Sudamericana, into FIFA 20 is an exciting step forward," adds Nick Wlodyka, GM of EA Sports FIFA. "This new partnership with CONMEBOL bolsters our position as the deepest football experience available as we continue to build the most authentic sports video game for our fans."
What's particularly exciting for competitive players is that this also sees the Global Series expand as well, offering South American players a new way to connect with the competition via the eLibertadores tournament.
"The addition of the prestigious CONMEBOL Libertadores to our FIFA 20 Global Series ecosystem strengthens our connection to the global fandom of football and will accelerate the growth of esports in new parts of the world," said Brent Koning, FIFA Competitive Gaming Commissioner. "We aim to offer the most inclusive esports competition in the world and are eager to welcome South American-based players and aspiring superstars to join the tens of millions already competing in FIFA."
The grand final of this competition will see the top eight competitors from both PS4 and Xbox One compete between March 7 and 8 for the chance to earn precious Global Series Points as well as their share of the $100,000 USD prize pool. That said, we'll have to wait until December to find out more details and how to register.
Will you compete?