Due to the global pandemic, Electronic Arts and FIFA 20 have announced a brand new tournament is coming to the annual game. It’s all part of the Stay Home, Play Together initiative, that encourages players and futbol fans to stay home, in an effort to halt the progress of COVID-19.
The FIFA 20 Stay and Play Cup Tournament will take place on April 15-19. This tournament will feature 20 of the most famous and historic clubs from Europe. Those playing for these clubs will be professional footballers, chosen by those 20 clubs.
“We want to bring the global football community together with the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Stay and Play Cup, so millions of fans can experience the thrill of their favorite clubs and professional footballers playing — even when we have to be apart,” said Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts. “As part of ‘Stay Home, Play Together,’ we’re working to help people around the world find more ways to connect through play. Combined with relief contributions we are making, we hope to make a positive impact in people’s lives during this challenging time.”
On a charitable standpoint, the tournament will give fans and players the opportunity to donate to causes that stop the spread of COVID-19. Your contributions will be in addition to the money already donated by FIFA. Electronic Arts recently promised a $1 million donation to Global Giving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund.
“During this unprecedented time, more than ever, we are seeing people come together to find new ways to engage in football. It’s encouraging to see the ways we can bring real-world experiences to life with our partners at EA,” said Simon Thomas, Chief Commercial Officer at FIFA. “We are not only committed to supporting coronavirus relief efforts, but also bringing even more ways for football fans to engage with the sport they love in the coming weeks.”
The FIFA 20 Stay and Play Cup will be held from April 15 to April 19, 2020. To follow all the action, you can check out the EA Sports FIFA twitter account. You can also watch all the action on their Twitch channel.