The excitement over FIFA 21 continues as gamers look foward to participating in FIFA's Global Series that kicks off next month. The Global Series is an effort by FIFA to bring together the best competitors from around the world to compete in over 20 football leagues and competitions across five continents.
As explained on the EA Sports website, "The Road to the eWorld Cup begins in-game with FUT Champions. Once a player registers for the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series, they must reach the Elite 1 rank by earning 27 wins in a single weekend of Weekend League to become a FUT Champions Verified player. FUT Champions Verified players may be invited to play in online qualifiers for FUT Champions Cups and become eligible to earn Global Series Points.
"This year, players will continue to have opportunities to play in FUT Champions Cups, the eNations Cup, the eClub World Cup, LQEs, PlayStation Events and of course our many League Partners."
And Indian gamers could not be more excited. Saksham 'Sakky' Rattan, a Pune-based professional FIFA gamer who is only the second Indian to win an international trophy for FIFA told Goal, "I finished in the top 500 in the world for Playstation last season without participating in any tournament that awarded Global series points.
"So I am pretty sure I will be able to finish with a higher rank this year now that India is eligible. We should be having many more tournaments where we can win global series points and I am sure I will be able to participate in many of those."
Saransh Jain, an esports professional who won the Indian leg of the Virtual Bundesliga last year added, "It is going to completely change the scene for us, I am expecting big things for FIFA esports in India. (With FIFA 21) I am looking forward to the first-weekend league which starts from 16th (October) initially and then the regional qualifiers from November 2020."