The inaugural season kicks off November 5th, 2018 and will span 7 weeks. It will see top-tier Danish football clubs competing for a prize pool of EUR 50,000 in EA SPORTS™ FIFA 19 as part of the Official League Qualifying events in the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 19 Global Series.
A groundbreaking esports media product, eSuperliga will be streamed on Dplay and broadcast live twice a week on Canal 9 in a studio setting that will boast well-known sports commentators and pundits with extensive knowledge of the FIFA gameplay.
Peter Nørrelund, EVP, Head of Product Development and Incubation, and Co-CEO of DreamHack commented: “MTG has been partners with Superliga for 20 years, and the new competitive gaming tournament is a natural digital evolution of the most watched sports league in Denmark. Together with Electronic Arts' hit FIFA 19 as the playing field, we are creating a first-class esports product tailored for TV viewers, with superior production quality, consistent schedule and gripping storytelling around the action.”
Each of the 16 eSuperliga teams commits to building a powerful league, where the best meet the best, by signing a professional contract with at least one FIFA player and recruiting a minimum of two players and a coach.
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