South America’s biggest club tournament, CONMEBOL Libertadores will be added to EA SPORTS FIFA 20 as a content update in March 2020.
The collaboration will inevitably boost the tournament’s global presence, and see the expansion of the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series, allowing South American-based players a whole new way to connect to the CONMEBOL Libertadores through the competition.
CONMEBOL Commercial Director, Juan Emilio Roa said: “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,” Players can compete with historic clubs from Uruguay, Perú, Paraguay, Ecuador and beyond in FIFA Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Kick-Off, and a new CONMEBOL Libertadores Tournament Mode.
“Follow in the footsteps of some of the top players to lead teams like River Plate, Boca Juniors, Flamengo, Corinthians, and Colo-Colo through the heated competition of South American club football while playing the CONMEBOL Libertadores, CONMEBOL Sudamericana and CONMEBOL Recopa competitions.”
The inclusion of CONMEBOL Libertadores continues to elevate FIFA 20’s authenticity, with it now boasting more than 30 official leagues, 700 teams, 17,000 authentic players, and 90 licensed stadiums from all over the world already in the game.
Nick Wlodyka, GM, EA SPORTS FIFA praised the deal: “Bringing two of the most prestigious continental football tournaments, CONMEBOL Libertadores and CONMEBOL Sudamericana, into FIFA 20 is an exciting step forward. 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.”
Brent Koning, FIFA Competitive Gaming Commissioner added: “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 “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.”
Insider Insight: This addition to the game not only adds an extra level to EA’s esports series, but it also will significantly help boost the growing popularity of South American football in Europe, as the FIFA series plays a key role in fan engagement in Europe.