EA Sports has launched the Stay and Play Cup, a FIFA 20 esports soccer tournament to raise cash for coronavirus charities, featuring some of the biggest teams and players in Europe.
EA is bringing together 20 professional footballers from 20 of Europe’s most historic clubs, in support of Global Giving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund. As part of the Stay and Play Cup, EA will also donate US$1M to help support immediate and long-term relief and recovery in vulnerable communities most affected by COVID-19.
You’ll also be able to be a part of the Stay and Play Cup by following every match live on the EA SPORTS FIFA Twitch channel and being in with a chance to earn rewards for watching with Twitch Drops.
The Stay and Play Cup is a knockout will include professional footballers from the following teams:
England: Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur
France: Olympique Lyonnais, Marseille, PSG
Spain: Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid, Valencia
Italy: AS Roma
Netherlands: Ajax, PSV Eindhoven
Sweden: AIK, Djurgården
Finland: HJK Helsinki
Denmark: FC Copenhagen, Brondby
Each team’s player will be announced in the build-up to the tournament.
The Stay and Play Cup is a single elimination knockout tournament. Each match will be a one leg 1v1 match with 85-rated squads, with the winner advancing to the next round and the loser being knocked out of the tournament. In the event of a draw after 90 minutes, games will be decided by extra time and penalties.
The Stay and Play Cup starts on April 15th at 9am PT/5pm UK/6pm CEST and will take place over five days, culminating in the final on April 19th.