EA FIFA Announces Addition of Champions League

Published on June 11th, 2018 - 3:44pm EST
Written By: Ariel Noel



Electronic Arts - FIFA 19 - Video game cover featuring Cristiano Ronaldo and Junior Neymar. Electronic Arts' most popular video game, FIFA, just got a lot more exciting as the company announced the acquisition of the UEFA Champions League license for the very first time. This move is likely to further solidify their hold on the number one spot as the best soccer video game in the world.

Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer title, which used to be the only serious competition to FIFA over the years, held the Champions League license for the past 10 seasons. After a steady decrease in sales and revenues, they were not able to compete financially with Electronic Arts any more and had to let their exclusive deal with UEFA expire. This is a huge blow to Pro Evolution Soccer and in a way is a checkmate move by Electronic Arts when it comes to the game of digital soccer.

EA will feature the new tournament mode for Champions League in their upcoming FIFA 19 game, which is due to be released on September 28th, 2018. The Champions League license comes on top of their FIFA and English Premier League licenses, among others, and it makes the game more authentic and complete. The Champions League is the most elite club football competition in the world and this news has been welcomed by the majority in the gaming community.

The smaller UEFA tournaments, Europa League and UEFA Super Cup, will also be included in the game from here on.

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The 2019 edition of EA FIFA will feature superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Junior Neymar on the cover.

Below is the most recent video preview of FIFA 19. Enjoy.


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