Tuesday, June 16, 2020 -- Today, 18 state youth soccer associations are partnering to launch the FIFA-FEST: eSeries Championship. This tournament will feature the best youth players from each state.
The six-day FIFA-FEST: eSeries Championship features the top 13U-17U players from each state association in a free single-elimination tournament. The tournament will be held from June 13-15 for PS4 players and from June 16-18 for XBOX players. The top two XBOX and PS4 players who compete in the FIFA-FEST: eSeries Championship will receive adidas cleats and the champion will receive an additional prize.
To qualify for the FIFA-FEST: eSeries Championship, players must be registered with their state association and they must compete in a state-run tournament before July 11. The following states are competing in the FIFA-FEST: eSeries Championship:
- Arkansas Soccer Association
- Arizona Soccer Association
- Cal South
- Colorado Soccer Association
- Illinois Youth Soccer
- Indiana Soccer
- Massachusetts Youth Soccer
- Minnesota Youth Soccer Association
- Nevada Youth Soccer
- New Mexico Youth Soccer
- New York State West Youth Soccer Association
- Ohio North Youth Soccer Association
- PA West Soccer
- South Texas Youth Soccer Association
- Utah Youth Soccer Association
- Virginia Youth Soccer Association
- Washington Youth Soccer
- Wyoming Youth Soccer
"There is great collaboration between the state associations, always sharing ideas and best practices, and with so many are already running their own FIFA tournament we felt it would be a great idea to come together for the FIFA-FEST: eSeries Championship," said Garrett Cleverly, Arizona Soccer Association Director of Communications. "It is going to be a thrilling few weeks watching players from across the United States qualify for the FIFA-FEST: eSeries Tournament."
Throughout the FIFA-FEST: eSeries Championship, select matches will be streamed on Twitch.
“With our normal spring seasons not able to happen per usual, it is sensational to see the comradery between states to develop something new for our members to compete in.” Brenna Doran, South Texas Youth Soccer Member Services Coordinator. “This is just the beginning. I look forward to seeing what more we can develop together.”
For registration in a state-run FIFA tournament, please check your state's website for more details.
"adidas is excited to partner with 18 state youth soccer associations to present the FIFA-FEST: eSeries Championship to engage youth soccer players in new and engaging ways," said Alexander Echevarria, Adidas Club Representative.