BBC to broadcast FIFA 21 Global Series European Regional Qualifiers

20 Feb, 2021 Gaming Events 196 0 Comment
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BBC will broadcast the FIFA 21 Global Series European Regional Qualifiers across all its platforms on 20th and 21st of February

Today and tomorrow, football fans will witness the FIFA 21 Global Series European Regional Qualifiers on all BBC platforms. This will be possible as British Broadcasting giant BBC has forged a partnership with EA Sports for February 20th and 21st slots.

As per the broadcasting partnership agreement, the European Regional Qualifiers and Playoffs will be shown on the BBC iPlayer, plus BBC Sport’s website and app. Viewers can watch the competition on EA Sports FIFA’s Twitch and YouTube channels.

Details of European Regional Qualifiers

Post the live broadcasts, FIFA 21’s Global Series programming will be available on BBC iPlayer for 30 days. This will allow fans to engage in a prolonged viewing experience.

Top FIFA teams are currently competing from around the globe for a massive prize pool of $3 million. BBC iPlayer will provide live coverage of each match, broadcasting up to eight hours of FIFA esports content per day.

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FIFA Playoffs schedule

  • European Regional Qualifier 3: February 20th – 21st
  • European Regional Qualifier 4: March 20th – 21st
  • European Regional Qualifier 5: April 24th – 25th
  • European Playoffs: TBC

Commenting on this partnership, Brent Koning, EA Sports FIFA Competitive Gaming Commissioner said, “We see FIFA competitive gaming as an extension of football fandom. BBC is the ideal partner as it will allow millions of UK fans the opportunity to watch one the most popular games played at the highest level.”

BBC and Esports

The broadcaster is not new to Esports. It has included multiple Esports platforms in its portfolio in the span of one year. Its most recent broadcast was of a CS:GO event and Rocket League tournaments.

All this materialized, while BBC continued showing the W Series from last year. Other titles include an Excel Esports documentary, the League of Legends UKLC, Rocket League RLCS X and the CSGO Blast Premier Series.

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