UEFA organizes the eChampions League in collaboration with EA. The winner of the final will take home $100,000, which is equivalent to EUR 88,000. The total prize pool is $280,000. Only Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players can participate.
Electronic Arts reports that the online qualifiers will take place on March 2 and 3; players can only participate if they have accepted the Official Rules by November 1st through their EA account. After the qualifiers, the top 64 players will compete against each other in a live event on April 26 and 27. The eight players who remain will play the Champions League final against each other on May 31 in Madrid, a day before the final of the ‘real’ Champions League.
In addition to the $100,000 prize, the winner will receive 850 Global Series Points. The rest of the remaining prize money is divided among the seven remaining players. Second place will receive $60,000 and third and fourth place $30,000. The rest will receive $15,000 per person.
In 2020, UEFA wants to organize an e-sports tournament around the European Championship. Nothing is known yet about preliminaries, live matches and broadcasts.