TORONTO, Ont.—The esports scene in Canada simply continues to evolve.
It could have flew underneath the radar earlier this month because of the Canadian girls securing their place within the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Video games, but it surely doesn’t make the information any much less vital.
On Feb. 4, Canada Soccer introduced that it’ll choose a four-player roster to compete within the 2020 FIFA eNations Cup, which can happen from Might 22-24, 2020 in Denmark.
The event, which is performed in a 2v2 format in EA SPORTS FIFA 2020, is the second version of FIFA’s official worldwide competitors. Final yr, twenty international locations—forty gamers—had been narrowed down to at least one champion as French duo ‘Maestro’ and ‘DaXe’ took dwelling the inaugural Closing in London and a tidy $40,000 USD in prize cash.
Canada Soccer will title its eNational Group roster based mostly on the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 World Collection Rankings, because the crew shall be made up of two of the highest Canadian gamers on XBOX and two of the highest Canadian gamers on Ps.
“We don’t but have a date decided for the announcement of the certified FUT Verified FIFA20 gamers who will take part in qualifying for eNations Cup,” mentioned Canada Soccer, when requested a couple of potential deadline for incomes a spot on the nation’s inaugural roster. “[We] anticipate it could be forward of the Males’s Nationwide Group’s Olympic Qualifiers, although.”
That’s necessary as a result of because it stands, each Toronto FC’s skilled FIFA participant PhilB94_ and Vancouver Whitecaps FC professional exraa discover themselves nicely exterior of the top-two Ps gamers after SibWolf and his Gillette Infinity Esports crew took a giant leap within the standings by making it to the Spherical of 16 on the FIFA eWorld Cup this previous weekend.
With the most important eMLS event of the season, the eMLS Cup, set to happen on Mar. 21—the identical day that Canada opens their Males’s Soccer Olympic Qualifying Event—it’s unlikely that PhilB94_ or exraa will be capable to safe sufficient factors to climb again into the top-four earlier than Canada selects its roster.
Nevertheless, crazier issues have occurred, and if both of PhilB94_ or exraa could make a deep run on the second eMLS occasion of the yr—this weekend in Portland—then they could nonetheless have a shot at representing Group Canada.