India's top FIFA gamers to face off in first-ever AIFF eFootball Challenge

The competition to be organised by the All India Football Federation will determine the representatives from the country for the FIFAe Nations Series 2021.

AIFF will soon initiate registration process for the tournament by sending out invitations to the top-16 Indian PlayStation eAthletes in the FIFAe Global Series Rankings (Representative Image).   -  AIFF

India's best FIFA gamers are set to take part in the first-ever AIFF eFootball Challenge beginning on March 20, wherein 16 of the top eligible Playstation eAthletes of the country will be competing against each another.

The competition to be organised by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) will determine the representatives from the country, who will be a part of the eNational squad and compete at the FIFAe Nations Series 2021 (FeNS21).

The flagship tournament of FIFA will be contested by eNational Teams using the EA Sports FIFA 21 game.

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The official logo of the inaugural AIFF eFootball Challenge has been designed in line with the overall logo identity of the federation.

To be played in a knock-out format, the round-of-16 of the competition will take place on March 20, with the quarterfinals scheduled for March 21. The semifinals and finals will be held on April 2 and April 4, respectively.

The AIFF will soon initiate the registration process for the Esports tournament by sending out invitations to the top-16 Indian PlayStation eAthletes in the FIFAe Global Series Rankings (West Asia Region), as per the cut-off date and time of February 25, 12am IST.

However, if any of the top-16 eAthletes do not meet the eligibility criteria for the tournament, which will be communicated to them during the registration period, or do not confirm their participation, the next eligible eAthlete in the ranking order will qualify.