Premier League Goes Online with FIFA 20 ePL Tournament
As the novel Coronavirus-led pandemic has wrecked numerous industries and events across the global events including the most popular football league in the world. The EPL authorities are turning to FIFA 20 for a makeshift. Are you Confused? Don’t be.
Well, the Premier League authorities are bringing some of the EPL stars head-to-head in FIFA 20 via the first-ever ePremier League tournament. The authorities announced the draw for the inaugural ePremier League invitational tournament via this tweet.
How The ePremier League Tournament Works
Now, this etournament is entirely invitational and the authorities invited players from different Premier League clubs to represent their own team in the tournament. However,Â it’s not only players representing the clubs, but there are also fan celebrities who will be representing their favourite clubs.Â
For instance, popular singer-songwriter, Josh Franceschi, who is a die-hard Arsenal fan will be representing his favourite team. Manchester United also did not appoint any player of their own, but instead, they have drafted in musician and fan of the club, Josh Grennan, to take on arch-rival, Liverpoolsâ€™ Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Now,Â the tournament has already started yesterday and the results of the first four â€œRound 1â€ matches have come in (picture below).
How Round 1ï¸âƒ£ of the #ePremierLeague Invitational looks…
â€” Premier League (@premierleague) April 20, 2020
ePL Invitational draw
21 April (from 12:00 BST)
1AÂ John McGinn (AVL) v Neal Maupay (BHA)
1BÂ Josh Franceschi (ARS) v Nathaniel Chalobah (WAT)
1CÂ Dwight McNeil (BUR) v Ryan Fredericks (WHU)
1DÂ Philip Billing (BOU) v Angus Gunn (SOU)
22 April (from 12:00 BST)
2AÂ Raheem Sterling (MCI) v Wilfried Zaha (CRY)
2BÂ Tom Grennan (MUN) v Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV)
2DÂ Moussa Sissoko (TOT) v Christian Atsu (NEW)
23 April (from 12:00 BST)
2EÂ Diogo Jota (WOL) v Wilfred Ndidi (LEI)
2FÂ Todd Cantwell (NOR) v Lys Mousset (SHU)Â
2GÂ Winner 1A v Winner 1DÂ
2HÂ Winner 1B v Winner 1C
24 April (from 12:00 BST)
QF1Â Winner 2B v Winner 2D
QF3Â Winner 2E v Winner 2F
QF4Â Winner 2G v Winner 2H
25 April (from 15:00 BST)
SF1Â Winner QF1 v Winner QF2
SF2Â Winner QF3 v Winner QF4
Winner SF1 v Winner SF2
The prize fund of the ePL will be donated to the #PlayersTogether initiativeÂ that is created by the Premier League players to generate funds for the National Health Service (NHS) to fight COVID-19. The tournament also aims to encourage peopleÂ â€œto follow official advice by staying home and saving lives.â€
FootballÂ fans from all over the world can stream the matches liveÂ on theÂ official websiteÂ and app of Premier League as well itsÂ YouTube channel,Â Facebook pageÂ andÂ Twitter page. Apart from these, the YouTube and TwitchÂ channels of Sky Sports and theÂ Football Daily YouTube channelÂ will also cover the matches.
So, what do you think? Can Trent Alexander-Arnold take Liverpool to the victory that they missed this year in the actual Premier League (although theoretically, they won)? Tune in to find out.