Eight Eredivisie clubs show off their skills in EA SPORTS FIFA 23 in the hope to be crowned champion
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– KPN eDivisie Finals take place in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht
– Aiming for a worldwide record: Thousands of visitors expected to join the live event
– Clubs fight for the traditional championship trophy and a share of the €50,000 prize pool
– Winners advance to the EA SPORTS FIFA 23 Global Series Playoffs
– Full day of sports and gaming entertainment
Zeist / Utrecht – Eredivisie, the organizing body of the highest level of professional football in the Netherlands, and DreamHack Sports Games, a brand of the ESL FACEIT Group (EFG), the leading esports and video game entertainment company, announced details about the KPN eDivisie Finals.
On Saturday, May 6, 2023, eight Eredivisie clubs will compete in the KPN eDivisie Finals in Jaarbeurs Utrecht, shoot for their share of the €50,000 prize pool, and hope to claim the traditional championship trophy. Furthermore, the finalists battle for seats at the EA SPORTS FIFA 23 Global Series Playoffs – the qualification event for the FIFAe World Cup. The climax of the KPN eDivisie season is expected to be attended by thousands of visitors – a worldwide record for a live EA SPORTS FIFA 23 event (current record: 1.850 visitors).
The KPN eDivisie Finals consist of seven matches: four quarter-finals, two semi-finals, and the Grand Final. All matches will be played and broadcast live, and are all open to the public to attend. Seven out of the eight finalists have already been decided: Ajax, FC Groningen, Excelsior, Vitesse, FC Twente, Feyenoord, and FC Volendam. The final team joining the ranks will be found at the Playoffs on February 21, 2023.
Next to the KPN eDivisie Finals matches, visitors can experience full entertainment all day: They can find out more about their favorite Eredivisie clubs, check out the EA SPORTS FIFA free-to-play area, and test their skill sets in the courts with the platform Panna Knock Out. On top of that, there will be a meet & greet area for visitors for them to see their heroes face-to-face. More activities will be announced soon.
Prior to the KPN eDivisie Finals, visitors can watch the finals of the KPN eDivisie Cup. Here, the best EA SPORTS FIFA 23 amateurs of the Netherlands are representing their favorite Eredivisie club. They are competing for a share of the €2,000 prize pool, a traineeship at their favorite Eredivisie club, and a chance for a spot in the pre-selection of E_Oranje – the esports division of the Dutch national football association.
Tickets for the KPN eDivisie Finals are available on the eDivisie website. The doors of the Jaarbeurs are open on May 6, 2023, from 10am-7pm, and the KPN eDivisie Finals will be played from 1pm-6pm.
About the KPN eDivisie
The KPN eDivisie is an initiative of the Eredivisie CV, in collaboration with the 18 eredivisie league clubs, EA SPORTS™ and DreamHack Sports Games. The KPN eDivisie is part of EA SPORTS FIFA Global Series. Within the KPN eDivisie, esports players from the eighteen eredivisie clubs compete for the championship in the game EA SPORTS FIFA 23 and € 50,000 prize money. For the Eredivisie and Eredivisie clubs, the KPN eDivisie is an innovative platform to reach young people and increase the involvement of existing fans in their club. The KPN eDivisie is made possible in cooperation by DreamHack Sports Games and KPN. More information via edivisie.nl.
The 18 Eredivisie clubs have been united in Eredivisie CV since 1997. The Eredivisie CV is the football organization responsible for the further commercial, organizational, strategic and brand-based development of the highest league in The Netherlands, with the aim of achieving optimal sporting performance. Read more about all of Eredivisie CV’s initiatives at https://www.eredivisie.eu
About DreamHack Sports Games
DreamHack Sports Games (DHSG) creates a world where traditional sports meets esports. Having established itself as a leading Sports Games esports brand, DHSG organize competitive esports leagues and tournaments together with traditional sports organizers, creating high-impact events and media products for some of the world’s biggest sports IP rights holders. DreamHack Sports Games is part of ESL FACEIT Group, the leading competitive games and esports company.
About Jaarbeurs Utrecht
Jaarbeurs organizes and facilitates trade fairs, conferences, events and other meetings. Live and online. Jaarbeurs is one of Europe’s most sustainable and innovative venues and organizers and has an indispensable link in the Dutch economy. Jaarbeurs organizes and facilitates knowledge development and meetings in an innovative way, always aiming for sustainable growth.