The first ever FIFA Ultimate Team Championship will be starting soon for players who own FIFA 17 with a pretty decent prize pool of $1.3 million involved.
Since the launch of FIFA 17, more than six million players participated in the FUT Champions mode in order to be eligible for the qualifiers. More than 2,000 of those players later competed in the qualifying tournaments held at weekends.
To finally gain entry into the FIFA Ultimate Team Championship, players had to not only compete in the weekend qualifying tournaments but also take part in the Regional Premier Qualifier tournaments held throughout the world for a chance to represent their region in the main championship.
Only players who took part in the qualifiers through Xbox One or PS4 had a chance to be selected for the tournament but even then the player pool was pretty huge.
The first season of the regional finals for FIFA Ultimate Team Championship will begin on 4th February in Paris with Sydney and Miami to follow on 11th and 19th February respectively.
Season 2 regional finals are expected to start on April 8th in Vancouver with Singapore and Madrid to follow on 22nd April and 6th May.
The actual Ultimate Team Championship finals will start in Berlin on 20th May with the top 16 teams from regionals selected to fight for a share of the $400,000 prize pool. This championship will end in London in August as the FIFA Interactive World Cup Grand Final.
The whole FIFA Ultimate Team Championship was started by EA in order to find out some of the best players of the game from all around the globe. This gives players who are exceptional at the game but not part of any professional gaming team to be finally able to show their skill to the world and win big.