- Copenhagen, Denmark will hold the second FIFA eNations Cup 2020 taking place on 22-24 May
- 24 of the world's best FIFA nations will compete for $100,000
- Participants will play in a 2v2 format - unique in the world of competitive FIFA
FIFA and the Danish Football Association (DBU) has announced today that Denmark will be the host of the FIFA eNations Cup 2020 - set to kick-off on 22-24 May. It is the second edition of the tournament after debuting last year in London when Corentin "Maestro" Thullier and Lucas "DaXe" Cuillerier lifted the trophy for France. The event will be played in front of a live audience - a first for the competition.
The FIFA eNations Cup is one of the most exciting events in the FIFA 20 Global Series calendar as it's played exclusively in a 2v2 format - a game mode only seen in the 3rd match of FIFA eClub World Cup games.
Participants will play on Xbox and PlayStation in the group stage - with the top two nations from four groups progressing to the knockout stages for a chance of being crowned the FIFA eNations Cup champions and taking home the lion share of the $100,000 prize pool. Global Series Points will also be awarded - vital for the qualifying for the end-of-season Global Series Playoffs.
48 of the world's best players, two for each of the 24 qualified nations, will earn their place in a series of online qualifiers set to begin in April. The qualification period for national teams to identify their FIFA eNations Cup squad is already underway, with each association responsible for hosting their own qualifying events.
Speaking on the FIFA's decision to award the eNations Cup to Denmark, Kenneth Reeh, Acting CEO at the DBU, said: “We’re very proud that Copenhagen has been selected to host the FIFA eNations Cup 2020 and are looking forward to welcoming players and fans to a big and hopefully memorable event. Last year, our national team had the pleasure of participating in the inaugural event in London and this year it will be even more delightful for the team to be able to play in the tournament on home soil in Copenhagen. Esports is widely popular in Denmark so it’s going to be exciting to be able to open the doors and have a live audience during the tournament.”