The Premier League and Electronic Arts Inc. today announce the return of the ePremier League for the 2022/23 season.
Returning for a fifth year, the competition gives Premier League and EA SPORTS FIFA fans a chance to win silverware for their favourite club.
Registration for this year’s tournament is open now to UK residents aged 16 and over.
Players of all abilities will compete for a place in the Club Playoffs by participating in a series of online open qualification tournaments, played using crossplay, throughout November.
This season’s Grand Final will take place on 25 and 26 March 2023 at Here East in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where the two best players from all 20 Premier League clubs will compete to find out which club will be named 2022/23 ePremier League Champions.
Players will be competing for a prize pool of £100,000, with the four competitors from the top two clubs earning spots in the EA SPORTS FIFA 23 Global Series Playoffs and Play-Ins.
Continuing the success of the 2021/22 competition, the format of this season’s Grand Final will again feature each club’s representatives working collaboratively.
Each club will be represented by two players who will take part in a series of 1v1 matches against pairings from other clubs, with one player competing per console.
The 2022/23 ePremier League will be played on next-generation consoles, PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S, with players able to sign up at e.premierleague.com.
Premier League Chief Commercial Officer, Will Brass, said: “We are delighted to announce the return of the ePremier League for a fifth season and to once again offer UK-based gamers the chance to represent their favourite Premier League club in serious competition.
“In previous years we have seen a mix of new and established FIFA players competing for the ePremier League title, providing great drama and excitement which has captivated fans all over the globe.
“The tournament continues to go from strength to strength and is now a firmly established part of the Premier League calendar. In the last four years we have had some great matches, and great Champions, and we look forward to seeing which club wins the ePremier League this season."
Norwich City’s Damien "Damie" Augustyniak and Jack "GoalPoacher_" Wignall were the 2021/22 ePremier League Champions, beating Brentford in a convincing 5-1 aggregate win.
"It was a dream come true winning the 2021/22 ePremier League title, alongside Damien," Wignall said. "We spent hours training across the course of the season, so it meant a lot that the hard work paid off – and it’s a memory that won’t leave me. Defending the title will be a huge challenge, but one that I’m looking forward to!”
Donovan “Tekkz” Hunt, who was crowned the inaugural ePremier League Champion in 2019, added: “This is one of my favourite competitions in the FGS calendar as it gives me the chance to represent my club, Liverpool, on the global stage. Last year’s tournament was the most competitive yet, so I know it will be a difficult task to regain the title. I can’t wait to get going.”
"Last year’s tournament was the most competitive yet, so I know it will be a difficult task to regain the title"
Sam Turkbas, FIFA Competitive Gaming Commissioner, said: "We are delighted to team up with the Premier League for a fifth year of incredible ePremier League competition.
"Our ongoing EA SPORTS objective is to use the power of esports to connect football fans to the players, clubs and the game they love. This tournament is unique in that competitors, regardless of ability, have the chance to fulfil their dreams by representing their club on the biggest stage.
"There have been plenty of surprising results in the tournament’s history and I’m confident we are set for another season of incredible competition, skill and, of course, the high drama that only football can provide!"