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EA is hosting a new FIFA 20 competition to encourage people to stay at home

EA is hosting a new FIFA 20 competition to encourage people to stay at home

Electronic Arts has created a new FIFA 20 tournament titled the Stay and Play Cup.

As revealed on its website, the publisher has rounded up 20 professional players from some of Europe's biggest clubs. These teams include Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur in England's Premiership.

Teams from France, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and Italy will also participate. These clubs include Real Madrid, Dortmund, PSG, Ajax and more.

Specifically, players include Liverpool's Trent Alexan, PSG's Juan Bernat, Ajax's Sergio Dest and Chelsea's Cesar Azpili. The tournament began on April 15th and runs until April 19th.

The Stay and Play Cup is being streamed on Twitch. As part of the competition, the American firm will donate $1 million to Global Giving's coronavirus relief fund. Further donations can be made by viewers if they so choose.

The publisher wants to encourage people to stay home and stay safe during the coronavirus outbreak.

"That’s why we’re bringing together 20 professional footballers from 20 of Europe’s most historic clubs in the EA Sports FIFA 20 Stay and Play Cup, in support of Global Giving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund," said EA.

"As part of the Stay and Play Cup, EA will also donate US$1M to help support immediate and long-term relief and recovery in vulnerable communities most affected by COVID-19."

Electronic Arts isn't the first company to be holding a virtual sports tournament in place of the real thing. Last month, Formula 1 launched the Esports Virtual Grand Prix series through Codemasters' F1 2019 title. It features multiple F1 drivers, and it offers fans a chance to get involved and race against the professionals.


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