The Canadian Premier League recently announced the launch of eCPL Home To Play, a free weekly show airing on Fridays for fans of the CPL and the FIFA 20 video game to enjoy, as they watch CPL players and top FIFA 20 gamers compete live against one another in a special tournament.
This Friday, six teams will be looking to claim two of the remaining berths at stake for the tournament finals on April 24. This week’s competition also features a Finals 2019 rematch between Forge FC and Cavalry FC.
How does the eCPL Home To Play tournament work? Good question.
Eight CPL players and eight of Canada’s best gamers will come together to hang out, have a weekly conversation and team up to play FIFA 20 every Friday in April starting at 6:00p.m. ET.
Each week will be a knockout tournament where the winning team will advance to the eCPL Home To Play finals on April 24. After the first three weekly winners are determined, a fourth spot in the eCPL Home To Play finals will be granted to a wildcard team.
Each stage of the weekly tournament will be a two-legged matchup, with CPL players taking on FIFA 20 gamers as their teammates. In the first leg of every match-up, two CPL players will play each other, and in the second leg, two FIFA gamers will play each other. The winning team will be determined by the final aggregate score.
By virtue of winning Week 1 and Week 2, Atlético Ottawa and Forge FC have already booked their spots in the eCPL Home To Play finals on April 24. The winner of this Friday’s Week 3 tournament will also advance to the finals. If Ottawa or Forge wins Week 3, the losing finalist will move on to the finals.
So, who will claim the wildcard berth? It’s been determined that the team with the best overall record that didn’t win one of the weekly tournaments will become the fourth side to advance to the finals.
Going into Friday’s competition, here’s how the overall standings look:
What’s the schedule for the eCPL Home To Play tournament?
The matchups will be announced in the days leading up to the weekly Friday tournament.
The schedule for the Week 3 tournament on April 17 is as follows:
From his FIFA beginnings as a community manager at EA SPORTS in Vancouver, to his current life as an Esports professional in Toronto, Chu ‘ChuBoi’ Mora is a trusted veteran of the FIFA scene.
Joining Chu every Friday will be co-host Mike Labelle, who first broke into the competitive FIFA scene by qualifying for the FIFA Interactive World Cup in 2006. He also enjoys the honour of having had his Le Cirque LaBelle goal celebration motion captured at EA headquarters in Vancouver and featured in FIFA 14.
What’s the purpose of the eCPL Home To Play tournament?
As a way to connect with the CPL and FIFA esports community in the midst of both seasons being on pause, the eCPL Home to Play tournament aims to connect fans with players in a coast-to-coast hangout every Friday night on Twitch, YouTube and Facebook.
Does the eCPL Home To Play tournament have its own website?
Yes, it does!
To visit the official eCPL Home To Play tournament, CLICK HERE