Earlier this week, the Canadian Premier League 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 gamers compete live against one another in a special tournament.
How does the eCPL Home To Play tournament work? Good question.
Here’s what you need to know…
How will the eCPL Home To Play tournament unfold?
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 starting on Friday, April 3rd 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
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 1 tournament for April 3rd is as follows:
How do I watch the eCPL Home To Play tournament?
Fans will be able to tune in to see Canadian Premier League players compete on the CPL’s Twitch, YouTube and Facebook channels.
The event will be hosted by FIFA 20 celebrity gamers Chu ‘ChuBoi’ Mora (@chuboi) and Mike Labelle (@mikelabelle).
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.
How do the CPL players prepare for the eCPL Home To Play tournament?
Each week, a few CPLers will be selected to take on CPL fans across the country in warm-up games prior to Friday’s event.
Check out how Cavalry FC goalkeeper Niko Giantsopoulos made out this week when he challenged CPL fans:
Watch ECPL Practice with Giantsopoulos from eCPL on www.twitch.tv
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