Football Federation Australia (FFA) has teamed up with Fox Sports, EA Sports, PlayStation 4 and Westfield shopping centres for a historic nationwide football challenge – the inaugural Fox Fans League.
The exciting initiative sees Fox Sports partnering with EA Sports and PlayStation 4, with the support of FFA and Westfield, to lay down the challenge to all Hyundai A-League fans and football gamers across the country in the ultimate EA Sports Ultimate Team showdown!
The inaugural Fox Fans League is a national challenge that will bring together the nation's best FIFA players to crown a champion on one of the world's most popular video games, FIFA 15.
Representing their favourite Hyundai A-League club, gamers will face an intense qualifying series staged in Westfield centres around Australia from April 2.
At the completion of the qualifying series, 16 of Australia's best EA Sports Ultimate Team masters will then progress to the national final on April 29, to be broadcast nationally live on Fox Sports with match commentary from the Fox Sports football team.
Further adding to the appeal, PlayStation 4 will celebrate its National Premier Leagues partnership by giving one PS4 NPL club a prize of $5000 and the opportunity to secure a wildcard spot in the Fox Fans League Finals.
For more details on the PS4 NPL wildcard component, click here.
FFA CEO David Gallop commended Fox Sports, PlayStation 4 and all of the parties involved for the exciting innovation that brings the real and virtual worlds of Australian football together like never before.
"Digital and social channels are the drivers of fan engagement for the Hyundai A-League and the Fox Fans League provides a unique connection," Gallop said.
"It's great to see this activation with A-League fans picking their favourite Hyundai A-League stars in a full-on gamer showdown live on TV."
Entry details for fans are available at the official Fox Fans League competition page at foxsports.com.au/foxfansleague.
Qualifying rounds will take place in nine Westfield centres across five states:
|2/04/2015||Thursday||4pm-8pm||Westfield Plenty Valley VIC||Centre Court||Melbourne City|
|4/04/2015||Saturday||1pm-5pm||Westfield Liverpool NSW||Centre Court||Western Sydney Wanderers|
|4/04/2015||Saturday||1pm-5pm||Westfield Knox VIC||Ozone outside Village Cinemas||Melbourne Victory|
|9/04/2015||Thursday||4pm-8pm||Westfield Tuggerah NSW||ELP Entrance||Central Coast Mariners|
|9/04/2015||Thursday||4pm-8pm||Westfield Kotara NSW||Centre Court||Newcastle Jets|
|11/04/2015||Saturday||1pm-5pm||Westfield Garden City QLD||The Forum||Brisbane Roar|
|11/04/2015||Saturday||1pm-5pm||Westfield Miranda NSW||Level 3, Youth Precinct||Sydney FC|
|18/04/2015||Saturday||1pm-5pm||Westfield Marion SA||Centre Court||Adelaide United|
|18/04/2015||Saturday||1pm-5pm||Westfield Innaloo WA||Opposite Coles||Perth Glory|