FIFA eNations Cup | Registrations for South African Qualifiers open

**UPDATE | 20 March 2020**

The global FIFA eNations Cup has officially been suspended until further notice. FIFA and its license partner EA have suspended the global leg of the event as many FIFA member associations struggle to host events due to the global corona virus crisis.

**END OF UPDATE**

Registrations for the recently announced National Qualifiers are now open. Players on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can sign up and compete for a place on the South African Football Association's (SAFA) #eBafanaBanyana team.

Following 2019's inaugural tournament, South Africa will again be competing in this year’s FIFA eNations Cup. With official endorsement from FIFA and SAFA, the two platform winners will play to represent South Africa as one of 24 nations competing at the eNations Cup from 22 to 24 May 2020. The South African players will compete for their share of over a $100,000 prize pool in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The local qualifiers will be operated and managed by ACGL, and will be played online. Players signing up are pleased to note that there are some restrictions and requirements in place if you plan to compete.

Event info

  • The event will be managed and hosted online via the AGCL website
  • There is no entry fee, but participants must first register with AGCL to sign up
  • The qualifiers will be played on Xbox One and PS4 consoles
  • There is a 128-player limit per console category, and a single winner will be awarded in each platform category
  • Phase One (Group Stage) will be played from Saturday 21 March 2020 to Thursday 26 March 2020
  • Phase Two (Playoffs) will be on Saturday 28 March 2020 from 11h00, with a reserve day for playoffs will be Sunday 29 March 2020
  • Participants can play in the qualifiers from home or any other venue with an internet connection

Registration closes at 23h00 on Thursday 19 March 2020. Players will be seeded (where possible) in their groups and fixtures set on 20 March 2020. Players must arrange with their opponents to play their group stage matches on days and times that suit. All matches to be played and completed by 23h59 on Thursday 26 March. Completed match scores to be reported via the match page. Any disputes are to be made via the match page or Discord.

Rules

  • Participants must be at least 16 years old
  • Participants must be South African citizens and be residing in South Africa at the time of the qualifiers
  • Participants must be in possession of a valid ID document and passport
  • Each winner will require a valid Schengen VISA, at their own expense (FIFA and SAFA will assist with the supporting documents necessary for the application)
  • Hotel accommodation and an economy class return flight to London departing from the major airport closest to each winner’s residence will be provided by FIFA, but additional costs (for example transport to and from the airport) is at your own expense
  • Entrants will be registered, verified with Home Affairs and issued esports-specific identity cards by SAFA’s proprietary registration system, MYSAFA

Additional information

Any player currently serving a suspension is not allowed to participate.

We encourage anyone to enter the qualifier group stage event, even if you have never entered an event before or are not ranked by FIFA. However, the top ranked players based on the FIFA rankings and this will form the bases of our seed structure.

All players in the top 16 per platform will be vetted by FIFA / EA for any indiscretions.

Players that are found to be in contravention of the rules and regulations will be removed from further participation. In any matches that have not yet completed, the win will be awarded to the opposing player. However, matches that have already taken place will not be replayed. The results will be updated with the losing player being placed higher in the tournament standings.

Should a player win the tournament and then be found to have transgressed the the rules and regulations, the win will be awarded to the the second place player. This will also impact the awarding of eBafanaBanyana colours and the player will be stripped of all awards and or winnings.

For the detailed FAQ click here.

Registrations for the FIFA eNations Cup 2020 South African qualifiers are now open.

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