Today the qualifications of the 55 teams for the final phase of the eEURO in July begin; qualifying matches will be streamed live on UEFA’s official YouTube channel.
This esport tournament is played exclusively with the KONAMI video game: eFootball PES 2021
All 55 UEFA member associations will take part in the qualifiers of eEURO 2021, scheduled from today. The winner of the competition will be announced on 10 July, which is one day before the final of UEFA EURO 2020 which will be played at Wembley Stadium.
As in the case of last year’s inaugural edition, which saw the participation of 55 nations, eEURO 2021 has the distinction of being the largest national efootball tournament ever organized. The teams, divided into ten groups, will face each other twice in the classic “home and away” format. Each match will consist of two 1v1 matches, with the combined score of the two matches determining the final result. The qualifying matches will be played between March and April.
The ten group winners will directly qualify for the final tournament in which 16 teams will take part. The ten runners-up will enter a playoff tournament that will be played on 10 and 17 May to decree the last six finalists.
“UEFA eEURO has given efootball fans the chance to dream of representing their country on the most important stage. All the competing teams will try to follow in the footsteps of Italy who won the inaugural tournament last year, ”said UEFA marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein.
“The first edition of UEFA eEURO it was a real success, with over 15 million people watching the competition footage on different UEFA platforms. In recent years the popularity of efootball has grown exponentially, and thanks to eEURO 2021 we will be able to connect and interact with new and old fans and enthusiasts from all over the world ”.
Each national federation will participate with a national efootball team of two to four players. UEFA eEURO 2021 will see players compete exclusively oneFootball PES 2021 SEASON UPDATE by KONAMI.
A total of € 100,000 in cash prizes will be split among all finalists, of which € 40,000 for the winners.
Italy last summer won the first edition of UEFA eEURO, defeating Serbia 3-1 in the best-of-five final. The Azzurri will begin to defend their title in Group H which includes Portugal, Moldova, England, Iceland and Northern Ireland.