After a grueling two days of drama, triumph and heartbreak between 32 of the best FIFA 17 players, Corentin “Vitality Rockyy” Chevrey was crowned the best FIFA player in the world, taking home the grand prize of $160,000 USD. In a dramatic last minute goal with only seconds left on the clock, French Xbox One champ Vitality Rockyy captured the trophy after trailing PlayStation 4 winner and Englishman Shaun “Shellzz” Springette in the cross console grand finale. This past weekend at the inaugural FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship, elite FIFA players hailing from all corners of the globe met in Berlin to put their skills to the test, with millions of spectators around the world tuning in to witness the rise of new stars and surprising upsets from crowd favorites. Over six million players have played FUT Champions since last fall, qualifying for 192 spots in six regional finals and 32 berths in the Championship. The top eight competitors including Vitality Rockyy and Shellzz have also punched their ticket to London, qualifying for the FIFA Interactive World Cup.
Now Is the Time to Make Your Mark – Play for Free On Xbox One and PlayStation 4 November 24-27
Redwood City, Calif. – November 22, 2016 – Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced that Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players can enjoy the critically-acclaimed EA SPORTS FIFA 17 for free* this entire upcoming weekend. Beginning 10 AM PT Thursday, November 24 and running through 11:59 PM PT Sunday, November 27, fans can experience the game Yahoo! Sports declared “A huge leap forward.” All game modes will be available to enjoy, headlined by the all-new cinematic story mode, The Journey. Players will have the opportunity to experience Alex Hunter’s Premier League story on and off the pitch in what UPROXX called “The most compelling feature FIFA has included in years.” Just over a month into his professional career, Alex Hunter has already made an impact worldwide, with players from 183 countries having kicked off his Journey.
The All-New Cinematic Story Mode Has Been Played in More Than 180 Countries and Soon Adds Five New Languages
Fans Can Now Qualify for The EA SPORTS FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship Series
A Record 8.8 Million Fans Played the Pre-Season Demo Over the Course of 10 Days on Console and PC
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today Electronic Arts Inc.(NASDAQ: EA) launched its most anticipated sports game to date, EA SPORTS FIFA 17 on Origin for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. For the first time, FIFA 17 is powered by Frostbite*, one of the industry’s leading game engines. Frostbite delivers authentic, true-to-life action, takes players to new football worlds, and introduces fans to characters full of depth and emotion. Also new this year is FIFA 17 The Journey*, where fans can experience their story on and off the pitch as Alex Hunter, the Premier League’s next rising star. UPROXX calls The Journey, “The most compelling feature FIFA has included in years,” while Game Informer concludes, “FIFA 17 has something for everyone.”
EA SPORTS FIFA 17 will be available in North America on September 27 and worldwide September 29, but EA Access* members on Xbox One and Origin Access* members on PC can play up to 10 hours of FIFA 17 now. Members can unlock special custom EA Access and Origin Access FUT kits by completing a limited-time Squad Building Challenge. These challenges will only be available during the Play First Trial. Complete the challenge and your reward will carry over to FIFA 17 if you purchase the game. Learn more about the FIFA 17 Play First Trial by visiting easports.com/fifa/access.
FIFA 17 Pre-Season Starts Today, Includes an Early Look at The Journey and the First Chance to Experience Football Powered by Frostbite*
Redwood City, Calif. – September 13, 2016 – Today EA SPORTS Vancouver launched the FIFA 17 demo on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 – available to download here. This year’s demo on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC* not only showcases twelve of the world’s best teams including Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid C.F., but marks an opportunity for fans to get their first opportunity to experience The Journey*, the new, cinematic, story-driven mode (see below).
Fans Select Reus over Anthony Martial, James Rodriguez, and Eden Hazard for FIFA Cover Honor
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) announced that fans chose Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmundto be the global cover athlete of EA SPORTS FIFA 17. Over the past two weeks, fans have voted on the official FIFA Cover Vote Website for their favorite player among four FIFA 17 ambassadors, James Rodriguez of Real Madrid C.F., Anthony Martial of Manchester United, Eden Hazard of Chelsea FC, or Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund. Fans cast over 3.1 million votes, with Reus emerging as the victor.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today revealed that fans will have the power to select the cover star of EA SPORTS FIFA 17. Four previously-announced ambassadors (James Rodriguez of Real Madrid C.F., Anthony Martial of Manchester United, Eden Hazard of Chelsea FC, or Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund) will go head-to-head in the official FIFA 17 Global Cover Vote.
Powered by Frostbite, FIFA 17 Unveils an All-New Cinematic-Narrative Experience and Complete Innovation in Gameplay
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) today introduced EA SPORTS FIFA 17 The Journey, an all-new game mode powered by Frostbite. Immersed in The Journey, fans will live their story on and off the pitch as Premier League prospect, Alex Hunter who is looking to make his mark. Fans will visit new football worlds, meet new characters full of depth, and navigate emotional highs and lows of their unique story arc through decisions off the pitch, their performance on it, and character interactions throughout the 2016/17 season while playing for any of the 20 Premier League clubs. From a paternal lineage of pro footballers, Alex Hunter starts building his personal legacy in FIFA 17 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC when it launches on September 27 in North America and September 29 worldwide.
Powered by Frostbite, The Journey is a new mode in FIFA 17. Make your mark on and off the pitch as the Premier League’s next rising star, Alex Hunter. Play at any Premier League club, for authentic managers, and alongside some of the best players on the planet. Start your Journey: http://x.ea.com/6770