Canada Soccer has announced the first-everToyota eNational Championships will take place 20 February with Provincial and Territorial Qualifiers culminating in the Toyota eNational Championships Finals streaming LIVE on Twitch.tv/canadasoccer on 27-28 February. Registration for the qualifiers is now open at www.eNatChamps.gg to amateur competitors aged 16+ (as of 20 February 2021) using both Xbox and PlayStation consoles on EA Sports’ FIFA21. The top Provincial and Territorial Qualifier on each console will qualify to the Finals.
“Given the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic that disrupted competition at all levels of the sport, including the cancellation of both the 2020 Futsal Canadian Championship, and the 2020 Toyota National Championships, Canada Soccer wanted to provide an opportunity for FIFA21 players to compete for a National Championship,” said Peter Montopoli, Canada Soccer General Secretary. “We look forward to growing the opportunities for competitors in domestic and international eSports competition as we work to provide programming for those who love Canadian soccer in all its forms.”
Competitors will register and compete on the Battlefy platform in online friendly mode with club teams (no FUT, or international teams) set to 90 overall on their chosen console. Players will compete in a 1v1 single elimination (best of three matches) bracket format to determine the top qualifiers on each console that will advance to the Toyota eNational Championships Final which will consist of a 27 February Xbox Final and a 28 February PlayStation Final. Both Finals will see participants compete in head-to-head matchups in a best of five competition to declare a winner on each platform. Two Toyota eNational Championships Winners will be crowned and receive a Canada Soccer Prize package including a custom Nike Canada Soccer jersey.
“For almost a year now, thousands of Canadians have been eagerly awaiting the return of competitive soccer,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada. “At the same time, more and more Canadian soccer fans are enjoying eSports, so we’re excited to harness that passion and competitive spirit on a virtual platform with the launch of Toyota eNational Championships.”
Fans can follow the progress of all competitors in the qualifier and final stages of the Toyota eNational Championships online using the #eNatChamps hashtag on Twitter and Instagram or by visiting the competition livestream page at twitch.tv/canadasoccer.
For Toyota eNational Championships rules, regulations, and to register, please visit www.eNatChamps.gg