London 2nd June 2016 – As the EURO 2016 tournament is about to kick off in Europe, Gfinity and Futhead announce an exciting global FIFA 16 eSports schedule. FIFA 16 Ultimate Team is a really popular eSports title with over 1,000 European participants per week competing on Gfinity. A brand new partnership between Futhead, the biggest FIFA Ultimate Team community in the world and Gfinity, the fastest growing eSports community, is now paving the way for aspiring professional videogamers to show off their talent on the pitch and take home some of the coveted prize money.

Gfinity run Fifa Ultimate Team competition

Gfinity will be hosting six weekly cups on Monday, Wednesday and Friday – across Europe and The Americas (North and South). Gamers who want to compete, simply need to sign up for a free Gfinity account and register in the free competition. They can also download Tournament Builder from Xbox Live to participate. Pro points will be handed out in each cup, which are used to seed the online and offline events.

The first cup will start from Friday, 3rd June 2016 on with a full schedule and breakdown of prizes and pro points included below. The schedule will run for 52 weeks.

Monday: $135 Total and 1,000 Pro Points

• 1st place – $100

• 2nd – $35

Wednesday: 1,000 Pro Points

Friday: $135 Total and 2,000 Pro Points

• 1st – $100

• 2nd – $35

Sam Van Tilburgh, Head of Marketing at Gfinity Plc said: “This is a really exciting time for global FIFA 16 fans. We found with the ‘Play Like a Legend’ Championship presented by Xbox that there is a huge appetite for competitive FIFA, both in Europe and Americas. Numerous players who started out on Gfinity have gone on and signed with major teams such as Epsilon, Hashtag United F.C. and even West Ham United F.C.. This partnership gives the scene the opportunity it’s been craving and we expect to see some great competitions and the emergence of some new champions.”

Dan Paulson, Futhead Founder and VP of Content at Curse Ltd. said: “We are extremely excited to partner up with Gfinity with this endeavor. Our passion has always been in providing FIFA fans with features and tools that encourage interactions and community building, and the Futhead Cups are the next step in that mission. We look forward to seeing some awesome competitions and building a competitive community that FIFA players love.”