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Canadian Premier League in Partnership with Electronic Arts Announce ECPL League for 2020

February 14, 2020 - Canadian Premier League (CPL) News Release

Toronto, ON - Today, the Canadian Premier League and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announce the inaugural eCanadian Premier League (eCPL) tournament, offering Canadian competitors the chance to compete for and represent their favourite Canadian Premier League Club for the first time ever in competitive gaming.

All eight Canadian Premier League clubs are represented in the tournament, giving players the chance to live their dream of winning a title for their favourite club. The eCPL Final will be played in Toronto, ON on May 9, 2020 and broadcast live on OneSoccer and Twitch. It is the newest league partner and first Canadian league to be added to the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series.

"Partnering with EA for the first all-Canadian eCPL league is another proud moment for us," said David Clanachan, Commissioner, Canadian Premier League. "Reaching the global audience through FIFA gamers and the Esports competition is an incredible opportunity for us and in-line with our mission to develop good young Canadian players and open the doors of opportunities in the world of professional football - we see this competition as an extension of that and can't wait too kick-off on February 29."

The eCPL competitive gaming tournament on EA SPORTS FIFA 20 kicks off on February 29 and will be available on PlayStation®4. Players will compete across eight Online Club Qualification Weekends and eight Live City Qualifiers. The 16 Esports players from across the nation that secure a qualification birth will travel to Toronto to compete in the eCPL Final presented by OneSoccer. All 8 Canadian Premier League Clubs will have both a live city qualification event and an online club qualification weekend. Each club will be represented at the eCPL Final by 2 EA SPORTS FIFA 20 competitors. Registrations for the tournament will open on February 15, 2020.

"The EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series is the Esport for the world's game and we are pleased to bring league competition to Canada, one of our most important markets," said Sam Turkbas FIFA Competitive Gaming Deputy Commissioner. "We look forward to reaching Canadian competitors and fans around the world through esports with the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series and eCPL League."

Performing well in the eCPL will also earn players the bonus of valuable season-long EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series Points used to qualify for the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series Playoffs.

The eCPL will be operated by Esports tournament organisers Northern Arena. Visit for more information and visit the Official Rules.

eCanadian Premier League Tournament Key Dates:

February 15, 2020

Registration opens

February 29 to April 26

Online qualification

February 29 to April 26

Live Club Qualifiers

May 9, 2020

eCPL Final

Further tournament details including registration information will be released in the coming months.

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