YouTube Gaming, FIFA 21 tournament announced

YouTube Gaming, in tandem with EA SPORTS™, announced the YouTube Gaming FIFA 21 Creator Tournament, part of the FIFA 21 Global Series Pre-Season Invitationals, taking place on Thursday, Oct. 8. This tournament will feature creators across 10 EMEA countries to support the DKMS charity organization. All tournament information including live scores, participating creators and leaderboard can be found at beginning Wednesday, Oct. 7. Fans can watch this one-day, one-of-a-kind event live starting at 12 p.m. ET/6PM CET on Thursday, Oct. 8 on the participating creators’ YouTube channels, including SesegelVinskyPMTV  & Nirkiop and more.

The tournament will be livestreamed on participating creators’ channels across Europe. Bringing together teams featuring FIFA Global Series Competitors and/or YouTube creators from one country, the tournament will have player duos going head to head as they climb the leaderboard to victory. Competing against random teams for two hours, each player will gather individual points for wins and goals. Players will be ranked based on individual scores in leaderboard for Round 2, the Knockout Round. Winner of this will take away the YouTube FIFA 21 creator Trophy.

“There’s no better way to kick off the release of FIFA 21 than by showcasing the skills and techniques of some of the biggest FIFA players in the world in a competitive tournament right here on YouTube,” said Ryan Wyatt, head of gaming, YouTube. “It’s great to see some of the world’s most popular streamers help support and raise awareness for life-saving efforts being done around the world, including the important blood cancer research performed by DKMS.”

As part of a larger initiative for the FIFA 21 Global Series, FIFA fans will have more ways to watch including unique and entertaining events like the YouTube Gaming FIFA 21 Creator Tournament. FIFA 21 players will have more opportunities to compete through an updated, regional tournament structure, with more countries around the world eligible to compete. More details can be found here:

DKMS is an international non-profit organization in the fight against blood cancer and through partnering with YouTube, the tournament will help drive awareness and DNA Samples for their database.

This tournament is a part of YouTube’s commitment to providing high quality and competitive livestream content for gaming fans globally while bringing awareness to important causes. YouTube Gaming is a gaming destination that gives gamers endless ways to enjoy the games they care about and connect with creators and communities that share their same passion. Viewers can find personalized gaming content, the top live games, gaming creators on the rise and trending videos all in one place.