The E-League 2020 was officially launched today with a new competition format and venues that will allow fans to truly connect with the competitors.
Under the revamped format the E-League 2020 Season will be played over 11 rounds split over two Saturdays (15 February and 7 March) at the ESL Studios in Sydney (www.eslgaming.com).
The E-league 2020 Finals Series will be held on Saturday, 9 May 2020 at the newly developed Fortress Melbourne, the largest gaming and esports venue in the Southern Hemisphere (www.fortressmelbourne.com).
EA Sports have also confirmed that the E-League is now a League Qualifying Tournament II of the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series, which provides a pathway for competitors to compete at the FIFA eWorld Cup. As a result, the E-League 2020 Champion will receive 450 Global Series Points, an increase of 250 points from last season.
FFA Head of Leagues, Greg O’Rourke, was excited about the innovations for the E-League 2020 Season.
“After two seasons of the E-League, it was timely for us to reassess and revise our strategy for the future of the competition,” said O’Rourke.
“Following consultation with our key stakeholders, we have landed on a new competition format that will see competitors representing each Hyundai A-League Clubs play each other over two weekends in the regular season to determine the E-League Premiers. The E-League Finals Series will remain as a seeded, knock-out to determine our E-League Champion 2020.
“These event days will be moved from the Thursday evenings we had previously in Seasons 1 & 2 to Saturdays for the upcoming season to allow fans to better engage with the E-League.
“We will also move the E-League to venues that can accommodate fans who want to cheer on their favourite competitors in the flesh.
“The E-League is an important part of our long-term strategy for the Leagues and we are looking forward to an exciting new chapter in the development of Esports in Australia,” concluded O’Rourke.
All matches throughout the E-League 2020 Season and E-League 2020 Finals Series will once again be streamed on twitch (www.twitch.tv)
Further details regarding the E-League can be found at www.a-league.com.au/e-league.
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About the E-League 2020
- E-League 2020 Season – Match Day 1: Saturday, 15 February 2020 @ ESL Studios, Sydney
- E-League 2020 Season – Match Day 2: Saturday, 7 March 2020 @ ESL Studios, Sydney
- E-League 2020 Finals Series: Saturday, 9 May 2020 @ Fortress Melbourne
- Each Hyundai A-League Club will have two representative competitors (1 x PS4 and 1 Xbox One)
- Each club will play against every other club once over 11 Rounds (two event days)
- Points during the regular season will be calculated based on the aggregate results over the two console legs (PS4 + Xbox One) for the points table to determine the E-League 2020 Premiers.
- Individual console results will then be used to determine the seedings structure for each console for the E-League 2020 Finals Series
- Each Fixture in the E-League 2020 Finals Series will be over two legs.
- The console winners will then play-off, over two-legs, for the title of E-League 2020 Champion
- The E-League 2020 Champion will receive 450 Global Series Points
E-League 2020 – Fixture Schedule
|Match Day 1 – Saturday, 15 February 2020||Match Day 2 – Saturday, 7 March 2020|
|Round 1||Round 7|
|Adelaide United v Western Sydney Wanderers FC||Melbourne City FC v Brisbane Roar FC|
|Brisbane Roar FC v Wellington Phoenix||Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United|
|Central Coast Mariners v Sydney FC||Newcastle Jets v Western United FC|
|Melbourne City FC v Perth Glory||Perth Glory v Western Sydney Wanderers FC|
|Melbourne Victory v Newcastle Jets||Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix|
|Western United FC -Bye||Central Coast Mariners-Bye|
|Round 2||Round 8|
|Newcastle Jets v Melbourne City FC||Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory|
|Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners||Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Newcastle Jets|
|Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar FC||Western United FC v Melbourne Victory|
|Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United||Adelaide United v Melbourne City FC|
|Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Western United FC||Brisbane Roar FC v Central Coast Mariners|
|Melbourne Victory-Bye||Sydney FC-Bye|
|Round 3||Round 9|
|Brisbane Roar FC v Western United FC||Melbourne Victory v Central Coast Mariners|
|Central Coast Mariners v Western Sydney Wanderers FC||Newcastle Jets v Brisbane Roar FC|
|Melbourne City FC v Wellington Phoenix||Perth Glory v Adelaide United|
|Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC||Sydney FC v Western United FC|
|Newcastle Jets v Perth Glory||Wellington Phoenix v Western Sydney Wanderers FC|
|Adelaide United -Bye||Melbourne City FC-Bye|
|Round 4||Round 10|
|Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory||Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Sydney FC|
|Sydney FC v Melbourne City FC||Western United FC v Perth Glory|
|Wellington Phoenix v Central Coast Mariners||Adelaide United v Newcastle Jets|
|Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Brisbane Roar FC||Brisbane Roar FC v Melbourne Victory|
|Western United FC v Adelaide United||Central Coast Mariners v Melbourne City FC|
|Newcastle Jets-Bye||Wellington Phoenix-Bye|
|Round 5||Round 11|
|Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United||Western United FC v Wellington Phoenix|
|Melbourne City FC v Western United FC||Adelaide United v Sydney FC|
|Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney Wanderers FC||Brisbane Roar FC v Perth Glory|
|Newcastle Jets v Wellington Phoenix||Central Coast Mariners v Newcastle Jets|
|Perth Glory v Sydney FC||Melbourne City FC v Melbourne Victory|
|Brisbane Roar FC-Bye||Western Sydney Wanderers FC -Bye|
|Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets|
|Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Victory|
|Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Melbourne City FC|
|Western United FC v Central Coast Mariners|
|Adelaide United v Brisbane Roar FC|
E-League 2020 Finals Series
|E-League 2020 Finals Series – Saturday, 9 May 2020 @ Fortress Melbourne|
|Play-offs – Console|
|Play-Off 1 (PO1)||8 v 9 – First Leg|
|8 v 9 – Second Leg|
|Play-Off 2 (PO2)||7 v 10 – First Leg|
|7 v 10 – Second Leg|
|Play-Off 3 (PO3)||6 v 11 – First Leg|
|6 v 11 – Second Leg|
|Quarter Finals – Console|
|Quarter Final (QF1)||1 v (PO1) – First Leg|
|1 v (PO1) – Second Leg|
|Quarter Final (QF2)||4 v 5 – First Leg|
|4 v 5 – Second Leg|
|Quarter Final (QF3)||2 v (PO2) – First Leg|
|2 v (PO2) – Second Leg|
|Quarter Final (QF4)||3 v (PO3) – First Leg|
|3 v (PO3) – Second Leg|
|Semi Finals- Console|
|Semi Final 1 (SF1)||Winner of QF1 v Winner of QF2 – First Leg|
|Winner of QF1 v Winner of QF2 – Second Leg|
|Semi Final 2 (SF2)||Winner of QF3 v Winner of QF4 – First Leg|
|Winner of QF3 v Winner of QF4 – Second Leg|
|Final||Winner of SF1 v Winner of SF2 – First Leg|
|Winner of SF1 v Winner of SF2 – Second Leg|
|E-League 2020 Grand Final|
|GF||Winner of PS4 Final v Winner of Xbox One Final – First Leg|
|Winner of Xbox One Final v Winner of PS4 Final – Second Leg|
NOTE: Match details are subject to change without notice. Please visit www.a-league.com.au/e-league for updates.
Source: E-League 2020 – New Season. New Format. New Venues
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