E-sports action on BT Sport

Is E-Sports ready to go mainstream in the UK? BT are certainly think so as they have netted exclusive coverage of the FIFA Ultimate Team Championship Series of interactive football gaming.​It’s the first time EA Sports FIFA 17 competitive gaming will be broadcast in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

The competition features the best FIFA 17 competitors in the world. And football fans will have a front row seat to the action on BT Sport. They can watch competitors strive to become the ultimate champion, competing on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.

BT will broadcast the remaining four EA FIFA majors, starting with season two’s North American regional final in Vancouver on Saturday 8 April and the Asia Pacific regional final in Singapore on 22 April.

Then, on Saturday 6 May BT will show the season two European regional final in Madrid. Then on 20 and 21 May the FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship final in Berlin.

Simon Green, Head of BT Sport, says: “This is yet another example of live innovation from BT Sport. Competitive interactive football gaming is a rapidly growing industry and I’m delighted that BT Sport is now able to showcase it for the first time ever in the UK.”

Todd Sitrin, senior vice-president and general manager of EA’s competitive gaming division, says: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with BT Sport to make our exciting competitions for EA Sports FIFA available across the nation.”

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