The ePremier League returns for the 2021/22 season

The ePremier League is set to return for its fourth year for the 2021/22 season, with gamers given another opportunity to win silverware for their favourite club.

The competition, which is brought to life by the Premier League and EA Sports, has a prize pool of £100,000 this year. In addition, the three top-ranked players will qualify for the FIFA 22 Global Series Playoffs.

The competition will be played on next generation consoles.

This year’s iteration begins with a series of open qualification tournaments. These will take place between November and January. They will determine which players qualify for the Club Playoffs, from which the top two players from all 20 Premier League clubs progress!

They will then battle it out in the live ePremier League Grand Final. That event is currently scheduled to take place on March 26 and 27, 2022, subject to Covid-19 restrictions in place at the time.

The Grand Final will see players competing as a team in a series of 1v1 matches against pairings from other clubs – a new exciting feature newly introduced to the ePremier League.

If you are a UK resident and aged 16 and over, you can sign up for the event via the official ePremier League website here prior to the qualification tournaments getting underway.

Who won last season’s ePremier League?

The current holder of the ePremier League trophy is Manchester City‘s Shaun ‘Shellzz’ Springette. He defeated Leeds United’s Olle ‘Ollelito’ Arbin via a penalty shootout in the final of last season’s event.

He said: “Words can’t describe how it felt winning last season’s ePremier League title. It had been a long journey to that point so it meant a lot and the competition will always be special to me for that reason.”

“There’s always new talent emerging each year so defending my title will be a challenge but one that I’m ready for and I can’t wait to be part of the event again this year.”

SPORF spoke exclusively to Shellzz earlier this year to get his tips on how to tackle FIFA’s Weekend League. Check them out here!

ePremier League 2021/22 – Key Dates

Here’s all the key dates and schedule times for you to note down ahead of the action getting underway!

Online Qualification Tournaments

16/17 November 2021 – Qualifier 1

23/24 November 2021 – Qualifier 2

30 November/1 December 2021 – Qualifier 3

14/15 December 2021 – Qualifier 4

21/22 December 2021 – Qualifier 5

4/5 January 2022 – Qualifier 6

11/12 January 2022 – Qualifier 7

18/19 January 2022 – Online Qualifier Playoff

The Club Playoffs will take place in February/March 2022 (Dates to be confirmed).

The Grand Final will take place on 26/27 March 2022.

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