M&C Saatchi Talk
Fri, 19 May 2023 15:05:00 GMT
Back by popular demand, The Home Nations and EE are proud to once again join forces for The Connected Club Cup 2023 with the introduction of the first women’s tournament. The Esports FIFAÔ competition will see grassroots gamers go head-to-head with Home Nations footballers and Esports pros at a live final held at Wembley Stadium, and connected by EE Full Fibre.
Open to anyone over the age of 16 from May 17th, gamers will battle it out to be crowned the winner and play against Home Nations football players and EXCEL esports pro gamers at the home of England Football - Wembley Stadium connected by EE - on July 26th 2023. Streamed live on the FA Twitch channel, esports fans will be able to watch players trick, flick and spin it out to be awarded the Connected Club Cup trophy – and a host of incredible prizes including tickets to an International Football match, and a signed merchandise.
Pete Jeavons, director of marketing communications at EE, added: “Together with The Home Nations, we are delighted to see the return of the Connected Club Cup, powered by EE’s Full Fibre Broadband, and continue to help transform grassroots clubs across the country into community hubs. We are committed to making both football and gaming as inclusive as possible, which is why we have introduced a women’s tournament this year.
As part of our mission to become the UK’s no.1 destination for gaming, we are proud to be offering this opportunity for grassroot gamers to show off their talent and compete against the pros to be crowned the Connected Club Cup 2023 champion.”
Stephen Hutchinson, head of partnerships at the FA, said: “Launching the first women’s tournament in the Connected Club Cup is an exciting time for both The FA and EE, and in particular women esports fans across England - as we aim to bring together football communities and esports.
It has been great to watch our 2022 winner and finalists’ journeys in esports grow over the past year, and we are looking forward to giving the opportunity to many more football fans and gamers in 2023.”
As lead partner of the Home Nations Football Associations, EE is focused on improving the lives of millions of players, coaches, and fans across the UK. With grassroots clubs, the focus is to create closer football communities and opportunities through new digital and football skills initiatives. Connected Clubs is just one of those initiatives, with an ambition to connect over 200 grassroots community football clubs across the Home Nations with a package of EE products and services, including wi-fi, EE Full Fibre Broadband and landline.
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