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September Champions League

Switch On Sport’s newest free-to-join competition will be going live in a couple days. The September Champions League leads off an exciting future for the platform as it is the first of the upcoming monthly tournaments. Both PlayStation and Xbox players have quickly filled the group stage, with only a few positions left.

The competition will be formatted similarly to that of the real-life Champions League, which was won this year by French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain. Players will choose their teams in FIFA 20 and hope to finish on top of their group in order to move through to the knockout rounds.

With prizes such as $150, $100 and $50 gift vouchers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively, the September competition is set to be one of the most fiercely contested tournaments in Switch On Sport’s history.

 

Battle of the Schools: WIN a Private Training Session for Your School

WIN a private football training session for you and 10 of your friends at your school.

Switch On Sport today launches its Battle of the Schools FIFA 20 and Rocket League E-Series competitions.

Sign up for free here https://switchonsport.com.au/user-registration/

Then enter a competition of your choice

FIFA 20 https://switchonsport.com.au/switch-on-fifa20-june/

Rocket League https://switchonsport.com.au/switch-on-rocket-league-june/

Competitions are open to players aged 18 and under.

InBreadFIFA doubles up on finals day

Congratulations to our E-Series Season 3 champions – the outstanding InBreadFIFA (South Perth United Football Club – SPUFC), who defended his Junior Xbox title and added the PS4 Junior crown; Magnum BP (Perth AFC), who again won the Senior Xbox division; and karrar_lfc8 (Canning City Soccer), the new Senior PS4 winner.

Final results

Junior Xbox MILLZY0207 1-4 InBreadFIFA
Junior PS4 Boom_FC_1 2-3 InBreadFIFA
Senior Xbox Peaaaky7 3-4 Magnum BP x
Senior PS4 karrar_lfc8 3-0 Maverick_Maxi23

Third E-Series under way

The third Football West E-Series is up and running and again will start with group stages followed by straight knockout games.

Every player is guaranteed a minimum of five group games, with the top two finishers from each group advancing to the knockout stages.

The tournament will run from May 5, with a number of matches live streamed on the Football West Twitch page.

Xbox Junior groups

Xbox Senior groups

PS4 Junior groups

PS4 Senior groups

Football West’s launches gaming platform

Football West has launched its own specialist gaming platform as it joins the $100 billion e-sport phenomenon.

Switch On Sport has been established at a time grassroots football across Australia is currently on hold.

Within days of the suspension in mid-March Football West kicked off its inaugural FIFA 20 E-Series. A second tournament quickly followed, along with Football West supporting the establishment of other competitions across Australia.

The two competitions have proved hugely popular, with a combined total of around 1,000 games. This success has led to Football West setting up Switch On Sport.

The dedicated e-sport platform will not only host future Football West E-Series tournaments – Season 3 got under way this week – but it will also be a host platform for external competitions. These will include the Inter Varsity FIFA 20 Tournament between WA’s universities which involves hundreds of players and commences later this month.

The launch of Switch On Sport will have multiple benefits for Football West. First is the ability to commercialise its expansions into e-sport through pay-to-play tournaments and commercial partnerships in order to increase investment into community football.

The new website will also connect gamers with the mainstream football community, bringing in increased registrations through games such as FIFA 20, Rocket League and Futsal.

Football West will also be working with clubs to create environments that can attract gamers to their local clubs and try their skills on the pitch, some for the first time.

Football West CEO James Curtis said: “This is a really exciting development. E-sports is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, with around 150 million players worldwide.

“Football West‘s ability to run traditional competitions and our fixturing expertise is appealing to outside groups and clubs who seek somewhere to host their tournaments. This is where Switch On Sport comes in.

“We have been pleased with how the E-Series has been received, although not surprised. FIFA 20 is arguably the most successful sports video game franchise ever and naturally has mass appeal in the football community.

“The other forms of football such as Rocket League is also massive and a natural fit with our audience.

“This is also about engagement, especially in these times of greater isolation. The mental health aspect of people staying connected cannot be underestimated.

“Our focus has always been to make sure the game is accessible to all, so we hope that through offering new products, we can bring new members to local clubs across Western Australia.”

One-sided finals as E-Series II concludes

Football West crowned its latest E-Series champions on Sunday with players from Perth AFC, South Perth United, Aubin Grove United, Murdoch University Melville taking their respective titles with something to spare.

In the PS4 Junior competition, NotDanielLongy (Aubin Grove United) came through a tight semi-final against flynnandsons2014 (Mandurah City) before defeating Lollytom450 (Sorrento) 4-1 in the final.

With both players choosing PSG, NotDanielLongy took control early on and was 2-0 up at half-time.

Lollytom450 gained a lifeline early in the second half but that was as good it it got for the Gulls representative, as NotDanielLongy soon re-established his two-goal advantage before adding a fourth goal near the final whistle.

InBreadFIFA (South Perth United) was the dominant player in the Xbox Junior division. Playing as Liverpool, he continued that form in the semi-final with a 4-1 win over reigning champion BWA Equity (Carramar Shamrock Rovers) before a comfortable 3-0 win in the final against GONNER GUNNER 58 (Olympic Kingsway Sports Club).

The PS4 Senior final was another one-sided contest as Golazo Perth (Murdoch University Melville Football Club), playing as Manchester City, saw off Owengoodliffe (Gwelup Croatia) 4-0.

Both players had thumping semi-final victories but it was Golazo Perth who shone in the final. He was 2-0 up at the interval with Owengoodliffe, as Liverpool, struggling to make an impact.

And it was a similar story after the turnaround, as Golazo added two further goals.

Finally to the Xbox Senior competition where Magnum BP (Perth AFC) was too strong for Lostboy v02 (Cockburn City).

In a first half with little to choose between the players, Magnum BP, as PSG, struck right on half-time. The second half was one-way traffic as Magnum BP ran away with the match, wrapping it up with a fourth goal just before the final whistle.

Semis beckon in second E-Series

The second edition of Football West’s E-Series FIFA20 competition is moving to the business end with some of the semi-final spots now secured.

Lostboy v02 (vI ChaOTiiCz Iv) (Cockburn City) has moved into the last four of the Xbox Senior division by downing Superharrywebb (Peel United) 3-0 before edging a seven-goal thriller against Peaaaky7.

He’s been joined by OfficialKillerz (Mandurah City), whose 1-0 defeat of Magnum Kanos (Armadale SC) came after a convincing 3-0 victory over RoboKlopp10 (Wembley Downs).

ALL RESULTS AND FIXTURES

In the Xbox Junior conference the player to watch looks to be InBreadFIFA (South Perth United), who stormed through the group stage with six wins from six and a +33 goal difference. InBreadFIFA then racked up a 10-1 win in the last 16. The one player through to the Xbox Junior semis is GOONER GUNNER58 (Olympic Kingsway).

JoshuLiverpoolFC has hit form heading into the PS4 Senior quarter-finals but faces fellow Murdoch University Melville player Golazo Perth in the last eight. Another MUM FC player still involved in this division is subiacowolf, who takes on LegDaySecured (Inglewood United).

Mandurah City’s flynnandsons2014 is into the semis of the PS4 Juniors following a 3-1 win over Itz-_Hindzy11 (Rockingham City). Also there is NotDaniellongy (Aubin Grove United), who added to Rockingham’s disappointment with a 4-2 defeat of harryboy1212.

Champs fall as E-Series moves into KO stages

The latest Football West E-Series competition has moved into the knockout stages following a mammoth week of group matches.

Around 500 FIFA20 games were played in 28 groups across four conferences – PS4 Senior, PS4 Junior, Xbox Senior and Xbox Junior.

Again, the PS4 Senior division has attracted the most players, which means that is now at the Round of 32 stage, while the other three are into the last 16.

Xbox Junior winner from edition one BWA Equity (Carramar Shamrock Rovers) has been drawn against his good friend BWA Lucid (ECU Joondalup). However, PS4 winners Perrin-7 (Junior) and Dexchelsea11 (senior) failed to progress from their respective groups.

Second E-Series up and running

The second edition of the Football West E-Series gets under way today with around 200 players again looking to become FIFA20 champions.

And the first live streamed match will be shown HERE at 1pm, between SMPwolf (Port Kennedy) and BallerLFC (Inglewood United).

The E-Series tournament is open to all WA residents and will again be played in four conferences – PS4 Junior, PS4 Senior, Xbox Junior and Xbox Senior.

The main difference this time is that teams will be split into groups with a round-robin format, which guarantees that each competitor will get to play a minimum of five matches.

COMPETITION RULES

The top two from each group will advance to the second stage, when the tournament becomes a straight knockout.

The winner from each group will play a second-place finisher from a different group in the first knockout round.

Three of the four champions from the first edition will defend their titles – Perrin-7 (PS4 Junior), BWA Equity (Xbox Junior) and Dexchelsea11 (PS4 Senior).

Football West Head of Development Alex Novatsis said he was looking forward to an even bigger and better tournament than the successful maiden competition.

“It’s really taken off and it’s here to stay on the Football West calendar,” he said.

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Xbox Senior

Sign up now for latest E-Series Club Cup

Football West’s second E-Series Club Cup begins this Saturday – with players guaranteed at least FIVE matches.

The first edition, which finished with a successful four-match Finals Day last Sunday, attracted around 200 PS4 and Xbox FIFA 20 players.

Football West is on course to beat that number and we will again run the competition in four divisions – PS4 Junior, PS4 Senior, Xbox Junior and Xbox Senior.

However this will be major difference in that instead of a straight knockout, the second E-Series competition will be split into groups with players guaranteed a minimum of five matches each.

Registrations close on Thursday evening, with the draw on Friday.

So to register your interest, please CLICK HERE.