FIFA is one of the most significant categories in Esports, and it’s only growing day by day. This year FIFA is securing their power in the Esports world by signing a broadcast deal with Fox Sports.
Recently Fox Sports has secured television and streaming rights for FIFA 19 Global Series events in the US. Fox Sports is starting the deal by hosting the first FIFA eNations Cup in London. The cup will be this weekend. Also, it will broadcast the FIFA’s season final World cup.
Alongside with Fox Sports, the streaming platform Caffeine, in which Fox recently invested a hundred million dollars, will also provide coverage. Caffeine will feature an exclusive interactive live broadcast with several streamers offering their views of the matches.
Joe Franzetta, Fox Sports’ VP Rights & Business Relationships said:
“This is a great opportunity to expand our ongoing connection with FIFA and our esports presence. together with Caffeine, we kicked things off last weekend with the EA Sports FUT Champions Cup from London, and we are ready to go with this weekend’s FIFA eNations Cup.”
The eNations Cup will be live this Sunday on FS2 and through the Caffeine streaming platform starting at 1 PM. US viewers using the platform will be able to live-host their streams. This streams will allow fans to watch the tournament with friends and fellow fans.
Fox coverage under the new deal will be culminating for the year with FIFA World cup in July.