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eSerie A 2020/21 competitions to kick off

Serie A has announced its 2020/21 Eseries competitions - the eFootball PES 2021 Championship and the eSerie A TIM FIFA 21 Championship.

Serie A has announced its 2020/21 eSerie A competitions on PES 21 and FIFA 21.

Registrations have been opened for the first phase of the eSerie A TIM FIFA 21 Championship and the eFootball PES 2021 Championship – which will both be exclusively played on the Playstation 4.

Amateur gamers and football fans can attempt to qualify for the regular season of the Eseries championships where they have the potential to be chosen to represent a Serie A club.

The four qualification stages for the FIFA 21 Championship take place between November 24 and December 15. The best players from the qualification process then receive a spot in the Official Draft where each Serie A club will choose a representative. Teams will be divided into four pools for the Regular Season which begins on March 9, 2021.

The three best teams from each pool will compete in the Playoff show on April 20 and 21 to decide a winner.

eFootball PES 2021 qualifiers start on November 24. The best 32 players will then enter the Draft on February 3. The regular season will be completed over March 30?31 and April 6/7. Playoffs will then be held on April 27 and 28.

The winner of the FIFA 21 Championship will also procced into the EA SPORTS FIFA 21 Global Series Playoff or Play-in spots.

“We are delighted to be able to offer, at such a difficult time for everyone, a leisure for PlayStation fans. The teaser initiatives at the launch of the eSerie A TIM made during last season proved to be a great success, involving many professional gamers and simple fans who followed the challenges among our Clubs broadcast on the social platforms of the Serie A League, in particular on the YouTube channel dedicated to the competition,” Serie A CEO, Luigi De Siervo said.

“We are convinced that football fans must be involved and engaged also in our “virtual” Championship, making them participants and protagonists waiting to find them soon in the stands. The A Companies are finally ready to compete, in both the most famous video games, to win the title of Italian Champion of the eSerie A TIM, an unmissable event that will accompany us for the coming months and years.”

 

 

Daniel Foley is a sports junior journalist with Soccerscene. He reports widely on football policy and micro industry matters.

Football Coaches Australia welcomes Sports Integrity Australia independent investigation

FCA

Football Coaches Australia (FCA) welcomed the broad independent investigative mandate provided by Football Australia to Sport Integrity Australia, encompassing four different areas – harassment, bullying, intimidation and discrimination.

FCA encourages current and former players, administrators, referees and coaches, as well as parents and others involved in football in Australia to come forward through this process to enhance the positive cultural development in our sport.

FCA President Phil Moss stated: “As an organisation we have sought transparency, due process and procedural fairness from day one, so we fully support an independent and wide-ranging investigation into the culture of football in Australia.

“We must, as a game, hold ourselves to the highest of standards.

“The culture we live every day, how we treat each other and ensuring we are setting up the next generation to enjoy our great game is of paramount importance and entirely non-negotiable.”

Newly elected FCA Vice President Sarah West endorsed Phil’s statement:

“Everyone in our sport, from professional players, coaches, referees, administrators and staff through to those involved at the grass roots, has the right to participate in a positive and safe environment and to be treated with respect and fairness.

“There is no place in our game for abuse or harassment of any kind. This unacceptable behaviour harms people and diminishes the game.

“As coaches we have a duty of care to those we are entrusted to work with and must endeavour to always create environments which provide safety, trust and inclusivity so that everyone can enjoy the beautiful game on and off the pitch.”

Media inquiries can be directed to FCA Chief Executive Officer, Glenn Warry, on +61 417 346 312

Manchester City teams up with Qualtrics

Manchester City Qualtrics

English Premier League side Manchester City have announced a new partnership with Qualtrics which will see the leader and creator of the Experience Management (XM) category become the Club’s Official Experience Management Software Partner.

Qualtrics empowers organisations to listen to customer and employee feedback, understand and analyse what they hear, then take action to improve experiences and design new ones, all in real time.

Manchester City and Qualtrics’ new partnership aligns with the club’s ongoing commitment to provide the best possible matchday experience for fans and will allow the club to use industry-leading experience management software to listen to fans’ feedback following each fixture.

From overall matchday experience – to catering, facilities, retail and more – Qualtrics can provide valuable insight and real-time data from fans to help the club shape their future strategic planning and decisions.

The new partnership is also expected to include further activations across wider areas of the organisation in coming months, using Qualtrics’ experience management software to listen to fan feedback and enhance the digital experience for Cityzens across the globe.

Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships Sales at City Football Group, Stephan Cieplik:

“As a club, we are continually working to improve our matchday offering for fans both in-stadium and across our digital platforms for those following across the globe,” he said.

“Through this new partnership with Qualtrics, we will be able to use industry-leading software to gather valuable feedback and insight from those at the heart of our club to help shape future decisions around matchdays.”

Qualtrics President of Products and Services, Brad Anderson:

“With Qualtrics, Manchester City can listen to and understand fan feedback in real time and take action to improve matchday experiences,” he said.

“But fan experience isn’t limited to the stadium — the digital and at-home fan experience is just as important, and Qualtrics will help Manchester City to deliver a personalized experience to their fans wherever they are.”

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