Gfinity To Host Second Year Of The Play Like A Legend Championship On FIFA 16

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We’re delighted to announce that Gfinity has once again been selected by Microsoft to host the FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Play Like a Legend Championship. 

The Play Like a Legend Championship is the premier FIFA eSports competition in Europe and we’re excited to share the official details surrounding the tournament.


In announcing the news, Ben Wyer-Roberts, Xbox EMEA Esports Lead said; “Following the success of the programme in 2015, Xbox is very happy to be partnering with Gfinity to deliver the Play Like a Legend Championships 2016. Across the board, the Gfinity team have the technical capability and esports pedigree to deliver the top level esports experience that Xbox players deserve. The Play Like a Legend tournament gives the best FIFA Ultimate Team players the opportunity to prove themselves and we’re building towards crowning a new Ultimate Champion at the Gfinity Arena London on May 8th.

The Gfinity Arena will play host to a total of three season finals; Season 1 on 13th February with a $7,000 prize pool, Season 2 on 26th March again with a $7,000 prize pool and the 2016 Grand Final - Season 3 - on 7th and 8th May with a $15,000 prize pool.

Launching today, will open its scouting network as the Play Like a Legend qualifier cups open for registration!  

  • Monday – 1,000 series
  • Wednesday – 2,000 series
  • Friday – Alternative 5,000/10,000 series

Upon the conclusion of the final online cup on January 29th the Play Like a Legend Season 1 leaderboard will freeze at 12:00am GMT on January 31st. The top 12 players who have amassed the most Gfinity points and meet all other tournament criteria will receive an invitation to the Play Like a Legend Season 1 finals, held at the Gfinity Arena.

A full regional invitation breakdown can found below:

  • #1 PLAL Highest Leaderboard Rank
  • Top 3 Placing UK PLAL Ranks
  • Top 3 Placing France PLAL Ranks
  • Top 3 Placing Rest of Europe Ranks (Excluding the UK, France and Germany)
  • Top 1 Placing German PLAL Rank
  • One Wildcard

A full prize pool breakdown for each season can also be found below:

Season 1 and Season 2 Prize Pool Breakdown:

  • 1st - $4,000, Xbox Elite Controller, FIFA Points, FIFA 16 Legend, 12 Months Xbox Live Membership.
  • 2nd - $2,000, FIFA Points
  • 3rd - $1,000 & FIFA Points

Season 3 Grand Final Prize Pool Breakdown:

  • 1st - $10,000, Xbox Elite Controller, FIFA Points, FIFA 16 Legend, 12 Months Xbox Live Membership.
  • 2nd - $3,500, FIFA Points
  • 3rd - $1,500 & FIFA Points

Further details will be shared in the coming weeks via


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