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The Bundesliga announced the opening of registrations for the VBL Internacional Series 2024, an EA Sports FC 24 competition, an electronic football game. The final phase of the tournament will take place in Germany, with a total of R$54,000 in prizes at stake.

Therefore, players from Brazil, the United States, Vietnam, Thailand and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait will have the opportunity to participate.

Interested Brazilians can register on the official website for the qualifiers, which will take place online on March 23rd and 24th.

Bundesliga tournament final will be in May

In 2012, the tournament became the first professional football league to have its own eSports competition. Thus, since then, the Bundesliga has seen significant growth in football games across the world.

Peer Naubert, Bundesliga International Marketing Director, highlighted the successful partnership with EA Sports, which was recently extended, indicating the continued expansion of interest in the Bundesliga’s virtual tournaments.

“Global interest continues to grow, and our partnership with EA Sports has gone from strength to strength, as indicated by the contract extension announced earlier this month,” said Naubert.

Then, the players who manage to qualify will make the finals between May 16th and 19th. Each will win US$250 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Dortmund, Germany.

In addition to competing in the tournament, the finalists will also be able to watch Borussia Dortmund‘s last Bundesliga game of the season at Signal Iduna Park.

In the final phase, each player who qualifies will be associated with a Bundesliga club. So, if there is a Brazilian finalist, they will have Stuttgart as a partner club.

The finalist will have the opportunity to train with the club’s esports team. In addition, you will be able to compete with one of the team’s athletes in the championship decision.

25 year partnership

But it is important to highlight that the Bundesliga has been a partner with EA Sports for 25 years and, in January, extended the relationship until 2027.

The sports games producer has the licensing rights to simulate matches from the first two German divisions, as well as all their clubs and players, in addition to the German Super Cup.