FIFA Interactive World Cup Grand Final to be hosted in Los Angeles

Friday, 22 April 2011 16:06 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The FIFA Interactive World Cup Grand Final, which has partnered with Sony and EA Sports, announced today that it will be flying the 24 finalists of the virtual football tournament to Los Angeles, where the winner will be crowned during a “three-day entertainment extravaganza.”

The Grand Final will be held from June 7-9, to coincide with E3, which will be held in Los Angeles on the same dates.

Since the first of six online qualifying seasons kicked off in December 2010, over 700,000 gamers from around the globe have competed with FIFA 11 online via PSN and at live qualification eventsin an effort to claim a seat at the Grand Final. The winner will be crowned the new FIFA Interactive World Cup Champion.

All 24 finalists will compete in the first stage which will cut the numbers of competitors down to the final 12, which will then participate in the final stage of the tournament. It will be held at the Home Depot Centre arena at 4.00pm on June 9. US football stars will be present at the final event as well.

“I’m so excited to hear the news that the FIFA Interactive World Cup is coming to the United States” said 2010 FIFA Interactive World Cup Champion Nenad Stojkovic “It will be a great honour to welcome the challengers to Los Angeles and defend my title on home soil.”

The one who is crowned Champion will walk away with $20,000 and an invitation to the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2011.

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