Compete in the FIFA 19 Cologne Cup to win a slice of a €27,000 prize pool

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Compete in the FIFA 19 Cologne Cup to win a slice of a €27,000 prize pool

Online qualifying starts this week ahead of the live final at Gamescom 2019

How would all of you FIFA fans like the opportunity to play at the largest gaming consumer show in Europe, and bag yourself some great prizes while doing it, including a slice of a €27,000 prize pool? We’re talking about Gamescom 2019, that will take place between 20th-24th August.

We will be hosting a live tournament – the finals of the Cologne Cup – at our PlayStation booth at the show, with 16 slots available to be filled for the best players from Europe and beyond.

To secure one of these slots, you’ll need to qualify through one of several online tournaments we’ll be hosting together with ESL over the next couple of weeks.

See details below, and full ruleset here, and sign up to your region’s tournaments here.

Happy goalscoring!

Cologne Cup online qualifier dates:

  • Friday 19th July – Single Elimination Qualifier
  • Saturday 20th July – Single Elimination Qualifier
  • Monday 22nd July – Single Elimination Qualifier
  • Wednesday 24th July – Single Elimination Qualifier
  • Saturday 27th July – Double Elimination Final

The qualifiers will be split by region, with the top players from each group winning a slot at Gamescom. See below for group details and slot allocation:

  • Central Europe: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland – top 4 players qualify
  • North Europe: UK, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland – top 3 players qualify
  • West Europe: France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg – top 3 players qualify
  • South Europe: Spain, Portugal, Italy – top 2 players qualify
  • East Europe: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Croatia, Malta, Romania, Slovenia, Russia, Ukraine – top player qualifiers
  • ANZ: Australia and New Zealand – top player qualifies
  • MENA: Turkey, UAE, Bahrain, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia – top player qualifies
  • Japan: Direct invite

And here’s how that prize pool breaks down:

  • 1st place: 10,000€
  • 2nd: 5,000€
  • 3rd: 2,000€
  • 4th: 2,000€
  • 5th: 1,000€
  • 6th: 1,000€
  • 7th: 1,000€
  • 8th: 1,000€
  • 9th: 500€
  • 10th: 500€
  • 11th: 500€
  • 12th: 500€
  • 13th: 500€
  • 14th: 500€
  • 15th: 500€
  • 16th: 500€

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