E-League 2020 – New Season. New Format. New Venues.

The E-League 2020 was officially launched today with a new competition format and venues that will allow fans to truly connect with the competitors.

Under the revamped format the E-League 2020 Season will be played over 11 rounds split over two Saturdays (15 February and 7 March) at the ESL Studios in Sydney (www.eslgaming.com). 

The E-league 2020 Finals Series will be held on Saturday, 9 May 2020 at the newly developed Fortress Melbourne, the largest gaming and esports venue in the Southern Hemisphere (www.fortressmelbourne.com).

EA Sports have also confirmed that the E-League is now a League Qualifying Tournament II of the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series, which provides a pathway for competitors to compete at the FIFA eWorld Cup. As a result, the E-League 2020 Champion will receive 450 Global Series Points, an increase of 250 points from last season.

FFA Head of Leagues, Greg O’Rourke, was excited about the innovations for the E-League 2020 Season.

“After two seasons of the E-League, it was timely for us to reassess and revise our strategy for the future of the competition," said O’Rourke.


“Following consultation with our key stakeholders, we have landed on a new competition format that will see competitors representing each Hyundai A-League Clubs play each other over two weekends in the regular season to determine the E-League Premiers. The E-League Finals Series will remain as a seeded, knock-out to determine our E-League Champion 2020.

“These event days will be moved from the Thursday evenings we had previously in Seasons 1 & 2 to Saturdays for the upcoming season to allow fans to better engage with the E-League.

“We will also move the E-League to venues that can accommodate fans who want to cheer on their favourite competitors in the flesh.

“The E-League is an important part of our long-term strategy for the Leagues and we are looking forward to an exciting new chapter in the development of Esports in Australia,” concluded O’Rourke.

All matches throughout the E-League 2020 Season and E-League 2020 Finals Series will once again be streamed on twitch (www.twitch.tv)

Further details regarding the E-League can be found at www.a-league.com.au/e-league.

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About the E-League 2020

 Event Details

  • E-League 2020 Season - Match Day 1:        Saturday, 15 February 2020 @ ESL Studios, Sydney
  • E-League 2020 Season - Match Day 2:       Saturday, 7 March 2020 @ ESL Studios, Sydney
  • E-League 2020 Finals Series:                           Saturday, 9 May 2020 @ Fortress Melbourne

Key Points

  • Each Hyundai A-League Club will have two representative competitors (1 x PS4 and 1 Xbox One)
  • Each club will play against every other club once over 11 Rounds (two event days)
  • Points during the regular season will be calculated based on the aggregate results over the two console legs (PS4 + Xbox One) for the points table to determine the E-League 2020 Premiers.
  • Individual console results will then be used to determine the seedings structure for each console for the E-League 2020 Finals Series
  • Each Fixture in the E-League 2020 Finals Series will be over two legs.
  • The console winners will then play-off, over two-legs, for the title of E-League 2020 Champion
  • The E-League 2020 Champion will receive 450 Global Series Points
     

E-League 2020 – Fixture Schedule

Match Day 1 - Saturday, 15 February 2020

Match Day 2 - Saturday, 7 March 2020

Round 1

Round 7

Adelaide United v Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Melbourne City FC v Brisbane Roar FC

Brisbane Roar FC v Wellington Phoenix

Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United

Central Coast Mariners v Sydney FC

Newcastle Jets v Western United FC

Melbourne City FC v Perth Glory

Perth Glory v Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Melbourne Victory v Newcastle Jets

Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix

Western United FC -Bye

Central Coast Mariners-Bye

Round 2

Round 8

Newcastle Jets v Melbourne City FC

Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory

Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners

Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Newcastle Jets

Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar FC

Western United FC v Melbourne Victory

Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United

Adelaide United v Melbourne City FC

Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Western United FC

Brisbane Roar FC v Central Coast Mariners

Melbourne Victory-Bye

Sydney FC-Bye

Round 3

Round 9

Brisbane Roar FC v Western United FC

Melbourne Victory v Central Coast Mariners

Central Coast Mariners v Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Newcastle Jets v Brisbane Roar FC

Melbourne City FC v Wellington Phoenix

Perth Glory v Adelaide United

Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC

Sydney FC v Western United FC

Newcastle Jets v Perth Glory

Wellington Phoenix v Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Adelaide United -Bye

Melbourne City FC-Bye

Round 4

Round 10

Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory

Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Sydney FC

Sydney FC v Melbourne City FC

Western United FC v Perth Glory

Wellington Phoenix v Central Coast Mariners

Adelaide United v Newcastle Jets

Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Brisbane Roar FC

Brisbane Roar FC v Melbourne Victory

Western United FC v Adelaide United

Central Coast Mariners v Melbourne City FC

Newcastle Jets-Bye

Wellington Phoenix-Bye

Round 5

Round 11

Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United

Western United FC v Wellington Phoenix

Melbourne City FC v Western United FC

Adelaide United v Sydney FC

Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Brisbane Roar FC v Perth Glory

Newcastle Jets v Wellington Phoenix

Central Coast Mariners v Newcastle Jets

Perth Glory v Sydney FC

Melbourne City FC v Melbourne Victory

Brisbane Roar FC-Bye

Western Sydney Wanderers FC -Bye

Round 6

 

Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets

Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Victory

Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Melbourne City FC

Western United FC v Central Coast Mariners

Adelaide United v Brisbane Roar FC

Perth Glory-Bye

 

 

E-League 2020 Finals Series

E-League 2020 Finals Series - Saturday, 9 May 2020 @ Fortress Melbourne

Play-offs - Console

Play-Off 1 (PO1)

8 v 9 - First Leg

8 v 9 - Second Leg

Play-Off 2 (PO2)

7 v 10 - First Leg

7 v 10 - Second Leg

Play-Off 3 (PO3)

6 v 11 - First Leg

6 v 11 - Second Leg

Quarter Finals - Console

Quarter Final (QF1)

1 v (PO1) - First Leg

1 v (PO1) - Second Leg

Quarter Final (QF2)

4 v 5 - First Leg

4 v 5 - Second Leg

Quarter Final (QF3)

2 v (PO2) - First Leg

2 v (PO2) - Second Leg

Quarter Final (QF4)

3 v (PO3) - First Leg

3 v (PO3) - Second Leg

Semi Finals- Console

Semi Final 1 (SF1)

Winner of QF1 v Winner of QF2 - First Leg

Winner of QF1 v Winner of QF2 - Second Leg

Semi Final 2 (SF2)

Winner of QF3 v Winner of QF4 - First Leg

Winner of QF3 v Winner of QF4 - Second Leg

Console Final

Final

Winner of SF1 v Winner of SF2 - First Leg

Winner of SF1 v Winner of SF2 - Second Leg

E-League 2020 Grand Final

GF

Winner of PS4 Final v Winner of Xbox One Final - First Leg

Winner of Xbox One Final v Winner of PS4 Final - Second Leg


NOTE: Match details are subject to change without notice. Please visit www.a-league.com.au/e-league for updates.