Preview: E-League 2020 Match Day 1

The nation's best FIFA 20 gamers will descend on Sydney on Saturday, 15 February as E-League 2020 powers up for Match Day 1.

The revamped format for this year’s EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series event means the stakes are even higher as 11 rounds will be crunched into two intense match days at ESL Studios in Auburn, Sydney.

The outcome of the season opener will set the standings for the representatives of all 11 Hyundai A-League clubs to go full tilt again on Saturday, 7 March – back at ESL Studios – to battle for the Premiership and a place in the E-League 2020 Finals Series in Melbourne on Saturday, 9 May.

With E-League 2020 serving as a qualifier for the FIFA eWorld Cup, the prize is bigger than ever before. The E-League 2020 Champion collects 450 Global Series points, 200 points more than last year’s title winners.

You can see our 22 esports stars contend for E-League glory live in person at ESL Studios, with Match Day 1 tickets on sale here

Do not need to miss a moment of action, even if you cannot make it to Sydney. Every match is streamed live on Twitch.tv

Here are the Playstation 4 and Xbox One gamers bidding to be crowned the E-League 2020 Champion:

Match Day 1

The first six rounds take place at the kick-off event – Match Day 1 – on Saturday, 15 February:

Round 1  Western United on bye

Adelaide United v Western Sydney Wanderers
Brisbane Roar v Wellington Phoenix
Central Coast Mariners v Sydney FC
Melbourne City v Perth Glory
Melbourne Victory v Newcastle Jets

Round 2  Melbourne Victory on bye

Newcastle Jets v Melbourne City
Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners
Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar
Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United
Western Sydney Wanderers v Western United

Round 3  Adelaide United on bye
Brisbane Roar v Western United
Central Coast Mariners v Western Sydney Wanderers
Melbourne City FC v Wellington Phoenix
Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC
Newcastle Jets v Perth Glory

Round 4  Newcastle Jets on bye
Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory
Sydney FC v Melbourne City
Wellington Phoenix v Central Coast Mariners
Western Sydney Wanderers v Brisbane Roar
Western United v Adelaide United

Round 5 - Brisbane Roar on bye

Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United
Melbourne City v Western United
Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney Wanderers
Newcastle Jets v Wellington Phoenix
Perth Glory v Sydney FC

Round 6  Perth Glory on bye
Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets
Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Victory
Western Sydney Wanderers v Melbourne City
Western United v Central Coast Mariners
Adelaide United v Brisbane Roar

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