FIFA's Interactive World Cup, the world’s biggest virtual soccer event, will come to its' dramatic conclusion in Port Olympic, Barcelona on May 1, RadarOnline.com has learned.
“With over 775,000 participants, we have set a new record for the FIWC 2010, which will culminate in the exciting Grand Final in Barcelona,” EA Sports' Jon Rosenblatt said. “This amazing number of gamers highlights the importance of the FIWC for soccer fans worldwide.
“FIFA 10 has proven to be the best soccer video game ever," he said, "and it’s great to see so many players from all over the world competing on the PlayStation Network and in the Live Qualifiers to become the FIWC 2010 Champion on May 1st.”
The finale comes after months of heated online competition and qualifying events from around the world, now whittled down to just 32 players from 22 countries.
“The FIFA Interactive World Cup continues to go from strength to strength, growing each year at an enormous rate,” Sony's Darren Carter said. “To have had over 775,000 participants clearly shows the passion of both the EA Sports FIFA Soccer 10 and the PlayStation fans. I have no doubt that it is going to be the best final yet, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Barcelona in May.”
To find out more about the FIFA Interactive World Cup, check out http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/