FIFAe Nations Series Playoffs – Two South Africans competing this weekend
Two South African FIFA players, Julio “Beast” Bianchi (Goliath Gaming) and Kaylan Moodley (SAF) are competing in the FIFAe Nations Series 2022 – Middle East & Africa playoffs this weekend. We are excited to see them compete against international teams following their success in the qualifiers. Here’s what you need to know.
FIFAe Nations Series Playoffs 2022 details
The FIFAe Nations Series 2022 – Middle East & Africa playoffs run from Friday, 10 June to Sunday, 12 June 2022. Playing under the South African Football Association (SAFA) banner, the two players South African players will compete for a spot at the FIFAe Nations Cup 2022. This tournament is an offline event scheduled to take place in Denmark, Copenhagen at the end of July 2022, and will feature a prize pool of $400,000. At the current Dollar to Rand, that’s roughly R6.2 million!
Before we get there, a total of six teams will compete for two spots during the FIFAe Nations Series 2022 – Middle East & Africa playoffs.
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
So how does this work? Well, the group stage takes place from 10 to 11 June 2022, featuring a double round-robin format (2v2 game mode). Each game counts as a single match with no penalties or extra time. The winning team gets 3 points, while teams who draw receive 1 point. The losing team per match gets 0 points.
The top 4 teams advance to the winner bracket, which is a single-elimination affair taking place on 12 June 2022. The top 2 teams will qualify for the FIFAe Nations Cup 2022.
You can catch all the action live on the EA SPORTS FIFA Twitch channel. At the time of writing, exact group stage times are unknown. We do know, however, that you can tune in for the playoffs at around 16:00 SAST.
We hope to see the team from South Africa make it to the FIFAe Nations Cup 2022 and past the FIFAe Nations Series Playoffs 2022. So far, they’ve taken some big steps to glory during the qualifiers, and we can’t wait to see what’s next.
Header image via Goliath Gaming.