Leeds United All Set For The 2022/23 ePremier League Finals
Tom Stokes and Ollelito lead the charge for this year's title
The 2022/23 ePremier League Finals takes place this weekend, with some of the world’s best EA SPORTS™ FIFA 23 players competing to win the title for their club.
All 20 Premier League clubs will be represented, with two players for each club competing for the honour of ePremier League (ePL) Champion and a share of the £100,000 prize pool. The four competitors from the top-two clubs will also earn spots in the EA SPORTS FIFA 23 Global Series Playoffs and Play-Ins.
Leeds United will be represented by two esport titans, Hashtag United's Tom Stokes and Ninjas in Pyjamas' Ollelito, who are already strong favourites to bring the ePremier League title back to Yorkshire.
The action will be televised in the UK on Sky Sports Premier League and shown across Leeds United’s Twitch and YouTube channels, with live updates and clips posted throughout the weekend on the club's Leeds Fury Twitter account.
The 40 finalists were determined following thrilling Club Playoffs late last year, with a mix of new faces and former champions set to compete.
The competition standing in Tom and Olle's way this year, includes reigning Champion Jack ‘GoalPoacher’ Wignall, who lifted the trophy for Norwich City last season, and inaugural ePL winner Donovan ‘Tekkz’ Hunt, will once again be lining up for Liverpool FC.
Other notable players include former ePL Champion Tom Leese (Tottenham Hotspur), Diogo Mendes (Liverpool FC) and Alex ‘Shawrey’ Shaw (Fulham).
Continuing the success of the 2021/22 competition, the format of this season’s Finals will once again see club representatives working collaboratively. Finalists will take part in a series of 1 vs 1 matches against pairings from other clubs, with one player competing per console (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S), in a two-legged tie.
Clubs are split into four groups for Saturday’s matches, with the top two in each group progressing to Sunday’s knockout stages. The two victorious players in the overall final will win the honour of ePremier League Champions for their club.
HOW TO WATCH:
Saturday's group stages kick off from 12pm, starting with Groups A and B. These will be shown across the Premier League’s digital channels (YouTube, web, app and Facebook).
It will also be streamed on EA’s Twitch channel, plus Sky Sports’ YouTube platform and app.
Leeds in Group C are expected to start their games from around 2:55pm, and will be available to watch via:
Broadcast coverage will be fronted by experienced sports and entertainment presenters Rachel Stringer and Kyle Walker, supported by Alex Bee and Jaime Alvarez, with a commentary team including eSports experts Brandon Smith and Richard Buckley.