By: Steve McCaskill
South American soccer’s governing body CONMEBOL will launch an official eSports tournament as part of a new licensing agreement with video game publisher EA Sports.
The Copa Libertadores, the continent’s premier soccer tournament, and secondary competition the Copa Sudamericana will be playable in FIFA 20 from March 2020.
A free update will be rolled out in for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, bringing clubs from Uruguay, Peru, Paraguay and other South American nations into the game. Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia are already included, but the inclusion of more players and teams in modes like “FIFA Ultimate Team” could increase the series’ traction in South America.