Premier League stars ready for action in ePL invitational tournament

Premier League footballers will be putting their EA SPORTS FIFA 20 skills to the test in the inaugural ePremier League Invitational tournament.

A host of familiar faces are going head to head as they represent their club in a knockout tournament from the comfort of their own homes from Tuesday 21 April.

The prize fund is being donated to the #PlayersTogether initiative, which was created by Premier League players as a collective way of generating funds for the UK’s National Health Service and distributing them where they are needed most. The tournament will also continue to urge everyone to follow official advice by staying home and saving lives.

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: ‘The thoughts of everyone at the Premier League are with all those directly affected by COVID-19.

‘In response to the pandemic, the League, our clubs and players are providing valuable support for communities.

‘We are also aware of the importance of finding new ways to entertain fans at this time and we are excited to bring together a strong line-upof players for the ePremier League Invitational tournament.

‘With many of our international broadcast partners showing the matches, fans around the world can tune in and enjoy the action. We knowhow popular FIFA20 is with players and I am looking forward to seeing who will be crowned the ePL Invitational champion.’

Among the players competing in the tournament are Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Todd Cantwell (Norwich City), Ryan Fredericks (West Ham United), Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) and Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace).

The full line-up will be confirmed ahead of the draw for the tournament, which takes place on Monday 20 April. The opening rounds feature four matches per day between midday (BST) and 4pm (BST) from Tuesday 21 April to Friday 24 April. The semi-finals and final will betelevised live at 3pm (BST) on Saturday April 25.

Fans can watch all the action throughout the week on the Premier League website, app, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, Official PremierLeague Broadcast Channels, YouTube and Twitch channels as well on the Football Daily YouTube channel.

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The ePL Invitational tournament is operated by esports tournament organisers Gfinity, who have worked on the first two seasons of ePremier League.

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