The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Tuesday announced it will conduct a national tournament from March 20 to April 4 to choose the Indian team for its debut in the FIFAe Nations Series. The FIFAe Nations Series is the global body's flagship tournament for the member associations and is contested by eNational teams using the EA Sports FIFA 21 game.
An Indian team will be part of the international tournament for the very first time, with the AIFF building an eNational Squad, constituting the country's top FIFA gamers, who will represent it at the FIFAe Nations Series 2021 (FeNS21).
To facilitate the selection process, the AIFF will host a national tournament 'AIFF eFootball Challenge' wherein the top 16 eligible PlayStation gamers of the country will contest to decide the winner.
The FIFAe Global Series Rankings (West Asia Region) as of February 25 shall be used to decide the qualification and seeding. The two finalists will represent India in the next stage of the global competition.
The FeNS21 will feature a multi-phase structure including online qualifier stages which will eventually culminate in the FIFAe Nations Cup -- the final event. India will participate from the Middle East and Africa server region.