UK-based networking company TalkTalk is launching a new FIFA tournament that allows players to represent their cities.
The Future Fibre City Clash is a cross-city tournament running in January 2022 in Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester.
The best gamers will have the chance to win £500 and a free six-month Future Fibre and Amazon Eero package from TalkTalk, with two players across each city progressing through to the qualifying stages also taking home £100 each.
The open tournament will be hosted on Battlefy, with registration open now and qualifying stages starting from January 8th 2022 and the championship taking place on January 22nd and 23rd.
Players can take part in as many games as they like between January 8th and 16th – to get started they’ll need to enter their postcode to register their details and have access to a PlayStation 4 or Xbox.
The aim is obviously to promote TalkTalk’s internet services, with the company saying its Future Fibre packages have a top average download speed of 900Mb/s in the cities, but also to discover which city will win the tournament.
Ben Cooper, head of marketing for FTTP at TalkTalk, said: “We’re so excited to launch The Future Fibre City Clash as we make fast, affordable, full fibre broadband more widely available in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham.
“We look forward to seeing gamers represent their city throughout the virtual FIFA tournament and would encourage anyone to join in and have a go at winning some points for their city.”
TalkTalk is the only major UK provider to include Amazon’s Eero 6 series routers as standard with its full fibre packages.
There’s more info on the Future Fibre City Clash here
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.