EA Sports activities has introduced a brand new “FIFA Face-Off” event sequence that includes celebrities, FIFA professional gamers and influencers, and members of the group. However the large and thrilling information right here is that Jason Sudeikis will compete within the event as Ted Lasso, his character from the AppleTV+ present.
Sudeikis will compete alongside his Ted Lasso co-star Brendan Hunt, with different big-name celebrities like Trevor Noah, Becky G, and Nicky Jam additionally competing within the event that is hosted by FIFA influencer Castro 1021.
“Having beforehand no expertise teaching soccer, or soccer if you’ll, I feel Ted Lasso is the proper candidate for dominating in an EA Sports activities FIFA esports competitors,” Sudeikis mentioned in a press release. “That mentioned, Ted’s ardour for competing and having Coach Beard at his aspect in assist may be sufficient for him to realize esports glory on the earth’s hottest sports activities online game. By no means underestimate Coach Ted Lasso.”
The 2-part sequence will see FIFA professionals and celebrities workforce as much as compete in FIFA Final Crew to win a share of a $25,000 prize pool. EA chosen group members from a video submission contest that noticed “tens of 1000’s” of submissions, EA mentioned. Along with competing in FIFA 21 matches, the sequence will embody “enjoyable mini-games” and alternatives for folks watching at house to interact within the event in some capability.
The occasion airs on March 19 and 26 at 12:30 PM ET by way of the EA SPORTS FIFA Twitch and EA SPORTS YouTube channels. Extra particulars concerning the Face Off occasion might be found on FIFA’s website.