Welcome to the AEC online FIFA Tournament entry page.

Please note:

  • You must be available to play your Nationals in November 2020.
  • You must be able to play online with good internet connectivity and a NET type of 2.
  • Your details will be passed on to your country operator for verification and onward qualification to participate at your country nationals.
  • If you are a country operator with gamers ready to take part from your country, kindly direct all your players to register here.



Individuals with no knowledge of country operators can register their interest here. We will do our best to match up single players and collaborate effectively with your participation.

Before entering, please ensure the following:

  • Players must be available during the month of November to participate in national qualifiers offline or online.
  • Players must have access to a PlayStation console.
  • Players must have an updated copy of FIFA 21 installed
  • Players must have read through our tournament rules below
  • Players must be familiar with the format of the tournament
  • Players must have access and permission to represent their country
  • Players must have a PlayStation Plus account
  • Players must have good internet connectivity with net type 2

To participate in the AEC FIFA 21 tournament, you will need to fill out the form below with all your credentials.

AEC FIFA Tournament Structure

  1. FIFA 21

Our FIFA Tournament Format offers teams the chance to bond and compete remotely through FIFA 21 while playing for their country. Individual entrants will be able to stay socially distanced during the Africa Esports Championship. Rules and regulations are in another document to be shared on our website.

The AEC online FIFA tournament is open to anyone with a PlayStation console with FIFA 21 only.

Qualifiers kick off in two weeks and so entries are now open for the AEC tournament which kicks off later this month. Minimum age for participation is 16 years and above.

Registration is PAY TO PLAY for the tournament and all player are required to have a camera with their console as well as stream their gaming sessions online. 

All players will be encouraged to make an official jersey to reflect their countries’ colours.


There will be 16 groups altogether with each group having 4 gamers representing different countries. Each country will send 4 gamers each. The initial round-robin group stage as well as the 2nd and 3rd rounds are to gauge skill levels before the tournament then progresses into 2 separate knock out phases (single elimination), winners of which will progress on to the Semi Final and then to the Final.

Tournament format is modified world cup format. Third place match will also be held to determine the 3rd placed gamer. A total of 224 games will be played to determine the winner.

All gamers must on the PlayStation 4 and have a copy of FIFA 21 installed with PSN Plus account.


A ‘match’ will see an individual gamer successfully conclude a game against an opponent. A ‘fixture’ is a 6-minute FIFA game.

The outcome of a single match is determined by the aggregate score of the individual fixtures.

Every player is responsible for keeping up to date with their own fixtures.


Games will be played during the evenings to minimise disruption to normal working hours and kick off times will be staggered to suit daily schedules. 

Gamers are reminded play with respect for opponent and fellow players. Players are reminded that they are representing their country and the tournament is to be played in a competitive and courteous manner.


  • Match Half Length: 6 minutes
  • Difficulty Level:  LEGENDARY
  • Season:  Spring
  • Time of Day: 08:00 PM
  • Weather:  Clear/Overcast
  • Game Speed: Normal
  • Ball: Default Game Settings
  • Camera:  TeleBroadcast
  • Visual HUD:  Player Name Bar
  • Time/Score display: On
  • Radar:  3D
  • Controller Setting: Tactical Only**
  • No Keeper Selection during play**
  • Injuries: Off
  • Offside: On
  • Bookings: On
  • Handball: Off


  1. Each tournament match has a window of 45 minutes to be played.
  2. Everyone who joins this tournament will play will follow the schedule of play
  3. If you are not ready to play your match within the first schedule of the group stage, you may be automatically forfeited to help keep the tournament moving.



After 1 minute of gameplay, any complaints on lag, pre-game settings, or banned teams will not be taken into consideration. No exceptions. (Note: connection is much better if you use a LAN cable instead of WiFi.)


In the event of a disconnection, you and your opponent must finish the remaining time of the match, keeping the score the same as it was in the game that got disconnected. i.e. If the disconnection occurred in the 30th minute, the new game should be played until the 60th.

When the 60th minute is reached, as soon as the ball is no longer in play, the match is over and both players must quit the game. If you continue to play and goals are scored, the goals will count. We highly recommend recording video of all game footage in case of a dispute.

Online Squads Only:

Matches must be played with ‘Online Squads’ only. If there is any attempt to use Custom Squads or edited players, you will automatically forfeit the match and get a loss.

No Custom Formations:

Custom Formations are not allowed to be used. In case of a dispute, you MUST HAVE VIDEO EVIDENCE for it to be considered and the decision is at the discretion of AEC Admins.

*Drawing/Tying a Match If the match ends in a draw, a new game must be played under the Golden Goal rules. Whoever scores first, wins the match. If there is no goal scored in the Golden Goal match, then each player will have the option to cancel or agree to continue.

Legacy Defending:

Legacy defending is not allowed to be used in AEC’s Tournament matches. In case of a dispute, you MUST HAVE VIDEO EVIDENCE for it to be considered and the decision is at the discretion of AEC Tournament moderators.


AEC reserve the right to amend the rules at any time without prior notice to the Participants, in which case they will make an effort to inform the Participants prior to the change, date of the event or within the event.

Players must check in the latest update in WhatsApp group chat!