Aussie gamers and sports legends prepare for battle in the ultimate VR showdown!
In an Australian LIVE TV First, 16 Aussie Gamers, Celebrities and Sport Legends will prepare for the ultimate virtual-to-reality battle of EA SPORTS™ FIFA 15 ULTIMATE TEAM on PlayStation®4, broadcast LIVE on FOX SPORTS from Federation Square, Melbourne, on Wednesday April 29.
The finalists include:
- All nine winners of the FOX FANS LEAGUE qualifying heats held at Westfield nationally, with each PlayStation 4 champion representing their favourite Hyundai A-League club at the history-making grand final
- A number of famous faces and have secured wildcard spots to make up a field of 16 competitors and will face off against the local champions from each heat.
- The celebrities and sport legends include: Gold Coast SUNS Captain, Gary Ablett, and Collingwood Football Club Captain, Scott Pendlebury, Channel [V] Presenter Danny Clayton, Penrith Panthers five-eighth Jamie Soward, and Australian EA SPORTS™ FIFA identity, Sam Mort.
One further finalist will be announced comprising:
- PlayStation 4 National Premier League Wildcard spot will be determined the day prior, on Tuesday April 28, in qualifying event to be held consisting of finalists from national grassroots clubs at Gosh’s Paddock in Melbourne.
FOX SPORTS will televise the final LIVE from Federation Square, which will be the first time a video game contest will be broadcast LIVE on Australian television.
FOX SPORTS football commentators Simon Hill and Andy Harper will be on hand to call the action on the night, with Mark Bosnich and Adam Peacock hosting the broadcast.
Tara Rushton will get up close to the competitors, bringing viewers all the action on the ground.
All Australian Hyundai A-League clubs will be represented by the 9 Winners of the FOX FANS LEAGUE qualifying heats and these include:
- Melbourne City, Vasilios Katsaitas
- Melbourne Victory, Neville Ackerman
- Western Sydney Wanderers, Michael Gunn
- Central Coast Mariners, Jake Nadilo
- Newcastle Jets, Shannon Ravoul
- Brisbane Roar, Seth Naicker
- Sydney FC, Julian Mangraviti
- Adelaide United, Joel Andruskzkiewicz
- Perth Glory, Griffin Munro
The FOX FANS LEAGUE champion will receive tickets to the Hyundai A-League grand final on May 17 2015, with flights and accommodation, a ‘behind-the-scenes’ grand final experience plus a 20 year anniversary PlayStation®4 console complete with a selection of EA SPORTS™ PlayStation®4 games.
The FOX FANS LEAGUE is a national challenge laid down by FOX SPORTS, in partnership with EA SPORTS™ and PlayStation®4, to Hyundai A-League fans and football gamers across the country in the ultimate EA SPORTS™ FIFA 15 ULTIMATE TEAM showdown.
The inaugural competition was made possible with the support of Football Federation Australia and Westfield Shopping Centres.
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