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Inaugural Fifa eNations Cup 2019 at Maidstone Studios will decide best Xbox and PlayStation players

By Luke May

Gareth Southgate's England team might have to wait until the summer for a chance at a trophy, but today gamers could cover the national team in glory.

Maidstone Studios is hosting the first ever Fifa eNations Cup this weekend, with the final expected to be played today.

Incredibly, the winner of the competition will take home $40,000 (£30,574), with a total prize pool of $100,000.

Bobby Moore holds aloft the Jules Rimet World Cup trophy, could England's eFootball stars bring home silverware today? (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images). (3093627)
Bobby Moore holds aloft the Jules Rimet World Cup trophy, could England's eFootball stars bring home silverware today? (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images). (3093627)

Forty players from 20 countries have been battling it out to see which country has the best Fifa 19 players. Winners will also take home 1,500 EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series points.

England topped their group yesterday as the competition now heads into the knock out stages.

The competition is part of the road toward the Fifa eWorld Cup 2019.

The whole event is being streamed online on Twitch, Facebook and YouTube, with updates via Twitter.

Esports are an increasingly popular form of entertainment, the Fifa eWorld Cup Facebook page alone has 1.5million likes.

Last month the BBC confirmed Later... with Jools Holland would no longer be filmed at Maidstone Studios.

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