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  • Signup Deadline

  • Check In

    27 Feb 13:00 - 13:55
  • Start Date

    27 Feb 14:00 SAST


  • R10000 voucher

    1st place
  • R6000 voucher

    2nd place
  • R4000 voucher

    3rd place


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  • Qualify through the Adidas Sapphire Edge Group stage
  • Check in during the Check-in Period
  • Matches will be generated at the tournament Start Date


  • All players must reside(currently live in) a Sub Saharan African Country. For a full list of eligible countries see the Rules page
  • If we fail to get at least 4 participants checked in by the time the bracket starts, the tournament will be cancelled


  • Matches in a knockout bracket are played one after the other until the tournament is finished.
  • All matches must be started as soon as possible and played until completion. Postponing matches is at the discretion of the tournament admin

Matches per round to be completed by the scheduled start time of the following round. Matches not complete may be forfeited. Times below are estimated. Matches to start as soon as both players are finished their previous round.

  • 14h00: Round 1 | Round of 32
  • 15h00: Round 2 | Round of 16
  • 16h00: Round 3 | Quarter Final
  • 17h00: Round 4 | Semi Final
  • 18h00: Final and 3rd-place Playoff

Quick Rules


  • FIFA23 PS5 NG is open to players on PS5 and PC.
  • FIFA23 Xbox NG is open to players on Xbox Series X/S.
  • FIFA23 Old gen is open to players on PS4 and Xbox One crossplay.



  • Match Type: Online Friendlies 
  • Half Length: 6 minutes 
  • Controls: Any 
  • Game Speed: Normal  
  • Squad Type: Online 
  • Difficulty Level: World Class 
  • "Trainer" must be OFF 
  • Dynamic Tactics Allowed  
  • Stadium: Neutral ground when no Home and Away leg is played 
  • Weather: Clear 
  • Game Speed: Normal  
  • Defending: Tactical Defending Only 



  • All teams allowed except for ‘all-star’ teams
  • The same team is allowed on both sides
  • If an opponent chooses to play international it is up to you to play a club or international side


Draw / Extra time: 

Should both players be tied on aggregate after two matches have been played, a third match must be played. The first half will be played as a traditional extra-time. If there is no result after the first half, the second half must be played. The second half will be played as a golden-goal (the player who scores the first goal wins the match). If there is still a tie after the end result, the higher seeded player will be awarded the win.  

This tournament is not affiliated with or sponsored by Electronic Arts Inc. or its licensors.

Winning conditions:
For total of two the player with the higher aggregate (most goals) after 2 games will claim the win. 


Connection and game type:

Players with a NAT 3 / Strict nat type will receive an immediete forfeit.