Birmingham City Football Club are looking for Birmingham’s best FIFA player

Do you think you’re one of the best in Birmingham at FIFA? Well now’s your chance to prove it.

Birmingham City Football Club are on the hunt for the best FIFA 22 player in the city.

The Blues have collaborated with the club’s esports partner, Ultimo GG, to deliver an extremely exciting opportunity for those that are fans of the club both on the virtual pitch and the real life one.

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Starting online on Saturday 16th October, a free-to-enter tournament running under the name of ‘Battle of the Blues’ will go live and those that prove their worth will be in with the chance of winning cash prizes, signed merchandise and much more.

Beginning with 256 players on the Saturday, competitors will battle it out until eight remain by close of play on Sunday.

Those eight will will be rewarded by receiving an invitation to an in-person quarter-finals event which will take place at the home of the Blues, St Andrew’s Stadium on Sunday 31st October.

The eventual winner will land £1,000 in cash with the runner-up and third place player taking home £500 & £250 respectively.

There are a couple of catches, though.

Players that enter will be required to play as Birmingham City for the whole tournament. No flip-flapping and abuse of power as PSG or anyone similar. It’s Tahith Chong or nobody for you.

The tournament will also only be available for those that own a PlayStation - more specifically, a PS4 edition of FIFA 22. PS5 players are eligible to play in the tournament as long as they use the PS4 edition of the game.

Fear not though, those of other consoles. This is just the beginning. The competition marks the start of a two-year partnership between BCFC & Ultimo GG with more tournaments planned on other systems in the near future. Also, did someone say a Birmingham City FC esports team?

To grab one of the 256 spots for the Battle of the Blues tournament, visit Ultimo GG’s website here. A full copy of the tournament rules can be found here.

With cash prizes up for grabs, all players must be 18 years old and above to enter.

Just five rounds stand between you and the in-person quarter-final at St Andrew’s. Easy money, right?

To stay up to date with tournament, follow Ultimo GG on Twitter and Instagram.