[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
London, UK - Auguest 24, 2013 - With FIFA being
one of EGL's most common LAN events, EGL is proud to announce a new
to bring to you a very special event on the game's most widely
played mode, Ultimate Team.
As fans of this mode, EGL is fully aware of the rush to try and
create the ultimate dream team as a new FIFA game releases every
year. This year, they have teamed up with
and will be live streaming a FIFA 14 Pack Opening Marathon
& Giveaway exclusively on the Xbox 360 to help kick start your
dream team with a nice bag of e-cash or even a top rated player.
Those who are planning on purchasing the game on the Xbox One will
be glad to know that you will be able to transfer any players to
and from the current-generation and next-generation platforms.
Therefore, if you're planning on purchasing FIFA 14 on Xbox One,
you are still eligible to win.
EGL has also gone live with a promotional video for this event:
How many packs will EGL be opening?
Through the sponsorship with Games-Universe.co.uk, EGL will be
opening between 150-200 gold premium packs in one lengthy session,
assuming that the pricing structure for gold premium packs is the
same as FIFA 13.
Will there be any breaks in between?
You'll be glad to know that there won't be any breaks. We are
going to do the marathon from start to finish, uninterrupted
(subject to technical hiccups!).
What will EGL be giving away?
Throughout this entire event, EGL will be giving away coins
(obtained from discarding cards) and top players. The number of
coins and players is dependant on what we manage to find. The
luckier we get, the luckier some of you will get! Even if we obtain
Messi, Ronaldo or anyone of that stature, we will be giving the
player away to one very lucky person!
What about 'Legend' cards?
EA recently announced at Gamescom that special legend players
can be found in packs on Ultimate Team exclusively on Xbox. If we
find these players in packs, we will also be giving them away.
When is the live stream?
The live stream is currently scheduled for Saturday
28th September at 8pm UK time and will happen on
. The date is subject to change, so make sure that you
follow us on Twitter or keep an eye on this announcement, which
will be updated if the dates change.
When will the actual giveaway happen?
We will give away some prizes towards the end of the live stream
and perhaps announce some lucky winners during it. However, we will
also be giving away some of the rewards won, throughout October via
competitions on YouTube and Twitter (to cater for those who weren't
able to tune in to our stream). To maximise your chances of bagging
some coins or a top player, make sure you follow us on Twitter, as
well as subscribe to our YouTube and Facebook channels! EGL will
decide what we give away once we have opened all packs. We will
definitely give away prizes to some lucky viewers who watched our
What if I cannot make the live stream?
Unfortunately you will miss out on the opportunity to win some
prizes during the live stream, however we will also be uploading
the entire stream on
and we will save some of the great players and coins for
competitions on Youtube and Twitter (@EGL)! To maximise your
chances of winning, make sure that you follow and subscribe to our
Why is this event not on the PS3?
This event is currently being run on the Xbox however if it
turns out to be a success, EGL and Games-Universe.co.uk will
discuss the possibility of running a very similar event for the
PlayStation gamers out there! Therefore, even if you're not an Xbox
gamer, show your support by watching our live stream or YouTube
Are there any entry requirements?
As long as you're watching the live stream, you are eligible to
win a prize at the end of the it (we may even give something out in
the middle of the stream!). If you enter one of our competitions
through YouTube, Facebook or Twitter, you must have accounts with
them and subscribe/follow EGL in order to be eligible. We will
remind you of all entry requirements in the video. You must of
course, own an Xbox (Xbox 360 or One) as well as a copy of FIFA 14
for us to provide you with your prize(s).
Am I eligible to win more than one player/set of
Of course. If you're selected as one of the winners at the end
of the stream, there is nothing stopping you from entering and
potentially winning another one of our competitions for more
players and coins later on.
If I win, how can I claim my prize?
Information on how to claim your coins and/or players will be
announced during the stream or in a further update.
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