The draw for next week’s ePremier League Finals has been revealed, with Southampton’s duo awarded their seeding.
The 40 best UK-based players of EA SPORTS’ FIFA 21 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will go head-to-head at London’s Gfinity Arena, with Saints represented by Joseph ‘Royal Funky’ Crown (Xbox) and Ethan ‘EthxnH’ Higgins (PS4).
Seeded 13th, ‘Royal Funky’ has been placed in Group D alongside 2018/19 ePL champion Donovan ‘Fnatic Tekkz’ Hunt, who once again will represent Liverpool.
In the PlayStation 4 side of the competition, ‘EthxnH’ has been seeded fifth and drawn in Group D, where he will come up against fourth-seed Shaun ‘Shellz’ Springette, who will be representing Manchester City.
The top eight on each console will progress to the knockout stages on 26 March. The ePL champions on Xbox and PS4 will then face each other for the title of ePL Grand Champion.
Over the last two seasons, the finals have reached more than 22 million fans, and they will again be broadcast live on Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport online, as well on the Premier League channels and EA SPORTS' FIFA Twitch channel.
As well as the champion taking home the trophy and a share of the £40,000 prize pot, there will also be seats on offer for top-ranking players at the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 21 Global Series (FGS) European Playoffs.
You can find more information about the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 21 Global Series (FGS) rules here.