England will face Finland, South Africa
and Saudi Arabia
as the draw for the group stage of the upcoming eNations Cup in London
was made on Monday.
The latest addition to the eSports calendar, FIFA has created an event which will see 20 nations compete for a prize pot of $100,000 (£75,000).
After a competition to see who would represent the Three Lions, Donovan 'F2Tekkz' Hunt and Tom Leese will line up for England in the Xbox One and PS4 categories respectively.
The format of the first-ever FIFA eNations Cup will see participating countries and players compete in individual (1v1) and team (2v2) matches on both Xbox and PlayStation during the group stage.
The top two nations in each of the four groups will then progress through to the knockout stages where the pressure will intensify as the prize pot edges closer.
In addition to the glory and a prize pot, competing players also have the chance to win up to 1,500 EA Sports FIFA 19 Global Series points.
That is big news in the eSports community as it gives them an opportunity to move up the Global Series rankings and take a significant step on the road to the 2019 FIFA eWorld Cup.
Christian Volk, Director of eFootball and Gaming at FIFA, said: 'With 20 of the world's best eFootball nations going head-to-head, this year's inaugural FIFA eNations Cup will provide another great example of the passion and excitement that eFootball has to offer, as well as providing the chance for players and member associations to compete for national pride and international glory.'