Gothia eCup is back – now with the whole world as a playing field! - Gothia Cup

Gothia eCup is back – now with the whole world as a playing field!

Last year’s success with a virtual football tournament will be back to Gothia Cup in 2018. During May, the digital competition will be held, ending with a big final during the Gothia Cup week in Gothenburg. And this year we open up for youths from the whole world to participate.

“It will be a digital meeting place that opens up for the whole world,” said Niclas Freiholtz, Gothia eCup Competition Manager.

The tournament was held for the first time in 2017, then with only Swedish participants. The tournament lasted four weeks and nearly 1,200 people participated in the competition.

” Eight people qualified for the final and where invited to Gothenburg to play the last matches. Rasmus Nyström from Stockholm became the winner, or as we remember him – “RalleGnaget”, says Niclas.

This year, the game model is similar, with the big difference that the competition is opened to participants from all over the world.

As long as you have access to an Xbox or Playstation, anyone in the world can compete. The only limitation is that you should be between 12 and 18 years old.

Gothia eCup will be played for four weeks in May, where seven finalists will qualify and win a trip to Gothenburg when it’s time for the final during the Gothia Cup week. The last and eighth finalist will qualify as a wildcard during the Gothia Cup week in Gothenburg, a few days before the big final.

Competition leader Niclas Freiholtz is pleased to be able to present Gothia eCup for the second year, and he is very excited about the major international venture.

“The Gothia Cup shall be a meeting place for the youths of the world, but there are many who do not have the opportunity to go to Gothenburg. Here we create an opportunity for those who may not belong to a team or not be able to play football. They are given the opportunity to participate in a global football tournament in this way instead, says Niclas.

Already now you can enter and create your profile. This is done on the competition platform at During the competition period you will be matched with other players that are logged in at the same time. You will have the opportunity to chat and access each other’s ID so that you can find each other via the game console.

The competition is held on both Playstation and Xbox and the game that is valid this year is FIFA 18.

“There were over 1,200 participants last year, which we see as a huge success considering it was our first year. We hope now with one year’s knowledge and the global platform that even more players will participate this year, “says Niclas Freiholtz.

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