IG First Tournament Announcement: The IG Alpha Cup | FIFA 19 | PS4 & Xbox One

Not too long ago, we sent a questionnaire out for all Galacticans to complete prior to entering the IGGalaxy. Our Alpha deployment plan will entail whitelisting FIFA 19 players first.

We will be sending a follow up email to ascertain final numbers for our first FIFA 19 tournament, but please be aware that places will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. If you do not get selected to participate in this tournament, do not worry; we will be hosting many more. These tournaments will provide many players with a platform to get noticed.

For those that are interested in participating, please ensure you read this document carefully.

Overview of Tournament Details


  • Date: 22/02/2019–24/02/2019
  • Game Mode: Classic Online Friendlies (1 v 1)
  • Max Players: 64
  • Tournament Type: Single Match Knockout
  • Prize Pool: £500 & 6,000,000 IG Gold (IGG)

Xbox One

  • Date: 22/02/2019–24/02/2019
  • Game Mode: Classic Online Friendlies (1 v 1)
  • Max Players: 32
  • Tournament Type: Single Match Knockout
  • Prize Pool: £500 & 4,000,000 IG Gold (IGG)

Overview of Round Times

The first three rounds will be played on the Friday and Saturday. This is to ensure that all finals can be played on Sunday. All the times for the tournament are GMT.

First Round:
22/02/2019: 18:00–22:30

Second Round:
23/02/2019: 12:00–16:30

Third Round:
23/02/2019: 18:00–22:30

The timings of the final have been staggered to allow spectators to watch the matches. For those that will not have access to the platform, we will be streaming all matches on our website: www.iggalaxy.com

All finalists will therefore be required to stream their matches.

IG Alpha Cup FIFA 19 — PS4 Round Times

Details Preliminary Rounds

The rounds will be spread across 4.5 hours, split into 1.5 hour time slots. Each player will need to select two preferred fixture times. We will then use this to ensure fixture times are as convenient as possible for all. You will not have to select your fixture times now, this can be done when you sign in to the platform.

Match Start Times

Players will be randomly allocated a match start time based on their preferred selected windows, these will occur at 15 minute intervals. Please note this will only be for the preliminary rounds as the timings for the finals are set. The allocated start time will only be one of the first three 15 minute intervals (i.e 6.00pm, 6.15pm and 6.30pm for the example above), this is to accommodate for the one hour match window detailed below.

Break-Down of Match Window

Players will have 15 minutes from the allocated start time to confirm they are ‘Ready’ on the platform and start the match.

Players will have a further 45 minutes to accommodate for extra time and penalties if necessary.

An hour from the start time, players will need to have ensured that they have recorded the correct match score and submitted all evidence in the event that there is a dispute.

We will release further information relating to disputes and evidence closer to the tournament.

Rewards & Prizes
The prizes for both the PS4 and Xbox tournaments will be slightly different due to the number of participants in each.

For each tournament, all participants will receive a share of the total IG Gold prize pots depending on where they finish. This is calculated using our unique algorithm to ensure fair distribution amongst all players. We have ensured that all participants in the tournament will be rewarded with something for participating, but first, second and third places will also receive cash rewards.

The amounts are displayed below.

Please note: if you are disqualified at any point over the competition for any reason, your reward at that point will be wavered and sent to the Intergalactic Foundation.

What Next?

More specific information relating to our FIFA 19 tournament will be shared with the participants next week. These will include details pertaining to:

  • Tournament Rules
  • Dispute Process and Details
  • How to Guides

With our tournament two weeks away, the time has finally come! Make sure you secure your spot soon as places may fill up quickly! And a massive thank you to those that continue to support us in our quest to create the best competitive gaming ecosystem!

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