Take the Pitch at Four Authentic Stadiums and all 12 NWSL teams with EA SPORTS FIFA 23
Play as women’s club teams for the first time in EA SPORTS FIFA history as EA SPORTS™ Furthers its commitment to Women’s Football with National Women’s Soccer League and National Women’s Soccer League Players Association Partnerships.
Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced new partnerships with the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), the top women’s professional league in the U.S., and the National Women’s Soccer League Players Association (NWSLPA). These partnerships are an important part of EA SPORTS’s ongoing commitment to elevate and authentically represent the women’s game and clearly demonstrate support of the women’s game.
Playing as a women’s club teams is a big first time in the EA SPORTS FIFA history… and this newest release will feature not just the NWSL but also the Barclays Women’s Super League, Division 1 Arkema, and UEFA Women’s Champions League.
It is clear that girls have been left out and not represented in main stream gaming for too long and that finally change has happened.
The new NWSL clubs are playable in the following game modes:
- Online Seasons (Head-to-Head & Co-op)
- Online Friendlies
- Tournament Mode
In Kick-Off, Online Seasons & Online Friendlies, you can choose to play with any of the 12 clubs in the league. If both clubs in the match are from the NWSL, you’ll see the authentic match broadcast experience in these modes.
“The NWSL’s integration into EA SPORTS FIFA 23 is a monumental milestone for the league, the players and millions of football fans around the world as we continue pushing boundaries for the women’s game,” said Jessica Berman, Commissioner, NWSL. “The athletes that call the NWSL home are some of the best in the world and we’re excited for the opportunity to further showcase their talent through this unique gaming experience. We can’t wait for fans to begin playing and we look forward to continuing this celebration of the players and the league when we kick off our 11th season on March 25.”
Starting March 15 ahead of the NWSL seasons launch and across all platforms, all 12 NWSL teams will be present with authentic kits, starheads, trophies and celebrations.
“We’re passionate about EA SPORTS continuing to be a changemaker for women’s football, and our partnership with both the NWSL and the NWSLPA is another step we’re taking as an organization to advance the sport,” said Andrea Hopelain, SVP of Brand, EA SPORTS. “We’re committed to being champions for the future of football and bringing unrivaled authenticity to millions of football fans across the globe.”
Additionally, EA SPORTS and the NWSLPA will focus on elevating players on and off the pitch. Meghann Burke, Executive Director of the NWSLPA, has said “the players are the beating heart of every fan experience, fueling collective excitement through their passion, dedication, and perseverance. Today is a historic day for both our players and fans. This is a thrilling time for women’s football, and we’re looking forward to collaborating with EA SPORTS to champion the sport and create new opportunities for fans around the world to engage with these incredibly talented players.”
The 2023 NWSL season is slated to kick off on Saturday, March 25, with opening weekend for the league’s 11th campaign seeing all 12 teams in action. Both the regular season and the 2023 UKG NWSL Challenge Cup will appear across CBS Sports platforms, including The CBS Television Network, CBS Sports Network and Paramount+.
FIFA 23 is developed by EA Vancouver and EA Romania and is available now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Press Release