FIFA, short for Fédération Internationale de Football Association, is a multiplayer football (or soccer) simulator developed by Electronic Arts. As per any sports games series, new installments are released very year to keep up with changing sports rosters and new players. While games under the FIFA label have been released since 1993, football simulators have been by EA since the 1980s.
The game is renowned for its simulation style of professional football gameplay. The gameplay is played via a fixed camera as if the player was watching the game on television, however the camera can be changed to the player’s liking. The game follows the same rules of professional football, with teams of 11 and penalties like offsides and penalty kicks.
In the e-sports world, FIFA is played almost globally by both fans and professional athletes of football. Tournaments are held every year with prize pools worth thousands of dollars. The Virgin Gaming FIFA Challenge 2013 had a grand prize of $400,00. FIFA is also one of the most viewed competitive gaming platforms on Youtube and Twitch.