There will be eight qualifying tournaments spread over a period of fourteen weeks both on PlayStation and Xbox. Six tournaments will be played on PlayStation, one on Xbox and there will be one Wildcard. The eight winners qualify themselves for the (offline) Grand Final, that will be (if possible due to the coronavirus) hosted in Amsterdam.
The winner of the Grand Final will be provided with the ultimate prize, which is a professional contract as an ePlayer at Ajax. The contract includes professional coaching, personal training and a unique shirt number. Last year, the Ziggo eBattle – Ajax Next ePlayer was won by the Dutch player, Tjardo Paliama.
The perfect stage for FIFA talent
The winner of the Ziggo eBattle – Ajax Next ePlayer 2021 will become the newest addition to the current team of esporters Dani Hagebeuk, Tjardo Paliama and the American Joey Calabro.
Dani Hagebeuk speaks ahead of the start of these qualifiers: "Ajax stands for training talent and giving youth a chance at the highest level. The Ziggo eBattle offers the perfect stage for FIFA talent to prove themselves. This year, too, we want to attract a great talent and contribute to his or her development."