The first round of FIFA 21 FUT Champions (weekend league) is expected start on Friday, 9 October 2020.
FUT Champions is an online divisional competition mode in FUT 21 which is available only on the weekends. To play FUT Champions Weekend League, you need to get qualified for it by playing Division Rivals and collect 2,000 FUT Champions Points.
FUT Champions is available under Play menu in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team. By playing the FUT Champions mode in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team you will be able to earn rewards such as coins, FUT 21 packs, FUT Champions Points and special FUT Champions player picks.
How to Qualify for a FUT Champions Competition
The qualification rounds of FUT Champions are played under the Division Rivals online mode. You need to get 2,000 FUT Champions points in Division Rivals to qualify and register for the coming FUT Champions Weekend League. Once the the registration is made, that 2,000 points will be reset to 0. More details on the Division Rivals mode is available at FIFA 21 Division Rivals.
FUT Champions Weekend League
The FUT Champions final rounds known as the Weekend League and are played as online competitions during the weekends (from Friday to Sunday). FUT Champions Weekend Leagues are only available for people who qualified for it through the Division Rivals. After the qualification, you need to register for the upcoming Weekend League. The registration is simple and it can be done under the FUT Champions screen. After entering the Weekend League, you will have the option to play up to 40 games during each Weekend League.
The matchmaking in FUT Champions matches are based on two factors:
- The result of your first 5 ranking matches
- Your location
When you start a Weekend League, your are given 5 matches to play in order to place you in the ranking list. The result of these five matches which are either Win, Loss or Draw, are counted for your matchmaking on that weekend. Players with similar results are paired in matchmaking. The second factor is location. Players are matched based on their geographical location and proximity to EA servers to ensure quality matches.
FUT Champions Points
FUT Champions Points are in-game points in Division Rivals mode which are used to qualify and register for a FUT Champions Weekend League competition.
FUT Champions Points are gained by playing Division Rival matches and as rewards. The number of FUT Champions Points received after completing a Division Rivals match is calculated based on:
- Your match result (Win/Draw/Loss)
- Your current division
- Your rank in that division
By winning, drawing and losing a match you will get different amount of FUT Champ Point, where a win has the most most and a loss has the least.
Based on the ranking you gained from a Weekend League, you will receive FUT Champions rewards which include coins, packs, FUT Champ Points and Player Picks. Rewards are assigned on every Thursday (7am UK). Check out the complete list of FIFA 21 FUT Champions Rewards for more details.
Here is the type of rewards given to FUT Champions qualified players:
- FUT Champ Points
- FUT Champ Player Picks
Under Champions Channel in FUT Champions, you will be able to watch the match replays from the Top 100 best players every weekend. By watching the replays, you will also be able to the controller inputs they have used during the game which shows you the buttons the top players are pressing in every scenario of play, including during instant replays. On top of button inputs, there is also an ability to skip between stoppages in play in a replay and jump ahead / backwards on the timeline.