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Finals of ESPN FC's FIFA 14 tournament to be broadcast on TV

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

The final matchup in the ESPN FC Champions Cup, a FIFA 14 tournament run by EA Sports and Virgin Gaming, will be televised on ESPN 2 this Wednesday, Feb. 5, the companies announced today.

Competition in the Champions Cup began in December, and included more than 100,000 games played by more than 6,400 individuals in Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Latin America, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S. over four weeks. Nicholas Joyce from the U.K. and Victor Muñoz from Spain made it through the entire gauntlet, and will face off in a game of FIFA 14 on Xbox 360 that will be broadcast live from ESPN's headquarters in Bristol, Conn., at 5:30 p.m. ET. The victor will receive a cash prize of $2,500.

ESPN FC, the sports media giant's soccer brand, offers a televised program, ESPN FC, that airs every weekday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at midnight on ESPN 2.

For more on Virgin Gaming, check out our recent interview with company CEO Rob Segal about the launch of its subscription service, Virgin Gaming Premium.

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