The Virtual EIL (European Ivy League) is this year’s event organized by the European Ivy League, a student initiative of the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management.
When will the Virtual EIL Event take place?
The event will take place on Saturday, 5th of June 2021.
How long will the tournament last?
The event will start at 10 am (CEST | UTC +2) on the 5th of June 2021. It will last until the evening. The whole event will consist of different elements such as FIFA matches, speeches, moderation, and interactive parts. A detailed schedule can be found here.
What will happen between the matches?
Between the matches, we will offer a great variety of elements including keynote speeches, moderations, and interactive parts where the audience will be asked to participate to win additional prizes.
I just want to watch the tournament. How can I do that?
The whole tournament including commentary will be broadcasted on YouTube. We will share the link to the live stream on event day on all our channels (Instagram, LinkedIn, Website).
Where do I get all the latest updates about the event?
The latest news about the event will always be published on our social media channels (Instagram & LinkedIn). If you are already registered, you will also receive important information via e-mail.
I need help. How can I get in touch with you?
Please use the contact form on our homepage or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to help you! (On or right before tournament day please also use Discord to contact us)
How is this event possible in times of the COVID-19 pandemic?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to go 100% virtual for this year’s event. This means that no traveling is required and you can take part from your couch. When participating in the FIFA tournament, you and your teammate must use the same Playstation 4 which means that you need to sit together physically. Please stick to your local hygiene measures!
How many players do I need to participate in the tournament?
All teams must consist of two players. This means that you need a second person using the same PS4 console as you if you want to participate in the FIFA tournament. (You have to sit physically together on tournament day!)
What happens after I registered for the tournament?
You will receive a confirmation mail immediately. Further information will follow via e-mail. You can also follow our social media channels (Instagram & LinkedIn) for the most recent updates.
Do I have to pay for joining the tournament?
No! Participation is free for all parts of the event. Please keep in mind that you need a PS4 console, FIFA 21, and a PS Plus account for joining the FIFA tournament.
How can my team member register, if I already registered our team?
Please send your team member the join-code you received via mail and let him join your team here.
Organization & Timing
Can I participate in the FIFA tournament?
You can participate if you are a student at a European university in a business-related field. Please make sure that you have a PS4 console, FIFA 21, and a PS Plus account. You will also need a Twitch account for sharing your broadcast and a Discord account for posting your results.
How many matches will I play?
Everybody will play at least three matches in the group stage. In case you are able to advance to the finals, you will play up to 4 additional games.
How do I know when I have to play? How do I get to know about my opponents?
The tournament plan will be shared before the tournament on our homepage and per mail so that you always know when to play against whom. You will also receive information via the specially set up Discord channel.
Who will win the tournament?
After the group stage, the two best teams of each group will advance to the K.O. stage. In the K.O. stage, the winner of each match will advance to the next round whereas the loser will be eliminated from the tournament. The winner of the final will win the tournament.
Can I win something?
Yes! Because of our great sponsors, we were able to collect cash prizes of more than 1000€. In addition to that, the top places are looking forward to non-cash presents including premium gin and coffee as well as gaming gear.
When will the winner be announced?
The matches including the final will be streamed live on Youtube. On the evening of the 5th June 2021, there will also be an award ceremony.
How can I get in touch with the other participants?
After the final award ceremony, we will host a networking session via Wonder.me so that you have the chance to get in touch with other participants, sponsors, and more. Grab a drink, join the session and network!
What do I need to participate?
You need one PS4 console where you and your teammate will play the matches, FIFA 21, and a PS Plus account. For streaming purposes, you should also have a Twitch account. For sharing the results, you will also be invited to a Discord channel. For joining, you need a Discord account.
How are the games conducted?
All matches will be FIFA 21 online friendly matches on the PS4.
How do I play against my opponent?
The tournament plan will show the planned fixtures. You will also receive the PSN names of your opponents. To start the match, please set up a FIFA friendly match against your opponent, start your Twitch live stream and share the link to the stream via Discord.
How are the results collected?
After finishing each match, every team must post their results on a specially set up Discord channel.
I want to show my great FIFA skills to the world. Can my match be broadcasted in the live stream?
Yes! Please make sure that you have a Twitch account to stream your match. Share the link to your Twitch stream in the Discord channel. We will collect the stream and embed it in our live broadcast.
Do my team member and I need to be in the same room?
Yes, you and your team member must play on the same PS4 console.
Do we need two PS4 consoles for participating?
No, you and your team member must play on the same PS4 console.