This tournament marks its comeback with a change of name, the eLigue 1 Open becomes the eLigue 1 Open by Uber Eats, and with a change of the graphical charter color, from green to raspberry. This evolution of its design allows it to stand out from the eLigue 1 Uber Eats, reserved for professional players.
The new season will kick off in January with the 20 clubs' tournaments. Each club tournament is composed of two cups: one cup for Old Generation consoles (Xbox One and PS4) and one cup for Next Generation consoles (Xbox Serie S and PS5). Players from the same console generation will be able to compete against each other. In a second step, the winners of each club cup will meet in mid-February for the national playoffs.
The participants will win gifts from the 8th finals of their club's cup: jerseys, match tickets, balls, goodies... At the end of the national final, the two national winners (one on Old Generation consoles and one on Next Generation consoles) will be offered several rewards: a 1,000 Euro cash prize, two PS5s, an evening backstage at the eLigue 1 Uber Eats, and a qualifying place for the eLigue 1 Challenge 2023.
"Through this commitment alongside the LFP in the organization of the eLigue 1 Open by Uber Eats, we want to continue to offer new experiences to soccer and eSports fans. We are delighted to be able to continue to bring together all the communities that make up French soccer, while accompanying the digital turn initiated by the Professional Football League", says Bastien Pahus, general manager Uber Eats France, Switzerland, and Belgium.
"The launch of this seventh edition in collaboration with EA SPORTSTM marks once again the LFP's perennial commitment to eSports. For this new season, it is with great enthusiasm that we reinforce this commitment thanks to the participation of our title partner of Ligue 1 Uber Eats, which shares our ambition to meet the needs of amateur players who are fans of the championship but also of its clubs", Mathieu Ficot, Deputy Director General of the LFP says.