Slim PS3 news: Get Involved with the FIFA Interactive World Cup!

Live Qualifiers available in Manchester, Glasgow and London.

Fancy a shot at $20,000? Of course you do, read on…

Every year PlayStation, EA and FIFA host the FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC). This tournament sees gamers duke it out on the latest EA SPORTS FIFA title to determine which player is the greatest in the world. The prize? $20,000 USD and an invite to the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala 2012.

This year there’s 2 ways to get started in the competition. First, you can try your luck competing in online matches, using EA SPORTS FIFA 12 and a PS3. The second is by participating in a Live Qualifier event.

At a Live Qualifier you’ll be pitted against 32 fellow FIFA players in a knock-out tournament. Reach the final fixture of the Live Qualifier tournament and you go through to the UK FIWC Final. Win the UK final and we’ll fly you out to NYC to face finalists from the rest of the world. Beat them all and the $20K is all yours!

Details of this year’s UK Live Qualifiers can be found below:

16th January 2012: Manchester | 63 Deansgate, Manchester28th January 2012: Glasgow | 211 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow19th February 2012: London | Venue TBC

To register you’ll need to drop us an email during the registration periods listed below. If you’re selected, we’ll reply to your email with an invite to the Live Qualifier!

Manchester registration window: 12PM – 1PM Thursday 12th JanuaryGlasgow registration window: 12PM – 1PM Wednesday 18th JanuaryLondon registration window: 12PM – 1PM Wednesday 1st February

You should send your email to with the subject line FIWC [VENUE] (replace VENUE with the venue you wish to register for – Manchester, Glasgow or London). Emails sent before or after the registration periods, or which don’t use the correct subject line, will not be counted!

You should join us on the PlayStation Access Facebook page and we’ll remind you when the registration windows are about to open, as well as provide you with loads more information about the FIWC Live Qualifiers:

A whole host of other information about the live qualifiers can be found on the FIWC website: and you can keep up with the FIWC on twitter by following

Good luck! is updated several times every day with the very latest Free PlayStation 3 news.

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