EA Sports becomes official game partner of Tottenham Hotspur
Now the official video game partner of the English Premier League club
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Jul 19, 2012 - 11:16am EST (Jul 19, 2012 11:16)
Electronic Arts and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club today announced they have agreed to a three-year partnership that will make EA SPORTS the Official Video Game Partner of the English Premier League club.
“We are extremely excited to join a world class football club like Tottenham Hotspur as an Official Club Partner,” said Matt Bilbey, Senior Vice President, EA SPORTS. “This is an opportunity for us to create a deeper connection with their passionate, global fan base, and use our game as a platform to engage Spurs supporters all season long.”
Tottenham Hotspur will visit the United States for a three match pre-season tour that will see them play LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls on July 24 and 31, respectively, as well as taking on Premier League opponents Liverpool in Baltimore on July 28.
While in New York, EA SPORTS will be conducting 3D head scans of Tottenham Hotspur players at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Station. This will enable the FIFA development team to capture high-quality and authentic 3D digital player models for future versions of the FIFA videogame.
Over the course of the partnership, Tottenham Hotspur and EA will develop a range of initiatives to entertain and engage fans. This includes exclusive videos featuring Tottenham Hotspur players, the ability for fans to predict match outcomes using the EA SPORTS game engine, and exclusive tournament footage taken from the club’s Training Center to determine the best FIFA 13 player in the squad.
Tottenham Hotspur joins seven other English Premier League teams that have become club partners with EA SPORTS. The other club partners are Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Everton, Fulham, Newcastle, and Manchester City.
FIFA 13 will be available in stores in North America on September 25, and world-wide on September 28 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.