Gillette sponsorship is the largest non-endemic brand activation in the history of the EA SPORTS FIFA Global Series
BOSTON & REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gillette (NYSE: PG), the world’s leading expert in men’s grooming, and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced its EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 Global Series sponsorship. This Gillette sponsorship will drive engagement and connect the brand with younger audiences through football and esports.
Gillette will activate the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series sponsorship through Twitch and YouTube “Precision Play of the Day, Presented by Gillette” embedded broadcast segments, on-stream commercials, live on-air promotions, and unique branded content later this season. Activations begin with the EA FUT Champions Cup Stage 2 live from Bucharest, Romania today through Sunday, November 24. Gillette will also be the presenting sponsor for the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series Xbox Playoff on June 26.
“The EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series is an incredibly powerful esports platform, and to add it to Gillette’s long history in football, sports and esports is a true honor,” said Gary Coombe, CEO of Global Grooming at P&G / Gillette. “We look forward to getting this season underway and working together with a world class video game publisher in EA SPORTS to connect with their fans and a whole new generation of Gillette consumers.”
“Gillette is a brand synonymous with its connection to the biggest sports in the world,” said Brent Koning, FIFA Competitive Gaming Commissioner. “EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series sponsorships such as Gillette exemplify the worldwide power of this esport.”
The EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series* is a nine-month long competitive gaming ecosystem of tournaments held by Electronic Arts and FIFA with more than $3 million in prize money up for grabs. Featuring an inclusive competitive structure, virtually all eligible players* have a similar path to superstardom on The Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup™ 2020.
*Eligibility restrictions apply. See Official Rules for details. Final terms and structure subject to change.
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About Procter & Gamble
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About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers.
In fiscal year 2019, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.95 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality brands such as EA SPORTS™ FIFA, Battlefield™, Apex Legends™, The Sims™, Madden NFL, Need for Speed™, Titanfall™ and Plants vs. Zombies™. More information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news.
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Patrick Wixted, MMK on behalf of Gillette
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