Gamers descend on Wembley Stadium for a shot at Emirates FA Cup glory

Applications are now open and will close on Friday 10 March 2017

The FA is excited to announce that the much-anticipated Emirates FA Cup gaming tournament Every Gamer’s Adventure, is returning for 2017. 

FIFA ‘17 players of all abilities from across the world are invited to compete for a chance to lift the famous trophy at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Saturday 6 May 2017. 

• Registration is now open for a total of 64 lucky gamers to take part in the ultimate FIFA ’17 gaming tournament for Emirates FA Cup glory
• The one-day event will see a collective total of 9 hours of game play staged across iconic areas inside Wembley Stadium, including The Royal Box, changing rooms, and players’ tunnel
• Tournament to replicate the format of The Emirates FA Cup, with one player randomly selected to represent each club from this year’s Third Round onwards
• The event will take place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday May 6 2017, to see who will lift the trophy on behalf of their team 

The one-day e-sports tournament replicates the format of the real Emirates FA Cup, with one player selected at random to represent each club from this year’s Third Round onwards. Early rounds will take place in iconic locations in the stadium such as the player’s tunnel and the changing rooms, in a gaming event unlike any other. 

Lucy Roberts-Hartley, The Emirates FA Cup Senior Brand Manager said: “We’re incredibly excited to announce the return of Every Gamer’s Adventure to Wembley Stadium in 2017. Last year’s tournament was action-packed and saw the likes of Bury FC reach the Quarter Finals, showcasing - much like the real Emirates FA Cup - that truly anything can happen.

We want to invite gamers from across the world to register for a chance to take part and descend on the home of football, raising the stakes even higher in 2017 to see if anyone else can cause an almighty Emirates FA Cup upset.”

The eventual winner’s adventure will culminate with the famous 107 step climb from the pitch up to the Royal Box where they will lift The Emirates FA Cup in celebration of being crowned this year’s winner. Just like the real tournament the gamers will need to bring their ‘A game’ and overcome the odds of any potential slip-ups in the early rounds of the competition. The eventual victor will receive a VIP experience at The Emirates FA Cup Final on Saturday 27 May 2017, as well as the prestige of being Every Gamer’s Adventure Champion 2017. 

In 2016, at the inaugural Every Gamer’s Adventure, after a staggering 540 minutes (nine hours) of football were played across the competition, Chelsea and their representative Harris Riaz finally won the tournament with a thrilling 3-1 win over Southampton live in the centre circle at Wembley Stadium played on the 82ft screens. 

Players can enter via, where they will be entered into a ballot and subsequently selected at random to be one of the 64 names in the Third Round draw. Applications are now open and will close on Friday 10 March 2017 with those selected in the ballot notified by Friday 24 March 2017. 

For more information on this season’s Emirates FA Cup adventure, visit

Please note, all matches leading to the Final will take place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 6 May 2017, with matches being played on FIFA ’17 on PlayStation 4 consoles.  

Entrants must be aged eight or above and those under-18 need to be accompanied by an adult to attend the event taking place on Saturday 6 May 2017.

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