ASUS ROG Army replace Team Ares in the Gfinity Elite Series

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The Spanish side have entered the UK-based league, while Manchester City also have a fresh interest ahead of the first round of matches

The Gfinity Elite Series returns for its fourth season next week, kicking off the action on Friday, October 26 with the first set of FIFA 19 matches.

FIFA was added to the Elite Series last season and proved to be a huge success, acting as a qualifier towards the FIFA eWorld Cup Playoffs.

While there are no new games this year, a press release sent to Goal mooted a new 2v2 format but did not go into detail into what games will be involved or how it could work.

Another major difference this season is the collapse of UNILAD. After the website went into administration, the future of their esports division was in doubt and those fears have come to fruition.

Shaun ‘Shellz’ Springette had previously tweeted that he left the organisation and was looking for a new team, while their demise has now been made official.

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It has also been confirmed that Team Ares will not compete in the Gfinity Elite Series this season, with ASUS ROG Army taking their place, the first Spanish team to enter the UK-based league. Their FIFA roster will be headlined by veteran player Fernando ‘Ferperry’ Martinez who competed in the FIFA 18 eWorld Cup Playoffs.

Additionally, reigning Premier League champions Manchester City have partnered with Epsilon to take charge of their FIFA team in the Gfinity Elite Series, meaning this year we will see some of the world’s best players like Kai ‘Deto’ Wollin and Marcus ‘Marcuzo’ Jorgensen.

The complete team rosters, this year’s tournament format and more details will all be revealed next week, with UNILAD due to be replaced.