AoC Sport FIFA Cup 2022

Now in its third year, the AoC Sport FIFA Cup returns to colleges in January 2022. Delivered in partnership with the British Esports Association, players from member colleges have the opportunity to compete on Xbox and PlayStation to become the next National FE FIFA Champion.


In an exciting addition to this year’s competition, the finals will be played live as part of the British Esports Student Champs Finals at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, Nottingham in June.

How to register

  1. If you don’t already have one, create a British Esports Association Champs account HERE*
    • If you do not have a Discord account, you can sign up to create a free account here or write ‘not applicable’ in this field.
    • You will be required to provide invoicing details to BEA as part of their usual Champs registration process but you will not be charged if only entering the AoC Sport FIFA Cup.
  1. Head to the relevant tournament page below and click “signup” on the navigation bar on the right:
  1. Add details for your player:
    • Your team name should be your college name, e.g. Wirral Met College 1, or the IGN of the player.
  2. You can enter 2 players per college per tournament and will need to sign up each player separately in their own team.
  3. If you need any support with registration, please contact who can guide you through the process.

Eligibility and Inclusion

The AoC Sport FIFA Cup is open to all AoC Sport member colleges, Associate Members and Natspec Colleges for the 2021/22 academic year. Find out more about AoC Sport membership HERE

To make the competition inclusive, and following a successful pilot with Microsoft, we are also looking to deliver a disability-specific competition in 2021/22.

If you would be interested in entering or finding out more about accessible gaming opportunities, please contact


The AoC Sport FIFA Cup competition is provided at no additional cost to members and associates.



Registration opens 1 December 2021
Registration closes 12 January 2022
Staff webinar 13 January 2022, 12:15-12:45
Group stages (tbc dependent on entries) 25 January – 29 March 2022
Playoffs (tbc as above) May 2022
Finals 18-19 June 2022

Proposed format


No. Entries Up to 2 players per college for each tournament
Game Mode Kick off – 1v1
Match Set-up Online Friendlies > Classic Match
Default Match Day/Time Tuesday 15:00-16:00
Tournament format Group stages > playoffs
Scoring system 3 points for a win

1 point for a loss

If a draw, then extra time must be used until the first goal is scored. If still a draw, then penalties must be used as well.

Prize Trophy and FIFA Points Vouchers


Playing from a supervised classroom is still our primary requirement and default position, however we are allowing students to participate from home if participating from a classroom is not possible.

We still require all students to be organised and supervised by a staff member, even if remotely. Matches should still be organised and played within the 15:00-16:00 window.

We will review this decision after the end of the tournament and update if required.

For any questions surrounding safeguarding practices, please email


If you would like assistance in taking part in esports competition or the AoC Sport FIFA Cup, please contact the British Esports school and college liaison team at

If you would like assistance with AoC Sport membership, please contact one of our AoC Sport Policy team:

Please note this tournament is not affiliated with or sponsored by Electronic Arts Inc. or its licensors.