Today Electronics Arts and the Eredivisie CV, the soccer organization responsible for the continued development of the Netherlands’ top league, announced a multi-year extension of their partnership with EA SPORTS.
“The Eredivisie holds a special place in the world of soccer. With incredible talent and iconic clubs known around the world, the league is a leader in the development of top players and coaches,” said David Jackson, vice president of EA SPORTS FC Brand. “This renewed partnership highlights our commitment to continually offer the most authentic interactive soccer experience in the world. We are excited to renew our partnership with the Eredivisie, a league that has been part of the EA SPORTS family for so many years.”
EA SPORTS has been a defining force in interactive soccer for 30 years and has built a global soccer community of more than 150 million players across multiple platforms – a community that EA SPORTS FC will now continue to build on with partners such as the Eredivisie, sharing the common goal of building a fan-centered future of soccer together. Built from a foundation of inclusivity and innovation, fans will continue to experience unparalleled authenticity with access to more than 19,000 fully licensed players, 700 teams and 30 leagues. In addition, there is support from more than 300 global soccer partners enabling further expansion into new areas around both women’s soccer and amateur soccer.
Marc Rondagh, Head of Marketing & Commercial Development at the Eredivisie CV: “The Eredivisie is proud to extend its partnership with EA SPORTS and become part of the new EA SPORTS FC ecosystem, a confirmation that the Eredivisie is one of the top leagues in the world. EA SPORTS’ soccer games have been considered the number one soccer game among Dutch gamers for years, and this extension gives the Eredivisie the opportunity to engage young fans even more with soccer and their favorite premier league club. The above also comes together in the KPN eDivisie: the Dutch EA SPORTS FC competition that brings together professional players, the premier league clubs, premier league players and EA SPORTS FC.”