Major League Soccer hosted an EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Launch Stream Wednesday in Atlanta to celebrate the sneak preview of FIFA 19 (which launches globally today, Friday, September 28) and the unveiling of Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s inclusion in the game. Wednesday’s launch stream also served as a scouting tournament for Atlanta United’s future eMLS competitor as they become the newest MLS club to join eMLS ahead of the 2019 season.

Following the competitive portion of the stream, Atlanta United players Greg Garza and Mikey Ambrose along with stars Chad Johnson and Waka Flocka showcased the new FIFA 19 gameplay modes.

FIFA 19 launch ATL gameplay

EA SPORTS™ FIFA 19 is available now across PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC. Fans can achieve glory with the UEFA Champions League across a variety of modes including the new Kick Off, which also features ‘House Rules’ and deeper stat tracking to heighten the competition among friends. In FIFA Ultimate Team™, brand new ICONS join the roster, and an all-new mode, Division Rivals, offers a new way to compete online. Additionally, the final chapter of the critically acclaimed story mode, The Journey: Champions, culminates with three playable storylines, each with their own distinct journey through an interconnected football story.

In The Journey: Champions, Alex Hunter returns to pursue UEFA Champions League glory with Real Madrid FC on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Players can choose between three distinct storylines from Alex Hunter, Danny Williams, and Kim Hunter. After signing with Real Madrid FC, Alex is thrust into the spotlight to come to terms with balancing stardom and family. Danny continues his career in the Premier League, challenged with taking on a new role for his club. Meanwhile, Kim finishes her last year of high school and faces big decisions about her future and the pressure that comes with playing football at the highest level in the Women’s World Cup. The Journey: Champions original soundtrack, featuring Oscar®-winning composer Hans Zimmer and composer Lorne Balfe, is also available now. Listen to it HERE

Waka Flocka Greg Garza Mikey Ambrose OchoCinco

FIFA 19 also introduces new features on Nintendo Switch™, delivering a champion-caliber experience on and off the pitch. From live content updates in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team to an authentic Career Mode, and the all-new standalone UEFA Champions League Mode, players can enjoy a full FIFA experience wherever they play. FIFA 19 on Nintendo Switch also brings distinctive team and player personalities, official broadcast presentations for some of the world’s biggest leagues and elevates players’ ability to finish with the all-new striking overhaul.

FIFA 19 is the biggest game to drop console-wide and lives up to all the hype. Get ready for the beautiful game up close and personal!


-Jon J.

Photo: Anna Lira

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