The 2023 E-League season: All you need to know

The stage is set. Our 24 club representatives go head-to-head in a battle to become Oceania’s FIFA23 champion for this season of E-League! Here’s everything you need to know.

Each of the competitors have been sorted into two groups, with each A-League Men’s club represented in each group.

Week 1 of the E-League 2023 Season group stage kicks off on March 7, with each of the six weeks seeing two matchdays.

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How to watch the E-League in 2023

The E-League will be broadcast live on the E-League Australia Twitch channel, or on YouTube at the official KEEPUP channel.

Games will be played every Tuesday and Wednesday night, with the E-League broadcast pre-show starting at 5:45pm AEDT each matchday. First game kickoff is set for 6pm AEDT!

Following the group stage, our top 12 move into the playoffs — a double-elimination battle for four spots — starting Saturday, May 6.

Playoffs kickoff is set for 12pm across the first two days (May 6-7), with our top four decided on May 9.

The top four move to the E-League 2023 Season Grand Finals — live and in-person — on May 13.

Who’s playing?

24 of the best FIFA23 players in Oceania have been sorted into two groups of 12 ahead of an action-packed eight weeks of competition as the hunt for OCE’s best FIFA player continues.

The group draw utilised the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 23 Global Series leaderboard, with each of the 12 A-League Mens clubs securing two players a piece.

Players who already had a global series ranking will be ordered by points total and separated into each group (1st points = Group A, 2nd points = Group B, 3rd points = Group A, 4th points Group B etc.)

The remaining players without a global series ranking will be drawn at random into each of the two groups. 

A competitor will not be able to join the same group as their club teammate, meaning each group will have one representative from each A-League club.

Meet the commentators

EA SPORTS™ FIFA commentator Nate “NatePTK” Patrick returns for the 2023 Season alongside former A-League star left wing Mitch Austin, who kicked off in the E-League back in 2018 with Melbourne Victory.

Also joining the commentary squad is three-time E-League veteran Justin “Justmanutd12” Josevski who represented Macarthur FC last season, finishing in the top eight.

Rounding out our talent squad are newcomers Lavender Baj, Mitch “Pilski” Pilipowski and Natalie “NatTea” Mahoney will be once again joining us for the grand finals in May, all bringing a ton of experience to the E-League 2023 desk.