Het voetbalspel FIFA 2005 is de verassingstitel op de ENC dit jaar, samen met Unreal Tournament, Warcraft 3 en Counter-Strike zal het gespeeld worden door nationale kampioenteams voor hoge prijzengelden. Er zal een 5 keer 1on1 format gebruikt worden, een beproefd systeem in de Duitse esl pro divisie.
Cologne, April 21th, 2005 – From May 2005 onward, the game „FIFA Football 2005“ by EA Games will be an official title of the European Nations Championship (ENC). The best teams from Europe are expected to participate in this European Championship in search of the champion of champions and in hope of winning a high prize money. The Grand Finale will be carried out at the LAN Finals. „eSport is a worldwide phenomenon, so consequently it only makes sense to let the nations compete against oneanother. Fans can shout encouragement to their teams and we will be broadcasting all the exciting matches on European-wide ESL TV via an internet stream", explains Alexander T. Müller, Director of Marketing and Sales of Turtle Entertainment Inc., the creators of the Electronic Sports League (ESL).