EA Sports are hosting a party into celebrate the global launch of 19 with some of the biggest names in football and entertainment on the red carpet.
The game launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC on September 28 but eager FIFA fans can play the game early for 10 hours if they shell out for Origin Access Premier.
Manchester City starwill have plenty of time to play the game as he expected to be out for at least three months with a knee injury. The midfielder was in attendance after heavily featuring in EA’s promotional content.
Kevin De Bruyne attended the FIFA 19 global launch while he recovers from a knee injury
Ian Wright was at the event but isn’t in FIFA 19, he’ll want to join Gerrard and Lineker as an Icon
Reading’s David Meyler is an avid FIFA fan and regularly competes in the FUT Weekend League
Wolverhampton Wanders’ £18m Summer signing Adama Traore was on the red carpet
English rapper and grime artist AJ Tracey is a big FIFA fan and was invited by EA Sports
Arsenal midfielder Leah Williamson was there, she played in a FIFA 18 celebrity tournament
De Bruyne appeared in a FIFA 19 advert which saw some of the world’s elite football players starting national campaigns over disagreements with their final ratings.
The midfielder is in the top 10 best players in the game with an overall of 91 which also makes him the joint best Premier League player alongside Eden Hazard and David De Gea.
Manchester City are commercial partners with EA Sports but with the event being held in the Tabacco Dock in London, the rest of the Manchester City squad probably didn’t have time to make the trip down from Manchester.
The event proved a hit and gave attendees a chance to get some early gameplay experience as Ian Wright sat down with Fulham star Ryan Sessegnon for a game – only for the former Arsenal striker to suggest he ‘couldn’t live’ with him on FIFA. Wright played as the Gunners and Sessengon stuck with Fulham as he comfortably beat the pundit.
Also at the red carpet event was comedian Jack Whitehall. The Arsenal fan has appeared in videos with FIFA Youtubers such as KSI, Miniminter and AnEsonGib.
English comedian and Arsenal fan Jack Whitehall was in attendance for the FIFA 19 launch
Jamie Redknapp brought one of his sons along to the FIFA 19 red carpet event
Adebayo Akinfenwa is once again the strongest in FIFA despite as strength stat downgrade
Football Focus and ITV World of Sport presenter Rachel Stringer walked the red carpet
‘Man’s not hot’ rapper and comedian Michael Dapaah still wore a jacket to the launch party
As well as De Bruyne, plenty of other Premier League stars were also in attendance with London clubs well represented.
Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld and midfielder Erik Lamela arrived together. The former will be having words with EA as they downgraded his overall by one for this year’s title.
Crystal Palace also had two players with both Wilfried Zaha and Mamadou Sakho attending but the pair decided to pose on the red carpet separately.
West Ham’s Michail Antonio and Fulham’s Sessegnon made an appearance while Leicester City’s James Maddison and Wolves’ £18million signing Adama Traore made the trip down from the Midlands.
Tottenham duo Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela posed together on the red carpet
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha gave the thumbs up as he arrived to the launch party
Zaha’s Palace teammate Mamadou Sakho was also attendance but in more casual attire
West Ham United winger Michail Antonio posed before he could get his hands on FIFA 19
Leicester City midfielder James Maddison showed off his tattoos on the red carpet
Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon will be delighted to finally have a gold card on Ultimate Team
FIFA 19 is shaping up to be one of EA Sports’ best ever releases, we reckon it’s the best version of FIFA we have seen on current consoles.
With exceptional graphics and a host of new animations, it’s the smoothest and most realistic playing experience we’ve seen in a football game.
A major new feature is the addition of full Champions League and Europa League licenses which bring full, authentic matchday experiences to the game including the official trophies and the iconic Champions League anthem.
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