IFR Esports Cup 2023


25th February at 5:00am






Group Stage - Each player will play against the players in his group once.

Knockout Stage - Will feature, top 2 from the Group Stage. The players’ standings will be used as seeding to determine the bracket structure. A single elimination format will be used, having each match played on 1 leg until a winner is determined.

All matches will use the retail version of FIFA 23 “Kick Off" game mode.


It is the responsibility of the players to report scores to the admins once a match finishes. Three points will be awarded for a win, one point for a tie and zero points for a loss in the group stage. In the event of ties in point standings, the following sequence will be used to determine who advances to the elimination stage, and who wins his group:

  1. Points earned from matches won or tied.

  2. Result of head to head game.

  3. Goal difference: Total net score for tournament games. Net score = goals scored, less goals scored against.

  4. If two teams are still tied, an 8min (6mins per half) match will be played to determine the winner.

  5. After a tied game in knock-out stage, the game will go to overtime and then penalties to determine a winner.

No Shows

All no shows must be reported to an admin. The No Show grace period time is 5 minutes after the match's original start time. For example, if a match is scheduled for 20:00 PM, the no show time for this match would be 20:05 PM.

Should a player have any hardware or software problem, one must call a match admin.

If a player does not show for the game or forfeits during the game, he/she loses the game with the maximum score of 3-0.


In the event of a disconnect, the game should be resumed with an implied score and the remaining time in the match played out.


Breaking any rule and any form of cheating, glitching, abusing in-game mechanics, or unsportsmanlike behaviour may result in a forfeit of a game, match, or ban from the Series. Cheating, glitching, and abusing in-game mechanics accusations must be verified by a tournament official. Punishable unsportsmanlike behaviour includes, but is not limited to, excessive use of foul or degrading language. For all cheating claims, the burden of proof is on the accuser.


All players must act professionally and display good sportsmanship throughout the qualifiers. This includes all forms of communication such as discord, in-game chat, etc. 


For ease of use, all games will be played in “Kick Off” Mode.


Every player is allowed to pick their preferred CLUB team. Teams can be picked before the start of the game. Players are allowed to use multiple teams throughout the tournament as they please. It is accepted to have the same teams play against each other (e.g. Barcelona). In that case, the ‘away’ player will have to pick Away Jersey for that team. In general, ‘away’ players are responsible for picking the jersey that does not resemble the home team jersey.

Match Settings

  • Half Length: 6-minute

  • Difficulty Level: Legendary

  • Quick Subs: On

  • Match Conditions: Custom

  • Season: Any

  • Time of Day: Any

  • Weather: Clear

  • Pitch Pattern: Default

  • Pitch Wear: None

  • Game Speed: Normal

  • Ball: Default

Camera Settings

  • Single Player Camera: Default

  • Camera Settings: Default

  • Camera Height: 10

  • Camera Zoom: 10

  • Pro Camera Zoom:10

  • Pro Camera Speed: 10

  • Pro Camera Swing: 10

Visual Settings

  • HUD: Player Name Bar

  • Time/Score Display: On

  • Radar: 2D

  • Net Tension: Default

  • Net Shape: Default

  • Net Mashing: Default

  • Scrolling Line Ups: On


  • Injuries: Off

  • Offsides: On

  • Bookings: On

  • Handball: Off

User Gameplay Customisation

  • All Settings on 50

Controller Settings

  • Fifa Trainer: Off

  • Auto Switching: Air Balls

  • Auto Switching Move Assistance: None

  • Pass Assistance: Assisted

  • Through Ball Assistance: Assisted

  • Shot Assistance: Assisted

  • Cross Assistance: Semi

  • Lob Pass Assistance: Assisted

  • Save Assistance: Assisted

  • Analog Sprint: Off

  • Defending: Tactical


Players are only allowed to pause the game if their team is in possession of the ball.


The administration has the right to disqualify players from the tournament after misconduct or unethical behavior during the Tournament. Disqualification means that the player is not allowed to play any more games in the Tournament and will automatically lose every next game with a maximum score of 3-0.


  • Upon kickoff, a player has to pass the ball at least three times before scoring. 

  • A player cannot press the middle pad to use the goalkeeper at any point during the match.

  • Frequent and purposeful pausing during gameplay is not allowed.

  • If a player purposely turns off a game while it’s in progress, that player will be disqualified from the tournament. Entry into future tournaments may be denied.

  • All players must play the Game using the above game-play settings. Once a match starts one cannot complain of incorrect settings after 10mins of in-game time and the match must be continued.

  • By attending the Fifa Tournament, participants agree without reservations to comply with these rules and regulations, as well as the decisions made by the tournament referees. The application of these rules and regulations is at the sole discretion of the referees. Any decisions made may overrule the following rules and regulations to maintain the spirit of competition. Participants have to obey the instructions made by the referees at all times.

  • Every participant acknowledges the rights of IFR Administrators to modify these rules and regulations at any given time and without prior notice.

  • Every participant is asked to maintain an adequate level of respect and friendliness with the other participants and the referees. Insults and unfair or disrespectful behavior towards the referees and the other participants won’t be tolerated and will be punished, an immediate disqualification and/or a temporary ban from the Fifa tournament.

  • Every participant has to stay ready and available for the duration of the tournament, or until his elimination from the tournament. Longer absence needs to be approved by the referees in order to avoid any sort of punishment.


These rules are subject to change if necessary, and IFR administrators reserve the right to make additional decisions outside the defined ruleset if necessary.