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EA Sports Announces Clint Dempsey as North American Cover Athlete for FIFA 15
|By Business Wire
|July 19, 2014 04:57 PM EDT
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) today announced that US Men’s National
Team Captain and Seattle Sounders FC star midfielder, Clint Dempsey,
will appear on the North American cover of FIFA 15, sharing the
honors with global football sensation Lionel Messi. The reveal was made
at the start of today’s Sounders FC vs. Tottenham Hotspur friendly with
a Tifo display unveiled across the Xbox Green Zone at CenturyLink Field.
This will mark the first time that an American has appeared on the
game’s cover since 2011.
EA Sports Announces Clint Dempsey as North American Cover Athlete for FIFA 15 (Photo: Business Wire)
Dempsey, who led the US Men’s National Team to a heroic performance in
the 2014 FIFA World Cup, is considered one of the best American soccer
players in history. He made and broke records during the tournament,
netting the fifth fastest goal of all time with a strike in the first 29
seconds of the USA vs. Ghana opener, and became the first American to
score goals in three consecutive World Cups. The 31-year-old forward
spent seven seasons in the Barclays Premier League before returning to
the United States to join the Seattle Sounders FC, cementing himself as
one of the biggest stars in Major League Soccer.
“Clint Dempsey is a world class athlete that embodies the heart and soul
of the sport,” said Stuart Lang, VP of North America Marketing,
Electronic Arts. “He showed his lethal combination of grace and
toughness at the World Cup, and plays with enormous heart and
determination on the pitch. He is the perfect ambassador for FIFA 15,
a game that’s all about bringing the emotion and intensity of the sport
“It’s an amazing opportunity in my career to be on the cover for FIFA
15, a game that has played a big role in growing the popularity of
the sport in America,” said Dempsey. “To join the class of other elite
athletes who have appeared on previous covers is very humbling and I am
extremely grateful for this honor.”
FIFA 15 brings football to life in stunning detail so fans can
experience the emotion of the sport like never before. Witness the
intensity of crowds chanting and cheering on match day, and listen to
commentators guide fans through the story of the game with Dynamic Match
Presentation. For the first time ever, all 22 players on the pitch are
connected with Emotional Intelligence allowing players to react to
opponents and teammates within the context, and relative to the
narrative of the match. Football is the greatest drama on earth and FIFA
15 puts fans center stage, allowing them to feel the emotion and
intensity of the world’s greatest sport.
FIFA 15, developed at EA Canada, will release worldwide in
September on PC, Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, and is available for
pre-order** now at http://www.origin.com
and other retailers. A version of FIFA 15 will also release on
the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft,
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Wii™, Nintendo 3DS™,
PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system this Fall. Not all game
features are available on all gaming platforms.
For more information about EA SPORTS FIFA 15 visit www.easports.com/fifa
or join the EA SPORTS community at http://www.facebook.com/easportsfifa.
Follow us on Twitter @easportsfifa and use the hashtag #FIFA15. For
information about FIFA 15 visit www.easports.com/fifa.
The games have not yet been rated. Assets are available at http://info.ea.com.
EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the
world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive
technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA
SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports
through industry-leading sports videogames, including Madden NFL
football, EA SPORTS FIFA, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, PGA TOUR®
golf, SSX™ and EA SPORTS UFC®. For more information about EA SPORTS,
including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit www.easports.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services
for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and
tablets. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the
In fiscal year 2014, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.6 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a
portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such
as The Sims™, Madden NFL, EA SPORTS™ FIFA, Battlefield™, Dragon Age™ and
Plants vs. Zombies™. More information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news.
EA SPORTS, SSX, The Sims, Dragon Age, Plants vs. Zombies and Battlefield
are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. and its subsidiaries. John
Madden, NFL, NHL, NBA, UFC, PGA TOUR and FIFA are the property of their
respective owners and used with permission. Wii and Nintendo 3DS are
trademarks of Nintendo. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony
Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox 360 is a trademark of the Microsoft
group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft.
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