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Fox Sports will broadcast FIFA's Interactive World Cup finale

The e-sport tournament is offering a $20,000 purse and a trip to the real World Cup.

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Fox Sports announced on Thursday that it will televise the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016. The E-sport tournament pits 32 "Grand Finalists" against one another in a three-day contest that will eventually crown the official FIWC 2016 world champion. Fox has made significant efforts lately to integrate modern technology into its sports coverage. The company announced earlier this year that it will record the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament -- as well as the Daytona 500 -- in virtual reality.

Interestingly, this year will be the first time that competitors will get to play on the console of their choice -- either XBox One or the PS4. The action will be broadcast in its entirety on Fox's digital platforms, FOXSportsGO and FOXSoccer2Go, beginning with the group stage draw on Sunday, March 20th. Fox Sports 1 will televise the Grand Final on Tuesday the 22nd starting at 5:45pm EST. International viewers will be able to follow along via one of Fox Sports global affiliates including Sky UK, FOX Sports Australia and Sky New Zealand.

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