FIFA Interactive World Cup tournament Hits One Million Players
This year’s FIFA Interactive World Cup tournament has reached one million players — over 130,000 more than last year’s. That’s a lot of people shouting, “GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!”
FIFA surveyed more than 10,000 registered players in the tournament throughout the world and found that 58% of players believe that the hours they spent playing in the tournament will improve their soccer skills and translate to a marked improvement on the actual field — in real life.
43% of participants claimed they had “dreamt about playing FIFA 12.” I’ve dreamt about playing Unreal Tournament 3 back in the day, so I sure as hell won’t be cracking a joke about this.
While I personally think the most interesting thing to ever happen in soccer was Zinedine Zidane headbutting Materazzi, it’s nice to see sports fans embracing the gaming industry.