In a big announcement for gamers and football fans, Hero Indian Super League (ISL) has officially confirmed it will feature in EA Sports FIFA 22. This marks the league’s debut in EA’s football simulation series which is wildly popular around the world.
The new FIFA title is scheduled for release on October 1, 2021. For the first time ever, it will feature all the eleven ISL clubs, their official kits, and other likenesses.
In an official blog post, Hero Indian Super League announced the big news and shared the growing excitement ahead of the game’s release next month. Calling FIFA 22 “the most authentic football experience available,” the post highlighted that ISL’s inclusion carries “an important relevance to the highly active young Indian gaming community and fans alike in India and abroad.”
Moreover, the post expressed that the league’s addition would help Indian gamers “build greater affinity towards their clubs and players.”
Although it’ll be the first time ISL features in the main FIFA series, it isn’t new to EA’s football games. The Indian top-flight also appeared in FIFA Mobile, back in 2019, courtesy of the Football Sports Development Limited’s license.
Undoubtedly, ISL being integrated into the iconic FIFA franchise is a huge boost for India’s representation in games. At the same time, it also brings global exposure to the less-than-a-decade-old football league.
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On the other hand, EA could see a potential increase in FIFA 22 sales, especially in India, after ISL’s addition. Therefore, it seems like a win-win partnership for the developer and the league as well.
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