The world’s best players will be able to take to their Xbox and Playstation consoles in one-on-one matches across iconic areas at the home of English football, including The Royal Box, changing rooms, and players’ tunnel.

It’s all part of the ultimate gaming tournament being organised by the Football Association.

And bosses are inviting YOU to apply for the competition now.

The event, the much-anticipated Emirates FA Cup gaming tournament Every Gamer’s Adventure, is back in 2017 after its debut last year.

Players from around the globe will descend on London to compete for a chance to lift the famous trophy at Wembley Stadium on May 6.

The one-day e-sports tournament replicates the format of the real Emirates FA Cup, with one player selected at random to represent each club from this year’s Third Round onwards.

Lucy Roberts-Hartley, The Emirates FA Cup Senior Brand Manager, said: “We’re incredibly excited to announce the return of Every Gamer’s Adventure to Wembley Stadium in 2017.

“Last year’s tournament was action-packed and saw the likes of Bury FC reach the Quarter Finals, showcasing – much like the real Emirates FA Cup – that truly anything can happen.

“We want to invite gamers from across the world to register for a chance to take part and descend on the home of football, raising the stakes even higher in 2017 to see if anyone else can cause an almighty Emirates FA Cup upset.”

The eventual winner’s adventure will culminate with the famous 107 step climb from the pitch up to the Royal Box where they will lift The Emirates FA Cup in celebration of being crowned this year’s winner.

Just like the real tournament the gamers will need to bring their ‘A game’ and overcome the odds of any potential slip-ups in the early rounds of the competition.

The eventual victor will receive a VIP experience at The Emirates FA Cup Final on May 27, as well as the prestige of being Every Gamer’s Adventure Champion 2017.

In 2016, at the inaugural tournament, after a staggering 540 minutes (nine hours) of football were played across the competition, Chelsea and their representative Harris Riaz finally won the tournament with a thrilling 3-1 win over Southampton live in the centre circle at Wembley Stadium played on the 82ft screens.

Players can enter via from January 3, where they will be entered into a ballot and subsequently selected at random to be one of the 64 names in the Third Round draw.

Applications are now open and will close on March 10 with those selected in the ballot notified by March 24.

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