NYCFC FIFA – Best in the City Challenge


NYCFC is teaming up with Players’ Lounge to host an online FIFA 17 tournament that will conclude with a live event in the fan zone at Yankee Stadium prior to the match against the Columbus Crew. 

The tournament is open to participants on both Xbox One and PS4. The preliminary knockout rounds will take place online between the opponents on their respective consoles. That portion is being organized by Players’ Lounge, and will take place between October 15 - 22. Two participants will qualify at the conclusion of each tournament. By Sunday, October 23, the tournament will be down to the final 16 players (8 on each console), who will battle it out at the Yankee Stadium fan zone. The Xbox and PlayStation winners will square off in the final using a home-and-away format (one game on each console). 


  • Online registration: October 13 - October 22
  • Online competition: October 15 - October 22
  • Round of 16: Sunday, October 23 at Yankee Stadium
  • No fee to register
  • Players must be 18 years or older

Steps to Enter

  • Go to the NYCFC tournament page on Players’ Lounge by clicking here
  • Create a Players’ Lounge account
  • Register to as many online qualifier tournaments as you would like
  • Start playing when tournament begins


  • All 16 finalists will get one ticket to the Delta Suite for Oct 23rd NYCFC match at Yankee Stadium*
  • All 16 finalists will have an “on pitch experience”
  • Top 8 players will receive City send-off passes, the post-match meet & greet session with the first team
  • Two grand finalists (each console winner) will be upgraded to Pitchside seating
  • Grand winner will receive a customized NYCFC EA Xbox One

*Travel not provided by NYCFC


  • Full-day tournament on weekends (October 15, 16, 22) will begin at 12:00pm EST
  • Week-long tournament (October 17 - 21) will begin Monday (see below for round windows)
    • Round 1: 12:00am-9:00pm EST each day
    • Round 2: 12:00am-11:59pm EST each day
  • Bracket is split in half, with Xbox One and PS4 on opposite sides
  • Email notifications from Player’s Lounge to ensure all participants know rules, their opponent, and time window
  • Two draws in a row will result in a forfeit for both participants 

Online Tournament Rules

  • Tournaments are locked at their scheduled start time (i.e. Saturday tournament lock is Saturday at 11:59am EST)
  • Participants must play as NYCFC
  • 5 minute halves 

Round of 16 Rules

  • Each player must play as NYCFC
  • 5 minute halves
  • Draws will be settled immediately by penalties
  • Finalists are responsible for travel to Yankee Stadium on day of live event


2016 New York City FC FIFA 17 Tournament Finalists

Console Username Name
Xbox One Reiner98 Reiner Rios
Xbox One Nwarcangel13 Luis Alvarez
Xbox One Danny07 Daniel Bermeo
Xbox One Sumtergroves Sumter Groves
PS4 d_cacsire Derek Cacsire
PS4 xpapitax Dario Torres
PS4 Bxchris117 Christopher Lema
PS4 dfifakid17 David Llanos