Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) announced new partnerships with the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and National Women’s Soccer League Players Association (NWSLPA) as it commits to elevating and representing women’s football.
In a press release, NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman called the partnership a “monumental milestone” for the league, its players, and the millions of fans worldwide. “The athletes that call the NWSL home are some of the best in the world and we’re excited for the opportunity to further showcase their talent through this unique gaming experience,” she added.
Through the partnership, all 12 NWSL teams will be available in EA SPORTS™ FIFA 23, complete with authentic kits, starheads, trophies and celebrations. The teams will be playable in Kick Off, Tournament Mode, Head-to-Head season, Co-op Seasons and Online Friendlies, with four NWSL stadiums to choose from.
Andrea Hopelain, EA Sports SVP of Brand, shared the company’s commitment to advancing the sport as a changemaker for women’s football. “We’re committed to being champions for the future of football and bringing unrivaled authenticity to millions of football fans across the globe,” she explained.
The feature officially rolls out on March 15 across all gaming software platforms, while the 2023 NWSL season kicks off on March 25.
EA Sports partners with Harkian “Harky” Kalsi for International Women’s Day
In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), the company has partnered with the independent designer Harkian “Harky” Kalsi to create new vanity items for EA SPORTS FIFA 23.
Players may purchase the new purple IWD jersey, as well as boots in the Pro Clubs and VOLTA FOOTBALL game modes to celebrate women’s football around the world.
The gaming company also hailed Sam Kerr of Chelsea, Chloe Kelly of Manchester City, Catarina Macario and Dzsenifer Marozsan of Lyon as its IWD official FIFA 23 ambassadors, featured in IWD items and receiving a custom ball from Harky.
The special items will be available in-game on March 8.