The premier division of the Indian Football tier, Hero Indian Super League is now coming to the full-fledged versions of FIFA 2022 on PC and Console. Earlier in 2019, the mobile version of the game featured ISL and the Indian National team. FSDL the organizer of the league is set to pen a deal with EA to finalize the inclusion.
This is going to be huge for ISL in terms of global exposure and attention.
“EA Sports FIFA will include ISL on the console (PlayStation, XBOX, Nintendo Switch) and PC versions of FIFA 22. Electronic Arts (EA) and FSDL will sign the final paperwork in the days to come. This is as a follow-up to the league’s inclusion on FIFA Mobile. That happened nearly two years ago”
a source told Khel Now
There are also talks of ISL teams forming Esports teams to further integrate the game both on and off the pitch. This also means that kit designs need to be finalized earlier than expected. This will also mean more copies of the game being sold in India. The Indian National team made it into the FIFA franchise back in 2012 with FIFA 13.
ISL gets more popular with FIFA 22 Inclusion
Since its start in 2015 ISL has received a lot of funding and exposure compared to its counterpart the I-league. ISL was formed in order to overcome the challenges that I-League faced, it has so far managed to popularize football in India and transform the Indian Footballing structure. Although a franchised league with no relegation some of the biggest and oldest Indian football clubs have started competing in ISL, making it India’s premier football tournament.