European Leagues has announced it will hold an esports event ©European Leagues

European Leagues is to hold a "Stay2Score" e-competition amid the continued halt in the domestic football seasons due to the coronavirus crisis.

The esports event was announced by the body which represents more than 900 clubs in 32 professional football leagues and the associations of clubs in 25 countries across Europe.

Players will compete on EA SPORTS FIFA 20.

The Austrian Bundesliga, Belgian Pro League, Dutch Eredivisie, Italian Serie A, Polish Ekstraklasa, Liga Portugal, Spanish LaLiga and Swedish Allsvenskan will feature in the event.

Each league will be represented by four players, including two professional football players and/or celebrities.

The other two players on the team will be professional domestic FIFA players.

Each match consists of two games with two professional FIFA players going head-to-head, while the second will see clashes between the professional football players or celebrities.

The combined score will determine the result of each match.

Leagues will compete against each other as part of a single round-robin format, with the top four advancing to the semi-finals.

Two leagues will meet in the final.

European Leagues said they had worked with leading esports agency DreamHack Sports Games and Omnicom Group to set up the tournament.

Competition will begin on Wednesday (May 13) with the first-round robin matches.

The semi-finals and final will be held on May 23.

European Leagues said the tournament comes at an unprecedented time for society, including the world of sport and the professional football leagues in Europe.

The organisation said it is a key player in the current discussions over the possible resumption of the football season at national and international level, including talks around new calendars and developing new medical and operational protocols.