The 2020 eMLS season kicks off this Friday in the city of Brotherly Love as Philadelphia will host eMLS League Series One presented by PlayStation® on Friday, January 10th. Don't miss out on the action at Union Transfer by reserving your spot to watch live and in person the top esports competitors in MLS compete for the first title of the new campaign and enter to win amazing prizes.
All fans in attendance will have the opportunity to watch the top eight gamers in the event battle it out for the eMLS League Series One trophy, get custom FUT cards thanks to Independence Blue Cross and one lucky fan will get a custom Union Playstation 4. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the action kicking off at 7 p.m.
The 2020 eMLS season will feature 25 eMLS players, each representing different MLS Clubs, in a quest to be crowned the best EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 player in North America. Three Clubs are new to eMLS this season - LAFC, Austin FC, and Nashville SC.
Each League Series tournament will be live-streamed with their own trophy lift and prizing opportunities. During these tournaments, eMLS Players will also accumulate points to determine seeding for eMLS Cup. League Series One will be held in Philadelphia in conjunction with the Philadelphia Union. League Series Two will be held in Portland in conjunction with the Portland Timbers. The eMLS season will conclude in March in Austin, Texas when SXSW hosts eMLS Cup presented by PlayStation® alongside its premier gaming portion of the conference. More tournament details will be announced in the coming weeks.
eMLS is an Official League Partner of the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 Global Series. The winner of eMLS Cup will receive 850 Global Series points, supporting their qualification for the Global Series Playoffs and ultimately the FIFA eWorld Cup. The top 32 competitors in the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 Global Series will advance to the FIFA eWorld Cup, where the winner will be crowned the undisputed FIFA 20 World Champion.
For more information on eMLS Cup, including participating clubs and player signings, visit here.