The journey to the biggest prize on the 2021 eMLS calendar kicks off on Saturday afternoon as Philadelphia Union esports competitor CisseSZN kicks off online play at eMLS Cup presented by Coca-Cola.
The 23-year-old is in the main tournament for the first time in his professional career after finishing 7th overall after the first eMLS League Series events that included a berth into the League Series One quarterfinals. Cisse finished the regular season with an overall record of 13W-8D-5L and a +24 goal differential. Cisse guided the Union's offense to the fifth-highest scoring offense in the competition with 72 goals scored.
Cisse will face off on Saturday against No. 10 seed GODFATHER from LA Galaxy. Ironically enough, the California side was Cisse's last match in eMLS competition with the two ending deadlocked, 2-2. Should Cisse advance in the quarterfinal matchup, it will set up a semifinal clash against his brother KingCJ0 of D.C. United. Cisse's match is slated to begin around 5 p.m. ET
Saturday's match will be a standard, two-leg contest with aggregate scoring determining who advances to the next round. Should the aggregate score be tied after regular time, the match will advance to extra time and if needed, penalty kicks. Fans can watch via