Doolsta ready to compete with all eyes on him


Follow Doolsta's progress in the eMLS League Series 2 Live on February 17 here!

In the first eMLS event of the season Philadelphia Union gamer Cormac "Doolsta" Dooley had a simple goal. To finish in the top four. The Union esports competitor did that and more as he claimed the top spot at the event and now the target is on him as he heads to eMLS Series League Two presented by PlayStation.

"After winning in LA a lot of attention has come my way and a lot of people view me as the favorite to win in Dallas," Doolsta told "I think after winning there is definitely a target on my back. The Eastern Conference is really close with a lot of top players and they will now take me a lot more seriously now that I am the defending champ."

Now viewed as one of the favorites, Doolsta's goals have changed for the event that will take place at the National Soccer Hall of Fame. The goals are to win and claim the top seed ahead of the 2019 eMLS Cup next month.

While the regular season schedule remains unchanged compared to the opening tournament, Doolsta has had to make a change to his winning lineup due to eMLS rules. The latest FIFA 19 update officially removed Borek Dockal from the Union, forcing the gamer to add another current member of Philadelphia Union to his starting XI. He turned to the captain.

"With Dockal leaving the Union, I had to bring in a replacement," Doolsta said. "I still wanted a Union midfielder so I ended up choosing Alejandro Bedoya as he has solid stats all around."

While there is still time to tinker with the lineup (the Union signed Marco Fabián after lineups for the event were locked), Doolsta remains the same gamer that he has always been even if the target is on him. You can follow all the action on the Union's social handles as Doolsta battles for a spot on the knockout round on Sunday, February 17th.