MLS launches ‘eMLS,’ a new FIFA esports league with one pro gamer representing each team

By Sports Technology Wire on January 12, 2018

Major League Soccer is following in the footsteps of the NBA with its own esports league.

MLS announced Friday the creation of “eMLS,” a new competitive gaming league organized in partnership with EA Sports.

MLS teams — 19 of 23 at the outset — will be represented by one FIFA 18 gamer who will compete against others for a chance to represent the league in the FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs and ultimately the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018. The eMLS Cup, taking place this April at PAX East in Boston, will help determine the winner.

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