MLS announces competitive gaming league with EA Sports

FIFA 18 eMLS- MLS club logos

MLS and the Seattle Sounders are entering the competitive gaming arena, partnering with EA Sports on the creation of eMLS, a new competitive EA Sports FIFA 18 league which will feature the best FIFA 18 players from the United States and Canada vying for a chance to become world champions. It will also serve as the qualifier for the Canadian and U.S. representatives for the EA Sports FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs.

There are 19 MLS teams hosting an eMLS club.

All the MLS teams save Atlanta United, D.C. United, Los Angeles FC and Real Salt Lake are taking part in the inaugural eMLS Cup at PAX East, a gaming show set for April 5-8 in Boston. The three Canadians teams have yet to make an announcement about their pro gamers.

MLS setting up a competitive gaming league follows the lead of a number of soccer leagues that have already done the same. Toronto, whose eteam will be known as the Raptors Uprising Gaming Club (GC), is one of 17 teams that have signed up for the virtual hoops league. Do you have the skills to compete for your team in the eMLS? It added to a second player to its eSports roster with the signing of Joey Calabro for Xbox One.

"We're honored to partner with MLS within the EA Sports FIFA 18 Global Series as we continue to help grow competitive gaming and soccer in North America", Todd Sitrin, senior vice president and general manager of the competitive gaming division at EA said. These playoffs will culminate in the Federation Internationale de Football Association eWorld Cup in August.

This will all feed into the 2018 Federation Internationale de Football Association eWorld Cup which will take place in August and feature the best players from all around the world.

The hit Federation Internationale de Football Association video game franchise is developed at EA's Vancouver-area studio.

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