The countdown is officially on for the 2023 eMLS Cup, presented by Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and TikTok.
Major League Soccer and Electronic Arts have revealed the details surrounding eMLS's season-culminating event, set for Sunday, March 12 at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater in Austin as part of this year’s SXSW.
Featuring world-class EA SPORTS™ FIFA 23 competitors, eMLS Cup already has 11 clubs locked in for the competition following the completion of eMLS League Series 1 and Series 2 earlier this year.
NYCFC's Gustavo “GN10” Nascimento will hope to clinch the last remaining spot via the Last Chance Qualifier at Austin FC's Q2 Stadium on Saturday, March 11.
Gustavo faces New England Revolution's Carter Theogene, Houston Dynamo's Jordy Reyes and San Jose Earthquakes' Ben Remez in Group C for a place in the knockout rounds.
This year's eMLS Cup includes a $50,000 prize pool and offers two direct bids to the EA SPORTS FIFA 23 Global Series Playoffs (1st and 2nd place), as well as the chance to compete in the EA Global Series Play-ins (3rd and 4th place). This effectively puts four eMLS players in prime position to compete in the FIFAe World Cup.
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Fans in attendance will also be treated to a post-party concert with a soon-to-be-announced recording artist. In addition, there will be limited-edition eMLS giveaways, an area to create your own personalized FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) card, stations to play EA SPORTS™ FIFA on PlayStation 5 and more.
Meanwhile, online viewers who link their Twitch and EA accounts will have the opportunity to earn exclusive in-game rewards. Prizes – gained by watching at least 60 minutes – include an eMLS Crest, TIFO, Kits, Stadium Dressing, and an FGS Player Swap Token.
Additionally, fans can play along with a gamification platform, answering questions and making predictions in order to climb the leaderboard and win prizes. The top ten fans on the leaderboard at the end of the broadcast will win MLSstore.com gift cards, DoorDash gift cards and EA SPORTS™ FIFA points*.
*eMLS Cup Contest will take place during the eMLS Cup broadcast on March 12. No Purchase Necessary. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S./D.C. and Canada (excluding Quebec) 18 years of age and older. Void in Quebec and where prohibited. Subject to complete Official Rules at www.twitch.tv/mls.