The 2023 eMLS Season kicks off today with Chris “didychrislito” Holly and Gustavo “GN10” Nascimento set to represent New York City Football Club in the League Series 1 Qualifiers.
Details of the sixth eMLS campaign have been confirmed with MLS and EA SPORTS revealing that New York City will host two League Series events in January and February, which will culminate in the eMLS Cup on March 12 in Austin during SXSW.
Events will include more days and hours of competitive streaming content than ever before with players locking horns for a $100,000 prize pool - the largest in eMLS history - as top-tier EA SPORTS FIFA 23 competitors from across North America go head-to-head for 26 MLS clubs.
Ranked #1 in North America in 2021 and 2022, Holly returned to NYCFC ahead of the 2023 season. During his first stint with the Club, the Haiti native won the eChampions League in 2019 as well as winning the eMLS treble in 2021, sweeping both League Series and eMLS Cup.
Nascimento enters his second season with the Club and will anchor a strong partnership with Holly. The Brazilian native was named the North America FIFA Global Series champion in 2021, ending the season ranked number one in North America.
2023 eMLS Season Schedule
- eMLS League Series 1: The 2023 season kicks off on January 24-25 with remote qualifiers with the group stage on Jan. 28 and final series bracket games on Jan. 29.
- eMLS League Series 2: The season continues Feb. 7-8 with remote qualifiers, the group stage on Feb. 11 and final series bracket matches on Feb. 12.
- eMLS Cup: The season will conclude in Austin at SXSW, with the Last Chance Qualifier held on March 11 determining the final “Cinderella” participant spot for the eMLS Cup on March 12.
How To Watch
Remote qualifiers and group stages of each League Series will be featured on each MLS club’s or player’s respective Twitch and YouTube channels. Fans can view the main bracket matchups on twitch.tv/mls.
- $100,000 prize pool
- Top two players in eMLS Cup get direct bids to the EA SPORTS FIFA 23 Global Series Playoffs.
- Third and fourth place will get a chance to compete in the EA Global Series Play-ins, effectively putting these four players in prime position to compete in the FIFA eWorld Cup.
Everyone at the Club would like to wish Chris and Gustavo good luck in their upcoming games!