Chris Holly’s first eMLS event of 2019 is here, with the eMLS League Series One presented by PlayStation set to take place in LA on Tuesday at 3pm ET.
eMLS is entering its second season, with the Houston Dynamo's Kid M3mito (Guillermo Trevino) looking to defend his title beginning Tuesday.
It’s an immediate return to action for NYCFC’s first-ever esports player, Chris Holly, who jets into LA directly from London where he competed in the Gfinity FIFA Series, narrowly missing out on a place in the Knockout Rounds.
Holly has made a strong start on FIFA 19, topping the global rankings for November 2018 and will be hoping to land his first eMLS title on Tuesday at the Esports Arena in Santa Ana.
How it Works
The event features 22 of the best professional FIFA gamers from across North America, each representing an MLS team, will be whittled down to eight with a regular season behind closed doors during the day prior to doors opening to the public.
Four players from the Eastern Conference and four teams from the Western Conference will qualify for the quarterfinals. The public portion of the event will have a single-elimination bracket to determine the champion, separated by conference until the championship game.
Excelling at League Series One will put the gamers in prime position to qualify for eMLS Cup. Tuesday's champion will also win $5,000 and lift a trophy.
The eMLS League Series events – which will feature the full roster of eMLS players – will help determine the seeding for eMLS Cup presented by PlayStation in March. In turn, eMLS Cup participants will earn points for the EA SPORTS Global Series Playoffs, which give gamers a chance to qualify for the 2019 FIFA eWorld Cup.