eMLS announced on Monday its competitive schedule for 2020, which will culminate in eMLS Cup presented by PlayStation during the second weekend of SXSW (South by Southwest) in Austin, Texas.
The 2020 eMLS season will feature three new MLS clubs — LAFC, Austin FC and Nashville — for a total of 25 players that will be competing in a quest to be crowned the best EA SPORTS FIFA 20 player in North America.
The season will begin in January 2020 with eMLS League Series presented by PlayStation. Each of the two League Series tournaments will be live streamed, with its own trophy lift and opportunity to win prizes. These tournaments will also allow eMLS players to accumulate points to determine seeding for eMLS Cup.
League Series One will take place in Philadelphia on Jan. 10 in conjunction with the Philadelphia Union. League Series Two will be held in Portland on Feb. 15 in conjunction with the Portland Timbers, and eMLS Cup will unfold on March 21 in Austin. More tournament details for League Series, as well as eMLS Cup, will be announced in the coming weeks.
As eMLS is an Official League Partner of the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series, the eMLS Cup winner will received 850 Global Series points, supporting their qualification for the Global Series Playoffs and ultimately the FIFA eWorld Cup, where the winner will be crowned the undisputed FIFA 20 World Champion.