Before and after each eMLS event, MLSsoccer.com will be tracking the progress of all eMLS gamers, starting ahead of eMLS League Series One presented by PlayStation on Friday, Jan. 10. Rankings are voted on by eMLS staff, reflecting gamers' performance both in eMLS events and on the wider pro FIFA circuit, with blurbs written by Senior Editor Nick Rosano.
1. Doolsta (Cormac Dooley)
To the victor goes the No. 1 spot. After a clean sweep of eMLS events in 2019, this one’s a no-brainer. Heavy lies the crown, though...
2. Paulo Neto
The Five Stripes made a huge statement of intent by signing the No. 4-ranked PS4 player in the world, who is the highest-ranked newcomer here.
3. NYC_Chris (Christopher Holly)
Led the way for eMLS on the world stage last year by competing in the eWorld Cup and was a semifinalist in the first two eMLS Cups. Expect to see him in a similar position this year.
4. FCC Fiddle (Gordon Thornsberry)
FCC’s man has been a regular in the later rounds of eMLS events and was close to an appearance in the 2019 eWorld Cup.
5. Alekzandur (Alexander Betancourt)
An original eMLS member and 2018 eWorld Cup qualifier who is returning to represent Sporting in 2020, Alekzandur figures to immediately put SKC in contention.
6. G_Adamou (George Adamou)
Another newcomer to the 2020 eMLS roster, Adamou’s strong performances early in the FIFA 20 competitive season have him at No. 16 in the world.
7. Kid M3mito (Guillermo Trevino)
The 2018 eMLS champ missed out on a repeat last year but figured in every knockout stage and is absolutely a threat to contend this time around.
8. Godfather (Giuseppe Guastella)
A surprise finalist in the 2019 eMLS Cup after upsetting Kid M3mito, one of the most experienced FIFA players in the field will be looking to go one step further in 2020.
9. PhilB94 (Phil Balke)
Another gamer with the talent contend for top honors, PhilB94 will be hoping to bounce back strong after a suspension that caused him to miss eMLS Cup in 2019.
10. Remi Martinn (Martin Oregel)
Currently ranked No. 34 in the world on Xbox, Remi Martinn is a promising addition to the eMLS ranks for LAFC’s debut season.
11. exraa (Alex Gonzalez-Aldana)
An up-and-coming FIFA talent (and Whitecaps Academy alumnus), exraa is a new addition for the Whitecaps and will be looking to take the next step after finishing as the fourth-ranked North American player during the FIFA Global Series last year.
12. RCTID_Thiago (Edgar Guerrero)
Entering his third eMLS season with Portland, RCTID_Thiago flashed his potential in 2019 after finishing runner-up at League Series Two and reaching the Western Conference Semifinal of eMLS Cup.
13. FIFA Abe (Abe Valbuena)
A competitive FIFA player since 2017, FIFA Abe will be looking to build on consecutive knockout round appearances at eMLS Cup, not to mention a very special win at the 2019 eMLS All-Star Challenge.
14. KingCJ0 (Mohamed Diop)
After nearly going pro on the field with Orlando Pirates in South Africa, KingCJ0 is now ready to take eMLS by storm in his first season and enters as the No. 64 PS4 player in the world.
15. BITW18 II (Enrique Espinoza)
Won the Eastern Conference Last Chance Bracket at last year’s eMLS Cup, which gave him his first taste of knockout round play. Can he hit the next level in 2020?
16. CaliSCG (Alan Ortega)
Came on strong at the end of the 2019 eMLS season, winning the Western Conference Last Chance Bracket at eMLS Cup after missing out on the knockouts in both League Series events.
17. Gonzo (Brandan Gonzales)
Gonzales is a Colorado native, currently living in Littleton. He works part-time as a substitute elementary school teacher and also has passion for Information Technology, in which he takes classes.
18. TheMarsBars (Nick Mars)
TheMarsBars is still looking for his first knockout round appearance after missing out on all three times last year.
19. Crew96Skamzz (Graham Ellix)
From the UK to Ohio, Crew96Skamzz, is one of the most experienced pro FIFA players in the field, having played professionally since 2008 and returns to the Crew after featuring for them in eMLS Cup 2018.
20. JKO (John Oliveira)
The Massachusetts native is back for his third season with the Revs, though that first knockout stage appearance remains elusive.
21. mehdibob3 (Mehdi Benghalem)
A new signing for the Impact after LyesMTL recently retired from pro competition, mehdibob3 has some work ahead to make a mark on the North American scene once again after finishing as a 2017 Americas regional finalist for the FIFA eWorld Cup.
22. Young - H (Hector Valenzuela)
A lifelong gamer across all genres and a FIFA player since 2010, the Austin native has plenty to prove as he and Austin FC debut in eMLS.
23. i9ibbs (Ihab Abualneel)
A longtime FC Dallas fan back to the Burn days, he’ll have big shoes to fill in replacing AlanAvi, a regular semifinalist in previous eMLS events.
24. Jay Adams
The Loons man, known in the competitive FIFA scene for his involvement in FIFA Pro Clubs as a Sponsored Manager and Player, will be hoping for a better sophomore eMLS season after a rough debut in 2019.
25. Jay Ajayi
With no prior pro FIFA experience, the Super Bowl LII champ starts here, but this is a guy that clearly knows a thing or two about working his way to the top.