NEW YORK (October 23, 2020) – Today Major League Soccer announced Inter Miami CF and St. Louis CITY SC will join eMLS, the League’s competitive EA SPORTS™ FIFA League, ahead of the 2021 eMLS season. With the addition of these two clubs, the 2021 eMLS season will now feature 27 eMLS players, each representing different MLS Clubs, in a quest to be crowned the best EA SPORTS™ FIFA 21 player in North America.
St. Louis CITY SC, which will debut on the traditional pitch in 2023, will host two virtual scouting tournaments on Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8 to give a fan the chance to become the first player to represent St. Louis’ MLS team on the virtual pitch. Participants must be over the age of 18 and live within 125 miles of the St. Louis CITY SC Stadium district site in Downtown West. Interested fans can find out more information and sign up at Smash.gg/stlCITYeMLSTourney.
The complete eMLS 2021 schedule and further details on eMLS Cup, including player announcements and tournament structure, will be shared as the competition draws closer.
In January 2018, MLS launched eMLS, a competitive EA SPORTS™ FIFA league. As it enters its fourth season in 2021, eMLS has been a groundbreaking platform sitting at the intersection of gaming and soccer culture. eMLS is a major component in how MLS utilizes gaming to reach global audiences and grow the league’s next generation of fans.
For more information on eMLS, visit MLSsoccer.com/eMLS.
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Headquartered in New York City, Major League Soccer – celebrating its 25th Season in 2020 – features 26 clubs throughout the United States and Canada, in addition to future expansion teams in Austin, St. Louis, Sacramento, and Charlotte. For more information about MLS, visit www.MLSsoccer.com.
eMLS is the esports and gaming property of Major League Soccer. Built around the EA SPORTS™ FIFA franchise, its goal is to utilize gaming to reach global audiences, raise the profile of MLS, and grow its next generation of fans. eMLS is a recognized leader in the gaming world. In 2019, the 2018 eMLS Cup presented by PlayStation® won Ex Awards Gold Winner for ‘Best Esports Activation,’ Cynopsis Sports Media Awards Honorable Mention for ‘Best Esports Event’ and Best Live Stream. For more information, visit, www.MLSsoccer.com/eMLS.