MLS to get its kicks with 5-week video game tournament. Major League Soccer is going virtual. By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer. April 18, 2020, 4:18 PM • 3 min read.
Major League Soccer Chicharito, MLS to Get in Kicks With 5-Week Video Game Tournament A number of the league's top players, including Chicharito and Nani, will participate in the nationally ...
It goes like this: Two players from opposing teams will face off in EA Sports’ FIFA 2020 game. Then the league’s eMLS players will compete in a second leg. The losing team is eliminated. Fox Sports soccer commentators will call the action over the five-week event.
Video games. Major League Soccer is a playable league in both the FIFA and the Football Manager series. The league made its video game debut in 1999 with FIFA 2000. In 2000, Konami released ESPN MLS GameNight, and two years later, they released its sequel, ESPN MLS ExtraTime 2002.
Some of the biggest stars in the MLS and international soccer will join players from eMLS, the league’s existing esports structure, to compete for five weeks in FIFA 20 in the eMLS Tournament Special. Like the MLS, the video game competition will be aired on Fox Sports and its Spanish-language counterpart, Fox Deportes, but will fall under the banner of the eMLS.
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The league announced details for its MLS is Back Tournament, which will feature three group stage matches for 16 consecutive days.
Major League Soccer will resume its 2020 season with a World Cup-style tournament, beginning July 8 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Florida. Announced Wednesday morning, the ...