Through eMLS, MLS and EA are able to engage the digitally native Madden 21 coins and gaming-oriented soccer fanbase through the MLS offseason, sustaining sports participation through the power of EA SPORTS FIFA. Every two out of three MLS fans reported in a recent survey they regularly play with EA SPORTS FIFA and more than 75% of MLS fans noticed the video game franchise is essential to the enjoyment of the sport. Back in February, eMLS League Series 2 gained 45,000 concurrent audiences over the two-day broadcast, which generated a new record for the league plus a 24 percent uptick in viewership from the exact same event in 2020.
"eMLS Cup is the culmination of an incredible esports season allowing fans to support their favourite Clubs in unique ways, while providing some of the greatest EA SPORTS FIFA players on the planet with a safe and competitive environment," said Camilo Durana, MLS Senior Vice President of Properties and Events. "Our commitment to esports, along with the unbelievable support of our patrons, has helped us to better serve lovers, reach new audiences and showcase the exceptional function eMLS has in the North American fan experience."
Taking place on March 20-21, eMLS Cup will crown the best EA SPORTS FIFA player in the league with all competitors hailing from the USA and Canada. Competition is going to be played exclusively on PlayStation? Eleven eMLS players have qualified to the eMLS Cup mount through their competitive performances at the first two events of the eMLS year - eMLS League Series 1 and 2 presented by Coca-Cola. The 12th and final place Cheap Madden nfl 21 coins will be determined as the remaining 16 eMLS opponents compete in a Last Chance Qualifier on March 16-17. Along with cash prizing and a trophy, the top three eMLS Cup competitors will qualify directly to the EA SPORTS FIFA 21 Global Series North America Playoffs.