There are 19 MLS teams hosting an eMLS club.
PAX East April 5-8 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The first eMLS Cup will take place this April at PAX East in Boston, with the victor earning an automatic berth in the EA Sports FIFA 18 Global Series Playoff and a chance to become the FIFA 18 World Champion at the FIFA eWorld Cup 18 in August. The three Canadians teams have yet to make an announcement about their pro gamers.More news: International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Position Raised by Breton Hill Capital Ltd.
"We are excited to have Mike, one of the biggest personalities in eSports, join our team", said Red Bulls general manager Marc de Grandpre in a club release.
EA has already had great success with its competitive "Madden NFL" series, with its gaming circuit boasting a purse of US$1.153 million.
The NHL is expected to announce its esports plans soon. Organized in partnership with EA Sports and FIFA 18, each team will be represented by one gamer who will compete against the other team representatives for an opportunity to play for the eMLS league in the FIFA 18 Global Series Playoff and, ultimately, the FIFA eWorld Cup in 2018. Do you think North Americans stand a better chance in the eWorld Cup or the real World Cup?More news: Red Cross helps Rockford family displaced by fire
The FIFA eWorld Cup is the culmination of the EA Sports worldwide tournament, and the victor of the eMLS Cup is guaranteed a slot in the Global Series Playoffs in June. He's the second eSports signing in MLS, following Christopher Holly, who signed with RBNY's crosstown rivals New York City FC last summer.
The top 128 players in the world will advance to two playoff events in June with 32 of those moving on to the Federation Internationale de Football Association eWorld Cup 2018 Grand Final in August.More news: Sanchez-less Arsenal lose at Bournemouth