2022 eMLS Cup Pres. by Coca-Cola scheduled for March 13 at SXSW
In the eMLS Cup, the top 12 EA SPORTS FIFA competitors from North America – each representing an MLS club – will compete on the main stage of ACL Live for the final trophy of the eMLS season and the lion’s share of a prize pool of $35,000.
The top three finishers in the eMLS Cup will earn direct invites to the EA SPORTS FIFA 22 Global Series Playoffs (FGS), where they will have the chance to further compete on the international stage to become the best EA SPORTS FIFA player in the world. Games will be played exclusively on PlayStation 5 consoles.
“The fifth edition of the eMLS Cup will bring together the worlds of interactive entertainment, football, music and pop culture in an authentic and unique MLS style,” said Bion West, Director of Properties (eMLS), MLS, in a press release. “After two years away, our competitors will once again have the thrill of competing in front of an audience, and our fans – whether attending in person or watching remotely – will feel a unique energy at eMLS live events.”
“The eMLS Cup gives the entire EA SPORTS FIFA community the opportunity to come together to celebrate their shared love of esports and football,” said Sam Turkbas, EA SPORTS FIFA Competitive Games Commissioner, in a statement. “The longevity of the partnership between EA and MLS will continue to accelerate the growth of EA SPORTS FIFA and strengthen the love of the sport in North America.”