Major League Soccer is creating its own Federation Internationale de Football Association eSports league

Banner-NintendoDirect

MLS announced Friday the creation of "eMLS", a new competitive gaming league organized in partnership with EA Sports.

This comes right after the Overwatch League and its major success this week, representing yet another big step for esports and competitive gaming as a whole. The eMLS league will only feature players from the US and Canada, and a number of real MLS teams will be hosting their own eMLS clubs.


The FIFA esports circuit is also beginning to expand, with tournament organizers like Gfinity doubling down on the game as a competitive title. Though that being said there is still much about the eMLS that remains unclear. But if a player were to fall early in competition at eMLS, nothing would stop them from competing independently in an effort to qualify via FIFA Ultimate Team events.

There's no word on whether eMLS pros are being set up as full-time jobs, like spots in the National Basketball Association 2K League or Overwatch League. Such as what kind if, if any, salaries or benefits these players might have. An eMLS rep was unable to comment on this aspect of the league by press time. The event will determine the United States and Canada qualifiers to the EA Sports FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs for a berth to August's FIFA eWorld Cup. After competing against each other, the overall top team from the eMLS will gain entry to the Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 Global Series Playoffs. It seems hard to believe that a professional sports league would spin up an esports organization just for one year, not as a long-term pursuit, and a spokesperson told Polygon that MLS is working to establish eMLS in a way that can support future iterations of EA's games. In partnership with EA Sports, Major League Soccer is launching eMLS - an eSports league in which 19 of the 23 MLS clubs will select a competitor to represent them.

Related News:

  • Forces defuse IED on Sgr-Bla highway

    Forces defuse IED on Sgr-Bla highway

    Traffic movement on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway was disrupted after the explosive was found. Meanwhile, in a separate incident two persons were injured in army firing in the same area.

    Has $1110599000 Position in Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS)

    United Services Automobile Association holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Fidelity National Information Services, Inc . (NYSE:FIS). Pilgrims Pride had 20 analyst reports since October 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE: FIS ) for 704,465 shares.
    Friday morning I-95 crashes snarl traffic in and around St

    Friday morning I-95 crashes snarl traffic in and around St

    Johns County roadways this year according to information available from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is on the scene of a fatal crash in Marshall County.
  • Abouth 300 Palestinians injured in renewed clashes with Israeli forces

    Abouth 300 Palestinians injured in renewed clashes with Israeli forces

    Tensions were already high ahead of Friday's protests after two 16-year-old Palestinians were killed in clashes with the IDF on Thursday.
    Media figures label Trump racist after immigration remarks

    Media figures label Trump racist after immigration remarks

    The White House has not denied the language, nor have the several Republican lawmakers in the meeting. Donald Trump has backtracked on his denial that he described some African nations as "shitholes ".

    Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI)

    Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 15.73 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 14.63. Farmers & Merchants Invests invested 0% of its portfolio in Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNI) for 41,200 shares.
  • Wrong-runway confusion during landing at SFO

    Wrong-runway confusion during landing at SFO

    At the same time, a Virgin America Airbus A320 was stopped on Runway 28L awaiting take-off to Kona, Hawaii, according to the FAA. On November 20, the National Transportation Safety Board confirmed that officials were also investigating two other SFO events.
    Facebook Plans Video Chat Device To Rival Amazon Echo Show

    Facebook Plans Video Chat Device To Rival Amazon Echo Show

    Like Amazon's screen-equipped Echo Show, Facebook's Portal is created to work indoors and be controlled through voice commands. Third-party streaming is also available, allowing the use of Netflix and Spotify to play favorite movies and songs.

    Stocks to Lookout For: Huntsman Corporation (HUN), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (TEVA)

    First Personal Financial Svcs reported 360 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 188 raised stakes. Parametric Portfolio Associate Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN).
  • Trump's politics of vengeance hits blue-state Republicans hardest

    Trump's politics of vengeance hits blue-state Republicans hardest

    Godinich said the Republicans' vote on the tax bill and the party's priorities "are toxic to their re-election chances in 2018". Staff at Issa's D.C. office told Voice of OC Wednesday morning they don't know if he's going to run for another office or not.
    American Water Works Company Inc (AWK) Shares Sold by Chelsea Counsel Co

    American Water Works Company Inc (AWK) Shares Sold by Chelsea Counsel Co

    Kbc Group Nv invested 0.3% of its portfolio in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) to report earnings on February, 20. Howland Capital Management Llc decreased Target Corp (NYSE:TGT) stake by 6,000 shares to 5,708 valued at $337,000 in 2017Q3.

    Students versus masters: Raptors ready to take fast pace to Warriors

    Still, the Cavs reportedly view him as an asset they can move "in the right deal" before the NBA's February 8th trade deadline. It was an unexpected blowout considering the Raptors were missing an injured Kyle Lowry and a suspended Serge Ibaka .


Most liked

Sii Investments Inc. WI Grows Holdings in US Bancorp (USB)
The stock of Micron Technology, Inc. (NYSE:ECL) earned "Neutral" rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, February 24. The stock has a market capitalization of $94,560.00, a P/E ratio of 16.96, a PEG ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.85.

Investors Sell Shares of American Airlines Group (AAL) on Strength (AAL)
It is negative, as 53 investors sold AAL shares while 210 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 118 raised stakes. Quentec Asset Management Llc increased Viavi Solutions Inc stake by 2.80M shares to 3.17 million valued at $29.97M in 2017Q3.

PayDay 2 on Switch features timed-exclusive character, CRIME.NET Local Play
Dark Souls: Remastered will feature visual enhancements and will include the Artorias of the Abyss expansion. Nintendo on Thursday revealed its upcoming Switch games for 2018 via a Nintendo Direct Mini video.

Eliza Dushku claims stunt coordinator molested her when she was 12
Kramer did not say if he would pursue legal action, he told The News that he just "wouldn't know where to go from here".

Another person located after California mudslide
About 100 homes have been destroyed and 300 others damaged in Montecito, a community known for its multimillion-dollar properties. Forty-three people are still missing, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said at a news conference Thursday.

Seahawks offer Brian Schottenheimer offensive coordinator position
Schottenheimer replaces Darrell Bevell, who was sacked earlier this week along with offensive line coach Tom Cable. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Seahawks are expected to hire Brian Schottenheimer as offensive coordinator.

Philip Morris International Inc
Chemical Bank & Trust stated it has 0.24% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) for 495,500 shares. Green Street Investors Ltd Liability holds 5.14% of its portfolio in Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE) for 294,900 shares.

Shazam Movie Set for April 5, 2019 Release
It's like Superman meets Big , and that's just so fun. "It's not glum, and like, 'Oh, I have to save the world again'". The upcoming film is set to star Asher Angel as Billy Batson and Zachary Levi as Shazam (formerly Captain Marvel).

Oregon State Beavers Articles, Photos, and Videos
Arizona trailed 27-26 at halftime, but the Wildcats missed their first 12 shots and had five turnovers to open the third quarter. Arizona's Keanu Pinder did not play against Oregon State, but gave the Wildcats a boost of energy off the bench against Oregon.

Heyman | Astros acquire Gerrit Cole from Pirates
Cole's ERA was 3.88 in 2016 and 4.26 last year, the two highest marks of his career for the 26-year-old right-hander. Musgrove did appear in 38 games for the Astros last season, posting a 4.77 ERA with 98 strikeouts in 109.1 innings.

Presentata un'offerta ufficiale al Barcellona
I nerazzurri avevano proposto un prestito gratuito con il riscatto a 20 milioni di euro piu' 3 di bonus. Secondo le prime indiscrezioni raccolte, il club spagnolo potrebbe chiedere una cifra più alta.

Accenture Plc (ACN) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts
The information technology services provider reported $1.79 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.67 by $0.12. Laurion Capital Limited Partnership reported 0% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). 61,511 are owned by Mcrae Cap.

Death toll climbs to 18 in massive Montecito mudslide
When Clay and Kelly Weimer couldn't reach the Mitchells, they jumped in their auto Tuesday and headed south from the Bay Area. Josephine Gower, 69, died when she opened the door to her home, her son, Hayden Gower, told NBC station KSBY.

England To Play Nigeria And Costa Rica Ahead Of World Cup
England is a very strong team presently and I believe they will give us a very good match. Akinwunmi who is also the chairman of the federation's Organizing Committee said.

El-Zakzaky's Health Remains Stable, DSS Insists
Before I used to be examined by security doctors, this time I did not agree, and my own doctors came to examine me. "I'm getting better", he said.