EA and the MLS Are Partnering for eMLS, a New eSports Venture

EA Sports is following in the footsteps of 2K Sports in partnering with a major sports league to launch an eSports venture:

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Known as eMLS, the league will resemble esports organizations like the NBA 2K League in that its competitors will represent real-life sports teams. At the start, 19 of the 23 MLS clubs will participate in eMLS: Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew SC, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy, Minnesota United FC, Montreal Impact, New England Revolution, New York City FC, New York Red Bulls, Orlando City SC, Philadelphia Union, Portland Timbers, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC, Sporting Kansas City, Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

As of right now, details are still relatively scarce on what the league setup is going to be.

We yet do not know if the eMLS pros will be full-time positions or something less intensive. Currently it seems the MLS is working to establish its league as a way to support future iterations of EA’s games.

So there you have it, eMLS is a thing and yet another major American sports league is on board with an eSports offshoot. We’ll be following this one closely.

Clubs represented in eMLS.

 

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