Major League Soccer is teaming up with EA Sports and PAX East to bring the eMLS Cup to life. The cup will play out on FIFA 18 as 19 elite FIFA players will each partner with one team form the MLS, 10 form the Eastern Conference and 9 from the West. The field will whittle itself down throughout the convention, April 5th-8th, and compete for spots in the FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 as well as other prizes. The rules of the eMLS Cup state that competitors will choose their squads of 11 starters, 7 bench players and 5 reserves from the FIFA catalog, but must field at least 3 MLS players at all times and 2 from the MLS teams they represent. I'm actually pretty interested to see how this team selection plays out.
Preliminary rounds start on Thursday and Friday, April 5th and 6th, at the eMLS HQ at PAX East. The prelims will see a round robin where each competitor plays the rest of the conference once. The top eight players from each conference advance to knockout rounds on Saturday with the eMLS Cup Final on Sunday, April 8th. Those Saturday and Sunday’s matches will be at the PAX Arena Main Stage and live-streamed on PAX’s Twitch channel. The Final will also be live-streamed on the MLS homepage, www.mlssoccer.com.
For more information on PAX East, visit http://east.paxsite.com.