eMLS returns for another exciting eSports season.
Major League Soccer and Electronic Arts have revealed details for the latest edition of the eMLS that includes an expanded roster, new schedule format and the largest total season prize pool in eMLS history.
eMLS has been around since 2018, and the league has continued to grow each year since its foundation, with increased viewership and digital engagement. The 2023 season features a roster of notable partners, including Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, PlayStation, DoorDash, and JLab, along with AVANT.
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The 2023 #eMLS season is here, let's goooooo! ⚽️🎮
💰 $100K Prize Pool
📈 Most matches in League history
Are you ready? 🔥 pic.twitter.com/rYbexmPBoH
— 🎮 Major League Soccer | #eMLS (@eMLS) December 8, 2022
2023 eMLS Season Schedule
2023 will feature two marquee League Series events in New York City in January and February, and culminate in the eMLS Cup on March 12 in Austin during SXSW. Events will include more days and hours of competitive streaming content than ever before as players compete for the largest in eMLS history.
Here’s a rundown on the tournament format:
- eMLS League Series 1: The 2023 season kicks off on January 24-25 with remote qualifiers with the group stage on Jan. 28 and final series bracket games on Jan. 29.
- eMLS League Series 2: The season continues Feb. 7-8 with remote qualifiers, the group stage on Feb. 11 and final series bracket matches on Feb. 12.
- eMLS Cup: The season will conclude in Austin at SXSW, with the Last Chance Qualifier held on March 11 determining the final “Cinderella” participant spot for the eMLS Cup on March 12.
We've revamped the format to feature more matches than ever before in #eMLS Season 6️⃣
Here's how it will work 👀
— 🎮 Major League Soccer | #eMLS (@eMLS) December 9, 2022
Remote qualifiers and group stages of each League Series will be featured on each MLS club’s or player’s respective Twitch and YouTube channels. Fans can view the main bracket matchups on twitch.tv/mls.
2023 eMLS Roster
The best FIFA 23 players from across North America will represent 26 MLS clubs in the sixth-ever eMLS season. The 2022 eMLS champion, Atlanta United’s Paulo Neto, is returning this year to defend the title.
Here’s the full roster that will compete in this season’s edition:
- Atlanta United: Paulo Neto [starter]
- Atlanta United: Young CF
- Austin FC: xVerde
- Charlotte FC: Khaled Ali
- FC Cincinnati: Cissé
- Columbus Crew: GODFATHER
- D.C. United: KingCJ0
- FC Dallas: AlanAvi
- Houston Dynamo FC: JordyReyes
- Sporting Kansas City: MaXe
- LA Galaxy: UL1BARRI
- LA Galaxy: Voncita
- LA Galaxy: VillaMore3 [starter]
- Los Angeles Football Club: Pabs
- Inter Miami CF: IMCF DonBorrello
- Minnesota United: Lamps
- Montréal: Loux11
- Nashville SC: Joksan
- New England Revolution: YoungggCarter
- New York Red Bulls: doolsta
- New York City FC: NYC Gustavo [starter]
- New York City FC: NYC_Chris
- Orlando City: RemiMartinn
- Philadelphia Union: ThiagoCapo
- Portland Timbers: CPTBruno
- San Jose Earthquakes: BENR
- Seattle Sounders FC: GAdamou10
- St. Louis City SC: NR7
- Toronto FC: Goal Machine
- Vancouver Whitecaps FC: Fiddle
Preseason Power Rankings are here! 🤩
Did your favorite pro make it into the Top 10? 🤔
Avant branded credit products are issued by WebBank. pic.twitter.com/rk3OxjatEo
— 🎮 Major League Soccer | #eMLS (@eMLS) January 11, 2023
In 2023, players will compete for the largest total season prize pool in eMLS history – $100,000. The top two players within eMLS Cup get qualified to FIFA 23 Global Series Playoffs while the third and fourth place will get a chance to compete in the FIFA 23 Global Series Playoffs ‘Play-ins’, effectively putting these four players in prime position to compete in the FIFAe World Cup 2023.
Kacey “Kacee” Anderson headlines the correspondents’ list for the 2023 season. She was the first woman content creator to be signed to an eMLS club and arguably the most watched EA SPORTS FIFA female streamer in North America in 2021.
Joining Anderson is a team of exciting on-air personalities with a wealth of experience across the sports and esports landscapes:
- Kacey “Kacee” Anderson – eMLS season correspondent
- Faizal Khamisa – eMLS host
- Dan Gaskin – Play-by-play announcer
- Mike Labelle – Commentator
- Susannah Collins – Sideline reporter
Stay tuned for further updates on eMLS.