eMLS Tournament Special Champions to be crowned Sunday
Four Weekly Champions – Los Angeles FC, Sporting Kansas City, New York City Football Club and Atlanta United – compete for the Championship title
NEW YORK, N.Y.(Thursday, May 14, 2020) – Championship Sunday of eMLS Tournament Special presented by Coca-Cola® and PlayStation® will air on Sunday, May 17 on FS1 at 6 p.m. ET. The tournament will also air on TSN2 in Canada and will feature the four weekly champions: Los Angeles Football Club, Sporting Kansas City, New York City Football Club and Atlanta United all vying for the champion honors.
The five-episode series pits 16 MLS clubs against each other in EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 competition. Four clubs compete each episode with the winning club from each of the first four weeks advancing to a Champions Bracket. Clubs are represented by both an MLS player and eMLS professional FIFA player.
Week One was won by LAFC’s Adama Diomande and Martin ‘RemiMartinn’ Oregel, Week Two saw Sporting Kansas City’s Wan Kuzain and Alexander ‘ALEKZANDUR’ Betancourt come out on top. NYCFC’s Sean Johnson and Chris ‘Didychrislito’ Holly were hailed champions of Week Three and most recently Atlanta United’s Franco Escobar and Paulo Neto advanced from Week Four.
After each episode, MLS WORKS, the league’s social responsibility platform, and FOX Sports will make a donation on behalf of the winning club to Feeding America®, with MLS also supporting Food Banks Canada. The eMLS Tournament Special will be hosted by FOX Sports Stu Holden, Rachel Bonnetta and Rodolfo Landeros, with color commentary from Mike LaBelle.
eMLS Tournament Special Championship Sunday presented by Coca-Cola® and PlayStation®
Sunday, May 17
6:00 p.m. ET
FS1 and FOX Sports App.
Los Angeles Football Club
Martin ‘RemiMartinn’ Oregel
Sporting Kansas City
Alexander ‘ALEKZANDUR’ Betancourt
New York City Football Club
Chris ‘Didychrislito’ Holly
The opening match of Championship Sunday features LAFC striker Adama Diomande and Sporting Kansas City midfielder Wan Kuzain.
The second leg of the opening match will feature LAFC’s Pro FIFA Player RemiMartinn who is new to eMLS this season but already making statements as a top-100 ranked FIFA player in the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 Global Series. RemiMartinn will take on Sporting Kansas City’s Pro FIFA Player and 2018 eWorld Cup finalist, ALEKZANDUR.
The second matchup with see NYCFC and U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Sean Johnson play against 2018 MLS Cup Champion and Atlanta United defender Franco Escobar.
Escobar capped off his first season with Atlanta United by scoring the second goal in Atlanta United’s 2-0 2018 MLS Cup Victory against the Portland Timbers.
The second leg of match two highlights NYCFC’s eMLS Pro FIFA Player Didychrislito against Atlanta United’s eMLS Pro FIFA Player, Paulo Neto.
Didychrislito is the 2019 eChampions League winner and Paulo Neto is currently ranked 11th in the World on PS4 for EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20.