Qualifiers for eMLS League Series Two presented by Coca-Cola are underway, with the top eight players advancing to the quarterfinal stage and knockout tournament from Feb. 13-14.
The tournament features some of the top EA Sports FIFA players in the world competing for a title, as well as a cash prize. Here's everything you need to know as the eMLS race heats up.
What is League Series Two and how does it work?
League Series Two is the second of three eMLS tournaments taking place in 2021. The season will feature a $70,000 prize pool and will be headlined by eMLS Cup presented by Coca-Cola on March 20-21. Matches will be played on EA SPORTS FIFA 21, exclusively on PlayStation 4.
Each club is represented by a professional FIFA player in all eMLS competitions who's seeking to be crowned the best FIFA 21 player in North America. Some clubs have retained their FIFA player from last season, while other clubs have signed new players. The full 2021 eMLS roster can be found in MLSsoccer.com's preseason power rankings.
League Series Two is the second of three live-streamed tournaments that each occur over two days and comprise the eMLS season. The season will continue March 16-17 with the eMLS Last Chance Qualifier presented by Coca-Cola and conclude March 20-21 with eMLS Cup presented by Coca-Cola.
Each player is competing in a slate of 12 single-leg qualifying matches, which are held Feb. 2-3 and Feb. 9. Competitors earn three points for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a loss, with the top eight players advancing to the two-leg League Series Two Tournament on Feb. 13-14. The prize pool for League Series Two is $15,000.
How to watch and follow
The final stages of each event of the 2021 competitive eMLS season will be streamed online. Fans can watch League Series Two on Feb. 13-14 from 2 p.m. CT on the official MLS Twitch and Twitter pages, as well as MLSsoccer.com and the free MLS app. Fans can also find updated results and standings on MLSsoccer.com.
The full schedule for the League Series Two qualifying matches and final tournament can be found here.
League Series One results
eMLS League Series One presented by Coca-Cola was completed Jan. 17, with New York City FC's Didychrislito emerging as the champion after a 4-2 aggregate triumph over the New York Red Bulls' Adamou. Full highlights and recap details can be found here.