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Major League Soccer on Wednesday confirmed more details about eMLS, a new competitive EA Sports FIFA 18 league featuring 19 elite FIFA players from the United States and Canada that each represent a different MLS club.


The eMLS Cup will take place April 5-8 at the PAX East gaming festival inside the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The competition will consist of gamers from 19 MLS clubs with berths in international FIFA tournaments up for grabs. Sporting KC will announce its eMLS player signing in the near future.


In each eMLS Cup match, competitors will select a squad of 11 starting players, seven bench players and five reserve players. Each team must have three MLS players on the field at all times, including two players from the club that they represent.


The preliminary rounds run from April 5-6 at the eMLS HQ, setting the stage for the knockout rounds on April 7 and the Conference Championships and eMLS Cup Final on April 8. The final two days of matches will be played on the PAX Arena main stage and live-streamed through the conference's Twitch channel and MLSsoccer.com.


The eMLS Cup finalists will secure spots in the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup. The top 32 competitors in the Global Series Playoffs will advance to the FIFA eWorld Cup in August, where the winner will be crowned the undisputed FIFA 18 World Champion.