Sporting Kansas City’s first eMLS player has sealed a return to his hometown club. Christian Alexander Garcia, internationally known by his gamer tag Alekzandur, has signed as Sporting’s official eMLS competitor for the 2020 season.
Alekzandur, who previously represented Sporting on the eMLS circuit in 2018, will be back in Sporting blue for national and global EA Sports FIFA 20 events throughout the 2020 campaign.
A native of Kansas City, Kansas, the 20-year-old Alekzandur advanced to the conference finals of the inaugural eMLS Cup in 2018. Later that year, he became the only American to reach the 2018 FIFA eWorld Cup, the premier event in the FIFA Global Series featuring the best gamers on the planet. After finishing ninth in the world in the final FIFA rankings for 2018, he signed with Italian club AS Roma for the 2019 season.
Currently No. 36 in the FIFA 20 Global Series rankings, Alekzandur is set to represent Sporting at three eMLS events in the coming months, headlined by eMLS Cup presented by PlayStation during the second weekend of SXSW in Austin, Texas.
2020 eMLS Season Schedule
- Jan. 10 – League Series One (Philadelphia, PA)
- Feb. 15 – League Series Two (Portland, OR)
- March 21 – eMLS Cup (Austin, TX)
Over the course of 2020, Alekzandur will aim to secure a top-64 finish in order to qualify for the FIFA 20 Global Series Playoffs. From there, the top 32 will progress to the 2020 FIFA eWorld Cup. He recently competed on Xbox in the second major event of the FIFA 20 Global Series, traveling to Romania for FUT (FIFA Ultimate Team) Champions Cup Stage 2.
eMLS had a record-breaking year in 2019, growing the livestream audience with each event. Average concurrent viewership and peak concurrent viewership of eMLS Cup 2019 doubled from eMLS Cup 2018. The average watch time per unique viewer of eMLS Cup 2019 also more than doubled from 2018. For more information on eMLS Cup, including participating clubs and player signings, visit MLSsoccer.com/emls.