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Earthquakes Announce eMLS 2024 Season Information

February 6, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
San Jose Earthquakes News Release

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Earthquakes announced important information ahead of the 2024 eMLS season.

Ben Remez, known by gamertag "BENR", will return for a fourth season as the club's official eMLS competitor for 2024. Remez will represent the Quakes in Major League Soccer's EA Sports FIFA League and compete against 29 other representatives from MLS clubs. Remez, 22, is a Sunnyvale, California, resident and native of Israel. After moving to the United States, his family became Earthquakes season ticket holders and frequently attended matches.

"I'm excited to represent the Earthquakes for the 2024 eMLS season," said Remez. "It's an honor to return for my fourth year competing for my hometown club. My goal is to earn top rankings for the club and to win the eMLS Cup title."

Major League Soccer (MLS) and EA SPORTS FC Pro today revealed details for the upcoming eMLS 2024 season, which includes a new competitive platform and players for 22 clubs that represent the global growth of the league. The eMLS 2024 season marks the debut of EA SPORTS FC™ 24 as the exclusive platform for all eMLS matches and its inaugural season as part of a new era of esports with FC Pro. The competitive calendar will feature two marquee League Series events in February and March, concluding with the eMLS Cup on March 10 in Austin.

"eMLS is excited to welcome new faces and have some of the world's best return for the 2024 season," said Jesse Perl, MLS VP of Brand Marketing. "Partnering with EA SPORTS FC Pro to bring the highest level of esports competition to North America is an important part of how MLS lives in culture and reaches our young, multicultural fans outside of the traditional gameday."

The remote qualifiers and group stages of each League Series will be featured on each MLS club's or player's Twitch and YouTube channel, and fans can watch each event's bracket on Twitch and YouTube . Each league broadcast will showcase the top 12 remaining players and enhanced coverage for fans. The top two players within the eMLS Cup get direct bids to the FC Pro World Championship.

The season format will be as follows:

eMLS League Series 1: The 2024 season kicks off on Feb. 16 with remote qualifiers followed by the group stage on Feb. 17 and bracket final on Feb. 18.

eMLS League Series 2: The season continues March 1 with remote qualifiers, the group stage on March 2 and bracket final on March 3.

eMLS Cup: The season will conclude in Austin, with the group stage on March 9 and the fan-facing live bracket final on March 10.

eMLS is excited to bring back an all-star commentary crew, including host Faizal Khamisa, play-by-play announcer and reigning Esports Awards Caster of the Year Dan Gaskin, and commentator Mike Labelle.

"It's exciting to welcome eMLS to EA SPORTS FC Pro," said Sam Turkbas, Senior Director & Commissioner, Football Esports, Electronic Arts. "eMLS League Series and Cup format deliver exciting action to viewers throughout their season, expanding fandom and interaction with MLS clubs through EA SPORTS FC. We are looking forward to hosting the eMLS Champion and runner-up at our inaugural FC Pro World Championship this year."

Since the start of eMLS in 2018, the esports league continues to see annual increases in viewership and digital engagement. The 2024 season features a roster of notable partners, including TikTok, DoorDash, EA SPORTS and Avant.

All participating clubs have signed top talent including those listed below.

Atlanta United: Paulo "Paulo Neto" Neto

Austin FC: Diogo "Diogo" Mendes

CF Montréal: Alix "Loux" Largerie

Charlotte FC: Gustavo "Gustavo" Nascimento

Columbus Crew: Christian "Chris Lopez" Lopez

FC Dallas: Alan "AlanAvi" Avila

D.C. United: Mohamed "KingCJ0" Diop

FC Dallas: Alan "AlanAvi" Avila

Houston Dynamo FC: Jordy "JordyReyes" Reyes

Inter Miami CF: June "K1john" Kamel

Los Angeles Football Club: Pablo "Pabs" Georgakopoulos

Minnesota United: Ehsan "Lamps" Zakeri

Nashville SC: Samuel "SaucySammy" Abraham

New England Revolution: João Afonso "JAFONSO" Vasconcelos

New York City FC: Ollie "Ollelito" Arbin

New York Red Bulls: Cormac "doolsta" Dooley

Orlando City SC: Youssef "yaboyoussef" Aboyoussef

Philadelphia Union: Thiago Martin "ThiagoCapo12" Vazquez

San Jose Earthquakes: Ben "BENR" Remez

Seattle Sounders FC: George "GADAMOU10" Adamou

St. Louis CITY SC: Niklas "NR7" Raseck

Toronto FC: Christopher "Didychrislito" Holly

Vancouver Whitecaps FC: Tosaint "eightysvn" Ricketts

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