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LAFC Joins EMLS Ahead of 2020 Season

October 17, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Los Angeles FC News Release

The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) announced today its official entry into eMLS, Major League Soccer's competitive gaming league competing in the EA SPORTS™ FIFA franchise.

The Black & Gold are the latest addition to eMLS, which includes 25 eMLS competitors, each representing different MLS clubs. Austin FC and Nashville SC will also join eMLS.

LAFC will host an online selection qualifying tournament in search of the club's first-ever esports player to represent the club in eMLS competitions. Three qualifying round competitions will take place on October 26, November 1 and 3, before the top performers of the first three rounds battle in the final on Wednesday, November 6.

MLS announced the creation of eMLS in January 2018, a dedicated esports league with professional EA SPORTS™ FIFA players representing MLS Clubs. eMLS activates via a competitive season - inclusive of eMLS League Series and eMLS Cup Presented by PlayStation - and other gaming programming.

For the latest news and information, visit and LAFC's dedicated e-sports Instagram channel @LAFCgaming and Twitter channel @LAFCgaming.

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