Major League Soccer announced on Wednesday that PlayStation from Sony Interactive Entertainment, is the presenting sponsor of the inaugural eMLS Cup, which debuts this week at the popular gaming festival PAX East.
PlayStation4 will also be featured across eMLS programming as part of a joint strategy to support FIFA competitive gaming in the US and Canada. eMLS features the best FIFA players from across the US and Canada representing 19 MLS clubs.
eMLS’s 2018 competitive programing begins with eMLS Cup Presented by PlayStation, MLS’s premier gaming event, running April 5-8 at PAX East at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Players will vie for berths in the EA Sports FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup in August, where they will fight to be crowned the undisputed FIFA 18 World Champion.
Preliminary rounds begin on Thursday and Friday, at eMLS HQ, with knockout rounds on Saturday and the Conference Championships and eMLS Cup Final on Sunday. The weekend's matches will be held on the PAX Arena main stage and live-streamed via the PAX Arena Twitch channel and MLSsoccer.com.