Chicago Fire FC eMLS competitor Enrique Espinoza (BITW7) will be one of 14 competitors vying for the 12th seed in the 2020 eMLS Cup Tournament when the Last Chance Bracket kicks off at 11 a.m. CT on Friday.
Espinoza is the top-seeded player in the Last Chance Bracket -- a single-elimination qualifier -- and will first face the winner of a first round matchup between Austin FC's Young H and San Jose Earthquakes' CaliSCG in a quarterfinal matchup at 4:30 p.m. CT on the Chicago Fire FC Twitch channel.
He'll look to recapture some magic from 2019, when he emerged from the bracket in his inaugural eMLS campaign.
Competitors will be playing in a modified version of FIFA 20's most popular game mode, FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT), which allows gamers to build a team comprised of the best players from across world soccer and even past legends of the game. In this case, eMLS competitors will be required to use MLS players only.
The tournament will feature 25 of the top professional FIFA 20 players in North America, each signed to an MLS team, vying for bragging rights and $20,000 in prize money. The top 11 competitors in total season points after the first two eMLS events of the year (League Series One and Two) have already qualified for the final stage of the tournament, with the top four earning a first-round bye.
eMLS Cup had originally been scheduled to take place at SXSW on March 15, before it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.