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eMLS League Series One preview: How to follow new Chicago Fire signing Kid M3mito

The first Chicago Fire action of the new year kicks off this week as Guillermo Treviño, aka Kid M3mito, competes in eMLS League Series One.

New to the Club this season, Kid M3mito took home the 2018 eMLS Cup while representing Houston Dynamo. He begins his Fire career and the 2021 season ranked sixth in the eMLS power rankings.

League Series One is the first of three eMLS tournaments in 2021 and begins with two weeks of qualifying matches before a seeded knockout bracket crowns a champion on January 17. Here's how the gameplay will work and how to follow along with all the action.

Qualifying

This year's competition will be bigger than ever, with 27 clubs participating with the addition of Inter Miami CF and St. Louis City SC.

Each player will compete in a slate of 14 single-leg qualifying matches, which are set for January 5-6 and 12-13. Competitors will earn three points for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a loss. These qualifying matches also count toward the overall season standings, which determine which competitors advance to the eMLS Cup Playoffs in March.

The qualifying matches will not be streamed publicly, but results will be shared in real time on the eMLS standings page. You can also follow Kid M3mito on Twitter @KidM3mito and Instagram and Twitch @Kid_M3mito.

The full game-by-game schedule for League Series One qualifying can be found here

Tournament

Following the 14 qualifying matches, the top eight players will advance to the two-leg League Series One Tournament, taking place January 16-17. 

Fans can watch this portion of the competition live on the official MLS Twitch and Twitter pages, as well as MLSsoccer.com and the free MLS app.

The prize pool for League Series One is $15,000, with first place taking home $7,500.

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