It’s the stuff of sports dreams: An amateur makes it to an All-Star event and captures the imagination of an international audience.
That’s precisely the opportunity on offer for two lucky (and capable) amateur EA FIFA players at the first-ever eMLS All-Star Challenge presented by Wells Fargo in Atlanta.
The 8-team, 2-v-2 tournament will be held on Wednesday, August 1 (streamed LIVE 1pm-4pm on Twitch, Facebook & YouTube) and it will feature two spots reserved for the winners of the two Open Qualifiers that will take place at MLS Digital HQ in Atlanta (200 Peachtree St NW in Atlanta):
The two eMLS All-Star Challenge Open Qualifiers will feature a 64-player, single-elimination bracket with the winner claiming a spot in the eMLS All-Star Challenge, $500 and two tickets to MLS All-Star Game.
If you or someone you know – US & Canada residents 16 years of age or older – is a skilled EA FIFA player, registration is now open for both open qualifying tournaments.
Prospective players need to sign up online and then be among the first 64 amateur players who check in with valid photo ID. Check-in opens at 1pm local time for the Sunday Open Qualifier and 11am local time for the Tuesday Open Qualifier
eMLS All-Star Challenge
The two Open Qualifiers winners will join a 16-player field that includes eight eMLS players, an MLS player, a European challenger and four celebrity guests in the eMLS All-Star Challenge tournament.
The 16 players will be paired to form eight teams (more details to follow) and Wells Fargo will make a $5,000 donation to the charity of the winning team.
Sign up now and your name could be added to the list of 16 participants below:
- US Amateur (July 29 Open Qualifier winner): TBD
- US Amateur (July 31 Open Qualifier winner): TBD
- Waka Flocka
- EA FIFA Personality: MattHD
- EA FIFA Personality: Spin Bro Drew
- EA FIFA Personality: Spin Bro Mike
- eMLS player: “Buck” – Connor Buckley (Colorado Rapids)
- eMLS player: “AlanAvi” – Alan Avila (FC Dallas)
- eMLS player: “Kid M3mito” – Guillermo Trevino (Houston Dynamo)
- eMLS player: “GGGodfather” – Giuseppe Guastella (LA Galaxy)
- eMLS player: “Mike LaBelle” – Michael LaBelle (NY Red Bulls)
- eMLS player: “didychrislito” – Christopher Holly (NYCFC)
- eMLS player: “Doolsta” – Cormac Dooley (Philadelphia Union)
- eMLS player: “Stojkovic” – Nenad Stojkovic (Columbus Crew SC)
- Atlanta United MLS Player: TBD
- Juventus Amateur: TBD