eMLS is the esports and gaming property of Major League Soccer.

Built around the EA SPORTS FIFA franchise, its goal is to utilize gaming to reach global audiences, raise the profile of MLS, and grow its next generation of fans.

eMLS has grown from 19 MLS clubs in 2018 to 26 clubs participating in the upcoming 2023 season.


The 2023 eMLS season begins with two marquee events in New York City and concludes with eMLS Cup in Austin during SXSW. The remote qualifiers and group stages of each League Series will be featured on each MLS club’s or player’s respective Twitch and YouTube channel, and fans can watch the final series games on twitch.tv/mls.

League Series 1

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  • Remote Qualifiers: January 24-25
  • Group Stage: January 28
  • Final Series: January 29
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League Series 2

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  • Remote Qualifiers: Feb. 7-8
  • Group Stage: Feb. 11
  • Final Series: Feb. 12
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eMLS Cup

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  • Last Change Qualifier: March 11
  • eMLS Cup: March 12
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Top-tier EA SPORTS FIFA 23 competitors from across North America will represent 26 MLS clubs in the sixth-ever eMLS season.

$100,000 IN PRIZES

In 2023, players will compete for the largest total season prize pool in eMLS history – $100,000.


The top two players within eMLS Cup get direct bids to the EA SPORTS FIFA 23 Global Series Playoffs. Third and fourth place will get a chance to compete in the EA SPORTS FIFA 23 Global Series Playoffs ‘Play-ins’, effectively putting these four players in prime position to compete in the FIFAe World Cup.

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