The inaugural eMLS Cup took place at the weekend in Boston, during the PAX East gaming convention. The eMLS Cup is a tournament featuring the best FIFA 18 gamers in North America battling it out to see who will represent their club and eMLS on The Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018.
The eMLS Cup was won by Houston Dynamo representative, Kid M3Mito, who took home the eMLS trophy, $10,000 and a spot in the FIFA eWorld Cup.
The eMLS Cup is the latest tournament in the competitive eSports industry, as the FIFA franchise looks set to dominate the football market for years to come. For a more in-depth breakdown of FIFA’s eSports involvement, click here.
eSports as an industry is predicted to continue to grow at an impressive rate during 2018, with revenues expected to hit $906m – which would see a 38.2% rise from 2017.