eSports events continue to receive more attention as other sports are forced to remain on the sidelines
The current coronavirus pandemic has affected every single sport in the country, including soccer. Major Soccer League (MLS) is still on hold, and no soccer is happening on the field of one of the league’s newest franchises, Nashville SC. Meanwhile, team officials are bringing fans some virtual soccer entertainment with its recently launched esports FIFA 20 Tournament. The soccer club has announced this event for this coming Thursday, so fans have a chance to become the ultimate NSC eCup champion.
This eSports event will welcome only 64 participants, all of whom must be 18 years old or older. There’s no cost to competitors, and the event will consist of a single-elimination match. Anyone interested can register at NashvilleSC.com/NSCecup. On that same page, participants can find a complete list of tournament rules to consider. The selected gaming console to host the virtual matches was Xbox One.
There will be prizes for the three finalists in this soccer championship. The ultimate winner will get an away replica jersey of the team, as well as two Nashville SC game tickets – the tickets also include an on-filed experience as soon as the MLS resumes its activities. The prize for the second place is also two game tickets, while the third place will get a scarf and a hat of the team.
Nashville SC is a recently formed soccer club; they played only two matches of this inaugural season. Shortly after, the coronavirus pandemic suspended all sports activity. The MLS was first considering a comeback by May 10 after its 30-day suspension; however, given the current situation with COVID-19 and the order to cancel all mass gatherings of 50 or more people, it might be resumed sometime later.