The United States Soccer Federation has announced that the search is underway for it’s first ever eNational Team to compete in the inaugural FIFA eNations Cup set to take place from April 13th to April 14th in London.
The upcoming tournament is looking to become the premier esports competition for FIFA members association and will see six esports teams from all six of FIFA’s regional confederations in action with each side competing for the bulk of a $100,000 prize pool ($75,000).
The first members of the United States national team will be selected via the 2019 eMLS Cup which takes place in PAX East on March 30th. The winner and the runner up will qualify for the team.
“The U.S. Soccer eNational Team will provide a unique platform for the best players in our country to represent the United States in a global competition” United States Soccer Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer Jay Berhalter said.
Argentina, Australia, China PR, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and Sweden will join the United States in the tournament, and will likely be broadcast on Twitch streams and potentially Mixer streams as well.