MLS latest to venture into esports

Major League Soccer is the latest to venture into esports.  It was announced that the MLS is partnering with EA Sports to create a competitive league around FIFA 18.

Last year, it was announced an eLeague featuring several cities with NBA teams centered around the NBA2K video game franchise.  The NFL has worked with the Madden franchise in offering tournaments around the football game.

19 MLS teams will participate with each club selecting its own player from its region.  It will debut in April at a gaming festival in Boston.

The league will be known as eMLS.