Columbus Crew SC today announced it has re-signed Graham Ellix as the club’s Esports competitor for 2020.
Ellix, who has been playing FIFA professionally since 2008, has represented Crew SC at eMLS Cup in 2018, at the eMLS 24-Hours of FIFA Kick Childhood Cancer Charity Fundraiser in 2019 and in a 2019 eMLS Heineken Rivalry Week event. Ellix is ranked as an Elite 1 Player and has been amongst the Top 100 players for FIFA Ultimate Team Champions.
The 2020 eMLS season begins in January with eMLS League Series presented by PlayStation. League Series One will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Friday, January 10 in conjunction with the Philadelphia Union. League Series Two will be held in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, February 15 in conjunction with the Portland Timbers.
Each of the two League Series tournaments will allow eMLS players to accumulate points to determine seeding for eMLS Cup, which is slated to take place on March 21 in Austin, Texas. All three tournaments will be live-streamed via MLSsoccer.com, as well as on Twitch and on Twitter.