Inter Miami CF’s eMLS athlete IMCFDonBorrello is set to carry on with 2023 eMLS season action this weekend by competing in the Last Chance Qualifier on March 11 at Q2 Stadium, Austin FC’s home, in search of securing the 12th and final spot in the 2023 eMLS Cup, presented by Coca-Cola Zero Sugar.
The Last Chance Qualifiers will mark Borrello’s third eMLS and LAN (local area network) event since signing for Inter Miami following his participation this season in League Series 1 and League Series 2, in which he capped off an impressive display by placing second in the group stage and advancing to eMLS League Series Two broadcast which was live streamed on the MLS’s official Twitch and Twitter channels on the second day of competition.
“I feel like I’ve done well in my first season as a rookie, my goal was to make a day 2 broadcast and we did that in LS2. Of course there is room for improvement and I'm working towards becoming better and I think it is already showing in my gameplay,” said Borrello. “With eMLS Cup on the horizon I feel more prepared and less nervous. I'm looking to win the LCQ and make it on the MLS Cup broadcast.”
Last Chance Qualifier Format
eMLS athletes sitting 12th through 26th in the 2023 eMLS standings will be competing in the Last Chance Qualifiers in search of claiming the final spot to compete in the 2023 eMLS Cup. The competition will consist of a group stage followed by a single-elimination bracket. Competitors have been placed into four groups in which each player will face each player in their group for a total three group stage matches, with Borrello set to face New York Red Bulls’ Doolsta, Columbus Crew’s Godfather and Philadelphia Union’s Thiago Capo12 in the group.
Subsequently, the top two players from each group (8 total) will then compete in a single elimination bracket to determine who will be the Last Chance Qualifier. Every matchup during the single-elimination bracket rounds will consist of two legs.
Group Stage Schedule
- Game 1: IMCF_DonBorrello vs. Doolsta from New York Red Bulls - 12:30 p.m. ET
- Game 2: IMCF_DonBorrello vs. Godfather from Columbus Crew - 1 p.m. ET
- Game 3: IMCF_DonBorrello vs. Thiago Capo12 from Philadelphia Union - 1:30 p.m.
Fans will be able to follow the action of the Last Chance Qualifiers live on Inter Miami’s Twitch and YouTube channels.
2023 eMLS Cup
The 2023 eMLS Cup will take place at ACL Live at Moody Theater in Austin, Texas at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 12. If fans want to attend, they can do so by clicking the link here. The prize pool for eMLS Cup is a record $50,000!
The field will consist of the top 11 athletes from the League Series 1 and 2 Remote Qualifiers and the winner of the Last Chance Qualifier.
The top four players will receive a bye, and players positioned five through 12 will play in a single leg matchup in the knockout round.
The quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals will then consist of two-legged matchups to determine the winner of the eMLS Cup.
The two finalists also will receive a direct seat to the EA Global Series Playoffs and semi-finalists will receive a direct seat to the EA Global Series Play Ins