With the completion of the Last Chance Qualifiers, IMCFPabs’ first eMLS season has come to an end. Inter Miami’s eSports athlete represented the Club during both eMLS League Series One and League Series Two presented by Coca-Cola before capping his season with a run to the semifinals of the Last Chance Qualifiers.
League Series One
IMCFPabs kicked off Inter Miami’s participation in eMLS with a competitive start in League Series One. He ultimately fell short of the knockout rounds, but scored the third-most goals in the qualifying rounds with 44.
League Series Two
IMCFPabs again showed promise in his second tournament, this time finishing 18th out of 27 players. Though he didn’t qualify for the knockout rounds, his run in the tournament included a standout 7-0 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
Last Chance Qualifiers Results
IMCFPabs took on the New England Revolution in round one of the tournament, comfortably earning a 3-1 win on aggregate. He won the first leg of the tie 2-0 and earned a 1-1 draw in the second thanks to a first-half stoppage time goal.
Next up was a matchup against Orlando City SC in round two; IMCFPabs had to fight back from an early deficit, losing the first leg 1-2. In the second leg, however, he responded with two quick first-half goals and saw out a 2-0 victory for a 3-2 aggregate victory in the tie.
The semifinals pitted IMCFPabs against Minnesota United FC. A high-scoring first leg saw him recover from a one-goal deficit on two separate occasions, clawing to a 3-3 draw. In the second leg, however, Minnesota proved to be too much to overcome as IMCFPabs fell to a 1-4 defeat, bowing out of the tournament with a 4-7 loss on aggregate.
While IMCFPabs’ first eMLS season has come to an end, he will still be streaming every week on Thursday-Sunday nights on Inter Miami CF’s Twitch and YouTube channels. He will also try and qualify for a place in the FIFA 21 Global series – a tournament consisting of the best FIFA players in the world – by ranking as one of the top 16 FIFA 21 players in North America on PS4. Similar to eMLS Cup, there is a broadcast event for every regional qualifier, in which only the top six players qualify. IMCFPabs will be competing in qualifiers on March 27-28 and on April 17-18. To follow along with Pablo’s progress, you can follow him on Twitter @IMCFPabs.