Hopefully continuing the winning ways that hail from Gillette Stadium, The New England Revolution have announced they have signed a local UMass Boston gamer to represent them in the upcoming eMLS Tournament.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution have signed John Oliveira, known by his gamertag as JKO1707, as the club’s first official eMLS competitor. Oliveira earned his contract by excelling in the club’s open tournament last month and will represent the Revolution in the inaugural eMLS Cup at PAX East in Boston from April 5-8, 2018.

 

In eMLS Cup, Oliveira will compete against 18 other representatives from MLS clubs for a chance to qualify for the EA Sports FIFA 18 Global Series Playoff on the road to the FIFA eWorld Cup. For complete details on eMLS Cup, please visit MLSSoccer.com.

 

“We are pleased to welcome John as the club’s first eMLS competitor and are excited to have found such a talented player right in our own backyard here in Massachusetts,” Revolution President Brian Bilello said. “We always aim to put out a competitive and exciting product on the field, and now with John representing the Revs, we’ll look to do the same on the virtual pitch at eMLS Cup.”

 

“I am thrilled to be representing the Revolution and to be a part of eMLS,” Oliveira said. “I’m a very competitive person and am committed to winning, and I know the club shares that goal. I want to not only be the best player in eMLS, but also the most exciting for fans to watch and cheer for.”

If you’re attending PAX East, the tournament begins Thursday the 5th, with the championship rounds on Saturday and Sunday played on the PAX main stage. Not attending? Catch the stream here, and root for the PAX East home team!

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