The Portland Timbers announced today that they’re getting into the esports world by announcing the signing of Edgar Guerrero (gamertag: x_thiago_silva_o), their first digital competitor. He was selected out of pool of 100 potential candidates.
Here’s what SVP of business operations and marketing Cory Dolich had to say about the signing.
“We’re very bullish on eMLS and the growing impact of esports for our club and industry,” said Cory Dolich, Timbers senior vice president of business operations and marketing. “As part of that, we’re excited to sign Edgar and have him represent the club. He’s a strong competitor who has performed at a high level across a variety of FIFA esports competitions.”
In 2017, the McMinnville native signed with Club America as an esports competitor. Guerrero in 18 esports seasons has amassed quite the trophy case. He’s won four first division titles, two Copa Pro titles, two SuperCopa Pro titles as well as a Mexican Cup championship title and two Continental Cup titles and he’s looking to add more.
He ranks currently in the top 20 in the U.S. and Top 35 in the Americas in FIFA18.
Here is what eMLS is all about.
eMLS will feature eMLS Cup, MLS’s elite competitive gaming event, and each club’s competitor will vie for an automatic berth in the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs and a chance to be crowned FIFA 18 World Champion at the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 this August. eMLS Cup will debut this April at PAX East, a gaming culture festival in Boston from April 5-8 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.