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Atlanta United’s RatedHugo set to take on eMLS League One Series

Atlanta United’s RatedHugo will make his inaugural appearance in the eMLS League One Series this Tuesday, January 22 at the eSports Arena in Santa Ana, California. Atlanta United will compete in both legs of the two-leg series leading up to eMLS Cup on March 30, 2019.

During the League One series, every team will compete against each member of their respective conferences. At the end of 11 rounds, the four players from each conference with the most points will advance to a single elimination playoff. The point system is 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss.

“Leading up to this day I’ve been preparing myself by playing other Pro FIFA players. In December I played the Portland Timbers eMLS player in Atlanta and was able to win a best of 3 against him to take a eCoca Cola trophy home. I am very excited to compete as Atlanta United’s first eMLS player and take on Los Angeles for series one.”

RatedHugo was selected to join Atlanta United following a number of standout performances in various FIFA tournaments in the city. He first hit the club’s radar after reaching the finals and the semifinals in the two qualifiers for the eMLS All-Star Challenge held in Atlanta prior to the 2018 All-Star Game. Hugo solidified his spot as Atlanta’s first esports competitor with a strong showing during MLS’s FIFA 19 launch event in Atlanta in September, which provided a scouting opportunity for Atlanta United to find its first eMLS representative. RatedHugo recently represented Atlanta United at the eMLS Coca Cola Invitational versus Portland Timbers Rctid_Thiago during MLS Cup, coming out on top in a best out of 3 competition to raise Atlanta United’s first ever gaming trophy.

Matchups:

Round 1 RatedHugo vs FCC Fiddle (FC Cincinnati)
Round 2 RatedHugo vs BITW18 II (Chicago Fire)
Round 3 RatedHugo vs CrewSC Nenad (Columbus Crew)
Round 4 RatedHugo vs Renatogz05 (D.C United)
Round 5 RatedHugo vs LyesMTL (Montreal Impact)
Round 6 RatedHugo vs JKO1707 (New England Revolution)
Round 7 RatedHugo vs NYC_CHRIS (New York City FC)
Round 8 RatedHugo vs Mike LaBelle (New York Red Bulls)
Round 9 RatedHugo vs FIFA Abe (Orlando City FC)
Round 10 RatedHugo vs doolsta (Philadelphia Union)
Round 11 RatedHugo vs PhilB94 (Toronto FC)

Follow Atlanta United on Twitter to stay caught up with RatedHugo during the eMLS League One series and the ATLUTD Twitch channel at twitch.tv/atlutd to watch the playoff rounds live stream.

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