SXSW to Host 2022 eMLS Cup Presented by Coca-Cola

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Major League Soccer and EA Sports revealed details for the 2022 eMLS Cup set to take place at SXSW at Austin City Limits Live in Austin, TX.

The event will be held in collaboration with MLS team Austin FC.

“The fifth edition of eMLS Cup will bring together the worlds of interactive entertainment, soccer, music, and pop culture in true and unique MLS fashion. After two years of being remote, our competitors will once again have the thrill of competing in front of an audience, and our fans – whether attending in-person or watching remotely – will experience an energy unique to eMLS live events,” Bion West, Director of Properties (eMLS), MLS said in the press release. 

SXSW to Host 2022 eMLS Cup Presented by Coca-Cola

According to the press release, "During eMLS Cup, attendees can expect a collection of exciting in-person activations, including customizing limited-edition eMLS kits, printing their own stats on custom EA SPORTS FIFA Ultimate Team-style cards, testing their EA SPORTS FIFA skills in gaming pods, and enjoying a special musical performance on stage. Artist Geoff Gouveia will also capture the excitement of eMLS Cup in a mural painted live during the event. Gouveia will additionally design custom eMLS-themed adidas Stan Smith shoes, which will be given away to fans in attendance."

Fans will also be able to earn special in-game rewards in FIFA Ultimate Team by linking their Twitch and EA accounts. Rewards includes special crests, TIFOs and FGS Swap Tokens.

The 2022 eMLS cup takes place March 13 at 3 p.m. ET and will be streamed on the official MLS Twitch channel.

More information on the eMLS Cup can be found here.