PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers today announced that the club has re-signed Edgar “RCTID_Thiago” Guerrero as its eMLS competitor for the 2020 season. Guerrero will represent the Timbers in the eMLS League Series One and Two presented by PlayStation, the eMLS Cup and in FIFA tournaments around the world in 2020.
“We are thrilled to be welcoming Edgar for a third season with us and eMLS,” said Brian Costello, Timbers director of digital media and esports. “We believe Edgar’s commitment to the club and his talent with the game make him a skilled player for the upcoming eMLS and FIFA 20 Global Series competitions.”
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Guerrero enters his third eMLS season with the Timbers. Coming off a strong 2019 campaign that saw him reach the finals of the 2019 eMLS League Series One in Dallas, Guerrero was also a Western Conference playoff semifinalist at the 2019 eMLS Cup and a third-place finisher after overall regular-season play. In FIFA 19 FUT Champions PS4 Pro Points standings, The McMinnville, Ore., resident finished the year ranked 21st in the United States in FIFA 19 FUT Champions PS4 Pro Points standings.
“I’m excited to have another opportunity to represent my hometown club for the 2020 season and I’m looking forward to building on what was accomplished last season,” said Guerrero.
Prior to joining the Timbers, Guerrero played with Club América as an esports FIFA pro teams competitor. Across numerous esports seasons with them, Guerrero won various titles, including 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.
The 2020 season will begin in January with eMLS League Series presented by PlayStation®, two majors in the lead up to eMLS Cup. Each League Series tournament will be live-streamed with their own trophy lift and prizing opportunities. During these tournaments, eMLS players will also accumulate points to determine seeding for eMLS Cup. League Series One will be held in Philadelphia in conjunction with the Philadelphia Union. League Series Two will be held in Portland in conjunction with the Timbers. The eMLS season will conclude in March in Austin, Texas when SXSW hosts eMLS Cup presented by PlayStation® alongside its premier gaming portion of the conference.
2020 eMLS Season Schedule:
- Jan. 10 – League Series One (Philadelphia, PA)
- Feb. 15 – League Series Two (Portland, OR)
- Weekend of March 21 – eMLS Cup (Austin, TX)