The Houston Dynamo are the inaugural eMLS Cup champions, thanks to the stellar play of Houston native Memo Treviño. Treviño was introduced as the Dynamo’s first professional esports athlete a month ago and, much like the 2006 Dynamo on the pitch, won a title in his first year.
Treviño, who plays under the gamer tag Kid M3Mito, defeated Lyes, representing the Montreal Impact, by a 6-4 score over two legs in the championship match Sunday afternoon at the PAX East gaming festival in Boston.
Kid M3mito claimed the $10,000 grand prize while going undefeated throughout the entire tournament, defeating a field of 18 other top FIFA 18 players representing other Major League Soccer clubs (FULL RESULTS). He went 15-0-3 in the first round of the tournament on Thursday and Friday, outscoring his opponents by a combined score of 79-39 to earn the top seed in Saturday’s playoffs.
In the first playoff round, Kid M3Mito defeated CaliSCG, representing the San Jose Earthquakes, 3-0 before knocking off GGGodfather, playing for the LA Galaxy, 2-1 to advance to the Western Conference Championship on Sunday morning. Then, Kid M3Mito pulled out a nail-biting 4-3 victory over AlanAvi, playing for in-state rival FC Dallas, to earn a spot in the eMLS Cup Final.
Both eMLS Cup finalists earned spots in the FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup. The top 32 competitors in the Global Series Playoffs will advance to the FIFA eWorld Cup in August, where the winner will be crowned the undisputed FIFA 18 World Champion.