Chelsea left back Emerson fell a bit short of the semifinals of the second ever e-Premier League FIFA 20 Invitational, losing to Norwich City’s Max Aarons in the video game tournament’s quarterfinals on Friday night.
Whereas on Wednesday it was Emerson who turned things on after an all-even half time to win the second period 3-1, on Friday, it was the Norwich City youngster who came out firing after the break, also to the tune of 3-1, which was the final score this time around as well.
Still, at least Emerson had won a game, unlike previous FIFA video game tournament participants Reece James and César Azpilicueta. Emerson wasn’t even supposed to compete in this thing initially, and was only drafting in as a last-minute replacement for young stud (at least in real football) Billy Gilmour.
Max Aarons thus moves into the semifinals, where he will face Sheffield United’s John Egan. Villa’s Keinan Davis will play Leicester’s James Maddison in the other semifinal on Saturday, with the final itself to follow later in the day. All games will be streamed live on the various social channels of the Premier League as well as Sky Sports.
Given the relative success of this tournament, especially this second edition, I wouldn’t bet against a third, especially as the real Premier League continue to be plagued by infighting and poor decision-making as far as “Project Restart” is concerned.