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Hounds set to compete in USL eCup: FIFA20 Edition

By Riverhounds Staff, 04/30/20, 11:00AM EDT

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Club to partner with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank during esports tournament

PITTSBURGH (April 30, 2020) – Announced today by the United Soccer League, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC will compete in the USL eCup: FIFA20 Edition.

This FIFA20 esports tournament will consist of 32 total teams, containing clubs from the USL Championship and USL League One. The entire tournament will last six weeks and start on May 4.

Featuring promotion and relegation with weekly brackets across three divisions, each participating club will be randomly assigned a premier international squad to compete with during the tournament. The first week of competition will determine which of the three division tiers in that teams will be sorted originally. From then, teams will earn points after each week based on performance and the squad with the most cumulative points at the tournament’s completion will be crowned the champion.

Every match in this edition of the USL eCup will be streamed live on Twitch. Riverhounds SC matches can be streamed live on the team’s Twitch channel.

Riverhounds SC is proud to partner with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank during the USL eCup: FIFA20 Edition. A donation of $1 equates to five meals. For more information on the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, please visit pittsburghfoodbank.org.

“We thank the Riverhounds for their support during this critical time of need in our community,” said Lisa Scales, president and CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. “We’re proud to partner with them on multiple initiatives throughout the year and are grateful for their help with ensuring all of our neighbors in need of food assistance are able to get it.”

For more information on the USL eCup: FIFA20 Edition and its tournament format, please visit uslchampionship.com. This tournament is not affiliated with or sponsored by Electronic Arts Inc. or its licensors.