The inaugural eLOI tournament kicks off tonight and WYLDE FIFA player Tyrone Ryan has signed for Shamrock Rovers!
Ranked #1 in Ireland and an astounding #34 in the world, WYLDE’s FIFA player Tyrone Ryan will represent Shamrock Rovers in the e-League of Ireland which kicks off tonight.
Rovers spoke to Tyrone to discuss his journey from a Career Mode player all the way to representing Shamrock Rovers as Ireland’s number 1 on the National stage.
“I love football and have always played FIFA. Aged 7 to 9, I was playing offline with Career Mode on the PSP. In 2016, I started playing online and it took off from there. In 2019, I decided to pursue it as a pro”.Tryone “Tyrone Ryan” Ryan, FIFA player, WYLDE.
Tyrone qualified to represent Rovers after coming out victorious in the 32-player qualification tournament which was hosted on the rivals.com platform in early March. The modest player remarked that the standard was high and that he’s excited to get going.
Discussing football a bit more, we posed the somewhat controversial question as to who the best player of all time is? Tyrone needs no time to dwell on that one though; “Lionel Messi. He’s the GOAT” he says confidently.
The Football Association of Ireland are joining the eSports revolution with the launch of their first ever eLOI competition for League of Ireland clubs and the Republic of Ireland’s entry into the FIFAe Nations Series 2021.
All 20 clubs from the SSE Airtricity Premier and First Divisions will participate in the exciting new eLOI competition from April 6th with a live broadcasted final scheduled for May 10th, 2021 in a tournament that will come under the official League of Ireland umbrella.
The eLOI also joins the EA SPORTS FIFA 21 Global Series tournament circuit as an Official League Qualifier on the Road to the FIFAe World Cup, with the top two players qualifying into the EA SPORTS FIFA 21 European PS4 Play-Offs to be held later this year.
Additionally, the winner of the new eLOI will go on to be one of two designated representatives to play for the Republic of Ireland in the FIFAe Nations Series 2021 when they will go head-to-head against the top FIFA esports nations in qualification in May 2021, playing to reach the Grand Finals in the Autumn.
The second Republic of Ireland player chosen to represent their country in the FIFAe Nations Series will qualify via an open online tournament, the FAI eCup which will run across Ireland on April 1st, April 8th, and April 15th with the winner of this qualification series playing in May’s qualifiers.