The first points round of the second season of the E-League begins this Thursday, February 28 from 9.30pm (AEDT) with more familiar faces returning, a virtual Grand Final re-match, and players looking for a more positive start to the first points round.
Find out everything you need to know about the competitors, the matches to keep an eye on, and how to watch Round two.
How to watch Round 2
The second round of the E-League 2019 Season will take place live from 9.30pm AEDT on Thursday, 28th February, 2019,
Watch the E-League LIVE on FOX Sports 505 or LIVE STREAM the matches on the official E-League Twitch channel.
More Important Information:
- Click here to learn about all the competitors.
- Click here to view all the fixtures
- Click here to view the E-League rules
MATCH-UP ONE: Sydney FC vs Adelaide United
PS4: Mark Brijeski vs RickTran
Despite having an exhibition round last week, both Mark and Rick did not feature for their respective sides and will be looking to remind everyone just how dominant they can be.
Mark is coming off a disappointing performance at the FUT Champions Cup held in Atlanta over the past week but undoubtedly will be looking to prove to his fellow Australian’s why he is the best PS4 player in the country. Meanwhile, Rick is certainly no slouch himself, having qualified for ESL Paris in late 2018, and currently sitting second in the Australian PS4 rankings, look for him to push Mark for the full 90 minutes in what promises to be the game of the round.
XBOX: NFamous_Shadow8 vs Jamie O’Doherty
This match-up may not feature the top 2 ranked players on their respective console, but don’t let that fool you into thinking these two competitors won’t be giving their all.
Both NFamous_Shadow8 and FUTWIZ Jamie are coming off disappointing losses too competitors they themselves would feel they could beat. Having both suffered close defeats to Wellington and Newcastle respectively, viewers can expect both players to look to bounce back and help their fellow teammates get the 3 points.
MATCH-UP TWO: Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets
PS4: Sarge_Fifa vs Fweshest
The second match-up of the evening sees two competitors face off after having indifferent personal starts to the season during the exhibition round.
Sarge_Fifa unfortunately fell to cross town rival Saisanas in the virtual Melbourne Derby, losing both his matches in two very close games. While Fweshest put on a strong showing against the Adelaide United substitute vDreaMz-Shooter, where he dominated the first leg winning 4-0, then sharing the points in the second leg with a 2-2 scoreline.
Sarge will be looking to bounce back against Fweshest, but will the man representing Newcastle get revenge on the side that prevailed in last season’s Hyundai A-League Grand Final?
XBOX: Mozwed vs Liz
It may have only been an exhibition round, but both Mozwed and Liz proved many people wrong with strong wins over tough competitors.
Liz not only silenced her critics by beating Adelaide’s Jamie O’Doherty not once, but twice in two very tight games that were won courtesy of some late goals. Can she do it again? Or will Mozwed follow up his impressive Melbourne Derby performance and claim another win for the Victory?
MATCH-UP THREE: Melbourne City vs Perth Glory
PS4: Saisanas vs Strident Corn
After a strong performance from former Perth Glory representative Saisanas, and a disappointing debut for StridentCorn who fell to another debutant in Tyrone, this match-up will have the Perth faithful’s torn as to who to support.
Saisanas had two strong games in the Melbourne Derby where he picked up two wins from two in his first E-League match in his new City colours and will look to inflict further pain on his replacement in StridentCorn who will be hoping to improve on his performance now that he is used to the bright lights of centre stage.
XBOX: Marcus Gomes vs Highfly
Marcus Gomes makes his return to the E-League after representing Melbourne City at the recent FUT Champions Cup in Atlanta.
The previous E-League match-up between Marcus and Highfly provided viewers with a chance to just see why Marcus Gomes is rated so highly amongst his peers as he came out facing a 4-1 deficit in the first leg, managing to turn it around and secure a 6-1 victory which also saw the debut of the infamous Highfly ‘W’ celebration. Highfly will certainly be hoping history doesn’t repeat itself and that his ‘W’ celebration won’t be the only ‘W’ he receives.
MATCH-UP FOUR: Brisbane Roar vs Western Sydney Wanderers
PS4: AussieFIFAHD vs Jaz
This match-up sees the debut of Jaz, who comes back having competed at the FUT Champions Cup in Atlanta, verse AussieFIFAHD who put on a strong showing in his debut last week.
Jaz will not only be making his debut in the E-League, but he will be making his debut on the PS4 console having competed on the Xbox console for most of this year. AussieFIFA will have to look to capitalise on this as Jaz is the 2nd ranked Australian on the Xbox console and certainly is not lacking in talent.
XBOX: AKP0 vs OhNoAGoat
A strong debut for AKP0 showcasing his ability to stay calm under pressure is just what he needs this week as he faces off against E-League veteran OhNoAGoat.
OhNoAGoat showed his experience last week with a solid performance against fellow season one contestant HighFly and will be looking to replicate that this week with first points up for grabs.
MATCH-UP FIVE: Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix
PS4: Strawhat Camels vs oCenk_
The final match-up of the night sees another debut, with Strawhat Camels making his season two debut on the PS4 console, replacing JesseD1996.
He will be facing oCenk_ who had a strong performance against the Sydney FC Substitute Joshawaa claiming his first win of the season despite losing the first leg. While Camels primarily plays on the Xbox console, having represented the Mariners in season one, he will definitely have a tough task ahead of him as oCenk_ will look to expose Strawhat’s inexperience on the PS4 console and take home the three points.
XBOX: KyrenFIFA vs JustManUtd
This match-up also promises to be one of the games of the round, with both ‘King’ Kyren and JustManUtd coming off strong round one performances which saw them both claim wins.
Kyren prevailed over AKP0 of Brisbane Roar, and JustManUtd earned a hard-fought win over Sydney FC’s NFamous_Shadow8. Expect many goals between these two in what could be an end to end game that will certainly please the neutral’s watching at home.