West Ham United eSports defeat Wolverhampton Wanderers eSports
Due to the suspension of the Premier League until April, yesterday's planned game against Wolverhampton Wanderers was postponed.
But that didn’t stop both clubs’ eSports sides playing a virtual recreation of the match online on Sunday afternoon on EA SPORTS’ FIFA 20, with West Ham United’s Jamie ‘Jamboo’ Rigden taking on Wolves’ ‘Ebinho’ Bernardes da Costa Filho in a best-of-three-legs friendly contest.
Streamed live on West Ham United eSports' Twitch channel, Jamboo claimed the opening leg after producing a storming second-half turnaround with a brace from (virtual) Sebastien Haller, winning 2-1.
Ebinho, however, took the second leg by the same scoreline, after Jamboo couldn't find an answer to an early second-half winner from Diogo Jota.
It came down to the deciding leg and it was ultimately the FIFA version of Michail Antonio who made the difference, a 3-1 victory for Jamboo seeing the Irons’ eSports player overcome Ebinho overall.
You can rewatch all three games above!
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