Wellington Phoenix Announce NIVEA E-League 2021 Competitors

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With the NIVEA Men E-League set to start this Friday 23 April, we’re excited to announce our two competitors vying for gaming glory in this year’s tournament.


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Last year’s XBOX representative, Campbell Knowles (Airbrn_) returns for his second season and has shifted to Playstation this year while newcomer, Sean Baines (Bainsey_) takes up the Microsoft console in his first year gaming for Wellington Phoenix.

Knowles helped achieve a third-place finish in the regular E-League 2020 season and anticipated a solid run in the finals series in May, until Covid bought the competition to a halt. .

Knowles says ”I can’t wait to get back and finish what we started last year – we had a great chance to finish as Grand Final winners but it wasn’t to be so the hunger is still definitely there.” 

Newcomer Baines comes into this competition in fine form after reaching the final of the NZF eTrophy 2021 competition in Auckland, defeating former Wellington Phoenix representative, Honey Badger along the way.

”It’s very exciting to be representing Wellington Phoenix on this stage and I hope to surprise a few people in the competition.” – said Baines.

”Harry and Campbell did a great job last season so I’m hoping to help us progress even further this year.”

This year’s competition will be held over two long days starting on Friday 23 April 2021.

The eleven-round tournament over the two days will see competitors playing from their own homes for the first time as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, which is in line with EA SPORTS FIFA 21 Global Series tournament guidelines.

The defending NIVEA Men E-League Premiers, Mark Brijeski (Atlantide Marko) and Jamie O’Doherty (FUTWIZ Jamodo) will return to represent Sydney FC.

Other big names in the tournament are Marcus Gomes (MarcusGomesFIFA) at Melbourne City FC, Ryan Naylor (Naylor) from the Newcastle Jets, Negede Hunegnaw (ANezer) from the Western Sydney Wanderers FC and last season’s breakout competitor Dylan Campbell (DW_Dylan) from Western United FC.


About the NIVEA Men E-League 2021

E-League 2021 Season – Match Day 1: Friday, 23 April 2021

E-League 2021 Season – Match Day 2: Saturday, 24 April 2021

Key Points

  • Each of the 12 A-League Clubs will have two representative competitors (1 x PlayStation®4 and 1 x Xbox One)
  • Each club will play against every other club once over 11 Rounds (two event days)
  • Points during the regular season will be calculated based on the aggregate results over the two console legs (PlayStation®4 + Xbox One) for the points table to determine the E-League 2021 Premiers.
  • Individual console results will then be used to determine the console champions
  • Each console champion will receive a place at the EA SPORTS FIFA21 Oceania Regional Playoff (PlayStation®4 only event).

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