The 26-year-old working again has joined Philadelphia Union to characterize the membership of their 2020 eMLS Cup marketing campaign
Jay Ajayi has grow to be the primary NFL participant to grow to be an esports athlete after becoming a member of Philadelphia Union.
Born in London, Ajayi is a lifelong soccer fan and helps Arsenal, whereas he’s additionally an avid FIFA participant.
Will probably be the 26-year-old’s first season as knowledgeable FIFA participant, with the working again having performed on streams in opposition to former NFL participant Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson and Males in Blazers’ host Roger Bennett.
Ajayi mentioned: “Philadelphia will at all times maintain a particular place in my coronary heart. I’m blessed to have the ability to characterize town by means of esports and to be one of many first professional athletes to grow to be knowledgeable gamer.
“Representing the Philadelphia Union for eMLS combines two of my best passions outdoors of [American] soccer, soccer and gaming. I’m a competitor, so that you’re going to see me give my all for the Union at each eMLS occasion this 12 months.”
Ajayi will characterize the Philadelphia Union through the 2020 eMLS Cup marketing campaign, starting with eMLS League Sequence One in Philadelphia on January 10.
— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) January 7, 2020
Doug Vosik, Union Chief Advertising and marketing Officer mentioned: “Jay has the battle, grit and successful mentality that Philadelphia is understood for, and it rapidly grew to become clear to us that his love of town, soccer, and gaming made him an ideal match for our esports group.
“Signing Jay is one other ground-breaking transfer in eMLS and we’re excited to see what he can do.”
Ajayi joined the Philadelphia Eagles NFL group in 2017 and helped them grow to be Tremendous Bowl champions at Tremendous Bowl LII in opposition to the New England Patriots. He rejoined the Eagles for a portion of the 2019 season and is at present a free agent.
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In the course of the 2019 eMLS League Sequence The Union accomplished the treble, successful the League Sequence 1, League Sequence 2 and the eMLS Cup.
Throughout final season The Union had been represented by 18-year-old Cormac Dooley, who now performs for Nashville SC in addition to the US nationwide group.
The 2020 eMLS season kicks off in Philadelphia on January 10, with the second collection in Portland in February earlier than the eMLS Cup in Austin in March.