He might have gained the Tremendous Bowl, and shone on the NFL Professional Bowl in addition, however FIFA-convert Jay Ajayi might have a methods to go earlier than he’s absolutely as much as scratch within the eMLS, after his debut esports weekend noticed him end with a 0–12 document.
Ajayi’s NFL championship got here after he was traded from the Miami Dolphins to the Eagles, the place he instantly supplied main influence at working again on the Philadelphia franchise’s path to their first-ever Tremendous Bowl victory.
Issues haven’t gone so properly proper off the bat for Ajayi in his conversion to esports, nevertheless, with the London-born athlete on the receiving finish of some fairly nasty defeats. Ultimately, the Union recruit couldn’t handle a win in his opening day.
Ajayi’s eMLS marketing campaign began with a 5–1 thrashing by the hands of KingCJ0. After the four-goal loss, the NFL star urged “issues all the time begin small,” and pointed to his objective with Ronaldinho as a constructing block for a “stronger” run.
Sadly, whereas the Union recruit had held religion he might proper the ship, it appeared his troubles have been solely starting. Even swapping his workforce, and bringing in Liverpool duo Virgil van Dijk and Fabinho couldn’t repair his leaking protection.
Ultimately, Ajayi simply couldn’t appear to search out his rhythm. He scored 11 targets in his 12 outings, which was an encouraging signal, however it doesn’t matter what he did in protection he struggled to maintain out his professional rivals, and ended the day with 72 targets conceded.
His twelve-game run wasn’t the top of his first days as an esports star, nevertheless. Because of Philadelphia internet hosting the occasion, and Ajayi taking part in because the Union’s rep, he was gifted a bye straight into the live-streamed ultimate eight playoffs.
The finals showdown will likely be performed in the course of the comp’s Friday evening stream, and Ajayi is about to face New York’s Chris ‘didychrislito’ Holly. The Metropolis star dominated the primary day of the league, profitable 9, drawing two, and scoring 38 within the course of.
“Catch me tomorrow on the livestream for the eMLS event, keep tuned, I’m going to have some issues so that you can watch… hopefully, we get some wins, test it out,” the Union’s star signing mentioned after his twelfth defeat of the day.
It’s virtually arduous to observe Ajayi wrestle for outcomes, contemplating he spoke about his “ardour” for the sport and the game forward of his debut. He’s bought time to enhance, nevertheless, with League Two and the eMLS Cup forward.
For now, it looks like he simply has to place a while in on the sticks. His official signing announcement got here simply days earlier than the primary event, so he should be settling into the esports routine after his high-profile change.
And, if nothing appears to get higher as he continues to play, he might contemplate getting again out on the paddock and trialing with a number of NFL groups for the 2020 season. He’s all the time bought that to fall again on, no less than.