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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