Day 1 of the Extratime.ie esports Cup has arrived!
With sporting events around the country called off due to the extremely challenging circumstances facing the country due to coronavirus/COVID-19, some of Ireland’s leading League of Ireland stars are taking their football skills online to help raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s 65 Roses Day.
The extratime.ie esports Cup will see ten players from Ireland’s Premier Division take up their Play Station 4 (PS4) consoles and tackle each other from the comfort of their own homes in the FIFA20 video game.
Two games are taking place today in Group 1 of the Cup. Cork City (Daire O’Connor) will be looking for some virtual revenge against Dundalk (Dan Kelly) after their 3-0 defeat earlier on in the domestic season. You can watch Game 1 of the Extratime.ie esports Cup below:
Shelbourne’s Jaze Kabia will not be able to play as the Reds as they were not promoted at the release of the game so he will play as UCD for the length of the competition. His opening game will be against Waterford (Tyreke Wilson) as both players hope to get off to a winning start.
The action from Game 2 is available below.
For all the games, we will have a commentary team of sports broadcaster Oisin Langan and pro FIFA player Eric Finn.
Key Links for the Extratime.ie esports Cup
Funds raised on 65 Roses Day go towards supporting people with cystic fibrosis and providing them with a better quality of life through funding of grants for exercise, transplant support, fertility treatment and counselling; support for research and advocacy work to help improve CF services in Ireland; and direct funding of CF units and CF specialist staff in hospitals across Ireland.
Questions or concerns about cystic fibrosis and the coronavirus?
Concerned patients and their families can contact Cystic Fibrosis Ireland on LoCall 1890 311 211 or visit cfireland.ie for information, advice and support.
Note: The extratime.ie esports Cup is not affiliated with or sponsored by Electronic Arts Inc. or its licensors.