Two professional players to compete for Albion in ePL

Luca Schilder and Milan Looper will be playing for the club in this year's tournament.

By BHAFC • 15 December 2020

Luca Schilder and Milan Looper will be representing Albion.

Two professional e-sports players will fly the flag for Albion in this year's ePL tournament, in association with the club's e-sports partner Bundled.

Luca Schilder will compete for the Seagulls on Xbox, while Milan Looper will take a shot at this year's title on Playstation.

Schilder said, “I’m very excited to represent Brighton in the ePremier League, it's a big club in the best league in the world.

“I know a bit of the history of Brighton and have watched a lot of their matches, so I am familiar with their players and the team's strengths.

“I like to play an attacking style on FIFA and I'll do everything I can to represent Brighton to the best of my ability.”

Milan Looper is equally buoyant about the chance to represent the club.

He said, “I've always admired all of the teams in the Premier League. A few Dutch players have played at Brighton like Davy Propper, Jurgen Locadia and Joel Veltman.

“Since they moved to the club, I watched many matches from Brighton and they play good football.

“My type of play is to pass the ball quickly in the opponent's half and the fans can expect me to do my best to get as far as I can.”

The pair will make their debuts at the club's play-off stage in February.

Luca has already been ranked in the top 100 on FIFA 21 on six occasions, including a highest place of sixth.

On FIFA 20 he was number one in the world twice in the space of just four weeks. The 17-year-old is active at the highest level in the Netherlands for two years now, and is seen as one of the best Xbox players in the Netherlands, while Milan Looper has made the top 100 on both FIFA 20 and FIFA 21.

Both players will keep competing internationally during the FIFA Global Series for the Bundled Esports team. 

Albion fans can get their chance at facing the pair by registering for the qualifying stages at now.

The club will of course be following their journey throughout the tournament, so keep an eye out for activity over the coming months.

Each Premier League club will hold their own qualifying stages and club play-offs online with the winners representing their clubs in the live finals which take place next spring (dates TBC).

The competition is open to UK residents aged 16 and over and will once again take place on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

As well as taking home the trophy and a share of the £40,000 prize pot, there will also be seats on offer for top-ranking players at the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 21 Global Series (FGS) European Playoffs.

You can find more information about the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 21 Global Series (FGS) rules here.

During this season's online qualifiers, all players will be required to play in 90-rated Online Friendlies mode as their chosen Premier League club.

Those who progress to the playoffs and beyond will play on FIFA Ultimate Team™ (using Premier League players only).

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