Match Day 5 & 6 of the FIFA eMFL 2022 league provided a better outcome for Kuala Lumpur City’s eSports team, picking up 6 points with 2 victories on Wednesday and then 7 points from two wins and a draw on Thursday, for a combined haul of 13 out of 24 points, in which Draco was instrumental in leading the Red & White charge from the front as he remained undefeated in his four matches.
We found ourselves a spot further back in the standings at sixth position, tied on points with Terengganu, when our eCity Boys got their controllers ready for mid-week action. Eager to exorcise the poor returns from the weekend, Draco got us underway with a battling win over Sarawak United’s Shige, edging him out 2-1. Just the perfect start we needed, but Ismir failed to took cue from his teammate’s performance and collapsed to his fourth loss in his last 5 matches to the Golden Hornbill’s Syameer 2-3.
Next up was Selangor II, and once again Draco led the way for us in another nail biter, before showing Killer also known as (aka) Putera, the son of City Boys’ legendary striker Subadron Aziz (now Datuk), who’s the boss, triumphing 3-2. We were keen for a whitewash to avenge the reverse to their bigger brother (Selangor), Ismir though failed to follow again, losing to 411 aka Alif Dani’s solitary goal, allowing the second team of our Klang Valley rivals a share of the spoils in this fixture.
The sixth day of competition began the same as the previous days proceeding’s with maximum points for our dynamic duo. Draco registered his fourth straight success since the loss to Selangor’s Maxnevis, convincingly putting PDRM’s Muqit in his place in a 3-0 result, while Ismir bounced back from the last night’s disappointment, to trounce Lee 3-2.
It was not a great outing in the late kick-off vs Kelantan when we lost all the momentum gained earlier, with only Draco saving us a point, tying 2-2 with Errykambek, before Rock Killer stopped Ismir in his tracks 1-3.
At the close of Match Day 6, our eCity Boys remain 6th in the standings tied on 43 points tied with both Johor DT teams in 5th and 7th respectively, but 14 points off leaders Melaka Utd who have pulled away from the second chasing pack of Petaling Jaya C (49pts), Selangor (48pts) & Terengganu (48pts). Draco remains our best contributor with 8 wins and a draw from his 12 matches, while Ismir’s after gaining four straight victories in the first four matches, has lost his way, only managing a further two more wins in the last eight fixtures.
Here’s what Amtuah, eCity Boys’ head coach had to say on the mid-week action :
“For Day 5, it was a very crucial game for us. Although we came out with 6 points, I felt like we should have done better to grab the full 12 points.”
“After Day 5, our focus for Day 6 was to grab the full points in order to climb up the table. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to follow through. Performance wise, of course our players could have done better, but they did the best they can. While we are still training tactically, we’ll mainly focus on handling pressure and keeping our mental in check. Hopefully there will be improvements after the international break.”
On what went wrong and right, Amtuah said,
“Nothing went wrong, because our players already gave their best. Maybe this time luck is not with us, but with constant training, which we are still doing right, hopefully the players will earn what they deserve.”
The FIFA eMFL 2022 takes a break for almost a month for the international calendar, and our eCity Boys return to action on May 25, 2022, where we face daunting tasks against 4th place Terengganu at 2030hrs (830pm) and leaders Melaka Utd at 2230hrs (1030pm). Both matches will be aired through Draco’s and Ismir’s Twitch channels at :-.
https://www.twitch.tv/uzumakix93 AND https://www.twitch.tv/iskandarmirza
May our eCity Boys exponents Faid “Draco” Said and Iskandar “Ismir” Mirza, come back even rejuvenated for Match Day 7 after the long break, which includes the Hari Raya Adilfitri celebrations.
Kuala Lumpur City eSports is a partnership between Kuala Lumpur City FC with Team Haq, for the FIFA eMFL 2022, a professional electronic sports (eSports) league organised by the Malaysian Football League (MFL), and Gamesbond Sdn. Bhd.
The FIFA eMFL 2022 features the FIFA 22 Playstation 5 console game and it is now into its second year, involving the participation of 18 clubs that compete in MFL’s Super League and Premier League traditional football competitions. It will run for approximately 3 months from April 19 to 26 June 2022, offering a cash prize pool of RM50,000 to the winners.