The Iron have been draw in Group K of the Stay Intertoto Cup and will face Bolton Wanderers, Swansea City and West Ham United in the competition.
Previously, United took part in the FIFA Ultimate QuaranTeam tournament, which was won by Wolverhampton Wanderers, but this tournament is being played on FIFA 20 by purely professional footballers, with fans, eSports pro-gamers and others all stripped out of the competition this time out.
John McAtee is the Iron's representative, and he will take on Harry Brockbank (Bolton), Ben Wilmot (Swansea) and Ryan Fredericks (West Ham) in the group stages of the competition.
The cup is going to be split into 16 groups of four, meaning that each team will have three group stage matches to contend with in a bid to get through. The top two teams will advance to the last-32 of the competition.
IT'S ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT RAISING MONEY...
The last tournament, which was organised by Leyton Orient, was put in place to raise money for two charities and the EFL clubs, while this competition has seen attention turn to the work of the NHS.
The tournament is raising money for NHS staff and projects to support those suffering with COVID-19. You can donate on the tournament’s Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stayintertotocup