The Iron have been drawn at home to face FC Emmen in the Round of 64 in the FIFA Ultimate Quaran-Team tournament.
The Iron survived numerous scares before emerging as victors in the Round of 128 match against Charlton Athletic last time out.
United streamed the game on their brand new Twitch channel, with a total of 4,700 views during the streaming session. Concurrent views peaked at over 600 as George Miller and Kevin van Veen netted in the 2-1 win against the Championship outfit to set up a Round of 64 tie.
Meanwhile, our opponents were one of two teams with the biggest victory margin in the first round, smashing their opponents 10-0.
That did come over two legs though, with Vale losing the home tie 4-0 before being embarrassed for a second time in a 6-0 scoreline.
The Eridivisie side didn't get out of second gear as they brushed aside Scunthorpe's League Two opponents, with "Drentinho94" playing for the Dutch team.
United will need to be on top form to make the last-32 of the competition.
- Round of 64 – To be played from Tuesday 24th March – 7pm
- Round of 32 – To be played from Thursday 26th March – 7pm
- Round of 16- To be played from Saturday 28th March – 7pm
- Quarter-finals – To be played from Monday 30th March -7pm
- Semi-Final – To be played from Wednesday 1st April -7pm
- Final – To be played from Friday 3rd April – 7pm
*Both teams involved in each individual fixture will liaise with each other to agree on a time to play. Individual clubs will then promote and stream their own games on their own channels.*
- ’85 mode.’
- Each player will play as their own team.
- Head to head friendlies NOT ULTIMATE TEAM
Can we watch? We will once again be live on Twitch.
Who is playing for the Iron? We will be represented by Scunthorpe-born gamer Mark Love. Mark is fired up and ready to go after linking our Twitch with his account and is looking forward to helping our Quaran-Team get as far as we can.
N.B. We did originally aspire to have an Iron player take part but quite a few who expressed an interest are on Xbox, not PS4, while some couldn't guarantee being available for each of the round parameters.
Can clubs change their competitor? No, we’d like teams to use the same player throughout the tournament, unless a valid reason can be given.
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