Nashville SC Signs Doolsta, 2019 eMLS Cup Champion, As Club's First eSports Player

NASHVILLE, TN - Nashville SC announced Tuesday that 2019 eMLS Cup Champion Cormac "Doolsta" Dooley as the first eSports player in Club History. Doolsta won all three official eMLS tournaments in the 2019 season, and will represent Nashville SC in 2020 while attending Temple University.

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“I’m delighted to join Nashville SC and be a part of their first season in Major League Soccer,” said Doolsta. “I’m looking forward to representing Nashville in the eMLS where I hope to defend my title, as well as on the international stage. I’m grateful for the team giving me a platform where I can attend college and earn a degree, while continuing to compete at the highest level. I’m excited for the future and can’t wait to get started.”

The partnership between Doolsta and Nashville SC is a unique one. Doolsta will continue his professional eSports career, while simultaneously pursuing a degree in Sports Management at Temple University through a scholarship funded by Nashville SC. Nashville SC has also created an advisory board, including executives from MLS, and the video game, sportswear and advertising industries, to assist Doolsta's development and future career path.

In addition to his achievements as a professional eSports player, Doolsta was an accomplished midfielder at the high school level and continues to play for Temple's club soccer team. Doolsta will attend the Tennessee EA Sports FIFA 20 Challenge in Nashville this Sunday, November 3. The top eight players from four regional tournaments held across Tennessee will compete for the state title. The final is open to the public and will take place at 11 AM in the Memorial Room at Alumni Hall at Vanderbilt University.

Speedway Soccer will sit down with Doolsta and publish our conversation as part of a podcast next week.


2020 Season

  • Qualified - EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 Global Series - First Event (Bucharest, Romania)

2019 Season

  • Champion - Series One eMLS Cup Presented by PlayStation

  • Champion - Series Two eMLS Cup Presented by PlayStation

  • Champion - eMLS Cup Presented by PlayStationQualified - FUT Champions Cup #1 (Bucharest, Romania)

  • Qualified - FUT Champions Cup #4 (Atlanta, GA)Qualified - LQE March (London, England)

  • Qualified - LQE May (Atlanta, GA)

  • Qualified - eChampions League (Manchester, England)Represented the United States in 2019 eNations Cup

  • Qualified - FIFA 19 Global Series Playoffs representing the top 64 players in the world (Berlin, Germany)

  • Finished 2019 season as #19 ranked FIFA 19 player in the world

2018 Season

  • Champion - Philadelphia Union eSports Open TournamentTop 8 - eMLS Cup

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