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Paulo Neto Earns Top Rank in the eMLS League Series 1 Tournament

Paulo Neto

Way to go, Paulo!

Perficient is thrilled to congratulate our partner and Atlanta United eSports Star, Paulo Neto, for taking home first place in the eMLS League Series 1 tournament for a second year in a row. Paulo competed in the 2023 eMLS League Series 1 last weekend, dominating the competition and ultimately defeating Minnesota United FC’s Lamps in the finals with a remarkable score of 9-1.

Paulo emerged from the competition in the 12 club-single elimination bracket to reign victorious. In the lead up to the League Series 1 tournament, Paulo played in the online qualifiers and in the in-person group stage in New York City.

Watch Atlanta United’s video below to catch the highlights of the final match where Paulo defeated Minnesota United FC’s Lamps:

With this win, Paulo advances to the final to compete for the highly sought-after eMLS Cup taking place on March 11-12. Perficient will be cheering Paulo on from the sidelines!

LEARN MORE: Perficient Scores a Hat Trick with Atlanta United Partnership

Paulo is no stranger to earning top ranks. He’s reigning champion of the eMLS Cup, and in July 2022, he finished in the top eight in the world during the 2022 FIFAe World Cup. This was Atlanta United and Paulo’s first time competing on the worldwide stage of the FIFAe World Cup. Paulo came out of the gate hungry to win, scoring the most goals of any player in the group stage and round of 16. While he fell short of the number one spot, he ended the competition with a solid eighth place. Paulo’s repeated history of impressive performances continues to land him among the ranks of the best in the world.

Perficient is Atlanta United’s first eSports partner, and we are incredibly proud to serve as the presenting sponsor of a winner like Paulo. Our partnership with Atlanta United extends from the gaming screen to the soccer field, and together, Perficient and Atlanta United are making a difference in the community.


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Carolyn Kroupa

Carolyn is a Communications Associate Marketing Coordinator based in St. Louis, Missouri, focusing on Perficient employer branding and corporate communications. She joined the company in May 2022.

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