The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce that the Las Vegas Legends have won the 2020 VPG eNPSL Championship after a 5-1 aggregate win over the Central Florida Panthers SC on Tuesday.
“The Las Vegas Legends organization takes pride in every event that we participate in,” Las Vegas Legends owner Meir Cohen said. “When the 2020 NPSL season was canceled, we decided to participate in the eNPSL season with the same Legends mentality: passion, hard work, and unity. I want to thank Daniel Collazo and all of our players, especially our manager Jr. Baldivias that promised me before the season started that we would win it. This week was scheduled to be an NPSL championship game. The Las Vegas Legends set their goal to participate in it and in some way we did it. The Las Vegas Legends are 2020 champions.”
The Legends won Tuesday’s first match 3-0. The second match was a 2-1 win for the Legends, giving Las Vegas the 5-1 aggregate win.
“I’m proud to be part of this process and to win the first-ever eNPSL championship,” Baldivias said. “I want to thank the players who committed. We are happy that we were able to put our city and FIFA Pro Clubs on the map.”
The season started with 16 clubs and finished with one champion, the Las Vegas Legends. Central Florida Panthers SC advanced to the championship game after a strong run in the playoffs.
“It has been an exciting season,” Central Florida Panthers SC General Manager Nahuel “Nahztalgic” Zabala said. “Watching the world of football and the world of gaming become one especially at this time when the world is going through such a crisis has been a truly unique and unforgettable experience. From promoting the team, trying out players, and streaming our official games, you can definitely see the growth and potential that this league has to offer. A huge shoutout goes to the leadership on both the NPSL and VPG side. I can’t wait to see what the future holds and I’m grateful that the NPSL received the opportunity to make its mark in the esports scene. Forza Panthers!”
Tuesday’s loss brought the Panthers’ season to an end, but the club had already accomplished so much in 2020.
“This has been one of the most exciting and unique ventures for our brand and I am excited as to what the future brings in this medium,” Central Florida Panthers SC Co-Owner and Vice President Giovanni Taliaferro said. “Congratulations to Las Vegas for winning the inaugural eNPSL championship. It is well deserved. Saying that I also want to say thank you to my management and players that represented the Panthers crest with honor this season.”