Western United fan Dylan Campbell set to make his mark on the E-League

Dylan Campbell Western United E-League

Dylan Campbell is one half of Western United’s team for the 2022 E-League campaign which is set to kick off on Saturday May 7.

The competition sees 24 professional FIFA players – two per A-League Men team – battle it out to not only be crowned the champion of Australia & New Zealand, but also to have the chance to compete in the EA Sports FIFA Global Series Playoffs.

Dylan and Western United teammate Negede Hunegnaw are both contracted to ORDER, Australia’s leading esports organisation.

Dylan is setting his sights on going all the way in this year’s tournament, one in which he enters as the No.1 seed.

“The expectation for me is always making the final and winning it when I get there,” he said.

Dylan has grown to become an avid Western United fan after representing the Club in the E-League in both 2020 and 2021.

He said it gave him a special feeling to represent the Club that he supports, a feeling that will drive him to success in the Green and Black.

“I know the Club fairly well, and in that time I’ve grown to actually be a supporter of the Club,” he said.

“Playing for the Club you support – obviously it means a bit more because you follow the Club week in, week out.

“I’ve seen the vision of the Club grow over the past three seasons since their inaugural year back in 2020, and I know they’re ambitious, they want to win this year’s A-League. So, if we can do the double this year in the A-League Men and the E-League, that would be really good for the Club.”

Since the last E-League season, Dylan has claimed four victories in FIFA 22 Global Series qualifying tournaments for Oceania while also representing Australia in April in the FIFAe Nations Series Asia & Oceania Play-Ins.

Dylan Campbell well placed to attack the E-League draw with Western United

Being the first seed in this year’s E-League, Dylan has been placed into Group A for the first phase of the tournament – the group stages being played over two days on May 7 and May 14.

The top two players in each group advance to the finals which will culminate in the Grand Final being played on May 28, just before the Isuzu UTE A-League Men decider.

The 2022 edition will be played entirely on Playstation in the Ultimate Team mode on FIFA 22, and rules dictate each player must use two real life players at the Club they are representing. Dylan said he is yet to choose his fighters, but is contemplating Ben Garuccio, Josh Risdon, Lachie Wales or Connor Pain for their pace down the flanks.

Dylan admitted that he, like many FIFA esports players, had to pivot from his initial childhood dream but insists he feels privileged to be able to do what he does.

“It’s a pretty cool opportunity to be able to represent an A-League team. It’ll be a common thing with a lot of the FIFA esports players that they all say their dream growing up was to be a professional footballer,” he said.

“Sometimes that doesn’t end up happening, so you’ve got to get the next best thing which is representing your Club in FIFA esports.

“It’s definitely a privilege to be able to represent an A-League team, especially one that I support. I’m really looking forward to this year’s E-League and representing Western United.”

Every single E-League matchday will be streamed live on Twitch, allowing fans to be a part of the action across the four days of the competition.

Western United fans can also get to know Dylan and check out his content on his Twitch channel, where he is regularly streaming FIFA content.