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Argyle eSports face a triple-header on Tuesday night, having seen both of their Monday games postponed done to internet connectivity issues.

The Greens had been scheduled to face Lincoln City eSports in the Virtual Pro Gaming (VPG) English Premier competition and Green Line in VPG League One South, but the nationwide Virgin Media outage saw those games postponed before a ball was kicked.

“About 7.30, team members started saying that they couldn’t get on because of their internet provider, so the decision was taken to postpone the games,” said Ben Taylor, the team’s manager. “We were disappointed, but there was not much we could do about it.”

The Pilgrims take on reigning English Premier champions QPR at 8pm, before two League One South fixtures against Green Line and Cardiff City later that evening.

Taylor said: “QPR are possibly the best team in this division, they won it last time. In their European league, too, they’re up there – I think they’re third in the eSports Premier, which is the highest league.”

The Greens will be significant underdogs going into the match against the title holders, but Taylor is relishing the challenge.

“It doesn’t get much harder than this, but we’re confident. We just have to go in and play our game. If we stick to what we know, we can be competitive – but we have to be on it from the start.”

Taylor’s side may well be underdogs in English Premier action, but they go into the two League One South fixtures knowing that nothing other than six points will do if they are to maintain their fading promotion hopes.

Argyle have fond memories of their previous match against Green Line, securing their first ever competitive win. They have faced Cardiff City twice this season, narrowly losing in League One South, before securing a 5-1 victory over the Bluebirds in the English Premier competition a week ago.

“We’re looking to do that again this week. Like I said last time, they [Cardiff City] should never have beaten us in the first fixture, and we made amends for that last week, but we want to go one further and do it again.”

“We have to win tonight, and just keep beating teams. We can’t change what’s happened in the past, and keep moving forward. Hopefully starting tonight, by taking six points.”

Argyle face QPR in the English Premier competition at 8pm BST, before facing Green Line (8.30pm BST) and Cardiff City (9pm BST) in League One South. All three games will be available to stream live through our Facebook and Twitch channels.