eSports Preview: Millers Match-Up

Following two narrow defeats on Monday, Argyle eSports are hoping to bounce back quickly with two winnable fixtures on Tuesday night.

The Greens narrowly lost 1-0 in a battle against high-flying Northampton Town in the Virtual Pro Gaming (VPG) English Premier division, before a poor first-half condemned them to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of BDGR eSports in VPG League One South.

“Against Northampton, the game didn’t flow at all. When they got a chance they took it, and unfortunately we didn’t take ours,” said Ben Taylor, the team’s manager. “Apart from that, it wasn’t a good game at all.

“[Against BDGR] We just couldn’t get going. When we did, it was too late. We dominated the ball and had most of the possession in the first-half but conceded two goals. That cost us.”

With the VPG League One South season drawing to an end, and promotion all-but impossible, the team’s focus is now firmly on the English Premier competition, where a solid start leaves the Pilgrims in the top-half.

Tuesday night’s opposition are Rotherham United, a team only separated from the Pilgrims by goal difference after seven rounds of fixtures.

Taylor said: “Rotherham have just had a change of management, it’s not really clicking for them. Even though we lost last night, we go into tonight’s game with a bit of confidence – we’re doing well in the league. Hopefully, we can get back to winning ways.”

In VPG League One South, the Greens currently sit in seventh position – another commendable top-half showing, with the season entering its final five fixtures. Tuesday’s opponents are El Toro eSports – who sit third from bottom in the table.

“I can’t remember playing them [El Toro]. I think it’s possible they’ve taken over another team halfway in the season. We don’t know much about them, but hopefully we can give them a good game.”

“We’ve got three games left this week, and two next week. We’re just going to keep going and try to finish the season as strongly as we can.

Everyone’s still upbeat, we recognise that promotion is off, so we’re just going to go out, have some fun, and finish as high as possible.”

Argyle face Rotherham United at 8pm BST in the English Premier competition, before taking on El Toro eSports an hour later. Both games will be available to stream live on our Facebook and Twitch channels.