Raheem Sterling became the first player to qualify for the quarter-finals of the ePremier League Invitational with a thrilling EA SPORTS FIFA 20 victory over Wilfried Zaha.
"This is completely different to what I'm used to; pride's on the line so there's a lot more at stake for me!" Sterling joked after the victory.
"It was all about winning. It's not about friendship today. That's the No 1 rule!"
"I'm so frustrated," said Zaha.
"My defending in that game was so bad. But Raheem's a good player and the best man won today."
Raheem Sterling (MCI) 5-4 Wilfried Zaha (CRY)
Tom Grennan (MUN) 1-5 Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) | Report and highlights
Reece James (CHE) 0-8 Andre Gomes (EVE) | Report and highlights
Moussa Sissoko (TOT) 1-2 Christian Atsu (NEW) | Report and highlights
The prize fund is being donated to the #PlayersTogether initiative, created by Premier League players as a collective way of generating funds for the National Health Service and distributing them where they are needed most.