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2020/21 ePL finalists: Jake 'PlanetToast' Simpson (NEW)

17 Mar 2021

Get to know Newcastle's Xbox representative in the EA SPORTS FIFA 21 tournament

With the ePremier League finals taking place between 23-26 March, we profile the remaining gamers.

Jake "PlanetToast" Simpson (NEW)

The 22-year-old is aiming to improve on his showing in the inaugural 2019 ePL finals, where he was eliminated in the group stage with his beloved Newcastle United despite having close games against everyone including the eventual winner, Fnatic Tekkz.

After losing the club playoff final last year, Jake's hopes of qualifying for the 2020/21 finals were hanging by a thread in this year's club playoffs when a must-win match went to Golden Goal and his opponent went through 1v1 against his goalkeeper.

Jake managed to save the shot and got a 90th-minute winner, going on to win the right to represent the Magpies in the finals for a second time.

Get to know Jake

How does it feel to be playing for your club in the ePL finals?

I'm a huge Newcastle fan and have been all my life. This will be the third time I've represented them in a big competition but the feeling never gets old. It means everything to represent the best club in the world.

If you could meet one current Newcastle player, who would it be?

The obvious choice everyone will say is Allan Saint-Maximin because of the massive online presence he's got, which is great for the club and the fans. But I've also got a huge appreciation for Miguel Almiron.

What has been the most exciting thing about competing in ePL so far?

Winning the club playoffs and seeing the reaction on social media is massive for me. All the messages of support from the fans, other players and even the club itself is unreal.

What would it mean for you to win the ePL title?

It would mean everything, not just on a personal level, but Newcastle haven't won a trophy (other than the Championship) since 1969, which was before my parents were born. Surely the ePL counts as a major honour for the club, right?

Social media handles

Twitter: @PlanetToast1 Instagram: planettoast1/ Twitch: planettoast

See: How they qualified

Meet: 2020/21 ePL finalists

Fans in the UK can watch the finals on Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport online. They will also be shown on Premier League channels and EA SPORTS' FIFA Twitch channel, as well as being made available to viewers around the world by international licensees.

 

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