Chris Stokes' QuaranTeam Twitch Channel

Noah Dougherty
Tuesday 24 March 2020

Virtual football has become one of the main forms of entertainment for fans across the globe in recent weeks, but it was Leyton Orient who really brought it to the fore with their #UltimateQuaranTeam FIFA tournament.

What had originally been a 64-team tournament, quickly snowballed into a worldwide event, with 128 teams putting forward a fan, first-team player or e-sports professional to represent them.

Teams across Europe's biggest leagues all took part, with the likes of Ajax, PSV, Roma,LOSC Lille, Benfica and RB Salzburg taking part, as well as Premier League teams such as West Ham, Wolves, Newcastle and Man City taking part.

The tournament reached far and wide, with teams from Australia, South Africa and the USA joining the event too.

Defender Chris Stokes took the controls for Rovers, as his side were drawn against fellow League Two side Northampton Town.

Round One

Things couldn't have got off to a better start for the defender, running through the Cobblers side from kick off, as late addition Josh March opened the scoring inside two minutes.

Aaron Collins finished well to double his side's lead, but Northampton pulled one back before the break through Sam Hoskins who then struck the post.

The second half was all about March, the former Leamington striker popping up with two more tidy finishes to allow Stokes to finish the job on Northampton's e-sports player.

Round Two

Through to the round of 64, Stokes and FGR will face off against Stoke City or Blackburn Rovers, whose game takes place tonight at 8.30pm.

Stoke are represented by first-team player Thibaud Verlinden, while Blackburn have also put forward first-team player Bradley Dacks.

Just Giving

Leyton Orient have also set up a Just Giving page to support three important causes during this difficult time.

If you are enjoying the tournament so far, please consider giving any spare change to the cause.

Find out about the three causes, and donate HERE.

All FGR games throughout the tournament will take place on Chris Stokes' Twitch channel which you can find HERE.