While the duo will both hope for glory there will be extra eyes on how Diogo in particular performs, with Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta having a personal investment in the gamer.
Mendes, who is signed to Cesar Azpilicueta’s Falcons eSports team, believes he has made the correct preparations to win the gaming version of a title his boss has twice won as a player.
‘I’m excited,’ Mendes said. ‘It’s a big competition in the UK but also in the FIFA scene because it is one of the main leagues.
‘It’s a different tournament going into it and last time I played in the ePremier League it went very well so I’m expecting to go as well or even better. You always want to be a better version of yourself.