Swindon Town's Cameron McGilp will not be facing up to the might of eSports star Zezinho after all as Benfica pulled out of the Ultimate QuaranTeam Cup.

With football in the real world postponed due to coronavirus, the Robins' League Two rivals Leyton Orient organised a virtual tournament to be played out on the Fifa 20 video game.

A total of 128 clubs entered via Twitter with Town putting forth one of their own players in McGilp, also a keen Fifa player who features his exploits on streaming service Twitch.

He drew one of the plum ties of the first round on Tuesday night when he was paired alongside Benfica, who were expected to be represented by Brazilian Henrique "Zezinho" Lempke, rated the second-best player in the world.

However, confusion between the club and their eSports team means that McGilp will now face a representative from French Ligue 1 side FC Nantes instead.

Orient revealed the news via in a series of tweets. They posted: "Right, I might as well say this now, Benfica have pulled out. I shouldn't have fallen so head over heels for the idea of Benfica hosting Swindon Town, but here we are. Thankfully though, the fixture becomes... @FCNantes v @Official_STFC.

"Seems there was some confusion with the Portuguese side between them and their eSports team, and it turned out they didn't actually mean to enter. (Scared of Swindon imo)."

With Zezinho at the helm Benfica had been one of the favourites to win the tournament outright, with SkyBet offering odds on the outright winner and one fan throwing £15 on the Portuguese giants at odds of 20-1.

The tournament will not just act as an escape for those seeking such, Orient are asking fans around the world to donate to a JustGiving page in order to support EFL clubs that will struggle throughout the fixture absence.

Orient say 75 per cent of the received funds will be given to the EFL within 28 days.

Not only that, but the remaining 25 per cent will be split evenly between the EFL’s chosen charity MIND and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fundraiser by the World Health Organisation.