Manchester City F.C. announce first eSports signing
Manchester City have taken their first step into the world of eSports today, announcing the signing of FIFA player Kieran ‘Kez’ Brown.
Manchester City are now the latest professional football team to enter eSports, following the likes of West Ham United, who signed professional FIFA player Sean ‘Dragonn’ Allen, and FC Shalke who recently signed an EU LCS League of Legends squad.
Brown, who will represent Manchester City at future tournaments, made it clear that he’s excited by his new club, stating: “It’s exciting; it’s something new for the Club and it’s something new for me. This is an opportunity which not many people get the chance to do and I couldn’t turn it down.”
Diego Giuliani, who is City’s SVP of Media and Innovation was also excited by his newest acquisition, saying: “This is a natural evolution for Manchester City. We’ve been very involved with our partner, EA SPORTS, and the FIFA franchise for some time. As eSports continues to gain momentum, it makes sense for our Club to be part of the action and get closer to our fans, who love playing EA SPORTS FIFA as Manchester City.”
“When we set out to find an eSports player, we decided we wanted someone who was a fantastic, young, talent, but also with a hunger and a desire to grow. We strongly believe we have found that in Kieran. He is full of potential. Not only is he a great player, but we also believe he will engage and interact brilliantly with our fans all around the world.”
Source: The Esports Observer
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