Manchester City FIFA has revealed they have expanded their esports team out to China, becoming the first Premier League team to do so.
The Premier League champions have already shown how keen they are on entering the world of esports, previously signing Kieran ‘Kez’ Brown, before releasing him in favour of Deto.
For the club’s Chinese side, they have snapped up five players including; Zhang Jun, last season’s FSL Most Valuable Player, as well as Aruya and Liu Chao, who have both excelled in the FSL over the past two seasons.
They will be playing the FIFA Online game – a specially produced game for the Asian market.
Fill Us In, David Tang
We are delighted to enter the exciting world of gaming in China, the biggest market in the world for esports…”
“Our new FIFA Online team comes in addition to our dedicated esports players at Manchester City, as well as at our sister clubs New York City and Melbourne City, highlighting Manchester City’s and the full City Football Group’s commitment to both esports and our growing fan base in China.”
— Manchester City (@ManCity) June 5, 2018
“We are looking forward to watching the team play in the FSL as they strive to become Champions and add to the success we have enjoyed on the pitch this season.”
Soon to Show off Their Skills
The players will get their first chance to represent Manchester City next week, as the new Online Star League kicks off on June 15th.
We can only imagine that there will be plenty of fans from China moving towards supporting Manchester City in the esports arena, especially with them being the reigning Premier League champions.