Melbourne City FC becomes first A.League club to sign an official Fifa eSports player

Melbourne City FC has made history in Australia as the first club in the A.League to sign an official Fifa eSports player.

Melbourne City FC has made history in Australia after becoming the first club in the A.League to sign an official Fifa eSports player.

20-year-old Marcus Gomes becomes the third Fifa player alongside New York City FC’s Christopher Holly and Manchester City’s Kieran Brown in the City Football Group, which Melbourne City is also a part of.

Gomes will travel to London this week to represent Melbourne City at the Fifa Interactive World Cup Grand Final, which will be held from August 16 to 18 and will be the only Australian player in the 32 finalists from around the world.

The Drum recently highlighted the rapid rise of partnerships between brand and eSports players in a documentary, which took a closer look at the shift in mindsets of clubs, brands and fans.

Shawn Lim

Shawn Lim is a reporter at The Drum, covering industry news around the Asia Pacific region with a focus on Singapore and Southeast Asia. Based in Singapore, he has worked across photography, video and online, covering a range of subjects including current affairs and sports.

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