Manchester City hire gamer Kieran Brown to play Fifa 16
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Kieran Brown, an 18-year-old ace in the world's dominant football game Fifa 16, has been snapped up by English Premier League giant Manchester City to represent the club at eSports tournaments and fan events.
Brown may also be essential to live-stream his game-play on streaming site Twitch and make videos for the club's YouTube channel.
The hire shows specialist gaming is catching the eye of Europe's top-tier football clubs.
West Ham signed 2016 Fifa interactive Globe Cup runner-up Sean Allen, 22, in May possibly, even though Bundesliga side Wolfsberg hired 22-year-old David Bytheway in February.
Brown has more than 12,000 subscribers on his personal YouTube channel, where he has currently been uploading Fifa videos to for a couple of years.
Diego Gigliani, who works for Manchester City's football promoting unit, said signing Brown was a natural evolution for the club.
"We will probably be a larger presence at gaming tournaments, we are going to have a lot more content material by means of our digital channels and we will activate a lot more with our fans at matches and club events," he stated.
"When we set out to discover an eSports player, we decided we wanted an individual who was a fantastic, young talent, but also having a hunger in addition to a need to develop.
"We strongly believe we've got found that in Kieran. He is full of prospective. Not merely is he an awesome player, but we also think he will engage and interact brilliantly with our fans all about the planet."
Brown called signing with the club "exciting" and mentioned it was an chance too great to turn down.
It isn't recognized just how much Brown will earn, but Bytheway told media he was assured a "very comfy wage" when he signed with Wolfsberg.