UK FIFA pro Sean "Dragonn" Allen has joined the Lightning Pandas organisation.
He previously played for West Ham and coached FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 winner Spencer "Gorilla" Ealing. Dragonn is also a two-time Vice World Champion and 2016 FIFA Interactive World Cup runner-up.
The news comes as social media marketing agency Kairos Media acquires the Lightning Pandas. The agency has made Dragonn its first signing.
— Lightning Pandas (@LightningPandaz) September 29, 2017
Lightning Pandas were set up in 2014 by Kairos Media co-founder Michael Craddock and pro Call of Duty player Shane "ShAnE" McKerral.
"We’re delighted to welcome a player of Sean’s calibre to the Lightning Pandas, who does not only share the competitive ambitions of the company, but also our vision for the future."
Rahul Uppal, Kairos Media
Rahul Uppal, Esports Manager at Kairos, said: "Following their three-year hiatus, we’re excited to announce the official return of the Lightning Pandas. While most people will recognise the Lightning Pandas as the creative offspring of Mike and Shane, we’re now in a strong position to take the organisation to the next level.
"In addition to this, we’re delighted to welcome a player of Sean’s calibre to the Lightning Pandas, who does not only share the competitive ambitions of the company, but also our vision for the future."
Sean Allen added: "I couldn’t be happier to join the Lightning Pandas and become their first esports player. The experience, resources and knowledge of the company presents me with an invaluable opportunity to progress as a player and build my online presence. This is a massive move in the right direction for me and I’m really excited for the future."
Can announce i have joined @LightningPandaz! So happy and excited for the future, this will be a year we all remember!
— Sean Allen (@DragonFIFA_) September 29, 2017
FIFA 18 launched last week.