Man City to compete in Fortnite esports after signing 16-year-old player

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English Premier League football club Manchester City have moved into Fortnite esports for the first time.

They’ve signed 16-year-old player from Pennsylvania, Aidan ‘Threats’ Mong, who has taken part in a lot of cash cups in North America this year.

According to an announcement post on the Man City website, Threats began playing Fortnite in October 2017 and fully committed to training in December 2020.

He’s been handed a one-year contract with the current Premier League champions.

Threats will make his Man City debut in the Fortnite DreamHack Open, which gets underway this week from October 7th to 10th 2021. He will also play in the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) later this month.

Threats said: “Being selected as the first ever Fortnite player to sign for Manchester City means everything to me.

“Like most Fortnite players, I dreamed of joining a team, but I never could have imagined being part of an organisation like City. “I am ready to represent Man City Esports and continue their winning tradition in the competitive Fortnite scene. Let’s go!”

“Being selected as the first ever Fortnite player to sign for Manchester City means everything to me. Like most Fortnite players, I dreamed of joining a team, but I never could have imagined being part of an organisation like City.”

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Man City already compete in FIFA esports, with British players Ryan Pessoa and Shaun ‘Shellzz’ Springette representing the club on the FIFA stage.

Earlier this year, Shellzz won the 2020/21 ePremier League on penalties for Manchester City.

In other FIFA UK esports news, UK org Excel Esports recently completed the biggest FIFA esports transfer signing in history. UK player Tom Leese joined the org from Hashtag United as Excel announced a new FIFA jersey and EE partnership, and Excel also resigned fellow UK player Gorilla.

Two years ago, Man City announced a partnership with FaZe Clan.

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