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Man City make a new signing with a difference...

Marcus Jorgensen - Manchester City e-sports player Photo: Manchester City

Eighteen year-old Jorgensen becomes City’s second esports signing, following Xbox player Kieran ‘Kez’ Brown, who joined the Club in 2016. Marcus enjoyed a successful 2017 having become the inaugural champion at the FIFA Interactive Club World Cup in Aug 2017, beating competitors from top European football clubs, and also reaching the FIFA Interactive World Cup Grand Final in London.

I’m extremely happy to be stepping into the next chapter of my esports career with Manchester City. 2017 represented such a successful season for me and I have the drive and ambition to take my game to the next level.”

– Marcus ‘ExpectSporting’ Jorgensen

We’re really excited to be signing Marcus to represent Manchester City in tournaments and fan events around the world. He has already demonstrated that he can compete amongst the best esports FIFA players around so we can’t wait to see how he progresses.

The growth in esports over the past 18 months has been significant and our increasing presence in this field has provided another exciting platform for us to engage with City fans, both here in the UK and further afield.

– Nuria Tarre, Chief Marketing Officer for City Football Group

Marcus will represent Manchester City for the first time at the FUT Champions Cup on 26 – 28 January in Barcelona and his appointment takes the number of esports players signed to City Football Group Clubs to five (New York City – Chris Holly and Joey Calabro, Melbourne City – Marcus Gomes).