FIFA esports star Kai ‘Deto’ Wollin joins Manchester City as a dedicated PS4 player and will represent the club at FIFA tournaments and fan activations around the world.
Manchester City has announced the signing of its latest FIFA esports player, Kai ‘Deto’ Wollin. Kai will represent City in FIFA esports tournaments and competitions around the world on the PlayStation 4 (PS4) console.
Twenty-nine-year-old Wollin becomes City’s second esports signing of the season, following in the footsteps of Marcus ‘ExpectSporting’ Jorgensen, who joined in December. Since his debut at the FIFA Championship in 2006, Deto has collected multiple German Championships alongside World Cyber Games titles in 2011 and 2012 and is the current Playstation World Champion.
Kai ‘Deto’ Wollin said: “I am incredibly proud to be a part of this amazing club. I’m extremely happy to be stepping into the next chapter of my esports career with Manchester City and at such an exciting time for esports.
“I’m looking forward to getting started in the FUT Champions Cup next month and getting to know the Manchester City fans all over the world.”
Nuria Tarre, Chief Marketing Officer for City Football Group commented: “We’re delighted to be able to bring one of FIFA’s most decorated and experienced players on board. We’re looking forward to seeing Deto in Manchester City colours in tournaments and fan events around the world. He has already demonstrated that he can compete amongst the best players, so we can’t wait to see how he progresses.
“The growth in esports over the past two years has been substantial and our growing presence in this industry has provided another way for us to connect with our global fan base, particularly our younger audience, and bring them closer to the club they love.”
On the day of Deto’s arrival, City will say farewell to dedicated Xbox player Kieran ‘Kez’ Brown. After nearly two years of service at the club, Kez will be moving on to pursue other opportunities within the professional gaming industry. The club wishes him well for the future.
Deto will represent Manchester City for the first time at the FUT Champions Cup in April and his appointment takes the number of esports players signed to City Football Group clubs to four (New York City – Chris Holly, Melbourne City – Marcus Gomes).
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