Melbourne City FC is pleased to announce the re-signing of FIFA esports player, Marcus Gomes.
Gomes – the first professional esports player in Australian football – joins for a second stint with the Club after a successful E-League season in 2017-18, in addition to an impressive FIFA eWorld Cup run.
Playing on XBOX, Gomes is currently ranked #1 on his console in Australia. Gomes’s impressive resume also includes a second-place finish in the XBOX draw of the inaugural E-League competition, as well as competing in FUT Champions in Barcelona and Manchester.
Gomes reached EA’s Global Series Playoffs through victory in the Gfinity Australia Qualifiers and was one of the most consistent ROW performers in FUT Champions Weekend Leagues throughout the year.
“I’m absolutely delighted to re-sign with Melbourne City for the FIFA 19 season. It was a whirlwind first professional year for me, representing my hometown club at events across Europe and in the E-League here in Australia. I can’t wait for more of the same in FIFA 19!” said an excited Gomes.
“The support from the Club has been awesome from day one and I’m pleased to continue this journey with Melbourne City for the next 12 months.”
Melbourne City FC CEO, Scott Munn said esports provides a new way for the Club to appeal to fans, both in Australia and overseas.
“We’re thrilled to have Marcus back on board for the next 12 months, representing Melbourne City on a national and global stage,” said Munn.
“Esports is a new and exciting market that we as a Club are excited to be a part of and after the success of the E-League last season, we’re hoping Marcus can help Melbourne City secure their first Championship in the league.”