- Manchester City have signed FIWC runner-up and PS4 champ Kai ‘Deto’ Wollin
- The 29-year-old is their second signing after ExpectSporting joined in December
- City’s first ever signing, Kez, has decided to leave the club and take a break
Manchester City have added yet another professional FIFA 18 player to their ranks with the signing of 29-year-old Kai ‘Deto’ Wollin.
The German is reigning PlayStation World Champion and was the overall runner up at the FIFA Interactive World Cup – taking home a respectable $40,000 (£29k) in prize money.
He is also a multi-time German Champion and won the World Cyber Games in both 2011 and 2012. Despite his experience and success in tournaments, this is the first football club or organisation he has joined.
Manchester City have signed another professional FIFA 18 player, 29-year-old Kai ‘Deto’ Wollin
Deto was the runner-up at the FIFA Interactive World Cup after winning the PlayStation final
And Deto says he thinks he’s made the right decision: ‘I waited a long time to find the right place for me and I have a feeling that waiting was worth it.
‘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 will give this honorable club all I have to offer, beginning with the next FUT Champs Cup!’
And he won’t have far to go for the next FUT Championships tournament as it is being held in Manchester from April 13-15 with a massive prize pool of $200,000 (£144k).
Deto is City’s second esports signing in recent times after fellow PlayStation player Marcus ‘ExpectSporting‘ Jorgensen signed with the club in December. Other FIFA players under the City Football Group are New York City’s Chris Holly and Melbourne City’s Marcus Gomes.
However, this signing also means the departure of Manchester City’s first ever esports player, Kirean ‘Kez’ Brown. Kez was initially discovered after coming runner-up in Spencer Owen’s Game Academy and was with City for two years.
Kez announced via Twitter that he currently isn’t enjoying FIFA and probably won’t compete for the rest of this year. He also said: ‘It has been a great experienc (with City) and I am very grateful to have had such an opportunity but now is the time to move on.
‘I hope competitive FIFA continues to grow the way it has been and would love to help in whatever way I can within the esports scene sometime in the near future.
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