Manchester City job ad hints at move into other esports games

Manchester City FC have commenced their hunt for an esports manager to oversee City Football Group’s esports department.

The esports manager is expected to be the key point of contact between City’s esports operations and the rest of the corporation, with a focus on FIFA being made clear on their website.

The role specifies the ideal candidate will have ‘a sound knowledge of all current and upcoming esports titles’, which could hint towards big movements in Manchester City and City Football Group’s future investment and involvement in esports.

The role is also based in the choice of Manchester, London or New York, a clear sign that Manchester City are willing to take their esports operations global.

“The ideal candidate will have a sound knowledge of all current and upcoming eSports titles, eSports policies and industry standards.”

As well as the Manchester club, City Football Group owns MLS Franchise New York City Football Club in the US, Melbourne City FC of the Australian A-League, and is a minority shareholder in Yokohama Marinos of the J-League in Japan.

This news comes several months after Manchester City acquired the signing of professional FIFA player Kieran “Kez” Brown in July 2016, who was one of the first FIFA players signed by a Premier League team after West Ham managed to snap up Sean “Dragonn” Allen.

Italian club AS Roma invested in esports with a partnership with Fnatic earlier in the year, adding to the ever-growing list of traditional sports clubs moving into the world of esports. Fnatic also secured $ 7m in funding this week.

So, if you’re looking for your big break in esports, make sure to check out the job description and get your applications in!

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