- Source: FoxSports.com.au
Marcus Gomes, a 20-year-old Melbournian, will represent Melbourne City in London at the FIFA Interactive World Cup Grand Final. Gomes is the only Australian player in the 32-player field.
The City Football group has been an early adopter of esports, with Kieran Brown representing Manchester City and Christopher Holly representing New York City FC, also in FIFA.
“It’s an honour to be the first player signed by an A-League club in Australia,” Gomes said.
“I started playing FIFA 2006 when I was nine, and I never could have imagined that the game would be where it is today, or that I would be signing a professional esports contract with a club like Melbourne City.”