Why Man City’s new esports partnership with FaZe Clan is a big deal

By: Nathan Bliss & Marcus Banks

Manchester City have today announced a new collaborative partnership with FaZe Clan, one of the biggest and most popular esports organisations in the world.

City already have a significant esports presence and even have their own dedicated FIFA esports player in Shaun ‘Shellzz’ Springette, a PS4 specialist who finished as 27th in the world in terms of Global Series Points on PS4 in 2019 (FIFA 19), just missing out on a place at the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Finals in August.

FaZe Clan is a hugely popular esports organisation based in North America, having professional esports players who specialise in games like Fortnite, Counter Strike, Call of Duty, PUBG, Rainbow Six and FIFA.

In terms of FIFA, FaZe Clan have Xbox specialist FaZe Tass amongst their ranks, a player who finished 13th in the world in terms of Global Series Points on Xbox in 2019 (FIFA 19), and went to the 2019 eWorld Cup Grand Final, eventually going out at the last 16 stage.

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