Turtle Beach has announced that it has partnered with Manchester City eSports as the official esports and gaming headset partner for the team. The new partnership will see all Manchester City pro players using Turtle Beach’s latest products.
Winning the English Premier League is clearly not enough for Manchester City, with the signing of Marcus ‘Marcuzo’ Jorgensen, and more recently Kai ‘Deto’ Wollin – the reigning PS4 world champion, the team has solidified itself as a FIFA esports powerhouse.
Damian Willoughby, Senior Vice President of Partnerships at Manchester City had this to say: “We’re very excited to form this partnership with Turtle Beach as the Club expands its esports strategy. Both Marcus and Kai are at the top of their game and watching them compete throughout the season has been great, culminating in their qualification to the FIFA eWorld Cup. We are looking forward to working with Turtle Beach and their high-quality equipment to enhance gaming experiences for our players.”
Manchester City’s next test in the virtual world will be at the eWorld Cup Final at the O2 Arena, London. The two City players will be joined by 30 of the best players in the world – all competing to be crowned FIFA 18 Grand Champion.
Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation added: “As the leading brand in gaming audio, we’re thrilled to team up with the Premier League Champions. No matter what the game, competitive play is about total immersion, and that is what the Manchester City players can expect from our Elite Pro series. “Manchester City is a truly global brand and while their esports endeavours are just beginning, we’re ready to embark on the journey with them to help achieve even more success, both on the virtual pitch and off.”
Esports Insider says: Turtle Beach is synonymous with console gaming, a reputation they cemented during the dominance of the Xbox 360 days. FIFA esports has tapped into that same crowd, so seeing Turtle Beach partner with a major FIFA esports team is no surprise.