Get Signed to Your Favorite Soccer Team by Playing Video Games
If you ever thought that maybe, just maybe, if you played enough FIFA video games, you would get good enough at soccer to be signed by a professional team... well, you're right.
At least that's the case for a few individuals who are so good at the game that they are being paid by their favorite teams to represent them in e-sports tournaments.
From The Tab:
David Bytheway, a 22-year-old from the Midlands, has just signed for Bundesliga club Wolfsburg in the capacity of “official gamer”. He played for England in the Interactive World Cup and has travelled to tournaments in New York, Las Vegas and Rio.
David has signed as one of VfL Wolfburg’s two official Fifa players, and will represent them by wearing their kit at tournaments and when he streams his games online. The downside is he will presumably have to play as Wolfsburg all the time too (who have four and a half stars to Bayern and Dortmund’s five).
By the way, David Bytheway, you are the luckiest human alive.