16-year-old Threats from Pennsylvania joins the Manchester City Esports team following the launch of ‘City Solos Hunt’ in June, a global search for a player who will officially represent the Club within Fortnite and future tournaments.
Playing video games from a young age and with sport a big part of his life, Threats began playing Fortnite in October 2017 and realised he could compete at a high level as he started to qualify for events and placed well. However, it wasn’t until December 2020 that he committed to training.
As the winner of the competition, Threats will receive a one-year contract with Man City Esports and an all-expenses trip to the Etihad Stadium in Manchester when restrictions allow.
Aidan said, “Being selected as the first ever Fortnite player to sign for Manchester City means everything to me.
"Like most Fortnite players, I dreamed of joining a team, but I never could have imagined being part of an organisation like City.
"I am ready to represent Man City Esports and continue their winning tradition in the competitive Fortnite scene. Let’s go!”
He is the latest US-based player to join CFG’s growing Esports team, which includes a successful competitive FIFA team who represent NYCFC in global competitions, as well as current ePremier League Champion Shaun “Shellzz” Springette.
Aidan will make his debut for the club as part of the DreamHack Open, which takes place from 7th-10th October.
Later this month, he will also compete in the Fortnite Champion Series, playing in a trio format with two other players in the event which takes place from 15th – 31st October. Fans will be able to tune in to the event at: https://www.twitch.tv/fortnite
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