Wolves Esports became the first team to sign a player live on streaming platform Twitch, when they surprised Brazilian FIFA 19 player Ebinho Bernardes da Costa Filho with the contract offer whilst he was streaming to his huge live audience.
Captured and shared in an emotional video, Wolves Head of Marketing, Russell Jones made the offer to Ebinho following his part in qualification to the FIFA eClub World Cup.
Ebinho and fellow Brazilian Wolves Esports player, Flavio Brito, topped their South American qualification group earlier this month and will travel to London to compete in the finals in February.
In the video, which has already been viewed more than 40,000 times on @WolvesEsports, Flavio helps to translate the news to Ebinho who is visibly moved with the offer to become part of the team.
Russell Jones said: “We are delighted to have signed two of the most talented FIFA players in Brazil. It was quite emotional seeing how moved Ebinho was with the offer. It just shows that dreams can come true if you work hard.”
Ebinho will now team up with Flavio and the club’s UK player, Torin Page, to compete in a variety of tournaments on behalf of the football club.
See video here:
Link to tweet with video here - https://twitter.com/WolvesEsports/status/1086299491744006150
Esporter Ebinho Bernardes da Costa Filho
Before joining Wolves, Ebinho, from Sao Paulo, had spent two and a half years with Dutch Esports agency Bundled, which is Wolverhampton Wanderer’s Esports partner.
Follow on: Twitter.com/EbinhoB_ and twitch.tv/ebinhob
FIFA eClub World Cup
The FIFA eClub World Cup will take place on the 9th and 10th February in Switzerland (location TBA). Wolves will compete for a maximum of 1,500 Global Series points (world ranking), which would be a huge step towards qualifying for the FIFA eWorld Cup final this summer, and a $100,000 prize pool.
Wolves eSports is the professional gaming arm of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club who play in the English Premier League.
Follow on: Twitter.com/wolvesesports and Instagram.com/wolvesesports