A new FIFA esports team has emerged from EsportsHPC, joining the ranks of teams such as the Dire Wolves and the Drop Bears, and they’ve just announced their first pro signing.
N8 Esports officially partnered with EsportsHPC in May 2018 with the goal to provide “world-class analysis, coaching, and mentoring to the FIFA competitors of Australia.” In early September, N8 Esports announced the signing of CCMProAM winner and Gfinity finalist Joel Andruszkiewicz (@JAz_cb_)
N8 Esports is proud to announce that @JAz_cb_ has signed on as our first ever esports athlete. ✍️
— N8 Esports (@N8EsportsAU) September 14, 2018
Team Manager, Nathan Patrick, tells Esports Pro Oceania, “N8 Esports has very strict guidelines as to who we sign, and Jaz is the first to meet that high selection criteria.”
In the announcement thread on Twitter, Jaz says “I am extremely happy and excited to have the opportunity to be involved with N8 Esports for the FIFA 19 season.” He adds, “I believe N8 Esports is the platform to grow the Australia and New Zealand region to be one of the best in the FIFA esports world. I am really looking forward to representing the organisation at the highest level and hopefully this upcoming season is a successful one!”
While N8 Esports has no plans to sign further athletes at the moment, they aren’t ruling it out – “if [sic] someone with the right application, professionalism, and talent, we’re always open for discussions.”