Digital Sports Management, a prominent talent agency in the FIFA scene (They are representatives of ChuBoi and commentary duo Richard Buckley and Brandon Smith amongst others) has begun representing profesional FIFA players.
They have signed 3 players, all FIFA professionals and have found them a home in the newly formed Dream Team Gaming, which is a partnership with Reason Gaming and News UK. They have already begun competing as part of the Gfinity Elite series and started their season with a loss to Team Envy.
Reason Gaming, an popular Rocket League team, are making their return to the Gfinity Series after a one-year hiatus and reached out to Digital Sports Management to bring together a FIFA side capable of challenging for the title.
So far it looks like only a FIFA players are being represented, and with the vast experience in their ranks it looks a good bet.
Talal Musa, who will be the games editor and team manager for Dream Team Gaming, had this to say about the partnership –
“When Dream Team Gaming heard about the opportunity to partner with Reason, it was an absolute no brainer. These guys are determined to come back stronger than ever and make no mistake, they’ll be pulling no punches. Rest assured, by the end of the Elite Series, Reason will be firmly back on the map and DTG will be a serious competitor.”
The playing staff is composed of 3 players signed to exclusive contracts with DSM, they are Akima ‘Fully’ Byron, Anthony ‘Guigsey’ McGuigan and Christopher ‘TheeBullock’ Bullock. Nathan ‘FUTWIZ Zelonius’ Horton and Thomas ‘FUTWIZ Tom’ Leese, on loan from FUTWIZ, round out the roster.
Their next game is against Vitality on the 3rd of November as part of the Gfinity Elite Series.
The exciting element looks to be Dream Team Gaming’s unique position to create content around their players. With extensive contacts in the industry and traditional media they are in prime position to capitalize on the teams success.
Rob Wadsworth and Tom Henderson, the founders and directors of DSM, bring a wealth of experience and contacts to the venture. Both have previously worked at EA Sports with Henderson heading up the FIFA Global Club and Talent Partnerships, while Wadsworth in his role in the commercial department secured deals with league associations and clubs such as Real Madrid.
Wadsworth had this to say about the deal –
““It’s an exciting time for DSM and the partnership with News UK was the ideal platform for us to announce our arrival on FIFA 19 competitive gaming scene. Having established ourselves as the go-to agency for FIFA content creators, it’s the perfect time to expand into esports which is a sector that continues to see double-digit growth year on year.”
On top of that, there is of course the talent on DSM’s books. All highly-regarded content creators in their own right, which is sure to give them a leg up in the battle for attention.
Correction: The article originally stated that DSM were running Dream Team Gaming – this was incorrect. DSM, in their capacity as a talent agency are representing FIFA players and working with them to find clubs.
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