Manchester City Esports launches first partnership with Turtle Beach

  • Leading gaming accessory brand Turtle Beach becomes first Official Esports & Gaming Headset Partner for Premier League Champions’ esports team.
  • Partnership comes as Manchester City’s esports players prepare to compete in the FIFA eWorld Cup.

Manchester City has announced its first esports partnership with Turtle Beach, a leading gaming headset and audio accessory brand. The new partnership will see all Manchester City esports players using Turtle Beach’s Elite line of professional gaming audio equipment, as well as other Turtle Beach gear and accessories.

This partnership comes as further development to Manchester City’s esports strategy. The Club signed Marcus ‘Marcuzo’ Jorgensen and Kai ‘Deto’ Wollin, current PS4 world champion, in the 2017/18 season, who both compete around the world.

The Turtle Beach range will be worn by the Club’s players for the first time at the FIFA eWorld Cup this month. The competition, hosted at the O2 Arena in London, will see both players represent the Club as they compete amongst the top 32 FIFA players in the world.

Damian Willoughby, Senior Vice President of Partnerships at Manchester City, said:

“We are very excited to form this partnership with Turtle Beach as the Club expands its esports strategy. Both Marcus and Kai are at the top of their game and watching them compete throughout the season has been great, culminating in their qualification to the FIFA eWorld Cup.

We are looking forward to working with Turtle Beach, and their high-quality equipment, to enhance gaming experiences for our players.”

Juergen Stark, CEO of Turtle Beach Corporation, said:

“No matter what the game, competitive play is about total immersion, and this is what the Manchester City players can expect from our Elite Pro series. Manchester City is a truly global brand and while their esports endeavours are just beginning, we’re thrilled to be able to embark on the journey with them and to help them achieve even more success both on the virtual pitch and off.”

About Manchester City Football Club

Manchester City FC is an English Premier League club initially founded in 1880 as St Mark’s West Gorton. It officially became Manchester City FC in 1894 and has since then gone onto win the European Cup Winners’ Cup, five League Championship titles, including three Premier League titles (2012, 2014, 2018), and five FA Cups. 

Under manager Pep Guardiola, one of the most highly decorated managers in world football, the Club plays its domestic and UEFA Champions League home fixtures at the Etihad Stadium, a spectacular 55,000 seat arena that City have called home since 2003. Today, the Stadium sits on the wider Etihad Campus, which also encompasses the City Football Academy, a state-of-the-art performance training and youth development facility located in the heart of East Manchester. Featuring a 7,000 capacity Academy Stadium, the City Football Academy is also where Manchester City Women’s Football Club and the Elite Development Squad train on a daily basis and play their competitive home games.

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About Turtle Beach Corporation

Turtle Beach has been revolutionizing console multiplayer gaming since the very beginning with its wide selection of industry leading, award-winning gaming headsets. Whether you’re a professional esports athlete, hardcore gamer, casual player or just starting out, Turtle Beach has the gaming headset to help you truly master your skills. Amazing audio quality, crystal-clear communication, lightweight and comfortable designs, innovative and advanced technology, and ease-of-use are just a few features that have made Turtle Beach a fan-favorite brand for gamers the world over. Made for Xbox, PlayStation® and Nintendo Switch™ consoles, as well as for PC and mobile devices, having a Turtle Beach gaming headset in your arsenal gives you the competitive advantage. The Company’s shares are traded on the NASDAQ Exchange under the symbol: HEAR.

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