Hyundai A-League club Central Coast Mariners have signed Matthew Camilleri as their representative for the newly-established e-League which commences in February.
Playing under the Gamertag 'StrawHat Camels', Camilleri progressed through a gruelling qualification tournament and was crowned champion at Central Coast Stadium on Saturday with a convincing 3-1 win in the final.
The 20-year-old has been playing FIFA for the past 13 years and is currently ranked 18th in the Rest of the World region.
He progressed through a preliminary tournament at Central Coast Leagues Club and continued his form on the big screen to earn a contract with the Mariners.
Camilleri thanked his new club and said he was excited for the e-League to commence.
"To be named the e-League competitor for the Central Coast Mariners in the inaugural year of this new competition is very exciting for myself and the Mariners,” Camilleri said.
"The Mariners have a proud history in the A-League and I hope that I can make the club proud by succeeding on the new eSports stage.
"Competitive gaming is a new journey for myself and to have the Mariners by my side is a real privilege, so I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Central Coast Mariners."
The e-League kicks off in 1 February and runs for the last nine rounds of the Hyundai A-League season with each club facing each other once before a tournament-style Finals Series is held.
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