Manchester City Esports has announced the arrival of its first Fortnite professional, with NA East’s Aiden “Threats” Mong having joined the organization. The English org began its search for a Fortnite Battle Royale player back in June, with the process having been named City Solos Hunt. As part of the hunt, players were required to submit a video outlining their suitability.
Their search eventually took them stateside, where up and coming talent Threats was waiting. The 16-year-old is now the first Fortnite pro associated with Manchester City Esports, which is the latest in a long list of achievements for the American. Threats is a 3x Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) finalist, with the teenager having signed a 12-month deal to move to Europe. He will head to Manchester when restrictions allow.
What Man City & Threats said on the deal
Speaking on his switch, Threats stated that: “Being selected as the first ever Fortnite player to sign for Manchester City means everything to me. Like most Fortnite players, I dreamed of joining a team, but I never could have imagined being part of an organisation like City. I am ready to represent Man City Esports and continue their winning tradition in the competitive Fortnite scene. Let’s go!”
Man City themselves broke the news via Twitter on Tuesday, in a post that read: “Announcing our first ever @FortniteGame player! 🕹Welcome to the @mancityesports team @ThreatsFN!
Announcing our first ever @FortniteGame player! 🕹
— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 5, 2021
Threats began his Fortnite career alongside “Dukez” and Ryan “Chap” Chaplo, with the trio having finished in 32nd position in the FNCS Chapter 2 – Season 5. Having moved on with “Jamper” and “Rise”, Threats has gone from strength to strength. He finished in fifth place in FNCS Chapter 2 – Season 6 and is now building up for another shot at Axe of Champions in Season 8.
What the move means for Threats
Threats’ move to Manchester City Esports will thrust him yet further into the limelight. However, more importantly, the youngster will be hoping the switch can finally help him win a major championship, while also growing his streaming platform on Twitch and YouTube. He currently has just 2k subscribers on YouTube, as well as 12k followers on Twitch. He has already changed his Twitter handle to “Man City Threats”. The move to a famous club like this will surely boost his subscribers.
It remains to be seen as to what Manchester City Esports will do next in the Fortnite scene, however it could well be that further investment follows.