With Flavio Brito and Ebinho Bernardes having already been on board, Wolves Esports has announced its third Brazilian addition to its FIFA 21 roster, with Felipe Abd set to join the duo in competing at the upcoming FIFA eClub World Cup Qualifiers.
Abd’s arrival at Wolves Esports was announced by compatriot Marcal, who is a defender for Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. The duo spoke between Wolverhampton and Sao Paulo, with the newcomer undoubtedly counting down the days to the first round of the FIFA eClub Online Qualifiers, where Wolves Esports have been drawn against Barcelona eSporting Club from Ecuador. Should they come through that encounter, they will feature in the next round in January.
Teams from Europe, North America, South America, East Asia, Oceania and West Asia will participate in the tournament, with only one team from each region being crowned champions in February. A total of 480 teams entered the competition initially. Speaking on the arrival of Abd, Wolves general manager for marketing and growth, Russell Jones stated:
“We are delighted to welcome a new addition into our Wolves Esports roster in Felipe Abd. He just turned 19 years old in November, but he’s already proven himself as one of Brazil’s most promising FIFA talents. We cannot wait to see him join our professional esporters Flavio Brito and Ebio Bernardes this season. Our ambition as a football club is the same in the English Premier League as in the esports world: to challenge the established teams and reach the top, and we hope we will demonstrate that in the coming FIFA eWorld Cup 2021.”
Wolves are focusing on finding talent from Brazil, one of the hotbeds of Esports players around the world. Flavio Brito was a finalist at the recent Brazil eSports Awards, with the Brazilian having spoken of his greatest achievement to date, stating: “The proudest moment of my professional career was when I was undefeated on PS4 and had the best defense. I was so proud to represent my country and Wolves in such as successful fashion.”
Wolves Esports’ Flavio Brito, a finalist at the Brazil 2020 eSports Awards, added: “I’m very happy to complete in my third year representing Wolves. I want to thank all the Wolves fans who support me, both in England and in Brazil. I see all your messages and it makes me very proud.”
Meanwhile, teammate Bernardes featured at the 2019 World Cup, while Abd recorded a top 16 finish in Atlanta on FIFA 20, demonstrating his prowess. Speaking on his move to Wolves Esports, he had the following to say: “I just can’t believe that I’m now part of Wolves Esports, one of the very top teams in the world, ranking higher than elite football clubs in Europe like Manchester City, Ajax, or Olympique Lyonnais. I’m determined to work hard and win matches to make Wolves fans and my family and my friends right here in São Paulo very proud.”