Everyone loves to play some video games from time to time, but nobody expects to be able to make a living doing so. For the most part, playing Xbox or Playstation is a great way to relieve stress, kill some time, and have some fun. However, Wolfsburg proved that is not always the case.
On Thursday, the club confirmed that they have signed David Bytheway to an official contract-even though the transfer window is already over. Bytheway won’t be playing any part on the pitch for the club or even on the bench as a coach, but instead he has been designated as the team’s official FIFA 16 representative.
Bytheway has become renowned across the globe for his FIFA skills, having represented England at the FIFA Interactive World Cup. He will now be dawning the green and white of Wolfsburg every time he plays in a tournament, or creates a video.
The 22-year-old has big dreams for the world of professional video gaming, as he hopes that more teams in leagues across Europe also take up the idea of signing a full-time FIFA player.
While it may be a while before we see the likes of Manchester United or Chelsea signing a video game stud to their squad, Wolfsburg proved on Thursday that the idea may not be as far fetched as one might think.