Number one ranked player FIFA Tom Leese moved to EXCEL eSports for a six-figure transfer fee, making history in the world of eSports.
Last month it was reported that the Isthmian League North Division club set up by SpencerFC five years ago, received two bids – both between £50,000 and £100,000 – for Leese’s services.
The Tags have now accepted a groundbreaking offer from EXCEL, with the first of its kind transfer confirmed by the UK esports team on Friday.
The 22-year-old is widely regarded as one of the best FIFA players in the world – having represented England and won the ePremier League in 2020 – and becomes the first professional FIFA player signed by EXCEL
Commenting on the news, Leese said: “I am proud to be joining the EXCEL team as their first-ever professional FIFA signing!
“When EXCEL first approached me, the idea of working together definitely caught my attention. The drive within the EXCEL team to constantly improve and the commitment to jumping straight into the competitive FIFA space really excites me.
“I want to take my competitive performance and content up another gear and continue to build myself and the growing team whilst doing this, and I feel EXCEL is the perfect place for me to do this. I believe we both share a vision and drive to establish ourselves as a leading team in the scene and I’m looking forward to making that happen!”
— XL Tom (@TomLeese) September 24, 2021