Celtic FC has grown its esports footprint, signing a partnership with PES league world tour 2018 champions Ettore Giannuzzi and Luca Tubelli.

The pair boast the title of 2018 co-op champions and will represent Celtic individually in all PES 2019 tournaments and competitions. Furthermore, the Italian gamers will play as a team, representing Celtic in the first ever season of Gerard Pique’s efootball.  

Catalan giants, Barcelona are included in the pro league alongside Monaco, Schalke 04, Boavista and Nantes.

Ettore Giannuzzi, alternatively known as ‘Ettorito97’, also holds the title of PES league world tour 1v1 champion. The Bari born 21-year-old is the world’s first double champion having also won the co-op title. The gaming professional seems delighted with his contract signing.

He said: “I am truly honoured to have the opportunity to represent Celtic FC, I had the option to join a number of clubs across Europe, but knowing the amazing history of Celtic and having visited Celtic Park where I immediately felt part of the family, it was a very easy choice to sign for Celtic. Luca and I will wear the Hoops with pride and give everything to deliver Celtic FC’s first eSports title.”

Sharing the same feelings, fellow Italian Luca ‘ildistruttore-44’ Tubelli described representing the Celts as a “dream”. He shares the co-op title with Giannuzzi and “cannot wait to represent the club in the eFootball.Pro League” as he hopes to make the fans proud.

The duo have held multiple titles over their professional careers in Italy and across the world.

Gordon Kaye, Head of Business Development & eSports commented: “We are absolutely delighted to have signed two PES World Champions and the signings are a statement of intent to compete at the highest level in the eFootball.Pro League.

“Ettore and Luca have shown their capabilities on the biggest stage, they are a perfect fit for Celtic and we look forward to seeing what they can achieve while wearing the famous Hoops.”

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