London-based esports organisation Tundra has revealed its pro FIFA roster for the 2021 season, as well as partnerships with TikTok and Kappa.
The Tundra FIFA 21 roster is a star studded line-up of international champions and talent from Saudi Arabia, Poland, France and Russia.
The roster includes 2018 FIFA eWorld Cup champion Musaed “Msdossary” Al-Dossary, RESF Russian Interactive Football Cup champion Anton “klenoff” Klenov, 2019 Gfinity Elite Series champion Damian “damie” Augustyniak and Stepan “Funkbraza” Mikhovich, the 2020 MC Vulkan FIFA Series #1 champion.
Enzo Serre is on board as head coach. He is the former Fnatic and AS Roma head coach of FIFA 18 and 19 back to back Gfinity Elite Series champions, and the former personal coach of British Fnatic star Donovan “Tekkz” Hunt.
TikTok will be placed on the new Tundra jersey, which launches as part of the team’s rebrand and will be produced by sportswear provider Kappa, which joins Tundra as its teamwear provider.
TikTok made its debut into esports this year with the TikTok Cup, its first collegiate esports tournament. Kappa, which has expanded its esports presence over the years, will produce Tundra’s new apparel which includes the newly designed jersey and tracksuit.
“We have a very clear objective, which is to be the best and most exciting esports team to watch, and we will only achieve this by going back to the roots of esports, with an absolute focus on performance and achieving competitive success,” said Michael Munro, co-founder of Tundra.
Jana Ulaite, head of brand and partnerships marketing at TikTok Europe, commented: “Esports has found a natural home on TikTok, with gaming content already proving to be hugely popular in our community. Our users love to share their winning gameplays, rituals and triumphs, while also watching the best in the business go head to head in international tournaments. We’re delighted to be partnering with Tundra to bring even more esports content onto TikTok.”
Dave Bandell, UK sales manager at Kappa, said: ”Kappa is delighted to sign as technical partner with such a global brand as Tundra. Esports is very much at the forefront of our strategy going forward and we believe the global appeal of Tundra is very much aligned with our own. We look forward to supplying the famous Omni logo on their playing shirts and other products in the very near future.”
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