The eSports team of Ajax is extending with Joey Calabro. The 24 year old American played for New York City FC previously and signed a 1.5 year contract at Ajax. This transfer signals the signing of Ajax’ first international eSports player. He will represent Ajax with shirt number 94.
Commercial director Menno Geelen: ,,We have the ambition with Ajax to stay as one of the leaders in FIFA eSports, both domestically and internationally. Joey is currently the number one in the world
on Xbox. This is the next step in our virtual football division. Joey wants to reach the highest possible potential, like Ajax does. We would like to support Joey to help him reach his performance goals and to connect with American FIFA-fans.
Joey is very proud of his transfer to Amsterdam: ,,Many American athletes are following the European football competitions, and the eSports players do as well. To me, Ajax is a club with an impressive
history that’s well known for development of talent, but also in the eSports world. I am very proud to wear the Ajax jersey and I am looking forward to practicing together with my coaches of Bundled and the other Ajax eSporters.”
Joey Calabro represents Ajax for the first time during the world cup FIFA qualifications which will be held from 12 until 15 April in Manchester.