The Houston Dynamo have signed Houston native Guillermo “Memo” Treviño as the first professional esports athlete in club history, the club announced today.
“We’re excited to be a part of this forward-thinking initiative in an effort to continue to grow our brand. We’re proud to have a Houston native representing our club and to have signed Memo as our first eMLS competitor,” said Dynamo president Chris Canetti. “It was important to identify an excellent player who knows how to win and a bonus to find someone from within our community.”
Treviño, who will play under the name “HOU Kid M3Mito,” is one of the most accomplished FIFA ’18 competitors in North America. He will represent the Dynamo in this spring’s inaugural eMLS Cup tournament, which will take place April 5-8 at the popular gaming festival PAX East in Boston along with other potential tournaments in the future.
Treviño finished February ranked in the top 15 in the Americas region and among the top 50 worldwide; and he recently qualified for the upcoming FUT Champions Cup tournament to be held later this spring. Last fall, he placed third in the XBOX division of the 2017 Americas Regional Final to qualify for the Ultimate Team Championship Series Finals in Berlin.