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Meet representatives Shaun Springette (PS5) and Ryan Pessoa (Xbox)

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With the ePremier League finals taking place between 25-26 March, we profile the gamers seeking glory for their clubs.

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MANCHESTER CITY

NAME: Shaun Springette 
AGE: 23
GAMER TAG: Shellzz 
SOCIAL HANDLE: @Shellzz 
CONSOLE: PlayStation 
ePL HISTORY: 2021: Winner, 2020: RO16  

Player Profile: 
Shellzz, the 2020/21 ePL Champion, is back representing Manchester City and will be hoping to make up for last year's shock defeat in the Club Playoff by trying to win his second ePL title.

Utilising the relationship with team-mate and good friend, Ryan, Shellzz is hoping to go down in the history books as the first double champion.

Why should people be excited for the ePremier League? 
"The best UK FIFA players are all fighting for the trophy."

What would it mean to you to win the ePremier League? 
"Winning the ePremier League again would mean the world to me. It would be even more special because I would get to do it with my good friend Ryan, who has been my team-mate for a few years now. Additionally, being the first two-time winner would go down in history."

What formation and style of play do you adopt in-game usually? 
"4-3-2-1 – a bit of everything, like to play quick but not all out attack."

Who is the most underrated Premier League item in FUT 23? 
"Ones To Watch Antony."

What has been your favourite moment in the ePL so far?
"Winning the ePremier League on EA SPORTS FIFA 21."

ePL Invitational Highlights:
Starting alongside Elz in the first game of the ePL invitationals, Shellzz showed his championship winning quality from the get go and provided an amazing assist to put City 1-0 up.

NAME: Ryan Pessoa
AGE: 23
GAMER TAG: Ryan Pessoa 
SOCIAL HANDLE: @RyanPessoa
CONSOLE: Xbox  
ePL HISTORY: 2022: Group stage, 2021: Group stage, 2019: Group stage 

Player Profile: 
Having played EA SPORTS FIFA since the age of nine, and competitively for six years, Ryan is hoping to improve on his previous appearances in the ePL finals.

He enjoys playing football, athletics, and going to the gym, and has a degree in Business Management.

Why should people be excited for the ePremier League? 
"There’s a lot of top players competing against each other, while representing all of the Premier League teams."

What would it mean to you to win the ePremier League? 
"It would be a great achievement."

What formation and style of play do you adopt in-game usually? 
"4-3-2-1/4-2-3-1."

Who is the most underrated Premier League item in FUT 23? 
"Ones to Watch Antony."

What has been your favourite moment in the ePL so far? 
"Watching my team-mate, Shellzz, qualify for the Finals."

ePL Invitational Highlights: 
Partnering with Elz in the second half of the Invitational Pro-Am, Ryan couldn’t break down the Aston Villa defence to break the deadlock.

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