How one man went from gaming and making videos at home to becoming a football club owner
'The bizarre new world of football' Guardian
I lifted the trophy triumphantly over my head, just as I’d seen so many FA Cup, World Cup and Champions League winners do on TV. It was quite simply the best moment of my life. Hashtag United had won.
So, how on earth did this happen? How did a kid who at one point couldn’t even get in his school team end up playing at Wembley Stadium in front of 20,000 people? How did someone who spent his life playing computer games get to play football in the same side as World Cup- and Champions League-winning players?
I'm hardly sure myself. But here's my attempt to tell the story.
Be on the ball with this game-changing footy favourite
Alright, mate, how’s it going?
Believe it or not, I haven’t always been football mad. But then FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 came out. FIFA inevitably led to Football Manager. And that’s where I started getting properly hooked.
Now I’m a football club owner who’s played to 20,000 people at Wembley Stadium and travelled the world with my team, Hashtag United. And the best bit of all? I’m not even that good.
So, how on earth did this happen? How did someone who spent his life playing computer games and making YouTube videos pull it off?
I’m hardly sure myself, but here’s my attempt to tell the story.
Spencer FC has over 1.9 million online subscribers who enjoy his football, gaming and eSports videos. 4-million people watched him play with Champions League and World Cup winners at Wembley Stadium. To-date, he has had over half a billion views on YouTube and is at the forefront of football's new digital world.