Guild Esports, co-owned by superstar David Beckham, has announced its entry in the Professional Rocket League. The team will compete in the RLCS X series, which has a new revamped format.
— Guild (@guildesports) July 23, 2020
David Beckham and Guild Esports
Guild Esports has its headquarters in London, UK, and announced its global launch at the end of June. They are developing a talent pipeline based on “the traditional academy model”, and will start scouting talent for FIFA, Fortnite and Rocket League. David Beckham’s ever-existing passion for sports and improving talent is probably what led him to invest in the venture.
According to an announcement from the company, Beckham will have a hands-on role with the new Rocket League team. He will educate players on the stress of Esports, living a healthy lifestyle and dealing with mental health issues related to esports. The former Manchester United superstar will also be mentoring the academy team.
Which players have been signed?
Guild Esports decided to launch with the Rocket League Championship. In order to build a roster, they bought out the contracts of Joseph “Noly” Kidd and Thomas “ThO” Binkhorst who previously played for Team Singularity. To further strengthen the team, they signed Kyle “Scrub Killa” Robertson. Mike ‘Gregan’ Ellis is set to be the head coach of the roster.
Gregan and Scrub have already tasted success together. Gregan coached Scrub while the later was part of Renault Vitality. They won in their first year and nearly repeated the feat in their second year too.
Rocket League Season X to begin next week
The Rocket League Season 10 action will begin next week. The open qualifiers will be taking place throughout the week, followed by the main event at the weekend. The RLCS has moved away from a static league system to a more dynamic series of events, enabling more teams to compete in the tournament. Guild Esports has already qualified for the main event by being an RLCS Season 9 team.