Guild Esports entering Rocket League esports is hardly a surprise, they said they were hoping to do as much when David Beckham co-owned organisation announced themselves to the public. The fact they have done it so quickly, and with the signing of two out of three of Team Singularity's Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) Season 9 starting roster plus the addition of world champion Kyle "Scrub Killa" Robertson show the org isn't here to make up the numbers but to truly compete with the best.
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The announcement video sets itself up as a couple of employees discussing the previous night's football before one of them pulls out their phone and shows clips of Rocket League.
"They play some pretty good stuff."
It is certainly the type of fandom Guild Esports hope to be able to gain by joining Rocket League, an esport that is considered B Tier, but which is continually growing and has ardent fans.
In Scotland's Scrub Killa, England's Joseph "Noly" Kidd and Dutchmen Thomas "ThO." Binkhorst they have three highly technical players who have the potential to compete with the very best. Scrub Killa has been playing as a stand-in for Leon "Godsmilla" Mares in community tournaments, The EuroCup and Rocket Baguette: Summer Grand Prix, however, they failed to make an impact on either tournament, failing to qualify for the former.
Scrub Killa for all his undoubted talent can be a slow starter and has found himself the source of frustrations in his previous teams, something which Guild Esports will hope doesn't crop up again.
Head-coach will be Mike ‘Gregan' Ellis who previously coached Scrub Killa at French side Renault Vitality where they won the RLCS Season 7 World Championship.
The first time this roster is likely to play in an official capacity is in the revamped RLCS. Season X will be the first since a major format change that has increased the number of majors and created a multi-tier competitive schedule that will give players more opportunity to play and, more importantly, earn money.