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Guild releases World Champion coach, Gregan, after poor RLCS start

Coach Gregan, who was part of Guild’s debut Rocket League roster, has been given the axe after British org’s slow start in RLCS.
Professional Rocket League coach and former World Champion Mike "Gregan" Ellis has been released from Guild Esports.

“Today we’re saying goodbye to our Rocket League coach, Gregan”, the org stated. “We wish Gregan all the best moving forwards.” Gregan had been a part of Guild ever since their debut in the car soccer scene back in July 2020.

“Thanks for all the support throughout my time at Guild”, Gregan concluded in a TwitLonger about his future. “I had hoped to nurture the next world champion team but it was not to be. Watch this space, I’ll be back and bigger things are coming.” 

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Gregan coached Guild to huge success during the RLCS X season. (Picture: Guild)

Coach Gregan is a veteran of the Rocket League scene. Active since 2016 and formerly a part of team REUNITED and Vitality, as coach, winning the World Championship in 2019 during the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) Season 7.

His release was made official on 8th November, only a week removed from Guild’s Director of Esports, Grant “GrantR” Rousseau’s comments where he spoke down on his own RLCS roster.

“I am absolutely and utterly embarrassed that we have failed to make Regional 2 in Rocket League”, Grant said in a now-deleted tweet.

The David Beckham-backed esports org had high expectations entering the 2021 RLCS season and it’s safe to say they have been far from meeting them two events into the campaign.

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The English coach took Renault Vitality to back-to-back World Championship Grand Finals. (Picture: @ZeeboDesigns)

Finishing the first regional event in the bottom eight and failing to qualify to the follow-up tournament, Guild felt like a change was needed to move forward in the highly-competitive European region.

Their RLCS X performance set the bar high, amassing over $100,000 in their first season and regularly reaching the latter stages of competitions including winning a regional championship.

The absence of a coach hasn’t proven detrimental to a squad as defending champions, Dignitas, parted ways with their iconic mentor John “Virge” Willis only months before regaining their spot atop of the old continent.

Let's see how Guild fairs off without coach Gregan as they try to bounce back in the Winter and Spring Split of the year-long Rocket League Championship Series.



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