Guild Esports has signalled its entry into a third esport, after FIFA and Rocket League, signing of all-Swedish Valorant roster 'Bonk'.
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The roster which consists of Yacine "Yacine" Laghmari, Malkolm "bonkar" Rench, Leo "Leo" Janneson, Filip "Goffe" Gauffin ‘Goffe’ and former CS:GO pro William "draken" Sundin.
The roster were one of the best performing unsigned teams in Europe finishing in the top two In the Ignition Series' LVL Clash 2 and Mandatory.gg
The team’s inaugural competition under the Guild Esports banner will be the Riot run First Strike which is set to start in November.
Yacine spoke of his excitement after signing with Guild Esports:
“Guild is an organisation with big ambition that is on a path to achieve great things and I’m proud to be a part of that. I’ve always been an ambitious player and want to create a legacy that will last.
Our team has already proved itself at a top level and now the goal is to become world champions.”
It marks a leveling up of Guild Esports competitive ambitions and will go some way to silencing those that have questioned David Beckhams role in the organisation and their floatation on the London Stock Exchange following the raising of over £20m.
Five full-time salaried players is a significant cost and one that will dwarf the amounts they pay to keep their Rocket League and FIFA players employed and shows a commitment to hardcore esports that some questioned their stomach for.Guild's Rocket League team is one of the best in Europe. (Picture: Guild Esports)
Speaking in a statement to announce the signing Carleton Curtis, Executive Chairman at Guild, said:
“Joining the Valorant community is a perfect step for Guild and we are delighted to expand into the new exciting and emerging esports space."