Guild Esports will launch academy in 2021

Albert Sheng • May 1, 13:02

Esports has become quite a sensation in the past years, with dozens of online games that have official teams and tournaments. Many people and companies invest in esports as the revenue continues to skyrocket

Manchester United’s manager is the new co-owner of an agency that represents pro gamers. They are taking on the following games: 

  • Fighting games – Street Fighter, Killer Instinct, etc. 
  • MOBA – League of Legends, Dota 2, Smite, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, etc.
  • First-person shooter games – CS:GO, Overwatch, Valorant, Doom, etc.
  • Racing games – Formula One, iRacing, Trackmania, etc.
  • Real-time strategy games – Warcraft III, StarCraft, etc.
  • Sports games – FIFA, NBA 2K, Rocket League, Pro Evolution Soccer, etc.
  • Card games – Hearthstone, Magic: The Gathering Arena, etc.
  • Other games – World of Tanks, Pokemon, World of Warcraft, Clash Royale, etc.

Betting on esports has become very popular as more talent-filled organizations enter the scene. Various bookmakers offer this type of betting. For example, you can bet on esports with Betfred, which is one of the UK’s most popular bookmakers. There are many online bookies available, who offer customers attractive welcome bonuses, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding where to bet on esports.

What is Guild and what do they do?

Guild is a new London-based organization that is co-owned by the popular former football star David Beckham. They launched recently in June 2020 and they have professional teams in four popular online games, Fortnite, Valorant, Rocket League, and FIFA. In the upcoming year, they will introduce more teams that will represent them across several other games.

Guild Academy launch in 2021

One of Guild’s upcoming projects is to launch an Academy, which according to some can become the biggest event in UK Esports. The Academy itself will be in two main forms, an online portal and a “physical athlete-development system,” inspired by David Beckham who also worked closely with the development team during its creation.

Guild will not only attract global talent but also provide mentorship and professional training as well. The training system includes nutrition guidance, psychological support, physical exercises, and coaching in specific fields.

The Guild Academy is set to launch this quarter and they have inspiring business models and tactics, which is unusual compared to other esports organizations around the world. The Guild Academy also plans to transfer or sell some of their players, which reminds us of regular sports, like football, where players are sold and transferred two times each season.

Guild plans to focus not only on their professional athletes but on their online presence and image. The Academy won’t only be used as a talent pool, but also as a social experience and a community for all gamers.

Guild’s director of esports is Grant Rousseau and they also hired some exciting talent recently, like Nikita “Nihachu” Sembowski as a content creator, which has helped to increase the viewership of the Guild network to more than ten million. She is a Twitch streamer who has a total of 5.5 million subscribers across multiple platforms, including Instagram, YouTube, Twitch, TikTok, and Twitter. 

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