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West Suffolk College to host series of esports industry talks, with guests including speakers from Guild, G2, Hitmarker, NUEL and more

West Suffolk College is hosting a series of esports days featuring a range of guest speakers from the industry. Speakers will give talks on esports careers, the skills needed in the space and their own backgrounds and experiences to help inspire students at the college’s Bury St Edmunds campus. Esports News UK has teamed up with West Suffolk College to help arrange the talks and run a few articles on their gaming activities and plans. Continue reading West Suffolk College to host series of esports industry talks, with guests including speakers from Guild, G2, Hitmarker, NUEL and more

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Guild win fifth major trophy as Fortnite player Hen takes first place in the FNCS EU final

British/Lithuanian professional Fortnite player Henrik ‘Hen’ Mclean achieved first place in the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) EU final yesterday. The player, representing UK esports organisation Guild Esports, took home home half of the tournament’s $300,000 top prize with his duo partner, Serbian player Aleksa ‘Queasy’ Cvetkovic. Guild Esports said in an announcement they were pleased to have won their fifth major trophy, with director of esports Grant Rousseau praising Hen on Twitter: You’re honestly insane @hentvv You sit as one of the greats in this game One more fncs and you sit as the greatest of all time Let’s get it! Continue…

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Guild Esports makes education move after posting a loss in its first full year of operations, wants to be ‘the largest provider of school-based learning for esports through 2022’

Guild Esports, the UK-based esports organisation linked with David Beckham, has outlined some new education-based plans in a new financial report published this morning. The company generated revenues of £1.9m during its first full financial year (from October 1st 2020 to September 30th 2021), but posted a loss before tax of £8.8m (up from £2.7m made the year prior). Guild’s non-executive chairman Derek Lew said the loss “reflects a major investment in operational infrastructure, esports teams, the Guild Academy, content creation and the development of Guild merchandising”, an investment that he says is “fundamental to Guild’s business model and long-term strategy”….

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Guild Esports reveals more info on new headquarters, academy and merch shop in London after signing 10-year lease, David Beckham says he’s excited by ‘the next important stage’ in growing the org

Shoreditch seems to be becoming a magnet for top UK-based esports organisations – Fnatic moved there in 2017, Excel in 2021, and now Guild Esports will be opening an office there. Today Guild Esports – the org backed by David Beckham – has announced it has signed a 10-year property lease for the creation of its global esports Guild Academy and corporate headquarters in London’s Shoreditch area. The almost 10,000 sq ft facility is located in London’s technology hub and will open in the second quarter of 2022, between April and June. Continue reading Guild Esports reveals more info on new headquarters,…

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Guild Esports announces its biggest ever sponsorship deal worth £4.5m with Bitstamp after reaching Valorant VCT EMEA 2022 Challengers, will soon open a London HQ

UK-based esports organisation Guild Esports has partnered with Bitstamp, one of the world’s longest-running crypto exchanges. Bitstamp has become Guild’s official cryptocurrency exchange partner with the signing of a three-year global sponsorship deal worth £4.5m. It’s the largest sponsorship deal secured by Guild Esports in its history and will generate annual revenues of £1.5m over the three-year period. It commences on January 29th 2022. As part of the agreement, Bitstamp will be given marketing rights and prominent exposure across Guild Esports’ team jersey and will also appear across social and digital content featuring the company’s pro players and content creators….

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Excel, Fnatic, Futwiz and Guild announced as FIFA 22 Global Series Masters teams playing in the Team of the Season Cup, FUT Icons shirts hit the UK high street

UK-based esports organisations Excel, Fnatic, Futwiz and Guild are among the elite 16 FIFA Global Series (FGS) Masters teams. FGS Masters teams are billed as the elite of FIFA esports, and were chosen by application, with tournament performance, major wins and consistency being the three most important criteria EA considered. These teams of two players are a part of the FIFA 22 Global Series, a selection of tournaments including the upcoming Team of the Season Cup, taking place from April 29th to May 1st 2022. Continue reading Excel, Fnatic, Futwiz and Guild announced as FIFA 22 Global Series Masters teams playing…

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Guild Esports and Samsung launch pop-up experience at Selfridges London featuring meet and greet with streamers Nihachu and Harrie

Samsung Electronics UK has teamed up with UK esports organisation Guild to host a pop-up experience at well-known department store Selfridges London. The Samsung Odyssey Gaming Corner will allow players to check out dual Odyssey Neo G9 curved wide-screen 55-inch monitors and play a range of games on them. The custom-built pop-up area will run from November 29th until the end of December 2021 in the basement at Selfridges. And on December 7th from 7pm to 9pm, popular Guild Esports content creators Nihachu and Harrie Silver will be battling it out live from the Samsung Odyssey Gaming Corner in Rocket League and Minecraft, as…

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Guild FIFA 22 Cup presented by Subway features a £1,800 prize pool, Golden Sub trophy and a final at London’s Odeon Luxe West End

The finals of the Guild FIFA 22 Cup presented by Subway will take place in London’s Odeon Luxe West End this weekend, for FIFA players in the UK and Ireland. The winner will be the first holder of ‘The Golden Sub’ trophy (pictured), designed by Hatton Garden-based mystery master-craftsman Johnny Hoxto. It’s been created from recycled and salvaged materials and the design captures the likeness of a Subway Footlong sandwich. Guild’s new tournament will also feature a £1,800 prize pool and players will have the chance to catch the eye of Guild’s professional esports coaches and be scouted by the…

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Gregan keeping his options open after departing Guild as Rocket League coach

UK Rocket League coach Mike ‘Gregan’ Ellis has tonight left his position as coach for Guild Esports’ Rocket League team. Gregan said in a Twitlonger post: “Thanks for all the support throughout my time at Guild. 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. “[I have] so much to be proud of whilst at Guild, being regional winner and multiple top four during RLCSX were amazing accomplishments, but seeing the players grow and develop is what I’m most proud of. Continue…

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Team Liquid qualify for Valorant Champions after beating Guild in EMEA Last Chance Qualifier final, brothers Scream and Nivera say it’s a dream come true

Team Liquid have qualified for the pinnacle of Valorant esports – Valorant Champions – after winning the EMEA Last Chance Qualifier this evening. They beat UK esports org Guild’s all-Swedish roster 3-1 in the grand final to progress to Champions. Guild made a strong lower-bracket run after being beaten 2-0 by Liquid earlier in the tournament, but despite a valiant effort to push the final match to a fifth game, couldn’t pull through. Continue reading Team Liquid qualify for Valorant Champions after beating Guild in EMEA Last Chance Qualifier final, brothers Scream and Nivera say it’s a dream come true

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Guild Esports move into Apex Legends with new team signing

UK-based esports organisation Guild Esports have announced their move into Apex Legends with the announcement of a new team roster. The Apex team is comprised of Slovenian player MaTaFe, Finnish player Silta and UK player Horizxon. The team will represent Guild for the first-time in the Apex Legends Global Series, which kicks off on October 16th 2021. The team was launched through an announcement unveiling MaTaFe, whose iconic red bandana was a central part of the launch video. Continue reading Guild Esports move into Apex Legends with new team signing

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Guild adds FIFA to academy, partners with one of the lowest-ranked Irish football teams in FIFA video games

UK esports organisation Guild Esports has announced a new strategic partnership with cult football team, Ireland-based Finn Harps FC – also known as Harps. Statistically one of the lowest-ranked teams in history when it comes to FIFA games, Harps will work with Guild Esports to increase Guild’s audience base in Ireland, and to encourage Irish FIFA gaming talent to join Guild’s academy, helping them become esports stars of tomorrow. Founded in 1954, Finn Harps FC is a member-owned community football club based in Ballybofey, County Donegal, at the club’s home ground of Finn Park. Continue reading Guild adds FIFA to…

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Guild Esports signs women’s Valorant team, Guild X

UK-based organisation Guild Esports has announced the signing of an all-women Valorant team. The new team, Guild X, comprises Vivian Mae Schilling ‘Roxi’ (DE), Yağmur Gündüz ‘Smurfette’ (TUR), Anastasiya Rival’evna ‘Glance’ (RUS), Benfakir Sophia ‘Kim’ (FRA) and team captain Klaudia Beczkiewicz ‘Cinnamon’ (USA). All five players, who previously competed as Project X, have signed one-year contracts with an option to renew for another year. They will receive an annual salary and performance incentives. The team recently won the Women in Games Valorant Community Cup. Continue reading Guild Esports signs women’s Valorant team, Guild X

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UK orgs to take part in new $100,000 Rocket League WePlay Esports Invitational

WePlay Holding has announced its first Rocket League tournament, launched with the support of Psyonix, and a couple of UK esports organisations are participating. The WePlay Esports Invitational tournament will take place online from September 16th to 19th 2021 featuring a total prize pool of $100,000. From the UK, Guild Esports, who recently signed the Young STEM Personality of the Year as an ambassador, and Semper Esports, who who recently rebranded from Top Blokes, will be taking part. Continue reading UK orgs to take part in new $100,000 Rocket League WePlay Esports Invitational

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Guild Esports Academy signs 13-year-old entrepreneur and Young STEM Personality of the Year as ambassador

UK-based esports organisation Guild Esports has signed talented young individual Callum Daniel as an ambassador for its academy programme. 13-year-old Callum Daniel is the founder of iCodeRobots, which is based out of Loughborough University London and is designed to give children of all backgrounds and income levels the skills to build and code robots. Callum founded this initiative when he was seven years old. Since then he has been awarded the 2021 global Young STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Personality of the Year from the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and is a recipient of the 2020 Diana Award,…