Guild Esports has announced it is entering Valorant. The fully Swedish team, formerly known as Bonk, will consist of William “draken” Sundin, Filip “Goffe” Gauffin, Yacine “Yacine” Laghmari, Leo “Leo” Janneson, and Malkolm “bonkar” Rench. The first three are transitioning from CS:GO, while bonkar came over from Paladins.
EU Valorant on the rise with Guild Esports
The new Guild roster looks promising going into the First Strike tournaments after their second-place finish at the LVL Clash 2 Tournament. They were considered one of the best unsigned teams in Europe and, now that they have an organization to back them up, should only become more dangerous.
“Valorant is one of the most dynamic esports out there and being in Guild’s first Valorant roster is an exciting opportunity,” says Yacine. “I’m looking forward to playing my part in the future of Guild and the team. [It is] is an organization with big ambitions that is on a path to achieve great things and I’m proud to be a part of that. Our team has already proved itself at a top-level and now the goal is to become world champions.”
Carleton Curtis, Executive Chairman at Guild, is also confident, stating that Valorant is destined to become a major esport due to Riot’s excellent development and support. They also intend to venture into other games as the organization continues to expand. After already signing Rocket League and FIFA teams, Guild is steadily growing in the esports space, and it looks like it’s only a matter of time that we’ll see Guild as a mainstay in the industry. Whether that’s as a power house or a mid-table team, however, remains to be seen.
As a UK organization with David Beckham as its face, Guild Esports has so far only signed European players and teams, and it stands to reason that that trend will continue going forward.
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