Guild Esports PLC

Guild wins first major esports trophy

RNS Number : 3803S
Guild Esports PLC
16 March 2021
 

Press Release

 

16 March 2021

 

 

Guild Esports PLC

("Guild Esports" or "the Company")

 

Fortnite players win first major European Championship

Valorant team wins place for Masters final

 

Guild Esports (LSE: GILD), a global team organisation and lifestyle brand, is pleased to announce that it has won its first major trophy after its four Fortnite pro-players achieved first, second and eighth positions in the prestigious Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) European Grand Finals on 13-14 March 2021.

 

Guild Esports' Henrik Mclean ('Hen') won first place as part of a three-man squad; Nikolaj Andreas Frøslev ('Flikk') and Anas El-Abd ('Anas') came second as members of another trio; and Tai Starčič ('TaySon') secured eighth place.

 

The final standing meant all four members of Guild's Fortnite roster finished in the top ten which enabled Guild Esports to clinch its first European trophy. The combined winnings of the four players came to $260,000.

 

The results have cemented Guild Esports at the top of the European Fortnite Power Rankings where it has held this position for the last two months. Hen, Flikk, and Anas have subsequently auto-qualified for next season's European Grand Finals.

 

Guild Esports is also pleased to announce that its Valorant roster has secured one of the six spots in the finals of the Valorant Masters EU Tournament taking place on 21 March 2021 after winning their elimination match last weekend. They will be contesting a total prize pool of $150,000.

 

Carleton Curtis, Executive Chairman, said: "In just a few months, Guild has established itself as a credible new force in esports performance. Our Fortnite team were brilliant throughout the FNCS tournament and have emerged as the top-ranked roster in Europe, which is an outstanding achievement. Our other teams are also going from strength-to-strength and the Valorant roster's strong performance in the Masters has put them within grasp of a major title victory.

 

"Our team success provides our pro-players with significant prize money and more importantly will ramp-up our global fanbase and tribal loyalty to the Guild brand. We have established great momentum and look forward to delivering world-class performances from all our teams in the future."

 

For further information please contact:

 

 

Guild Esports


Carleton Curtis

Executive Chairman

Kal Hourd

Chief Executive

Neil Thapar

Investor Relations

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+44 7876 455 323

Tennyson Securities


Corporate Broker

Peter Krens

 

+44 207 186 9030

Zeus Capital


Corporate Broker

John Goold

 

Benjamin Robertson 

 

+44 203 829 5000

Tancredi Intelligent Communication

Media Relations


Salamander Davoudi

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Emma Valgimigli

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Helen Humphrey

[email protected]

 

 

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+44 7727 180 873

 

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About Guild Esports:

Guild Esports PLC is a global fan-focused teams organisation and lifestyle brand that fields professional players in gaming competitions under the Guild banner. Our in-house training academy aims to attract and nurture the best esports talent, and our goal is to provide the ultimate entertainment experience alongside a distinctive lifestyle brand authentic to the esports community worldwide. Guild is led by an experienced management team of esports veterans and co-owned by David Beckham. The Company is headquartered in the UK and its shares are listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange (ticker: GILD). Please visit www.guildesports.com for more information.

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