London-based organisation Guild Esports have made a couple of big announcements over the past few days.
New Rocket League signing as Scrub Killa departs
Guild, backed by David Beckham and valued at £41.2m on the London Stock Exchange, have made some changes to their Rocket League and CSGO strategies.
Today they have announced that English Rocket League player David ‘Deevo’ Morrow has joined their Rocket League roster, replacing outgoing Scottish player Kyle ‘Scrub Killa’ Robertson.
The news comes as part of Guild’s various tryouts during the trade window, ahead of the RLCS X Winter Split.
Two months ago, Guild and Scrub Killa received a warning after the Scot was found in breach of rules around team comms. Scrub Killa had joined the voice chat of caster Adam ‘Lawler’ Thornton during a professional match, as originally reported by Dot Esports.
Mike ‘Gregan’ Ellis, Rocket League coach at Guild, commented: “We would like to thank Scrub for his contributions to Guild and our fans in the most recent split, and wish him all the best with his professional Rocket League career.
“We are excited to work with Deevo going forward. In tryouts, Deevo naturally fit with ThO and Noly having had loads of experience playing at the top, and has fantastic communication skills.
“Despite having a long career in Rocket League, I can see that Deevo still has room to grow as a player and I think Guild is the perfect place for him to develop his skills. I was at Season 3 Worlds when Deevo picked up the trophy, and I look forward to him accumulating many more whilst at Guild.”
Carleton Curtis, Executive Chairman at Guild, added: “Deevo is a world-class pickup that will lead to world championships. We couldn’t be more excited for this team to hit the ground running in the Winter Split.”
Deevo said: “I’m extremely excited to start my future with Guild and I hope to help bring them great success in the Rocket League esports scene. I’m accompanied by two world-class players and I’m sure we’ll achieve great things as a team together. The staff here have been extremely welcoming and our coach, Gregan, will help guide us to be the best team in Europe.”
Guild enlist services of Thorin as they target CSGO success
Guild have entered into a partnership agreement with British esports journalist and CSGO expert Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields.
The organisation have previously outlined their plans to enter CSGO and will no doubt hope Thorin can help put a top team together.
Thorin published the following information on the consultancy agreement with Guild:
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.