London-based Guild Esports has announced the signing of British/Lithuanian professional Fortnite player Henrik ‘Hen’ Mclean.
Guild says the 15-year-old already has made an incredible entrance into the Pro Fortnite scene, having achieved notable success by finishing in the top three this year in Fortnite’s EU Encore and DreamHack events.
He also finished ninth in the FNCS (Fortnite Champion Series) Trio Finals.
Hen has won over $100,000 in tournament prize pools to date. He’s the youngest player to join Guild.
This announcement follows Guild’s signing of another Fortnite player, Flikk, last month, which marked the org’s entry into Fortnite.
Hen and Flikk are no strangers to teaming up, having recently competing together in a number of Fortnite matches ahead of the signing.
Once again, Guild spoke about winning trophies in the press release announcement.
Guild said ‘the introduction of Hen will help the team bring home trophies in 2021’s Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS)’.
Grant Rousseau, Guild’s director of esports, commented: “To compete in the pro Fortnite scene, you need top talent and an endless amount of skill. With the addition of Hen to our roster, we have made another bold move in the creation of a truly impressive team. We are eager to put our growing team to the test.”
Hen added: “I’m really excited to work with Guild, with players I have been following before I started in my professional career. It’s been great to meet a team with the same determination that I feel, and I can’t wait to show off my skills and compete as a member of 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.