Guild Esports secures top 4 finish at UK-stacked RLCS X Winter European Major, targets NA investors with new stock listing

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UK esports organisation Guild Esports today secured a top 4 finish at RLCS X’s second European Major – a Rocket League tournament packed with UK talent.

After dropping to the losers’ bracket early in a tight 2-3 loss to Dignitas in their first series, Guild rebounded in the lower bracket, clinching narrow wins over Team Queso, Galaxy Racer and Oxygen Esports respectively.

But the roster, consisting of British players Joseph ‘noly’ Kidd and David ‘Deevo’ Morrow, alongside Dutch teammate Thomas ‘ThO’ Binkhorst , was eventually defeated in the losers’ semi-finals by top European team Vitality.

The news comes as Guild outlined its intentions to allow North American investors to trade its shares on the OTCQB Venture Market. This will be separate to Guild Esports’ listing on the London Stock Exchange.

“We would like to make Guild available to US markets in order to gain access to a broader investor base and enhance our visibility in North America, where many of our potential sponsors and fans are based,” said Guild’s executive chairman Carleton Curtis.

What else happened at the Major?

The Major was stacked with UK players, teams and organisations. Rix.GG, a British org who recently acquired the former Redemption roster, joined fellow UK org Endpoint in an unfortunate round 1 exit.

However, another UK team – Top Blokes – made it to the losers’ quarter-finals by beating fellow full-UK roster Team Singularity 3-1.

Top Blokes have had a strong season so far (they had the second most RLCS points in Europe going into the Major), but fell in the losers’ quarters to Guild’s eventual slayers, Team Vitality. 

But the UK made an appearance in the final thanks to Dignitas’ newest roster addition: UK player Jack ‘ApparentlyJack’ Benton.

The side lost to BDS in the winners’ final, then again to Vitality in the losers’ final in a painstakingly close 4-3 series.

There were 11 total UK players in starting line-ups for the Winter Major (not including subs) – about 30% of the tournament total and more than any other nationality. 

The UK recently overtook France as the most-represented nation in Rocket League’s RLCS.

The seemingly infallible all-French Team BDS won the Major, beating Vitality in the grand finals 4-3.

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