Guild Esports, the UK-based esports organisation co-owned by David Beckham, has announced a star-studded line-up for its first Super Stream Sunday.
This is billed as an online gaming festival taking place on Sunday March 28th from 5pm to 10pm GMT on Twitch and YouTube. It will see headline names compete alongside Guild’s roster of pro gamers and content creators.
The news comes as Guild Esports sign a major two-year sponsorship deal with fast food chain Subway.
The stream will be broken into hour long segments, each with a different host and guests.
Starting the line-up is Tom Grennan and Conor Maynard. Tom is fresh off the back of a first number one album, two singles in the UK top 40 and a string of sellout shows announced across the UK. Conor is a well-known performer, most recently seeing success on YouTube and being granted a Diamond play button for 10 million subscribers.
Self-confessed FIFA fanatic Tom will not only be testing his skills alongside Guild’s pro FIFA player Niklas Raseck, but he’ll also be competing with grime artist Yizzy.
Yizzy continued his rise to fame last year with his track ‘Grime’ with JME, and also made a track for Guild to mark the launch of its first lifestyle apparel line.
Meanwhile, Conor will be battling it out for Rocket League bragging rights alongside leading streamers and entertainers Randolph and Nathan Dawe. Rapper Randolph is known for his passion for all things gaming, while Nathan most recently collaborated with Little Mix on the hit ‘No Time For Tears’.
They’re joined by Talia Mar, who will take part in the variety gaming segment of the show as an established singer, YouTuber and rising streamer. Alongside her will be rapper and cultural icon Big Zuu, who has recently taken his talents outside of the studio and into the kitchen with his first book launch and the TV program ‘Big Zuu’s Big Eats’.
Hosting the variety session will be Guild’s very own Gee Nelly, leading streamer and content creator and founder of the Nelly Nation. Gee is best known for her variety gaming streams and interaction with her loyal followers. Also taking part in the session will be a host of other creators, including Harrie, SnowMixy & Niki Nihachu. Niki’s success in the scene has seen her gather nearly 1.5 million followers on Twitch.
Meeting them there will be leading entertainer and streamer Harry Pinero. Harry will have to keep up with Guild’s EU Fortnite team, who recently saw success at FNCS, as he tests his shooting aim in the Fortnite section.
Guild has also today announced the signing of Jannis ‘JannisZ’ Matwin, winner of the most recent FNCS tournament, alongside current Guild athlete and new teammate Hen.
JannisZ becomes the fifth member of Guild’s Fortnite team, joining Tai ‘TaySon’ Starčič, Nikolaj ‘Flikk” Frøslev, Henrik “Hen” Mclean and Anas “Anas” El-Abd. He will be competing under the Guild banner in all upcoming European and international Fortnite tournaments, starting with FNCS Chapter 2 Season 6 on April 22nd.
Yizzy commented: “No one is doing things like Guild at the moment. They recognise how culture crosses over and comes together – from gaming, to music, to entertainment. I’m looking forward to testing my gaming skills against some of the best players in esports, and linking up with other talented performers.”
Danny Lopez, director of brand & content at Guild, added: “It’s been a dream of mine to create a festival style extravaganza that showcases all of Guild’s talent, and merges all aspects of youth culture: music, sport and entertainment.
“Super Stream Sunday brings that dream to life, enabling us to share entertainment with people from all different backgrounds & interests through the power of gaming.”
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.