UK-based organisation Guild Esports has won its second major trophy, after its Rocket League team achieved first-place in the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) EU Spring Regional.
This took place on April 15th to 18th 2021 and saw Guild Esports’ Rocket League players Thomas ‘ThO’ Binkhorst, Joseph ‘Noly’ Kidd and David ‘Deevo’ Morrow secure first place.
They defeated Aether in the finals (who also featured UK player eekso), with a continuous peak Sunday broadcast of over 100,000 viewers on Twitch. The prize winnings of the team came to $30,000.
Guild say the results have cemented them as one of the top European Rocket League teams, and they have securing their place at the next two major Rocket League competitions: the RLCS Season X – Spring: European Major, taking place on May 15th and 16th, with $100,000 up for grabs.
And then there’s the RLCS Season X – European Championship, taking place from June 16th to 20th, where the top six teams in Europe will be competing for a $400,000 prize pool.
Carleton Curtis, Guild Esports executive chairman, said: “Guild Esports continues to go from strength to strength and this latest result has confirmed our Rocket League team to be one of the best in Europe and a true EU championship title contender.”
Grant Rousseau, director of esports, added: Our commitment to a top tier holistic approach to performance continues to pay off. Guild Esports has secured its second trophy in quick succession, after Guild’s victory at the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS), we are excited to see the progress Guild as a whole is making and I’m confident there’s many more trophies to come.”
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.