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Guild Esports Signs An All-Female Rocket League Team

Guild Esports has announced the signing of an all-female Rocket League roster on Monday, September 26, 2022.

Guild Esports has announced the signing of an all-female Rocket League roster on Monday, September 26. This is the second all-female team Guild Esports will field, following the acquisition of a Valorant roster, Guild X.

More Opportunities For Women In Esports

Guild Esports, in conjunction with Sky UK, has vowed to focus on creating more opportunities for women in esports and have delivered on the promise this Monday, announcing a new all-female Rocket League roster.

The Sky Broadband’s exclusive partnership with Guild was announced shortly after before Guild unveiled a new Rocket League lineup, displaying the plans of Guild Esports and one of Europe’s leading media.

As revealed, Guild and Sky committed to “supporting and developing the gaming community,” focusing on three core areas:

  • Women in gaming – providing greater opportunities for women in the esports industry.
  • Driving esports performance – leading the way in player performance and best practice coaching developments.
  • Engaging audiences – bringing esports to Sky customers with exclusive competitions and experiences across all of Guild’s titles.

Chief executive of Guild Esports, Kal Hourd, said that the esports organization is pleased with the partnership with Spy UK, as one of the companies to sponsor Guild Esports after it went public on the London Exchange. With Sky UK joining Guild Esports, the British esports organization is now sponsored by eight companies, including Sky UK, Subway, Coca-Cola, and HyperX.

“We are incredibly proud to welcome Sky to Guild Esports and be the first major partnership for Sky in esports. Sky is a media, entertainment and connectivity powerhouse that will help drive Guild to the highest levels of performance in competitive esports globally,” said Rory Morran, Director of Global Partnerships at Guild.

“This landmark partnership is built on a shared vision for success and a commitment to driving the esports sector forward through initiatives powering women in gaming. Not only does this partnership represent Guild’s successes to date and plans for the future, but it’s also a testament to the values that sit at our core.”

Expanding On The Success Of the Valorant Team

Guild Esports signed its first all-female esports roster in September 2021, when the organization acquired the former Project X roster. Its inaugural female Valorant roster featured Vivian “roxi” Schilling, Yağmur “Smurfette” Gündüz, Anastasia “Glance” Anisimova, Sophia “Kim” Benfakir, and Klaudia “klaudia” Beczkiewicz.

Although Guild X went through many roster changes since, the core of klaudia, Smurfette, and roxi has remained intact and was recently joined by Anja “aNNja” Vasalic and Neslisah “nes” Demir in April and August 2022, respectively.

In its first year, Guild X struggled to achieve much success, as they failed to impress at VCT 2021: Game Changers EMEA Series 1 and Series 2, finishing in ninth-16tth and fifth-sixth place, respectively. But things changed in the final Series, where Guild X finished as runners-up, behind only G2 Gozen.

Guild X kept the wind in their sails as it entered the 2022 season. And even though they’ve not won a single title, the team has impressed with their showings, finishing inside the top three in all five events they’ve attended.

That includes runner-up finishes at VCT 2022: Game Changers EMEA Series 1 and Series 2, Birds of Prey – Episode 3, and MEDUSA Series, and a third-place finish at AverageJonas Tournament Series – Nordic Nations Cup.

Ahead of the year’s final Series, Guild X are the currently second-highest rated female Valorant team in the EMEA region, with 65 points to their name, ten behind G2 Gozen and 25 ahead of the third-placed NAVI Celestials, which sits them in the arms reach of qualifying for Game Changers Championship.