Guild Esports Officially Signs Valorant Roster

by in Valorant | Oct, 21st 2020

Guild Esports is an org we’ve talked about a lot lately. Recently we spoke about their mystery sponsors, as well as other money deals. How about we discuss actual esports? This is the first roster signings we’ve seen since the Rocket League team, and it’s for a game that’s a bit more relevant. Guild Esports now officially has an all-Swedish Valorant roster. Not that Rocket League isn’t relevant, especially now that it’s free-to-play, but Valorant’s the biggest, newest esport on the block.

Guild Esports has picked up a team formerly known as Bonk, and it sounds like they’re ready to show the world what they can do.

Paladins and CSGO Stars Come Together

That’s right, Paladins. A game many overlook because of Overwatch. That’s another discussion for another day. One of the members of Guild Esports’ Valorant roster is Malkom “bonkar” Rench, who is a former Paladins player. Many of the skills picked up from the hero shooter should transfer over nicely. From the CSGO scene, we have William “draken” Sundin, Filip “Goffe” Gauffin, and Yacine “Yacine” Laghmari. Finally, there’s an up-and-comer in the 16-year old Leo “Leo” Joanneson. Known as “The Young Gun,” he’s gained a fair amount of notoriety in his early successes.

“Valorant is one of the most dynamic esports out there and being in Guild’s first Valorant roster is an exciting opportunity,” Yacine said. “I’m looking forward to playing my part in the future of Guild and the team. [It is] is an organization with big ambitions that is on a path to achieve great things and I’m proud to be a part of that. Our team has already proved itself at a top-level and now the goal is to become world champions.”

Yacine is a top-tier CSGO player and has since made his way into Valorant. He’s going to bring some awesome plays as this team comes together, we think. Since the squad was already together on Bonk, we feel it will be easy to see synergy and playmaking.

Draken and Goffe are also tier-one CSGO players and will bring a great deal of skill and experience to this Valorant squad. Valorant will undoubtedly be a major esport, even if Riot Games hasn’t discussed it much yet. Riot is incredible when it comes to development and support. Plus, we can see how big the League of Legends Championship Series has become.

We have yet to see what this team can do together since coming under the Guild Esports banner, but there’s a lot of promise in these players. We’ll have to keep our eyes on the various Valorant invitationals and see where they wind up placing!


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