Guild Esports Enters Valorant, Signs Team Bonk

Posted on October 22, 2020

Guild Esports, the UK based global esports organisation backed by David Beckham have made their first foray into Riot’s tactical FPS Valorant. This is the third team and game to be supported by Guild Esports, they already field teams in Rocket League and FIFA

They have signed an all Swedish team. The group had previously operated under the name Bonk and were not signed to any organisation.

  • bonkar: A former Paladins pro-player and founder of the original team, he is considered as one of the first pro Valorant players in Sweden and one of the top players worldwide
  • Yacine: A former CS:GO pro who retired in 2018 but signed up with Bonk in July of this year to compete in Valorant
  • draken: Another former CS:GO pro who made a name for himself in CSGO competing for Ninjas in Pyjamas and Fnatic.
  • Goffe: Yet another former CS:GO pro who competed in Valorant tournaments as an amateur until he was picked up by Bonk
  • Ziz: The youngest player on the team at only 16 years old, he is nicknamed “The Young Gun” and this will be his first entry into the professional scene.
Draken made a name for himself playing with NIP and Fnatic
Image Credits | DreamHack

Before being signed by Guild Esports, Bonk made a name for themselves as one of Europe’s premier Valorant squads, finishing second in five tournaments. Now that they have joined the organisation, they will compete in the upcoming First Strike Tournament, the first official championship event hosted by Riot Games.

In a statement, Carleton Curtis, the Executive Chairman at Guild Esports commented, “Joining the Valorant community is a perfect step for Guild and we are delighted to expand into the new exciting and emerging esports space. Valorant is destined to become a major esport with global reach and deep fan bases and it benefits from the prestige of being developed by best-in-class publisher Riot Games. With these signings, Guild has established itself as a multi-disciplinary esports business and we are looking forward to fielding rosters in new games as we continue to scale and invest in our business utilising the war chest we raised in our IPO.”

It clear that Guild Esports is positioning itself to become a major global esports organisation, and the team will certainly be one to watch in the future. If the Valorant team’s previous results are anything to go by, Guild Esports is looking like one of the favorites for the upcoming championship.



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