Guild Esports, David Beckham’s venture into esports, has signed the former Singularity squad of Kyle “Scrub Killa” Robertson, Joseph “Noly” Kidd, and Thomas “Tho” Binkhorst. The three played under Singularity in the RLCS until the organization released the roster earlier this week when Guild bought out the contracts. The team will be coached by Mike “Gregan” Ellis, who coached Scrub in his successful seasons on Renault Vitality.
Will Guild Esports have a chance at the next Rocket League World Championships?
There’s no denying that Scrub Killa is a world-class player. The young Scot has played in just two RLCS World Championships and reached the grand final in both, winning one and losing the second by just a single goal. His teammates, however, have just one season of RLCS under their belt and finished in seventh place. The team is looking stronger since then, however, and Scrub is a very good addition to Guild Esports. Scrub himself is confident:
“The goal for [Guild Esports] is to try and win every single match and tournament we can and always perform to the best of our ability. We want to reach the top, and I really feel this is the team that can achieve this, and be the best in the world.”
RLCS Season X begins next week
The next season of RLCS is set to begin next week, starting with the open qualifiers and followed by the main event at the weekend. Guild Esports is already qualified for the main event by being an RLCS Season 9 team, and will be joined by 22 new teams throughout the week to complete a total of 32. The week after, we’ll find out who takes the lead in the ladder when the first regional event wraps up and the first points are awarded for the final placement in the tournament.
The overhaul means there won’t be a league system anymore, but a series of events and Majors, which culminate in an annual World Championship. No longer will teams have two shots a year at becoming world champion. Come next year, it’s all or nothing for these teams, with a prize pool to match it.