The global team organization Guild Esports’ newest roster will be a top-tier, all-women team that will compete in Valorant.
What can fans expect from the new roster
The roster for the new team, named Guild X, comprises players who already were competing under the name Project X. All five players in the roster have signed one-year contracts with an option to be renewed for another year. The players will receive an annual salary as well as performance initiatives. The roster line-up will be:
- Vivian Mae “Roxi” Schilling (Germany)
- Yağmur “Smurfette” Gündüz (Turkey)
- Anastasiya “Glance” Rival’evna (Russia)
- Benfakir “Kim” Sophia (France)
- Team Captain Klaudia “Cinnamon” Beczkiewicz (USA)
With Guild X, Guild Esports now boast five rosters of high-achieving professional esports athletes. As Project X, the team had a strong track record of success, most recently winning the Women in Games Community Cup.
The newly established team’s first competition under the Guild Esports banner will be the VCT Game Changers EMEA, the first ever all-women’s Valorant tournament. VCT Game Changers EMEA will run from September 27th to October 3rd, and will aim towards helping create more opportunities for women in esports. VCT Game Changers EMEA’s first events will be open-qualifiers featuring up to 64 teams that will compete for a share of the €20,000 prize pool per tournament. The final event of the series will be held from November 15th to November 21st, with a total prize pool of €50,000.
What the new team means for Guild Esports
The establishment of Guild X brings the total number of active professional athletes on Guild Esports’ roster across all titles to 18. Guild Esports already have active rosters in Fortnite, Rocket League, FIFA and Valorant, and they have earned major trophies across these titles including the Fortnite Championship Series and the Rocket League Championship Series.
“We are incredibly proud to welcome our first all-women team to Guild. Ensuring that women have a route to inclusion and progression in the industry is important for the future of the esports ecosystem as its mainstream appeal grows and global brands seek to reach its growing and diverse audiences. Fostering inclusion in esports is part of Guild’s founding vision and our academy approach is a key part of making that happen, we look forward to working with partners that share our vision for esports as an inclusive haven”Kal Hourd, Chief Executive, Guild Esports
When talking about Guild X, team captain Cinnamon stated that when they first started looking for an esports organization, they wanted somewhere that would take them and their development as competitors seriously. She shared that they had received total reassurance from Guild Esports on that point, and they would be able to create a legacy under their banner. She added that they were excited not only about Guild’s commitment to the roster, but also to the future of the Valorant esports scene in addition to the organization’s plans of inspiring more and more gamers to join the scene through their Guild Academy.