David Beckham takes off in eSports
David Beckham takes off in eSports
It seems to be “the perfect moment”! Having already held stakes in Salford City and Inter Miami, British national hero and international superstar David Beckham is now also involved in eSports and is starting a new business. At Guild eSport he is now making the next multi-million dollar investment. The company is committed to players including to train in Fortnite, FIFA and Rocket League.
David Beckham’s investment in the newly created London-based eSports company Guild eSports amounts to a total of 27 million euros. “I know that determination lives in our eSports people today, and we at Guild have a vision of setting a new standard and supporting these players in the future,” said the 45-year-old at a press conference. “Throughout my career I’ve been lucky enough to work with players who are at the forefront of their game, and I’ve seen firsthand how passionate and committed it is to play at this level, and we’re committed to bringing young talent through our academies Finding and promoting systems, and I look forward to helping our Guild Esports team grow. ”
Fergus Purcell, der schon durch seine Arbeit mit der Street- und Skatewear Marke Palace in Erscheinung getreten ist, wird die Entwicklung der Marke übernehmen und als Leiter des Teams zeichnet Carleton Curtis verantwortlich. Curtis war zuvor schon bei den eSport Organisationen Red Bull und Activision Blizzard in leitender Funktion unter Vertrag. Das Ziel der Organisation aus London ist es, Scouts zu finden und zu beauftragen. Sie sollen weltweit die geeignetsten und fähigsten Gamer ausfindig machen, um sie dann im Anschluss „… von professionellen Coaches weiter ausbilden und fördern zu lassen.“ Damit orientiert sich die Organisation an einem klassischen und traditionellen „Akademie-Modell“.
Guild eSport ist stolz auf Beckhams Engagement
Frontman Carleton Curtis explains: “The meteoric rise of the esports shows no signs of slowing down and this is the perfect moment for guild esports to enter this exciting market. We have built an experienced management team and I am proud to have David Beckham as a co-owner of this company as his popularity and years of experience in developing highly functional sports teams are in line with our core strategy of building the best esports teams in his class. ” He goes on to say: “At Guild eSport, David will make a significant contribution to the design of the coaching program implemented at our academies. We welcome his valuable mentoring and the inspiration he gives the younger generation of athletes. ESport is already one of the most popular spectator sports in the world World and will continue to grow worldwide Guild eSport is looking forward to playing a major role in the future of this growing community. ” An insider says: “It is great to see that Beckham is now also involved in eSports, considering that he has been intensely involved in sports all his life and is now increasingly involved in eSports. The concept of Guild eSport is interesting and it is clear that there is a lot of trust in the company. Everything else will be seen in the next few years. ”
One of the 100 most influential personalities worldwide
This is how the news magazine Time titled the former English national football player, two-time world footballer of the year (1999 and 2001) and today’s football official, who was included in the “List of the 125 Best Living Footballers Worldwide” in 2004 by none other than Pelé. As ex-team captain of the English national football team, David Beckham was the only English player to score in three World Cup tournaments.He started his professional career at Manchester United in 1992 at the age of 17 and quickly became a key player in the team. In 1999 he won the English triple with ManU, which consisted of the national championship, the title of the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup. In 2003 he moved to the Spanish club Real Madrid, in 2007 to LA Galaxy, who have since loaned him out to Arsenal and AC Milan, and in 2013 he signed with Paris Saint-Germain and ended his professional career in the same year at the age of 38.
Beckham: from model to official
Since the end of his professional career, he quickly became a very successful advertising ambassador and also made a name for himself as a model. But that wasn’t enough for the smart man from London. Ex-Spice-Girl Victoria’s husband, with whom he has been married for more than 20 years and has three children, is among others also co-owner of a group of investors who founded the Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami (Inter Miami CF, or Inter Miami) – a major league soccer franchise company that started playing this year. The club is based in Miami, Florida. In addition to David Beckham, the ownership group also includes the British TV and music producer Simon Fuller, the Bolivian-American chairman of Sprint Corporation Marcelo Claure, the Japanese Masayoshi Son, CEO of the media and telecommunications group SoftBank, and the brothers José and Jorge Mas, which the construction company MasTec owns. The Spanish name of the club is intended to underpin Miami “cosmopolitan status”, which embraces all “… cultures and communities” and also recognizes the “… internationality, diversity, creativity and spirit” of the metropolis. Diego Alonso was hired as the first chief coach in franchise history and with his team played the first competitive game on March 1 this year at the Banc of California Stadium, which Inter Miami lost 0-1 to Los Angeles FC.