November 15, 2023
Guild Esports has unveiled its new Counter-Strike roster, known as the Guild Eagles team. The team, consisting of Genc ‘gxx-’ Kolgeci, Flatron ‘juanflatroo’ Halimi, Sener ‘SENER1’ Mahuti, Dionis ‘sinnopsyy’ Budeci, and Rigon ‘rigoN’ Gashi, made history as the first-ever team from the Albanian-Kosovar region to reach a Major qualifier. They have competed in three Counter-Strike Majors and earned $96,000 in prize winnings in 2023 alone.
The Guild Eagles team will be supported by a highly respected backroom staff, including head coach Jonatan ‘Devilwalk’ Lundberg, assistant coach Kevin ‘Krystal’ Amend, analyst Kieran ‘KayJay’ Playfair, and manager James ‘BanKs’ Banks. This team has gained a dedicated following with a combined social media following of over 112,000 on Twitter, 297,000 on Twitch, and 137,000 on Instagram.
Guild Esports has partnered with Ground+Air, a performance and wellbeing consultancy, to provide a specialized coaching and education program for the CS2 roster. This program, called the 'Elite Performance Programme,' will focus on both in-game performance and out-of-game wellbeing. Guild Esports plans to deploy this program to all their teams, both established and developmental.
Jasmine Skee, CEO of Guild Esports, expressed excitement about the team's future in CS2 and their partnership with Ground+Air. Head coach Jonatan ‘Devilwalk’ Lundberg also shared his enthusiasm, stating that Guild Esports aligns closely with the team's goals and provides the necessary support for them to compete at their best.
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