- Guild Esports launches its dedicated Guild Academy to train young talent into flourishing professional video gamers
- The organization will start with courses in Fortnite and Rocket League and transition to FIFA and Valorant
- Guild Academy will offer very low monthly subscription fees and focus on a personalized approach inspired by sports
David Beckham’s co-owned agency Guild Esports is launching a dedicated esports training academy which is inspired by traditional sports and will focus on developing player skills to a professional level.
Guild Esports to Offer Training to Video Gamers
The dream of becoming a professional video gamer is one we all share and Guild Esports, a competitive video gaming agency co-founded by soccer player David Beckham, is trying to make this a reality through the launch of a dedicated Academy, which will aim at exactly that.
With throngs of video gamers out there looking for the opportunity to become the next high-ranking and respected player in their chosen field of competition, professional training units are only now starting to gain momentum, and wellbeing is admittedly a greater focus in competitive video gaming.
Whether they academies work will also be put to a test at a time when esports is undergoing vast transformation with the goal of creating more competitive and successful players. The idea behind Guild Academy is simple – empower those aspiring professionals who want to compete neck-and-neck with the best in their field.
Guild Academy will focus on offering training to any player who is over the age of 11 and looking to hone their skills in competitive video gaming. The concept of training hubs for esports players who want to compete professionally is gathering momentum.
Guild Esports’ initiative will focus on Fortnite and Rocket League training, but it will transition to other games. Since Guild was represented in both the FNCS European Grand Finals and RLCS EU Spring Regional, the organization feels prepared to provide players with training in those two specific titles.
However, the Academy already announced plans to expand its training courses to FIFA and Valorant before the year is out, and this is good news for anyone looking to start competing in Riot Games’ fantasy shooter, which is going to hold its first international event in Reykjavik in May 24.
Guild Esports will take a comprehensive approach to teaching players and help them progress in each respective competitive ecosystem, offering various exercises and a detailed analysis of their gameplay performance.
Onboarding Parents on the Journey to the Summits of Esports
There will be individualized and personalized challenges, says the Academy, and all beginners and intermediate players will be taught in a peer-to-peer settings with the monthly subscription fees set remarkably low at $7. Players will be able to access a selection of tutors, tools and training programs that no other unit online offers presently, says Guild Academy.
Not only that but Guild Esports wants to involve parents as often the players it will be targeting will be underage. As a result, the Academy wants to build awareness among parents who may be worried that their children’s ambition is to become a professional gamer.
There have been “robust policies” put in place to make sure that the training environment is friendly, nurturing and encouraging.
In many ways, Guild Esports will seek to replicate the sports programs out there that are already showing successful results. Academy director Joe Sutton said that he was excited to create a “special and unique” academy model that will truly help players and give them a unique edge over their peers.
“We’ll be working to provide each player the tools to reach their gaming potential, while also setting them up with life skills. This is just the beginning, and we’re excited for the future of the academy,” Sutton added.
Much of the current Guild Academy plans have been inspired by mainstream sports programs that are now making a debut in the competitive video gaming space. The trend will keep on as organizations care and look for their players’ best interests.