Famous soccer legend David Beckham is investing in Guild Esports and is now a company co-owner.
Guild Esports is a UK-based Esports company that is currently developing teams for popular Esports games such as Fortnite and Rocket League. The esports company also aims to establish academy programs for young esports participants, with David Beckham assisting in providing coaching and mentorship.
“I know that determination lives in our esports athletes today and at Guild, we have a vision to set a new standard, supporting these players into the future,” said Beckham. “We are committed to nurturing and encouraging youth talent through our academy systems and I am looking forward to helping our Guild Esports team grow.”
Beyond his investment in Guild Esports, Beckham is also co-owner and president of MLS club Inter Miami FC. The soccer player also owns a media production company, Studio 99, which he launched in 2019.
Additionally, Guild Esports is attempting to raise $30 million. Aside from Beckham’s investment, Blue Star Capital is also an investor in Guild Esports, currently holding 11.7 percent of company shares. Of course, Guild Esports isn’t the only business in the industry raising funds. In March, Ignite Tournaments raised $10 million for its mobile play-to-earn esports platform, while Loco, an esports and game streaming platform, raised $42 million.
In other esports news, the construction of esports facilities is on the rise. PWR is launching a virtual Esports facility in Fortnite. The virtual facility will act as a hub for the company and allow it to test the building design before constructing a physical facility in the real world. Likewise, India-based Esports team, GodLike, recently revealed its new esports center, which includes dedicated streaming rooms and an arena. Additionally, customer experience company Teleperformance recently unveiled its new esports center, where it plans to hold employee tournaments.