Well-known former footballer David Beckham decided to join the e-sports industry. He is now a co-owner of Guild Esports, which focuses on the Rocket League, FIFA, and Fortnite disciplines. The company is based in the UK and will use the traditional academic model. The most promising players will be united in Guild Esports, which will be brought to the professional level by experts. And the scout team will search for new talents.
Beckham will be assisted in managing the eSports organization by Carleton Curtis, a former Activision vice president who resigned to participate in a new project.
By the way, Beckham is far from the first player in e-sports. Ruud Gullit owns Team Gullit, Gareth Bale is a co-owner of Ellevens Esports, Mesut Ozil promotes his company M10, and Ronaldinho launched R10 Esports last October. Interest in this industry is quite logical, because the global e-sports market is currently estimated at $ 1.1 billion. By 2023, an increase of 42% is expected to reach $ 1.56 billion.