Popular CS:GO Analyst Joins David Beckham’s Esports Organization as a Consultant

Published 11/15/2020, 8:54 AM EST


Popular CS:GO analyst Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields announced a flabbergasting update via Twitter. Thorin has reached an agreement with David Beckham’s Guild Esports to help the organization build a CS:GO roster from scratch.

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The agreement came when the British organization announced its decision to step into CS:GO. Guild came into existence in 2019 and already has a Rocket League, FIFA, and a Valorant roster.

Thorin has been a venerated esports journalist since 2001. He is also an indispensable member of the CS:GO community, emanating years of hard work and experience.

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Even though he has a strained relationship with some eminent players because of his outspoken personality, his understanding of the game makes him an asset to Guild.

David Beckham’s Guild Esports on the road to building a powerful CSGO roster

The 37-year-old analyst took to Twitter to reveal that he will join hands with Guild to build a top tier CSGO roster.

He said, “I will help Guild develop their model for building the team and advise on players and staff I think appropriate to aid them in establishing themselves as a significant force in this part of the industry.

By bringing Thorin into their fold, Guild has followed in the footsteps of Cloud9, who brought in HenryG after announcing a complete roster revamp.

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Cloud9 hired HenryG as a General Manager because of his extensive knowledge of the game. He has made some intriguing decisions since then in the hope to build an invincible roster after a run of disappointing performances.

It is possible that Guild Esports might look forward to competing in Europe. However, it is also possible that the British organization might be eyeing North American talent after 100Thieves departed. Several South American player cards are also on the table for Guild to choose from.

This is primarily because a majority of the teams have opted for a restructuring of their respective rosters, leaving a lot of talented players without a team. We have little idea about what developments are taking place behind the scenes.

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However, it is possible that we might see Guild Esports take part in the next edition of Flashpoint.

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Nakul Ahuja

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Nakul Ahuja is an Esports author at EssentiallySports. He has spent 11 years doing theatre and is currently preparing for his Master's degree in Journalism. Along the way, he hopes to rake in money as Ninja does.

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