Guild Esports and Sky launch Street Fighter tournament, announce entry into esport

Guild Esports and Sky launch Street Fighter tournament, announce entry into esport

Image credit: Guild Esports

British esports organisation Guild Esports and telecommunications company Sky have joined forces to host a Street Fighter tournament.

The organisation has also announced its expansion into the popular fighting game series and will field a roster of professional players.

The Guild Esports Street Fighter roster consists of a range of European talent including UK player Reneil ‘JoKer JoKeZ’ Landell. According to a release, the expansion into Street Fighter aims to ‘create new revenue-generating and audience growth opportunities.’

To mark the expansion, Guild Esports and Sky will host the ‘Sweat Room,’ a Street Fighter tournament where players will compete in a heated room. The tournament will be used by the organisation to scout aspiring players with one of the competitors eventually added to the Guild’s Street Fighter team roster.

Guild Esports has noted that

The participants in the tournament have been selected by the organisation’s team of coaches and scouts, with the goal of finding promising non-professional Street Fighter players in the UK.

Guild Esports and Sky are no strangers to hosting esports tournaments. In August 2023, the two parties hosted a grassroots women’s Rocket League event for teams looking to go pro. Moreover, Sky will be leading hosting duties and the social media campaign promoting the Street Fighter event.

In recent months, Guild Esports has continued to expand into other esports titles. In August 2023, it raised funding to enter men’s Counter-Strike and in June 2023, the organisation partnered with sim racing peripherals manufacturer Fanatec to open a sim racing facility within the organisation’s headquarters.

Jasmine Skee, CEO of Guild Esports, spoke on the expansion: “Street Fighter is an immensely competitive game with a vibrant and devoted community. We have been closely monitoring its esports scene for a long time, and we believe now is the perfect moment to enter our own professional team.

“Street Fighter offers a completely new audience and future revenue-generation opportunities for Guild, where we will maintain our high standards of professional excellence and intend to compete at the highest level.”

Jonno Nicholson

Jonno is a Freelance News Writer for Esports Insider and has been part of the ESI team since 2019! His interests include the rapid rise of sim racing and its impact on the wider industry.

Full Story »


Leave a Comment

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

More in News

Oil protest disrupts Tekken 7 tournament at EGX, sparks online backlash

While two of the best British Tekken 7 players were ...

Katsumi leaves VALORANT Game Changers to pursue mixed-roster Challengers qualification

One of the most accomplished players from the North American ...

Everything announced in Minecraft Live, from Star Wars DLC to mob vote winner

Minecraft Live, developer Mojang's annual livestream celebration of Minecraft, has ...

TFT player leads the pack for esports streamers across mid-2023

Many esports competitors’ footprint extends beyond tournaments or qualifiers, with ...

The Van Gogh Museum will not restock that Pokémon card amid safety concerns

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has confirmed that it ...

Trending on Esport Chronicle

Diablo 4 itemization a ‘failure’—players frustrated over Unique item drops

Diablo 4 players are criticizing the game’s itemization system, complaining ...

Elon Musk Crashed a Cyberpunk 2077 Recording Session With 200-Year-Old Antique Gun in Hand

The highly anticipated Cyberunk 2077 Phantom Liberty expansion will soon ...

VALORANT players are finding all kinds of Sage wall boosts on new map Sunset

Sunset, the newest map to hit the VALORANT map pool, ...

Honkai Impact Aetherium Wars Guide: How to Solve All Snowshine Lamp Puzzles

The Snowshine Lamp Puzzles in Honkai Star Rail are part ...

Diablo IV Update Brings More Class And Boss Changes

Diablo IV, the third-biggest game of 2023, just got a ...