Official Press Release
Saturday, 21st November 2020: Guild Esports is excited to announce its latest signing and debut Fortnite professional athlete, Denmark-born Nikolaj ‘Flikk” Frøslev.
Flikk was picked up as a free agent, and is being on-boarded as Guild’s first ever Fornite pro-player. Guild is highly confident that Flikk will be a strong addition to the organisation, representing Guild at upcoming Fortnite tournaments including the 1M Super Cup this weekend. Flikk is the first of several Fortnite player announcements which the company will make in due course, and supports Guild’s ambition to pave the way as the world’s leading Fortnite esports team and win multiple championships in the process.
Flikk currently ranks in the Top 20 Fortnite pros in Europe, with a history of achievements and wins, most recently finishing 3rd in the FNCS (Fortnite Champion Series) Trio Finals in November this year. His tournament prize winnings to date accumulate to over 100K US dollars.
Guild’s launch into Fortnite will introduce the company to new audiences and enhance its social reach with the esports’ highly engaged digital audiences. Flikk has a combined social media following of 237,900 across his social channels, comprising 35,800 followers on Instagram, 60,800 YouTube subscribers, 67,200 followers on Twitch, and 74,100 on Twitter.
Carleton Curtis, Executive Chairman at Guild said, “We are extremely proud of our latest signing with Flikk, and can’t wait to see what he brings to the table as our inaugural Fornite pro-player. This signing marks another exciting move for Guild as we expand into a new esports discipline with Fornite and its enormous player base of over 350 million registered players.”
Flikk added, “Guild is the perfect fit for me, and I’m determined to continue building on Guild’s success, and my own personal achievements. The Guild organisation has been really welcoming and helped me settle in, and I’m eager now to get started and focus on my performance.”
About Guild Esports
Guild Esports (Guild) is a new, global esports business headquartered in London and co-owned by David Beckham. Launched in June 2020, Guild’s ambition is to build a culture of excellence, not only with its team of professional athletes, but also around its brand and digital presence. Celebrating and harnessing the diverse and tribal loyalty of sports enthusiasts worldwide, Guild currently fields professional teams across Rocket League, FIFA, Valorant & Fortnite and is set to enter several more esports disciplines over the next year.
Core to Guild’s strategy of developing a best-in-class esports team, is its establishment of a unique, UK-based talent pipeline for esports athletes, based on the traditional sports academy model. Youth talent will be coached and mentored by industry leaders to enhance their skill sets for professional competition. A lifestyle apparel line with graphics designed by renowned, London-based artist Fergus Purcell is now available to buy, further enhancing the Guild brand identity.