It has been announced that one of the top Fortnite players has signed to David Beckham's new esports team Guild Esports.
Tier 1 Pro Signs To Guild Esports
Guild Esports has announced today that Tai “TaySon” Starčič has signed to the organization.
The Slovenian player is one of the top pros in Fortnite today, having won over $224,000 in prize earnings.
Tayson won back to back FNCS tournaments in Chapter 2 Season 3 and 4.
In Chapter 2 Season 3, he won the Europe FNCS tournament as a solo competitor, taking home $80,000.
Then in Chapter 2 Season 4, he teamed with FaZe Mongraal and Liquid's Mitr0 to win the Europe FNCS tournament once again as a trio, beating out top teams such as BenjyFishy, Mr Savage and LeTsHe, as well as World Cup 2nd place player Wolfiez and his team of K1nzell and Crr.
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In a statement, Guild Esports announced the signing saying,
"Fresh off winning the trio grand finals at the latest FNCS, TaySon will join Guild’s existing Fortnite stars, Flikk, Hen and Anas, as the team continues their track as the EU’s top team - recently taking January’s Cash Cup trio! Having already seen TaySon competing against our current roster in our charity Lockdown Ladder event, we’re excited to see their success as a combined unit!
At only 16 years old, he already has tournament winnings totalling over $224,000 across 28 events, and has a combined social following of over 1m across Twitter, Instagram, Twitch and Youtube. Check out what Grant Rousseau, Guild’s Director of Esports, and Tayson had to say about this exciting announcement."
Tayson will make his tournament debut as a member of Guild this weekend as the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 FNCS tournament kicks off, with the event concluding on March 14th when the next trio is crowned the greatest trio in the game.
Will Tayson go back to back to back and make history in the FNCS tournament?
Speaking about the signing, Tayson said,
“I’m really proud of how far I’ve come and to be ranked as the number one player in Europe - now I’m ready to take the next step with Guild. I’m determined to make myself into an even better player with the help and support of my new team, and bring home trophies for Guild. You’ll be seeing us take over the league tables again soon, so you better keep watching!”
FNCS Season 5 Schedule
Fortnite Season 5 FNCS tournament kicks off on Thursday, February 4th.
Epic Games has released the schedule for the tournament.
- Qualifier 1: February 4-7
- Qualifier 2: February 11-14
- Qualifier 3: February 18-21
- Bye Week: February 25-28
- Semi-Finals: March 5-7
- Reboot Round: March 12 & 13
- Finals: March 12-14
Viewers on Twitch will be able to earn FNCS-themed Fortnite items, including a Spray and Emoticon.
Make sure your Epic account is already linked to Twitch and that you’re watching a drops-enabled channel.