Guild Esports Announce Entry Into CS2 With Bad News Eagles Roster Signing
Guild Esports has introduced their latest team roster for Counter-Strike, revealing the newest members of Bad News Eagles
Consisting of Genc ‘gxx-’ Kolgeci, Flatron ‘juanflatroo’ Halimi, Sener ‘SENER1’ Mahuti, Dionis ‘sinnopsyy’ Budeci, and Rigon ‘rigoN’ Gashi, the Bad News Eagles surprised the world when they became the first team from the Albanian-Kosovar region to reach a Major qualifier in 2022. They’ve continued to make waves by competing at and qualifying for the Legends stage in three Counter-Strike Majors in Antwerp, Rio, and Paris, earning a grand total of $96,000 in prize winnings for 2023 alone.
Formerly known as the Bad News Eagles, the team will now represent Guild Esports, equipped with a talented backroom staff including head coach Jonatan ‘Devilwalk’ Lundberg, assistant coach Kevin ‘Krystal’ Amend, analyst Kieran ‘KayJay’ Playfair, and manager James ‘BanKs’ Banks. The organization has also brought on Banks to serve as a consultant, providing crucial support for the team.
Since their competitive debut in 2020, the team, with humble beginnings in Kosovan net cafes, have experienced tremendous growth, gaining a substantial following on various social media platforms. With combined followers totaling over 546,000 across Twitter, Twitch, and Instagram, their rise has become a modern-day Counter-Strike success story, capturing the attention of fans worldwide.
As the world of Counter-Strike plunges into the future with the release of Counter-Strike 2 (CS2), Guild Esports is committed to further supporting the team’s ascent. Ground+Air, a performance and wellbeing consultancy, will be providing specialized coaching and education through a cutting-edge ‘Elite Performance Programme’ curated to enhance in-game performance combined with overall wellbeing.
A New Chapter
With the launch of CS2, Guild Esports made the strategic decision to strengthen their position within the world of Counter-Strike. The CEO of Guild Esports, Jasmine Skee, highlighted the positive trajectory of the Bad News Eagles roster as an inspiration, indicating a mutual vision with the organization. Skee emphasized Guild’s commitment to providing holistic support to help the team achieve their peak potential in CS2
Jonatan ‘Devilwalk’ Lundberg, the Head Coach for Guild Eagles, commended Guild’s commitment to the team’s success, highlighting their dedication to aligning with the team’s goals and providing unparalleled support, making Guild Esports the ideal platform for the team.
Guild Esports will extend the ‘Elite Performance Programme’ to all teams under its banner. The comprehensive initiative will consist of one-on-one coaching combined with team development workshops hosted by performance experts from a diverse range of industries including education, elite sports, business, and esports.
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