Guild Esports has recently announced its first EA FIFA Esports signing, with Niklas Raseck joining the team ahead of the release of FIFA 21 in October. Guild have attracted a significant amount of interest, partly due to the fact that their co-owner is one David Beckham, with the signing of a world class player such as Raseck only likely to intensify such attention.
Who is Niklas Raseck?
Niklas “NRaseck” Raseck is a 21-year-old German who already has three FIFA World Cup appearances to his name. As a result, he is one of the most recognisable FIFA players on the scene today, with his No.2 ranking on Xbox FIFA 20 demonstrating just how highly he is regarded. Raseck has also achieved the second largest prize earnings in FIFA 20, with Guild having beaten off interest from elsewhere to secure his services.
Raseck already has a major trophy to his name after winning the FIFA 20 Champions Cup Stage II, with the German having gained a reputation for his consistency. The youngster is already working hard to be on top of his game by the time FIFA 21 is released, with new team Guild having developed a training program that will work on both his physical and mental fitness.
The German’s last outing for Rogue came in the FIFA 20 Summer Cup Series EU, where he was eventually beaten by Levante’s Maestro in Round 4, a tournament that was won by Ollelito for Ninjas in Pyjamas.
Can Guild Make an Instant Impact?
The academy program developed by Guild means that they have a pipeline of talent in the UK already, while the arrival of Raseck is the first major international signing in which they have made. The Esports team already have industry leaders in place to teach players the skills required, while their association with former Manchester United and Real Madrid legend Beckham will certainly not hurt. The arrival of Raseck came after Guild has announced the entirety of their Rocket League roster, demonstrating that they are looking to compete on a global level.
Should Raseck be able to replicate the form in which he has shown for both Bochum and Rogue over recent years, Guild could well be in business, with prize money for the FIFA Grand Final’s now sitting at over $500,000, helped by viewing figures of over 47 million last year. The youngster eluded to the impact in which Beckham had upon his decision to join Guild, stating “David Beckham was also a factor in my joining Guild as he is a testament to what dedication in sport can achieve. I’m very ambitious and my goal is to win a World Cup.”