Guild makes a huge Fortnite score by landing number-one ranked star TaySon

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England’s upstart Guild Esports Fortnite squad has suddenly got a whole lot better with the signing of a young megastar. The British esports team has landed no less than Tai “TaySon” Starčič, a 16-year-old Slovenian. Starčič is Fortnite’s number-one ranked player in Europe.

As the best of the best, Starčič has made a lot of money in a short period of time. Since bursting onto the Fortnite scene in 2019, he’s has amassed over US$200,00 in career earnings. Major accomplishments have included back-to-back solo and trio wins in the Fortnite Champion Series in 2019 and 2020.

As if that’s not impressive enough, Starčič isn’t just a heavy hitter in the Fortnite arena. His status as one of the best esports athletes in the business has amassed him over a million followers on Instagram, Twitch, YouTube, and Twitter.

In landing Starčič, Guild Esports director Grant Rousseau said in a release, “2020 was a landmark year for Guild Esports and Fortnite, with our talented roster dominating the competition to make us the current number 1 Fortnite team in the EU. Signing TaySon shows that we have no plans to slow down in 2021—we’re ready to take things to another level and cement our position as the Fortnite team to beat. We’re the squad to watch out for this year, and we’re ready for our rivals to try to catch us”.

Starčič will make his Guild debut this Friday (February 5) in the FNCS season qualifier. Among those likely to be watching will be David Beckham, the English soccer legend who is one of the lifestyle and gaming organization’s founders. Just as Starčič is Fortnite’s number-one ranked player, Beckett was

In a statement that suggests he’s not only excited about joining the fledgling esports organization, but is feeling like he’s on top of his Fortnite game, Starčič said this: “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!”

Mike Usinger once took the better part of two years to finish Grand Theft Auto. Over the course of his career he has written about everything from eSports to music to movies to travel.

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