David Beckham and Gareth Bale capitalise on global potential of esports | Sport

In the video, figures clad in hoodies move through an octagonal tunnel, lit by flashing red and blue lights. The camera pans across their faces, eyes narrowed in concentration, arms folded in unison. Stylised computer script spells out their names: Scrub Killa, ThO, Noly, Gregan.

This is the Rocket League team at Guild, an esports company part-owned by David Beckham; the first of its much anticipated star line-up to be made public. The eldest of the four is the coach, who is 22 years old. The rest are teenagers.

Guild made the headlines last week when it was announced that it would float on the London stock market in the hope of raising £20 million, the first esports franchise to do so. A spokesman said

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