Team

Lourlo

Lourlo

Samson Jackson | Top

Lourlo plays Top for the Golden Guardians. The youngest of three boys, he started playing League of Legends against his brothers at age 13. He started his professional career in the NACS on Storm and CLG Black. He then made his LCS debut on Team Liquid where he replaced longtime veteran Diego “Quas” Ruiz. Working with two other rookies, he helped bring the team to finish in 4th place in his first split. Now at the Golden Guardians, he’s ready to finally make this year, the Year of Lourlo.

Contractz

Contractz

Juan Garcia | Jungle

Contractz plays Jungle for the Golden Guardians. As the youngest member of the team, he graduated high school a year early, so he could focus on his professional League of Legends career. He went on to play his rookie season with Cloud9 in the 2017 NA LCS and helped bring Cloud9 to Finals in his very first split. He was also named Rookie of the Split for the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split. Now at Golden Guardians, he looks to continue growing his career post-Cloud9 with his former teammate Hai.

Mickey

Mickey

Son Young-min | Mid

Mickey plays Mid for the Golden Guardians.

Deftly

Deftly

Matthew Chen | AD Carry

Deftly plays AD Carry for the Golden Guardians. He was a standout player at Riot’s first ever Scouting Grounds, where ESPN Esports named him their “AD Carry Player to Watch” in November 2016. He began his professional career on eUnited in the 2016 NACS and will be making his LCS debut this season with the Golden Guardians.

Matt

Matt

Matthew Elento | Support

Matt plays Support for the Golden Guardians. Matt joined Team Liquid Academy in May 2015, appearing in multiple tournaments including the Challenger Series Summer Qualifier. He started 2016 on Team Liquid Academy and helped the team remain undefeated and then joined Team Liquid when all academy members were available as active substitutes to make his LCS debut. Now on Golden Guardians, he is also reunited with former team members, Locodoco and Lourlo.

Academy Team

Zig

Zig

Derek Shao | Top

Zig plays Top for the Golden Guardians Academy team. Derek is one of the few players that has been playing professionally since Season 1 of competitive League of Legends. His previous teams include Team Dignitas, Team Curse, Team Liquid, Phoenix 1, and most recently OpTic Gaming. His career highs include 3rd at the 2012 MLG Summer Championship, 1st at HTC Ascension, and 3rd in the 2017 NALCS Spring Playoffs.

Potluck

Potluck

Nicholas Pollock | Jungle

Potluck plays Jungle for the Golden Guardians Academy team. He began playing League of Legends in Season 4 and began playing professionally last year. Potluck was formerly on the Challenger team eUnited working under world champion Dandy.

Bobqin

Bobqin

Boyuan Qin | Mid

Bobqin plays Mid for the Golden Guardians Academy team. He began playing League of Legends in Season 1, and finished every season with multiple accounts in challenger. During his time at UBC he dominated the collegiate scene, winning the 2015, 2016 Riot uLoL campus series. Deciding to take a break from school, he was picked up by Cloud 9's Challenger team, and eventually joined eUnited as a sub prior to joining the Golden Guardians Academy team.

Benji

Benji

Benjamin deMunck | AD Carry

Benji is the AD Carry for the Golden Guardians Academy team. Benji hails from Maple Ridge, BC, Canada. After multiple attempts to win the opportunity to play in the League Championship Series, Benji (formerly known as LOD) got his first full-time opportunity with Team Envy, where he and the team placed 3rd in the 2016 NA Regional Finals. He most recently played with Team Dignitas in Summer 2017. After a short hiatus in Spring 2018, he's geared up and ready to go for the Summer 2018 Split.

Sheep

Sheep

Jamie Gallagher | Support

Sheep plays support for the Golden Guardians Academy team. Jamie previously took a split off to spend time in his hometown of Niagara Falls. He was best known for his play on the champion Thresh during his time on teams Curse Academy, Team Coast, Cloud 9 Tempest, and most recently Tempo Storm.