Team

Hauntzer

Hauntzer

Kevin Yarnell | Top

Hauntzer plays Top for Golden Guardians. He is well-known for leading Team SoloMid in securing three titles in a row--the first in LCS history--with his dominant performance. Following this performance he was among the five pro players selected to be a part of the North American All-Star team. With all of his veteran experience, Hauntzer is now ready to help lead the Golden Guardians.

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.

Froggen

Froggen

Henrik Hansen | Mid

Froggen plays Mid for Golden Guardians. Having been a professional League of Legends player since Season 1, he has been a part of many well-known teams including but not limited to: Evil Geniuses, Alliance, Elements, Echo Fox, and Origen. Coming off a break year he spent streaming, Froggen is ready to return to success with the Golden Guardians with his vast knowledge of the game that he has accumulated during the past decade.

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.

Olleh

Olleh

Joo-Sung Kim | Support

Olleh plays Support for Golden Guardians. He has played in a total of four different competitive regions: LCK (South Korea), CBLoL (Brazil), LMS (Taiwan), and LCS (North America). Dedicated to mastering the game, he has managed to reach Rank 1 in the Brazilian, Taiwanese, and North American League of Legends servers. Just like the backwards spelling of his name, he is excited to help the Golden Guardians greet more team victories with a friendly “Hello.”

Academy Team

Darshan

Darshan

Darshan Upadhyaya | Top

Darshan plays Top for Golden Guardians Academy. He is well known for being the Top Laner for Counter Logic Gaming, as he has spent over half a decade holding down the top lane for his team. With all of the knowledge he has accumulated throughout the years, Darshan will help grow and foster the young talents of Golden Guardians.

Hard

Hard

Anthony Barkhovtsev | Jungle

Hard plays Jungle for Golden Guardians Academy. Most recently, Hard played for Team Liquid Academy during the 2018 Spring and Summer split and helped them secure a playoffs position in both splits by clinching first place in the regular season during the Spring split and second place during the Summer split. Still a young player, Hard looks to continue to develop his talent while playing for Golden Guardians Academy.

Palafox

Palafox

Cristian Palafox | Mid

Palafox plays Mid for Golden Guardians. He was scouted into OpTic Academy after placing first on his team during 2017 North American Scouting Grounds. Palafox will continue to develop as a pro player by learning and gaining experience here at Golden Guardians.

FBI

FBI

Victor Huang | AD Carry

FBI is the AD Carry for Golden Guardians Academy. Scouted from the Australian league (Oceania Pro League), he most recently helped lead his team to a 1st place finish both during the regular season and during playoffs. Having played professionally for barely over 2 years, he showed great talent and promise as a young player during MSI 2019. He is now ready to continue the momentum and dominate his games for Golden Guardians Academy.

Huhi

Huhi

Jae Hyun Choi | Support

Huhi plays Support for Golden Guardians Academy. Having played on Counter Logic Gaming for the majority of his time as a professional player, he is reunited and working alongside with his former teammate Darshan, and is ready to support the young talents. Although he was famously known for being able to play the champion Aurelion Sol like no other, he’s here to switch things up at the Golden Guardians by making a role swap in his career from playing Mid to Support.