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

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.

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.

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.