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The Guard

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[e][h]The Guard
Team Information
In-Game Leader:
Approx. Total Winnings:
Upcoming Matches
TGRD The Guard
Oxygen Esports OXG
March 24, 2023 - 23:30 UTC
Upcoming Tournaments
VALORANT Challengers 2023: North America Face Off
Mar 22 - 31

The Guard is an American organization formed by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment to represent their esports brand.



Player Roster[edit]


Active SquadActive Squad
IDNameJoin Date
United States valyn Captain
Jacob Batio
Join Date: 
2021-11-05 [1] [13] [21]
United States neT
Michael Bernet
Join Date: 
2021-11-05 [1] [14] [21]
Canada JonahP
Jonah Pulice
Join Date: 
2021-12-13 [4] [16] [21]
United States trent
Trent Cairns
Join Date: 
2022-01-17 [6]
United States tex
Ian Botsch
Join Date: 
2023-01-09 [21]


Former PlayersFormer Players
IDNameJoin DateInactive DateLeave DateNew Team
United States psalm
Harrison Chang
Join Date: 
2021-11-05 [1]
Inactive Date: 
2022-01-17 [6]
Leave Date: 
2022-10-25 [20]
South Korea Sayaplayer
Ha Jung-woo
Join Date: 
2021-12-14 [5]
Inactive Date: 
2022-09-21 [17]
Leave Date: 
2022-10-22 [19]
T1T1 T1



ID Name Position Join Date
South Korea Seowulf Myungjun Seo Team Manager 2021-11-22 [3]
United States JoshRT Josh Lee Head Coach 2023-01-09 [21]
South Korea vkimm Violet Streamer 2022-07-21 [8]
United States P0PPIN Streamer 2022-09-01 [12]
United States Slastt Streamer 2022-09-01 [12]


Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Inactive Date Leave Date New Organization
United States mCe Matthew Elmore Coach 2021-11-12 [2] 2022-09-21 [15] 2022-10-17 [18] Cloud9 Cloud9 (Head Coach)
Serbia qpert Mateja Mijovic Assistant Coach 2022-07-26 [9] 2022-08-29 [11] Team Liquid Team Liquid (Analyst)
United States PROD Connor Moran Streamer 2022-03-23 [7] 2022-08-02 [10]



Historical Logos[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Guard (2021-11-05). "The first three to stand guard" (in English Speaking English).
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Guard (2021-11-12). "The next piece of the puzzle has arrived" (in English Speaking English).
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Guard (2021-11-22). "Join us in officially welcoming our Valorant Team Manager" (in English Speaking English).
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Guard (2021-12-13). "Welcome our newest Valorant player to The Guard" (in English Speaking English).
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Guard (2021-12-14). "Welcome Sayaplayer to The Guard" (in English Speaking English).
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 The Guard (2022-01-17). "Time to expand the squad Join us in welcoming @trentFPS (formerly known as Habib) to The Guard for Stage 1 of VCT!" (in English Speaking English).
  7. 7.0 7.1 The Guard (2022-03-23). "Join us in welcoming @ProdCM_ to The Guard!" (in English Speaking English).
  8. 8.0 8.1 The Guard (2022-07-21). "A star in-game and out, @vkimmxo is the real deal! Please join us in welcoming our newest Content Creator, Vkimm, to The Guard!" (in English Speaking English).
  9. 9.0 9.1 The Guard (2022-07-26). "Please welcome our VALORANT Assistant Coach, @qpert999, as he joins us for the remainder of this season!" (in English Speaking English).
  10. 10.0 10.1 The Guard (2022-08-02). "Today we are mutually parting ways with our friend @ProdCM_. We wish him all the best as he undertakes a new journey in streaming." (in English Speaking English).
  11. 11.0 11.1 qpert (2022-08-29). "My contract with @TheGuard ended and now I'm back to playing in EU".
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 The Guard (2022-09-01). "You've seen the swing, now it's time to meet the masterminds: @P0PPINVAL and @Slastt. From Slastt's vision to P0PPIN's execution, expect 𝗯𝗶𝗴 things from this powerhouse duo in and out of the game. Please join us in welcoming them as our newest Content Creators!" (in English Speaking English).
  13. 13.0 13.1 valyn (2022-09-21). "With the news that @TheGuard was declined for Riot Partnership, they’ve allowed me to seek partnered team opportunities.".
  14. 14.0 14.1 neT (2022-09-21). "With the news that @TheGuard was declined for Riot Partnership, they’ve allowed me to seek partnered team opportunities.".
  15. 15.0 15.1 mCe (2022-09-21). "Disappointed but thankful for how special my year was. I'm allowed to look at offers however I intend to stay with @TheGuard & build on our success. I think it says something we were even considered amongst these teams for being such a young org. TY to everyone behind the scenes.".
  16. 16.0 16.1 JonahP (2022-09-21). "Restricted F/A - I play every agent in the game at an international level, true primary flex. LF partnered opportunities.".
  17. 17.0 17.1 Sayaplayer (2022-09-21). "Restricted F/A I play dualists and I am confident that I will play at a high level of skill. I can play other agents as needed too.".
  18. 18.0 18.1 The Guard (2022-10-17). "Please join us in saying thank you to mCe as we part ways today." (in English Speaking English).
  19. 19.0 19.1 The Guard (2022-10-22). "Today we say thank you & farewell to @Sayaplayer as he transfers to @T1." (in English Speaking English).
  20. 20.0 20.1 psalm (2022-10-25). "Thankful to @TheGuard for the opportunity.".
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 The Guard (2023-01-09). "Please welcome Coach @JoshRTz and our newest addition @texerino as they join @valynfps, @trentFPS, @JonahP_, and @neT_valorant!" (in English Speaking English).