Golden Guardians

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Golden Guardians
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Team Information
Org LocationUnited States United States
Region
NA
 North America
Head CoachNick "Inero" Smith
History
Created2017-11-20
Social Media & Links
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Current Roster
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Golden Guardians is an American esports organization operated by the NBA team Golden State Warriors.

History

2018 Season

Spring Split

Golden Guardians was one of four new teams awarded a slot in the newly franchised LCS. The roster for their first split consisted of former Team Liquid top laner and support Lourlo and Matt, former Cloud9 jungler Contractz, veteran mid laner Hai, and rookie AD carry Deftly, with former TSM and Liquid coach Locodoco. They were the only team in the 2018 Spring Split to have a roster consisting solely of North American players, but were also predicted to be a bottom tier team partly for that reason. These predictions proved prescient once the season began, as Golden Guardians were the last NALCS team to record a win to start the season, and finished the first half 1-8. Locodoco was also fired by the team after only two weeks of play, allegedly due to making inappropriate remarks to a female Riot employee, and was replaced by assistant coach Akiri. The team did show some improvements in the second half of the season, recording wins over the stronger Team Liquid and Echo Fox, but failed to reverse their early season misfortunes, finishing tenth with a 4-14 record, well out of the playoff picture.

Timeline

  • 2018
  • 2017

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends Joined
NA
United States Hauntzer Kevin Yarnell 1Top Laner 2020-11-17 2018-11-29
NA
United States Contractz Juan Arturo Garcia 2Jungler 2019-11-19 2017-12-13
EU
Denmark Froggen Henrik Hansen 3Mid Laner 2020-11-17 2018-12-06
NA
United States Deftly Matthew Chen 4Bot Laner 2019-11-19 2017-12-13
KR
South Korea Olleh Kim Joo-sung (김주성) 5Support 2020-11-17 2018-11-30
Note: Teams are free to switch players between their LCS and Academy League rosters as long as their roster for each game complies with the rules outlined in this article. Therefore, more players are eligible to start than are listed on this page - we will only list those that do play.

Former

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
NA
United States Lourlo Samson Jackson 1Top Laner Echo Foxlogo std.pngEcho Fox 2017-12-132017-12-13 2018-12-062018-12-06
NA
United States Matt Matthew Elento 5Support Team Liquid Academylogo std.pngTeam Liquid Academy 2017-12-132017-12-13 2018-12-062018-12-06
KR
South Korea Mickey Son Young-min (손영민) 3Mid Laner APK Princelogo std.pngAPK Prince 2018-04-232018-04-23 2018-10-272018-10-27
NA
United States Xpecial Alex Chu 5Sub/Sup Harrisburg Universitylogo std.pngHarrisburg University 2018-04-232018-04-23 2018-08-212018-08-21
NA
United States Hai Hai Du Lam 3Mid Laner None 2017-12-132017-12-13 2018-04-232018-04-23

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position
United States Hunter Leigh Head of Esports
United States Spellsy Daniel Biery 70Director of Operations
United States Danan Danan Flander General Manager
Canada Jonathon Jonathon McDaniel Assistant General Manager
United States Inero Nick Smith 70Head Coach
United States Jimmy Harrison Two-Way Player Coach
United States Ji Eun Ji Eun Shin Translator

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
United States Morissette Daniel Morissette 70Interim Head Coach Golden Guardianslogo std.pngGolden Guardians Academy
United States dGon Daniel Gonzales Team Manager Radiancelogo std.pngRadiance
United States Xpecial Alex Chu 70Assistant Coach Harrisburg Universitylogo std.pngHarrisburg University
United States Real Sam Joy Assistant Coach None
Zercei Jeff Prasad Assistant Coach None
United States Tyler Tyler Perron Head Coach Echo Foxlogo std.pngEcho Fox
South Korea Locodoco Choi Yoon-seop (최윤섭) 70Head Coach None

Player LCS Participation

Player 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring
# Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team
                                                           
Lourlo 18 Team Liquidlogo std.png 43 Team Liquidlogo std.png 47 Team Liquidlogo std.png 44 Team Liquidlogo std.png 18 Golden Guardianslogo std.png 18 Golden Guardianslogo std.png 0 188 188



Contractz 44 Cloud9logo std.png 45 Cloud9logo std.png 18 Golden Guardianslogo std.png 18 Golden Guardianslogo std.png 18 Golden Guardianslogo std.png 0 143 143



Hai 28 Cloud9logo std.png 28 Cloud9logo std.png 28 Cloud9logo std.png 18 Cloud9logo std.png 8 Cloud9logo std.png 16 Cloud9logo std.png 43 FlyQuestlogo std.png 44 FlyQuestlogo std.png 18 Golden Guardianslogo std.png 0 231 231



Deftly 18 Golden Guardianslogo std.png 18 Golden Guardianslogo std.png 18 Golden Guardianslogo std.png 0 54 54



Matt 17 Team Liquidlogo std.png 43 Team Liquidlogo std.png 44 Team Liquidlogo std.png 38 Team Liquidlogo std.png 18 Golden Guardianslogo std.png 18 Golden Guardianslogo std.png 0 178 178



Mickey 6 Team Liquidlogo std.png 16 Golden Guardianslogo std.png 0 22 22



Bobqin 2 Golden Guardianslogo std.png 0 2 2



Hauntzer 18 Gravitylogo std.png 18 Gravitylogo std.png 18 Team SoloMidlogo std.png 41 Team SoloMidlogo std.png 47 Team SoloMidlogo std.png 41 Team SoloMidlogo std.png 18 Team SoloMidlogo std.png 18 Team SoloMidlogo std.png 18 Golden Guardianslogo std.png 0 237 237



Contractz 44 Cloud9logo std.png 45 Cloud9logo std.png 18 Golden Guardianslogo std.png 18 Golden Guardianslogo std.png 18 Golden Guardianslogo std.png 0 143 143



Olleh 44 Immortalslogo std.png 45 Immortalslogo std.png 18 Team Liquidlogo std.png 18 Team Liquidlogo std.png 18 Golden Guardianslogo std.png 0 143 143



For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.
Only regular season games are listed. Last update: after Spring 2019

Tournament Results

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
Golden Guardians Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2019-03-300050065 - 6LCS 2019 Logo Small.png LCS 2019 Spring Playoffs
2 : 3FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY

 Hauntzer,
 Contractz,
 Froggen,
 Deftly,
 Olleh,
 Inero,
 Jimmy
2019-03-240050005LCS 2019 Logo Small.png LCS 2019 Spring
9 - 9Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Hauntzer,
 Contractz,
 Froggen,
 Deftly,
 Olleh,
 Inero,
 Jimmy
2018-08-2001000010NA LCS 2018 Logo.png NA LCS 2018 Summer
5 - 13Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Lourlo,
 Contractz,
 Mickey,
 Bobqin,
 Deftly,
 Matt,
 Tyler,
 Xpecial,
 Morissette,
 Ji Eun
2018-03-1801000010NA LCS 2018 Logo.png NA LCS 2018 Spring
4 - 14Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Lourlo,
 Contractz,
 Hai,
 Deftly,
 Matt,
 Locodoco,
 Akiri
Total Prize:

Gallery

Articles

Interviews

Videos

  • 2017

Highlight Videos

External Links

References