G2 Esports reportedly signing The Guard’s former players and are set to compete in VCT Americas 2024

Will G2 Esports be the new home to The Guard's former player


G2 Esports reportedly signing The Guard’s former players and are set to compete in VCT Americas 2024

After great news of The Riot officially announcing that the Guard players can compete in VCT Americas 2024, the Valorant community is flourishing with even greater news. The Guard players are reportedly in talks of joining G2 Esports through a verbal agreement. If confirmed to be true and once signed, G2 Esports can and will take over the spot of The Guard in the VCT Americas.

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It all began when almost 2 weeks ago the Riot had revealed the Guard will no longer participate in the VCT Americas 2024. The announcement came as a result of The Guard having failed to meet the deadline to agree to the Team Participation Agreement for VCT Americas. This poorly judged decision had impacted the players of the Guards, and many had protested against this decision.

The intense backlash had even gotten the Head of Valorant eSports, Leo Faria, to address the issue and apologize on Riot Games’ behalf. After the eruption in the Valorant community, the Riot Games realized their decision was impacting the players and reversed their decision. These players had earned their spot in the VCT Americas by defeating M80 in the finals.

Related: Head of Valorant eSports Leo Faria addresses The Guard’s rejection from VCT Americas

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G2 Esports reportedly in talks to sign players from The Guard

The Guard roster
Image via The Guard

It is being reported that G2 Esports has agreed verbally to sign at least three players from the Guard’s former Valorant roster. This will give them the chance for G2 Esports to play in the VCT Americas 2024. They are said to take the Guard’s spot in the VCT Americas 2024. However, Riot Games are yet to comment on this and approve the org.

The G2 Esports were previously supposed to join the VCT Americas as a part of the original 10 partnered organizations. However, after the now-former CEO of G2 Esports uploaded a video partying with Andrew Tate, this convinced Riot Games to pass on their partnership. G2 has since signed a new CEO. G2 Esports had even competed in the North American Challengers League. However, their luck was not present to gain a spot in the VCT Americas.

Since the tournament, G2 Esports has released most of the players from the roster. Now that the Guards may be joining them, they can assure themselves of a better performance at the VCT Americas 2024. The Guards have been a hot topic ever since being kicked out of the VCT Americas. Even popular streamer xQc had shown interest in the team quite recently.

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