G2 Esports would enter VCT 2024 with The Guard lineup

Riot Games’ tug-of-war over the decision to let The Guard players play in the upcoming VCT 2024 has left... Eduardo | 4. September 2023

Riot Games’ tug-of-war over the decision to let The Guard players play in the upcoming VCT 2024 has left players somewhat in limbo. Some would be trying their luck with different teams, while others are looking for an organization to represent to stay together and play in the next season at the highest competitive level of VLAORANT.

However, in the last few hours, some reports have surfaced that two top-level organizations could sign former Guard players. We are talking about G2 Esports and FlyQuest.

Reports claim that G2 Esports and FlyQuest are candidates for signing former The Guard players

According to Lembo, a content creator of Giants Gaming, G2 Esports would be very close to signing The Guard players to play VCT 2024. Lembo mentions that both G2 and CF would be in talks with these players through a post on his Twitter account and in Spanish.

This news is not far-fetched at all since, a few hours ago, an image was leaked directly from the stream of Chet “Chet” Singh, Head Coach of NRG, showing messages with Ian “tex” Botsch, one of the former players of The Guard. In the messages, we can see that Tex mentions that they have offers from FlyQuest and Dignitas.

TGRD Tex on incoming offer. (From CHET discord DM)
by u/tripledouble- in ValorantCompetitive

G2 Esports and FlyQuest in VALORANT

While it is true that G2 and FQ are well-known organizations in the professional esports scene, it should not be forgotten that they have some history with Riot Games. Before being created in a franchise system, G2 Esports had an excellent VALORANT staff, and there is no doubt they were one of the candidates to be part of the VCT.

However, after some problems, they were not part of the VCT and had to play the 2023 season in the Challengers scene. Similarly, the team competed throughout the year to seek their place through the VCT Ascension 2023 but could not meet the objectives set.

Finally, on July 7, the team announced its departure from the VALORANT competitive scene after releasing all its players.

On the other hand, FlyQuest has not yet ventured into the VALORANT competitive scene except for the Game Changers scene, where they compete under the FlyQuest RED banner. However, the team only competed in one event and failed to qualify for the VALORANT Game Changers 2023 main event.

Nevertheless, FQ is an extremely popular team in the League of Legends scene, as, since 2017, they have had several remarkable successes. As a result, thanks to their good relations with Riot Games, they can also be strong candidates to take over The Guard squad to compete in VCT 2024.

Similarly, it all depends on the players’ decision and, above all, if Riot Games approves that either of these two organizations can join the VCT for 2024.

Header: G2 Esports