Rumors Suggest G2 Esports and FlyQuest Could Take The Guard’s Spot in VCT 2024

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Two popular esports teams, G2 Esports and FlyQuest, are leading the way to sign former players from The Guard and secure a special spot in the VALORANT Champions Tour for 2024. This news comes from a tweet by Lembo, who creates content for Giants Gaming. He mentioned that both organizations are talking to the players about joining their teams.

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This all makes sense, especially given another recent leak that came from NRG coach Chet “Chet” Singh’s stream. He accidentally showed his messages with former The Guard player Ian “tex” Botsch, where tex mentioned receiving offers from teams like Dignitas and FlyQuest. It seems that it’s not just tex potentially joining FlyQuest, but also some of The Guard’s core players might be moving there as well. The team wants to stay together, but there’s a possibility that a few players might go to other organizations looking to build up their teams.

Both G2 Esports and FlyQuest have a history in the world of Riot Games and VALORANT. G2 had a strong VALORANT team before franchising became a thing, featuring star players like the current Giants player Žygimantas “nukkye” Chmieliauskas. When the 2023 format was announced, there were rumors that G2 might join the franchise league.

However, due to some internal issues, they couldn’t secure a spot and instead formed a Challengers roster. They hoped to earn their spot through Ascension, similar to what The Guard did, but they fell short of expectations. On July 7, 2023, G2 Esports released their VALORANT roster, seemingly stepping away from the esports scene. With a slot now available, they seem to be reconsidering their decision.

On the other hand, FlyQuest has only recently entered the VALORANT esports scene. They have a roster in the Game Changers league, with FlyQuest RED competing in North America, but they acquired this team on June 1, 2023. They participated in just one tournament and couldn’t qualify for the North America series.

What fans mostly recognize FlyQuest for is their success in League of Legends. Their LCS Spring season in 2023 ended with a third-place finish, narrowly losing to Golden Guardians. Considering their long-standing partnership with Riot Games for League and their relative success in that space, venturing into VALORANT seems like a logical move for them.

Both G2 Esports and FlyQuest have the potential to run top-tier VALORANT organizations, but where the players will ultimately end up and whether Riot will approve their participation in the 2024 season is something we’ll have to wait and see.