League of Legends
Eric Ritchie | Top
Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, 25 year old Eric “Licorice” Ritchie is the current top lane player for Golden Guardians. Licorice previously played for Cloud9, where he qualified for Worlds in 2018. In the same year, he was the runner up for the Esports Awards “Esports PC Rookie of the Year”.
DongWoo Kim | Jungle
Dongwoo “River” Kim (김 동우) is 23 years old from Busan, South Korea, and is the current jungler for Golden Guardians. River was formally known by the in-game alias “Baby”. He previously played for PSG Talon, with whom he went to Worlds in both 2020 and 2021, before signing with Dignitas in 2022 and making his LCS debut.
Tae Woo Kim | Mid
22 year old, Taewoo “Gori” Kim (김 태우), is the current mid laner for Golden Guardians, originally from South Korea. Gori previously played for PSG Talon before coming to the LCS. In his LCK debut for Nongshim RedForce in 2021, Gori was named Player of the Split for LCK 2021 Summer.
Trevor Hayes | AD Carry
Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes is the 25 year old AD Carry for Golden Guardians, hailing from Arizona, US. Stixxay previously played for CLG, along with current teammate huhi, where they qualified for Worlds in 2016. In 2022, he was named by LoL Esports as one of the Top 5 LCS Bot Laners of all time. Stixxay’s IGN is based on a band named “StixNStonez”.
Jaehyun Choi | Support
Jaehyun “huhi” Choi (최 재현), is the 26 year old support player for Golden Guardians. He previously played for CLG with current teammate Stixxay, however this was prior to his role swap from mid lane to support. He is the first player to win an LCS title at two different positions. Huhi previously played for GG and GGA between 2019-2020, before moving to 100 Thieves from the 2021 and 2022 LCS seasons. He was previously named to the LCS 2nd All-Pro Team for Summer 2021 and Spring 2022, as well as being named to the LCS 3rd All-Pro Team for Summer 2012 and Summer 2022.
World of Warcraft
Carlos Correa | Shaman
Absterge joins the Golden Guardians with multiple 1st tournament wins, including the MGN WoW Tournament and the GCDTV NA Spring Finals 1. In addition, he has multiple AWC Qualifier Cups under his belt. Absterge and his Golden Guardians teammates Pikaboo, Jellybeans and Wizk are the founding fathers of The Move, a WoW team that placed 2nd at the Arena World Championship 2018. The Virginia native has a strong love for koalas.
Jason Smith | Rogue
Pikaboo, one of the top rogue players in the world, has been in the professional WoW scene since 2014 and has made multiple top-four Blizzcon appearances since then. He and his Golden Guardians teammates Absterge, Jellybeans and Wizk are the founding fathers of The Move, a WoW team that placed second at the Arena World Championship 2018. Pikaboo is currently finishing a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media Studies at Sonoma State University.
Conner Torrence | Shadow Priest
Wizk, a native of Houston, Texas, has been playing WoW since 2004 when he was just seven years old. He and his Golden Guardians teammates Absterge, Jellybeans and Pikaboo are the founding fathers of The Move, a WoW team that placed second at the Arena World Championship 2018.
Vincent Tran | Hunter
Jellybeans appeared in his first tournament in 2014, and since then has placed top five in seven tournaments throughout North America winning four cups. He and his Golden Guardians teammates Absterge, Pikaboo and Wizk are the founding fathers of The Move, a WoW team that placed second at the Arena World Championship 2018. The Louisiana native is currently studying at the University of New Orleans.
Zain Naghmi | Super Smash Bros. Melee
Zain was most recently named the Genesis 7 Super Smash Bros. Melee champion with his largest premiere tournament win on January 26 in Oakland. Prior to Genesis 7, Zain placed first at DreamHack Rotterdam 2019 and Shine 2018 in Boston. The Virginia native joined the professional Super Smash Bros. Melee professional scene in 2015 and graduated with a degree in business information technology from Virginia Tech in 2018.
Kevin Nanney | Super Smash Bros. Melee
PPMD, formerly known as Dr. PeePee, is a top professional and currently semi-active Melee player who mains Marth and Falco. Before his hiatus, he was considered to be one of the top six players in the world, along with Armada, Mango, Hungrybox, Leffen, and Mew2King, and was one of the Five Gods of Melee.