The eSports organization The Guard, supported by Kroenke, has removed Harrison “Psalm” Chang from the active list, several sources told the upcomer and journalist Max “Purest” Katz.
The Guard will likely begin providing replacements for the player once each team returns to practice in the New Year. Many teams have taken a short break over the holidays and will play again in the North American VALORANT Champions Tour 2022 in January.
Psalm was one of the first players to be added to the list alongside Michael “neT” Bernet and Jacob “valyn” Batio. The team, first founded in November, completed the roster with former Immortals player Jonah “JonahP” Pulice and former T1 player Ha “Sayaplayer” Jeong-woo.
The Guard recently took part in the Frag VALORANT Major along with several other organizations. The tournament, which consisted mostly of mixed cadres, saw The Guard make the quarterfinals after losing to Zero Marks-Men Black. The team was later defeated by eventual winners, ex-Serenity Black.
The Guard was one of the newest organizations to join VALORANT as it has only participated in a few tournaments. The North American team has yet to compete in the VCT circuit. Although the team is relatively new, they have managed to take out some notable teams in the region like SoaR and Resonate.
The Guard is the 36th best team in North America, according to VLR.gg. However, the team has yet to compete at a professional level as its first VCT event kicks off in January.
The team is supported by the holding company Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, owned by the American billionaire Stan Kroenke. The team was announced to the public after the organization reported that it was going to be the first to join VALORANT reported from Upcomer.
The guard will temporarily make the following list:
- Matthew “mCe” Elmore (Trainer)