Riot have announced on Twitter/X that the former roster of The Guard The Guard Inactive have been given the opportunity the find a suitable organization for the 2024 season of the Valorant Champions Tour, reversing a previous decision that denied The Guard a spot in the Americas League.
In the announcement, Riot confirmed earlier reports of The Guard releasing all of its players from their contracts, following the decision by Riot to not promote the organization to the Americas League. The roster now comprising of free agents, as well as the massive public backlash against the VCT organizers for their decision to leave the Americas at 10 teams for the upcoming season, were pivotal to the reversing of the decision.
The ex-Guard players celebrated publicly on Twitter/X, thanking Riot for the new decision, as well as the community for supporting the roster. "The amount of stress and anxiety lifted [off] my/our shoulders is unbelievable," JonahP tweeted. "I can finally breathe again."