Golden Guardians to visit Australia for Melbourne Esports Open

The LCS team will be participating in an exhibition match with some of the best players in the OPL.

Photo via Paul de Leon for Riot Games

The Golden Guardians will be attending the Melbourne Esports Open later this month.

The LCS team will play in an exhibition League of Legends match before the OPL finals and will do meet and greets with fans during the event.

Top laner Kevin “Haunzter” Yarnell, mid laner Christian Palafox, jungler Anthony “Hard” Barkhovtsev, bot laner Victor “FBI” Huang, and coach Nick “Inero” Smith will be coming down under for MEO, which starts on Aug. 31. 

This will be a homecoming for FBI and Inero, who both have strong ties to the Oceanic League of Legends community. FBI played for Sin Gaming, Order, and Bombers, attending MSI 2019 with the latter after winning split one this year. Inero has coached a number of teams in the Oceania region, including Tainted Minds and Order, since 2016.

Golden Guardians finished seventh in 2019 LCS Summer Split, while their academy team were runners-up to 100 Thieves Academy in the NA Academy Summer 2019 playoffs.