Making their international debut at VCT Masters: Reykjavik, The Guard fell just short in a grueling best-of-three series against NA rivals OpTic, but hopes are high as they head down the bottom tier.
Although The Guard defeated OpTic in both matchups during Stage 1 Challengers to take the top seed for the region, the North American youngsters failed to make it again after being placed in the same group as their regional rivals.
However, according to The Guard pro Trent ‘Trent’ Cairns in the post-match interview, the disappointing loss is primarily down to nerves from the side playing for the first time on LAN.
Going forward, North America’s top seeds will take on Paper Rex where they will attempt a lower bracket miracle run to come out on top at Masters: Reykjavik.
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