Popular streamer and content creator Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel is reportedly interested in exploring an acquisition of the VALORANT roster that played under The Guard’s umbrella, whihc holds a spot in the VCT Americas league following a victory in Ascension.
Riot Games has offered the former The Guard players the opportunity to retain the slot that they obtained in the VCT Americas league if they are able to find “a suitable candidate organization”, in a reversal that came following backlash from the community over their initial decision to remove The Guard’s slot from the league.
The initial decision was made after the organization had failed to meet the deadline to agree to the Team Participation Agreement.
The Guard former esports players, whose contract were terminated last month, are garnering interest, and now xQc is expressing his potential interest in signing them.
“I was thinking about buying The Guard from Valorant, even though it’s going to be expensive,” xQc said during a stream. “Since it’s like tier one Valorant, teams have, like, where they’re going to live, where they’re going to practice, their only support team, and shit like that. It’s fully fledged out. Building that might take a little bit of time.”
xQc added that he estimated to cost of running a tier-one team for two years would be around $2-$3 million.
xQc isn’t the only interested party, as there have been rumors of potential interest from G2 Esports and FlyQuest.