The Guard Esports franchise is owned by brothers Jack and Hunter Kinnaird. The Kinnaird brothers are also the co-owners of the Milwaukee Bucks NBA franchise.
Who owns the guard esports
The Guard is a North American professional esports organisation founded in September 2016, with teams competing in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege, and League of Legends.
The Guard was first established as an esports organisation in September 2016, with the purchase of a North American Challenger Series spot from compLexity Gaming. The organisation’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team made their debut in the 2017 NA CS:GO Pro League.
In early 2017, The Guard expanded into Overwatch with the signing of the former Evil Geniuses Overwatch team. The roster would go on to compete in various online and offline tournaments, including the inaugural season of the Overwatch League.
In June 2018, The Guard announced their expansion into Rainbow Six Siege with the signing of the former ENCE eSports roster. The team went on to compete in various online and offline tournaments throughout 2018 and 2019.
In January 2020, The Guard expanded into League of Legends by acquiring Clutch Gaming’s North American LCS spot. The team competed in the 2020 LCS Spring Split before being relegated to the 2021 LCS Spring Promotion tournament.
Current Ownership Structure
As of 2019, the current ownership structure of The Guard Esports is as follows:
-Owner and CEO: Stratton Sclavos
-President and COO: Derek Swanson
-CFO: Lisa Swanson
The Guard Esports is a professional esports organisation based in the United States. The franchise was founded in December 2016 by Stratton Sclavos, who also serves as its owner and CEO. Derek Swanson is the organisation’s president and chief operating officer, while Lisa Swanson serves as its chief financial officer.
The Guard’s Future
The Guard is one of the most promising teams in the Overwatch League with a strong fan base. But the team’s future is uncertain with no clear owner. The team was founded by Philadelphia Fusion, a professional eSports organisation. But the team has been inactive since 2017 and its Twitter account has been deleted. It’s unclear what will happen to The Guard or if they will find a new owner.