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Team:Golden Guardians

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Golden Guardians
Logo of the Golden Guardians
Location Oakland, United States USA
Owners Golden State Warriors
Sponsors/Partners Ticketmaster
Zenni Optical
Other games Apex Legends
League of Legends
Teamfight Tactics
World of Warcraft

Golden Guardians (GG) is a professional esports team and the esports branch of the Golden State Warriors, one of the most prestigious NBA franchises.

They entered the competitive Smash scene by signing the then-recent GENESIS 7 Melee winner, Zain, on February 6th, 2020.[1] On April 2nd, 2021, they announced that they had signed Toph[2], PPMD[3], and n0ne[4]. In addition to this, they also announced that they would be donating $50,000 to grassroots tournament organizers within the Melee community.[5]

They run the GG Melee channel on YouTube that boasts over 35,000 subscribers and 6 million views as of January 2023.

Golden Guardians disbanded their Melee division on November 30th, 2023, resulting in the remaining players on their roster becoming free agents.[6]

Former smashers[edit]

Professional smashers[edit]

ID Name Game Main(s) Join Date Leave Date
United States Zain Zain Naghmi Super Smash Bros. Melee MarthHeadSSBM.png 2020-02-20 2023-03-29
United States PPMD Kevin Nanney Super Smash Bros. Melee FalcoHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png 2021-04-02 2023-11-30
Canada n0ne Edgard L. Sheleby Super Smash Bros. Melee CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.pngGanondorfHeadSSBM.png 2021-04-02 2023-11-30
United States Toph Kris Aldenderfer Super Smash Bros. Melee FoxHeadSSBM.png 2021-04-02 2023-11-30
United States HomeMadeWaffles Brandon Collier Super Smash Bros. Melee FalcoHeadSSBM.png 2023-03-30 2023-11-30
Canada aMSa Masaya Chikamoto Super Smash Bros. Melee YoshiHeadSSBM.png 2023-03-30 2023-11-30

Grassroots Fund[edit]

The following tournaments and projects have been supported by the Golden Guardians Grassroots Fund.

Name Date(s) Amount provided
YourHouse* March 27th, 2021 $500[7]
The MD/VA Summit April 8th-10th, 2021 ?[8]
Melee Online Event Calendar N/A N/A[9]
Get On My Line 2021 June 19th-20th, 2021 Super Smash Bros. Melee
June 26th-27th, 2021 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Rollback Rumble: THE BIG ONE July 3rd-11th, 2021 ?[11]
Galint Smash Local #1 July 17th, 2021 ?[12]
Galint Melee Open: Summer Edition July 23rd-25th, 2021 $6,000 CAD[13]
Champions of Vancouver August 20th-21st, 2021 ?[14]
Galint Melee Open: Fall Edition December 3rd-5th, 2021 ?[15]
Battle of BC 4 June 10th-12th, 2022 ?[16]
Galint Melee Open: Summer Edition 2022 August 19th-21st, 2022 $1,300 CAD[17]

*Precedes the Grassroots Fund announcement.

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