Contractz Domestic Career
Juan “Contractz” Arturo Garcia started his LoL career on Noble Truth (aka Tri Hard Gaming and Semver Veritas v2). His team qualified for the 2015 North American Spring Expansion tournament, but Contractz and two of his teammates couldn’t participate due to Riot’s age restrictions. Noble Truth had to play with three substitutes, which led to a 0-2 loss in the first series against Enemy eSports.
Contractz later joined Zenith eSports in the HTC Ascension tournament. Zenith eSports finished their group in second place, qualifying for the playoffs. But a 0-2 Quarterfinals loss to Also Known As put an end to their run.
Afterward, Contractz left the team to join Ember. They had a good showing in the 2016 NA CS Spring Split, but their playoffs ended with a disappointing 1-3 defeat against Team Dragon Knights. Afterward, Ember released its players, and Contractz moved to Cloud9 Challenger.
The team took over the 2016 NA CS Summer Season and secured a first-place finish over the regular split. In the playoffs, they solidified their dominance with a 3-2 victory over Team Liquid Academy. With this win, they advanced to the Promotion Tournament where they took down NRG Esports to qualify for the NA LCS.
In the off-season, Contractz left the newly-promoted team to join Cloud9. Contractz entered the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split as a complete rookie, but he quickly made a name for himself as a solid North American jungler. Even more noteworthy was his synergy with the mid laner—Jensen—and the duo carried Cloud9 to a second-place finish in the regular season. In the finals, Cloud9 clashed with TSM. Their battle came down to the wire, but in the end, C9 lost a close 5-game series and missed out on the trophy.
In summer, Cloud9 went through a series of hardships Still, they managed to qualify for the playoffs with a 12-6 record. And despite losing to Team Dignitas in the Quarterfinals, they made a run through the Gauntlet to secure their ticket to Worlds.
Contractz International Tournaments
On Cloud9, Contractz attended his first international tournament, the 2017 World Championship. As the third seed from North America, his team had to go through the Play-In stage. But wildcard teams couldn’t stand up to them, and C9 seamlessly qualified for the Main Event. There, they made it out of the group stage and entered the playoffs. Unfortunately, they couldn’t keep their momentum going and lost to Team WE in a close 5-game Quarterfinals.