Last week the Shock team finally got a break (well except for those amazing appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and CNBC!!!!!). Sinatraa is back to streaming and apparently ready for Christmas, while Architect is showing everyone in ranked why he’s a world champ. Meanwhile our family in Korea is hanging out for dinner and games where finals MVP Choi showed off some skill in the batting cage. We’re glad they are getting some much earned time to relax and take their mind off competition before the grind begins again soon. Stay tuned for details on boot camp in Korea and World Cup action at Blizzcon in the beginning of November where Shock will be well represented on Team USA and Team Korea. And if you want to see all the behind the scenes action from our Grand Finals victory, please watch this special edition of AfterShock. This is a terrific look at the dedication, excitement and emotion that went into your San Francisco Shock becoming the 2019 Overwatch League Champions!!!
Lastly, it is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Nevix. The last OG in our original Shock starting lineup, Nevix has done so much for the Shock in his two years with us, both on and off the stage. We know he will be a great addition to any roster next season and we look forward to competing against him in 2020!
After a disappointing first season, we retooled our Clash team for Season 2 bringing in Boefmac and GeorgeCR to team up with MrSirHazard and ThunderRoyale. Boefmac has been a revelation, turning heads all season and leading the boys on a 6-1 win streak. The 6 clutch wins have pushed NRG up the rankings and qualified us for playoffs for the first time in the Clash Royale League. NRG is THE hot team that no one wants to play right now. Can't wait for playoff action in November.
The Rocket League squad just finished their second week of Season 8, and these three incredible players are looking downright unstoppable. They had a double header on Saturday versus the Birds and the Bees and G2 (the Match of the Week!). Right off the bat, GarretG, Turbopolsa and jstn showed they were not messing around, scoring in the first 20 seconds of game 1 and the first SIX seconds of game 2! They went on to sweep Birds 3-0 and had some time to prepare for G2, which was expected to be a tough match. It started out close as Game 1 went into overtime where GarrettG did Garrett things and clutched out the win. That was all the confidence the boys needed to pull off another sweep, and with those 2 wins, NRG Rocket League is now sitting on top of the Leaderboard!!! And congrats to GarrettG for hitting 1,000 days with the NRG Fam! One of our longest standing and consistent members of NRG. Speaking of NRG Fam, we'd like to give a warm welcome to our new Rocket League Coach, Sizz!
Please remember that 4 of our Shock guys and several other NRG players and teams are on the ballot for the prestigious industry esports awards. NRG is even up for org of the year and Shock for team of the year. We REALLY want these industry nods, so, if you haven’t already, vote here!
The Gears team is on a roll, winning the PGL Qualifier 3 weeks in a row, and they are now poised to secure the #1 seed for the upcoming PGL Pro League! On Sunday night, Nairo teamed up with Smash pros MK Leo and Mr. R in Kyoto Japan for the Super Smash Bros Ultimate World Challenge Cup and won the ultimate prize (posing with Sakurai, the creator of Smash)!
Also last week, many of the most popular NRG players got together at Twitchcon in San Diego! Our Apex guys hung out with our Netgear No Lag Crew while the Fortnite squad teamed up with iBuypower as MrSavage tried his best to teach Norwegian to his Fortnite friends; Symfuhny, Benjyfishy, and Epikwhale.
And finally, you may have seen that the game of Fortnite is going through something really big and mysterious this week. Stay tuned to NRG for all the new twists and turns as we are excited to see how this will impact the competitive scene for NRG and all!