NRG is incredibly excited to announce the hiring of Sam Lingle as Overwatch coach. As the world of competitive Overwatch continues to grow and develop toward the Overwatch League, we are looking to build on our success and continue to hold our position as a world-class team. This was the next logical step in creating an ecosystem designed for long-term viability.


Sam comes to NRG from his time as a journalist at The Daily Dot. Sam has an incredibly deep knowledge of the game and will partner with NRG’s roster to develop new strategies for success in this growing and changing game.

Sam Lingle, NRG Overwatch Coach:

"I’ve spent nearly fifteen years making esports my career. While I've accomplished that through journalism, competition has always been my passion. I'm excited that a great organization like NRG eSports has given me the opportunity to pursue that passion as part of my career. I’m looking forward to working with a talented and experienced roster of former rivals and teammates while developing a foundation of success starting with OGN this week and leading into the first season of the Overwatch League and beyond."