ON THE RISE
SAN FRANCISCO SHOCK
After an opening week of Stage 2 that saw Marshawn Lynch lead the team out of the tunnel in advance of two wins and no map losses, the Shock had just one match last week and continued to dominate. The Guangzhou Charge proved no match for the Boys from the Bay as we we took another 4-0 sweep to push our consecutive map win streak to 12 straight on the stage! The community is taking notice as we are being widely recognized as one of, if not the best team in the League. We are now embracing the difficult challenge of winning all 7 stage 2 matches without losing a map. We call it #winnable and we have two more shots this week with matches vs. Toronto on Thursday and Hangzhou on Sunday. We should also note, that our strategy of building around western players continues to pay off too as this amazing article from 24life highlighting both Super and Sinatraa demonstrates! And to cap off an amazing week, the NRG CSGO team came to visit the Shock guys in Burbank and posed for this awesome crossover photo after the match!
When it comes to NRG CSGO last week, they started the LAN for Season 9 of the ESL Pro League in strong form! The boys pulled off several clutch plays, resulting in two solid 2-0 victories against INTZ and EUnited. Unfortunately the team could not get the job done on Sunday vs. top 5 ranked Renegades with a loss on Inferno. Our 2-1 weekend record and positive map differential was, however, enough to punch our ticket for the ESL LAN finals in France. No qualifier tournament for us!
Dizzy, Ace, and Richard played APEX on LAN for the first time at Twitchcon Rivals in Berlin! They finished in 2nd place and Dizzy took home the MVP award which came with this super cool trophy! On the Fortnite front, for the third time in a row, Savage and Benjy took first place in duos! This time it was for the Cooler Cup, with a final score of 568! Even bigger in the space, last week, Zayt, Benjy, Savage, and Symfuhny all took part in the Fortnite World Cup Qualifier for a chance at LAN in New York and Benjy already made it in with a 3rd place finish! Who’s next? Follow all the world Cup action this month on NRG Social!
GarretG, Jstn, and Fireburner were back in action and once again looked impressive with a 3-0 sweep on Splyce!! Each of our talented trio was in top form on Saturday including this impressive goal to close out the second match by Garret G! If you have not already, make sure you gear up with custom NRG skins in the Rocket League esports shop!
You already know that NRG is the Home of Champions and last week we hit a social milestone too. NRG now has 250k followers on Twitter and 200,000 on Instagram!!! And congrats to Symfuhny for hitting a huge milestone too: 1 million followers on Twitch! We are so proud that NRG, and our players, continues to grow the fanbase and our overall community so rapidly!