SAN FRANCISCO SHOCK
What a stretch for the SF Shock! After a Stage 1 playoffs that put the league on notice, the Shock have gone into total domination mode in Stage 2. 5 matches up, 5 matches down in unprecedented 4-0 sweep fashion. After embarrassing Toronto on Friday, the perfect stage and consecutive map victory record was on the line Sunday against the Hangzhou Spark. The Spark put up a tough fight, but Choi, Rascal and the boys clutched it out by winning their 19th and then 20th straight maps to set and then extend the OWL record for consecutive map wins, previously set by Houston at 18 in Stage 1 of Season 1! The Shock now sit atop the leaderboard at 5-0 for stage 2 and have already clinched the Stage playoff spot. The players, like Super, are supremely confident but with a bye this week, the team will have to wait until their next matches vs. Philadelphia on 5/2 and Shanghai on 5/5 to see if we can close out a perfect stage and continue our run at Overwatch League History and the Stage 2 Championship! And for that match on Sunday, 5/5 we are hosting a watch party on the Campus of Cal Berkeley so please join us for free food, swag, and contests and watch your SF Shock #MakeOWLHistory!
A few other milestones for Shock last week: we hit 1 million cheers on twitch! and the team’s Super Fan Group – The Shockwaves – launched! Thanks to everyone who made this happen- we really do have the best fans.
Lastly, on a bittersweet note, we did say goodbye to Sleepy, one of the real originals on the team who just wasn’t getting playing time in our new powerhouse line-up. He will now get the chance to take the OWL stage again and start for the Washington Justice.
We have been saying for a while now that our talented trio of GarretG, JSTN and Fireburner may be the best in the business and this year they are proving it. In another dominant performance, the squad remains undefeated after a victory over Space Station Gaming. Check them out this coming weekend as the boys take on G2 and don’t forget to support our Rocket League Team by getting your NRG Octane decal in the Rocket League shop now.
Guess who is going to the Fortnite World Cup after getting first place in qualifiers? That’s right, your favorite duo MrSavage and Benjyfishy! We’re excited that they will now be repping NRG in NYC! Benjyfishy also qualified for singles and the rest of our NRG players will be grinding the world cup qualifiers to join him so keep track on NRG Social. And if you just can’t get enough Battle Royale and you need an Apex Fix, sorry that you missed his last 12 to 12 24 hour stream, but make sure you catch Dizzy on stream next time. He continues to pull in huge viewers on Twitch!
There was a ton of other activity around a very busy stretch for NRG last week. Nairo settled in for another Wendy’s sponsored stream, which included incredible highlights like these. Meanwhile HookGangGod, with the help of Double L, took the win at Super TSB for Dragonball Fighter Z. And Hazard secured a spot at DreamHack for Clash Royale! And if you really want to follow everything in real time, last week we launched our new twitter account: NRG Current! This account will be your go-to for match updates and live stream announcements! If you haven’t already, give the youngest in NRG a follow!