Big news from Apex land- the first official EA Apex League has just been announced and NRG is one of the founding teams! The league will play throughout the summer with one live match being held each week in studio. Look for Dizzy to quickly become the face of the league and his NRG squad partners Mohr and Aceu as heavy favorites to win it all.
On the Fortnite front, with almost the full squad already qualified for Wolrd Cup in NYC, it was all about growing out the social chanels and continuing the "#NRG On Top" theme for the summer. Our boy Benjy continues to blow up as he hit 100k on Instagram and 150k on Youtube! If you’re looking to get some cool gear in game, use code BENJYFISHY in the item shop! But the social win of the week went to Symfuhny who took his online relationship with @xbrookeabx to another level with a banger love story VOD! Symf is now NRG's most popular player picking up over 100,000 Twitch followers THIS past week alone and coming in as the 5th most watched twitch player channel with 1.2M hours watched! Oh yeah btw, NRG co-owner Sodapoppin was #1 in the twitchverse with 2.2M hours watched as his channel dug in on Soda's hilarious rip through World of Warcraft.
Nairo’s been working! After GOML last week, he trained hard for Momocon and it showed! After several exciting matches he was finally able to breathe as he reached Top 8! Although he finished 5th, there was a lot to celebrate about his performance! Oh, and did we mention he pulled out Wolf, Zero Suit, Robin, AND Dark Pit in his final match?? Definitely a vintage performance from our Smash Stud! Meanwhile HookGangGod played his way through a packed house at Combo Breaker and showed the world, once again why he is among the best in the game as Hook claimed the 2nd place spot!
The boys were going for… A Duck Dynasty? Back at CS Summit to defend the trophy, they took on some of the other top teams in the world including Ghost Gaming, Team Liquid, and Ence. After a long 3 days which saw the boys dominate groups they eventually fell in the semis to Liquid in a 2 game series, but we got some sick reddit-worthy highlights, including this one from Tarik! And our guys are stretching their legs as content creators too. Check out Tarik and Daps star performance in this Sennheiser spot! On to Dreamhack Dallas where the action begins today!
While the boys were off taking a well-deserved rest before returning this week to prep for Stage 3, the Shock events team took over the Gaming Hall at Fanime in San Jose! We even got a special visit from the Overwatch League’s own Mica Burton, donning a full cosplay. All weekend, attendees came to our booth to take photos and play games, and on Sunday Fanime Gaming put on a huge Overwatch tournament! The Shock return to action next Thursday, June 6th against the Atlanta Reign in the featured broadcast game of the day, and if you want to get ready for the second half of the season in style, there’s even MORE new gear for you to pick up before it starts!
As mentioned the CSGO team will be in Dallas, along with much of the esports world, for Dreamhack. Their journey begins today at 2p PT vs Furia. This weekend, NRG doubles down in Dreamhack Dallas as our award winning, undefeated team of @GarrettG @fireburner_ and @Its_JSTN take on the best Rocket League Teams in the world in an out-of-league invitation only tournament! Follow NRG Current for all the most up to date scores and highlights!