The squad began by cashing in as the Seoul Dynasty delivered on the Netgear Router Rumble bet from last week by buying lunch for the whole team! The taste of victory is a delicious way to kick-off the week indeed! But then it was back to the grind to make hay in our matches against the Boston Uprising and the Florida Mayhem.
On Thursday, the OWL week began against Boston and we sped through four maps, picking up an easy 4-0 victory before heading home to prepare for Florida the very the next day. But even with the back-to back schedule, the Shock were in top form as we once again dominated the opposition and picked up the 4-0 for our first 8-0 map sweep week of Stage 3. With a surprise Titans loss to the Valiant the Shock now control our own destiny for top seedings in the Stage 3 playoffs.
This week we’ve got our last two matches of Stage 3 vs the Chengdu Hunters and London Spitfire. For that last game, if you are in the area, we’ll be hosting a watch party in San Jose where we’ll raffle off some of our biggest prizes ever!
After an undefeated season where we collected every individual and team accolade under the sun, and won multiple events, the Rocket League crew headed to Worlds at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ as the #1 seed. After years of getting oh so close, Fireburner, JSTN, and GarrettG came in hoping that this was our time to finally capture the elusive title. Things started shaky in the group stage vs INTZ but we all breathed a sigh of relief with that game 5 win. We were back in top form against PSG Esports with a win clinching goal in game 4 in the last 30 seconds! Unfortunately our run ended in the quarterfinals against eventual champion Team Vitality who played one of their best matches ever to take down our talented trio. A disappointment indeed, but more fuel to fire up the boys as they look to finally take it all in Season 8!
The CSGO boys played in the ESL Pro League last weekend, and things were bittersweet as it was also a farewell tour for Daps, who has had the longest tenure as a player with NRG. And Daps went out fighting! The boys took down G2 in game 3 after a crazy overtime on Dust2. Next they took on the Astralis who has been #1 in the world for as long as anyone can remember and in another map 3 they pulled off a huge upset and secured a spot in the semifinals!!! In yet another 3 map series, we played tough against G2 but ended our run at the Top 4. It was a great final series from Daps, and we once again thank him for everything and wish him all the best of luck in the future. NRG Fam forever! Big wins over all top ranked teams in France propelled NRG to our highest ranking for 2019 coming in #5 in the world in HLTV rankings.
Big stuff from BenjyFishy and Mr Savage last week as they took home first place in the Boom Cup tournament. AND the young duo hit 100k and 140k respectively on Twitter. These two are crushing it in every way!
0Our Clash Royale Crew had a good weekend too, pulling off a sweep against Pain Gaming and picking up their second win of the season! Our Smash stud Nairo has a new line of Ganondorf “POWER” apparel available so show your support and pick yours up now, it’s a limited run! And finally we’re excited to announce the Shock are booked to play a friendly at the Metarama Music and Gaming Festival in Las Vegas later this year. Vegas Baby!