At NRG Esports we live to play, and it is now time for some serious mobile gaming action! Enter NRG Esports first Clash Royale League (CRL) signings. We are thrilled to announce the core of our Clash squad with the addition of Buzby “Hazard” Robb and Alessio “Guanek” Grancagnolo as our first two players for the inaugural season.

Buzby hails from Rhode Island and started playing Clash Royale in February of 2016. He has made an instant impact on the Clash community through his ridiculous play and smart content creation. Buzby’s close friend and partner in crime Alessio joins the NRG squad from Sicily, Italy. Alessio hit the Clash scene as a 3x World Ladder champion and has finished in the top 10 20+ times. He also was the Sus cup winner as a captain and player.

“It’s an amazing opportunity to be able to do what I love with my good friend Guanek, someone who I have looked up to since the early stages of ladder. I can’t wait to start competing and see how much this team can help me grow as a player, content creator, and whatever else may come in the future!” - Buzby “Hazard” Robb

“As a mobile entrepreneur, I couldn’t be more excited for NRG to enter the Clash League as one of the founding franchises.  With recognized stars like Hazard and Guanek we have the core of a top-flight team. Can’t wait to put the rest of the squad together and show the world what we can do.”  - Andy Miller, Founder + CEO, NRG Esports.


NRG is also excited to announce the signing of Joel Meler as Clash Head Coach. Joel has deep experience and strong technical skill having won 520,000 cards in game and being in the competitive scene for over a year.


“As a Clash Royale player since day one I can say that I'm pretty excited about the upcoming league for Clash Royale. Having the opportunity to be the head coach for NRG Esports is an amazing opportunity because of the people I get to work with. Hazard and Guanek are two of the best players in the world as well as two of the most humble. I see NRG Esports making an immediate impact in CRL.” Joel Meler, NRG Esports, Clash Royale Head Coach.


About Supercell

Supercell is a mobile game developer based in Helsinki, Finland, with offices in San Francisco, Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai. Its games are available for tablets and smartphones using both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems. Since its founding in 2010, Supercell has brought four games to the market - Hay Day, Clash of Clans, Boom Beach and Clash Royale.


About NRG Esports

NRG Esports is a San Francisco-based esports organization competing in nine professional video game leagues and known for its deeply engaged fan base. NRG was founded in 2015 by Andy Miller and Mark Mastrov, co-owners of the Sacramento Kings. NRG investors include Shaquille O’Neal, Alex Rodriguez, and Jennifer Lopez, alongside Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.


Media Contacts:

David Swartz, NRG Esports

(917) 714-1229

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