For the first time ever, the entire Shock team visited the Bay Area last week to get to know their home market and meet fans in San Francisco! The trip started in Burbank as the boys boarded the bus for the 6-hour journey up state. Halfway through, they made a pit stop where things got heated and a ghost pepper challenge made for a fun way to break up the trip. After a good night’s sleep the first stop in the morning was the Googleplex in Mountain view, where the team toured the campus and had an impromptu meet and greet with fans on site! Next they stopped for some fun in the sun at the lake nearby and then concluded the day with a BBQ at NRG founder Andy Miller’s place! The next day featured the fan meet and greet where fans waited eagerly at Aquatic Park for the team to arrive. For many this would be the first time they saw the whole team in person and the turnout was incredible! With hundreds of fans lined up, the team saw just how much the Bay Area supports their favorite OWL team. Special thanks to the Shockwaves, our super fan club, for helping us set this up! After the meet and greet the team got to experience San Francisco in classic style with a scenic bike tour of the Golden Gate Bridge and ferry ride back to the wharf! It was fantastic having them up here, and we’re excited for 2020 when SF truly becomes their home!
Our Rocket League trio of Fireburner, JSTN and GarrettG started Dreamhack in Dallas incredibly strong with 3-0 sweeps against their first 2 opponents! Good thing because Dad was watching J. The next day the team swept Vitality, among the favorites to win it all, AND only allowed them one goal! TSM was up next and they proved to be a tough match. We fell in the Winner’s Semifinal in a 5-game match but later bounced back against ICON to move on to the Lower Bracket Semis. Unfortunately our match against Dignitas and a sick Justin knocked us out of the tournament after a deep run. Now the team gets ready for the big one; the RLCS Season 7 World Championships at the end of the month at the Prudential Center in NJ!
It was a long week for the CSGO boys. After the Summit on Sunday, they flew immediately to Dallas for Dreamhack to begin their journey on Tuesday. A rough start and loss against Furia sent them to the lower bracket, but they bounced back against Cloud 9 to move on to Day 3. We took on G2 Esports next in an exciting 3 game series that included an OT clutch play from Brehze. Unfortunately though, that was where the journey ended, as they fell to G2 in game 3. On to the ECS Lan Final this weekend. Stay tuned to NRG Current for all the action!
Nairo had an up and down journey at Smash N Splash last week. He started strong in doubles with Wizzy, where they made it to the Grand Finals and became the champs! He also easily made it into Top 64 singles, where he faced Captain Zack’s Bayonetta and won 3-2. That is where our Smash stud’s journey ended though after a tough fight with Void. Nairo gets a little time off now but we will keep you up to speed on everything he is doing this summer!
This weekend in Battle Royale, our Apex crew competed in the FaceIt Pro Series! Dizzy was his godlike self of course, and the boys took home second overall! On the Fortnite front, NRG went head to head as Benjy and Savage competed in the celeb and pro filled Friday Fortnite Tournament. They won big in the early rounds against legendary Fortnite streamer Ninja in front of a 100k+ sized audience. After losing in the semis, they got sent to the losers bracket where they squared off with the Ninja duo again in a rematch. After winning a second time, MrSavage hit his all-time peak viewership of 127k live concurrent viewers, and advanced to the finals. To no one’s surprise, NRG ended up on top as Savage and Benjy took first in the whole tourney! That impressive performance even earned a shout out from Keemstar himself! By far a career defining moment for our dynamic duo.
The growth of our social platforms continues to blow us away. So THANK YOU for 400k on Instagram, NRG Fam!! We wouldn’t be the fastest growing org without our incredible fans and all of you who support us!
Lastly, we wish everyone a Happy Pride Month! Get your pride wallpapers here. We also want everyone struggling with mental health issues to know we care, and if you are able, we ask you to help those in need by giving your support to NAMI!