SMITE

The team join the organization following a hugely successful last 12 months; qualifying for Worlds as European runners up before dropping just 2 games on their way to the title. They followed this up by going 24-4 in the Spring split to qualify for the Dreamhack Masters in June, dominating the tournament and going undefeated 8-0 to be crowned Champions. 

The team compromises of Craig 'iRaffer' Rathbone, André 'Yammyn' Brännvall, Emil 'emilitoo' Stärnman, Peter 'ninjadimi' Dimitrov and Kennet 'Adapting' Ros.


iRaffer

Name: Craig "iRaffer" Rathbone

Role: Support

Started playing SMITE: 2012

Most Recent Accomplishment: 2016 SMITE World Champion

Favorite god: Thor

Twitter: twitter.com/iraffer

Twitch.tv: twitch.tv/iraffer


adapting

Name: Kennet "Adapting" Ros

Role: Jungle

Started playing SMITE: 2014

Most Recent Accomplishment: 2016 SMITE World Champion

Favorite god: Thor

Twitter: twitter.com/AdaptingSMITE

Instagram: www.instagram.com/adaptking

Twitch.tv: www.twitch.tv/theadapting


ninjadimi

Name: Peter "Dimi" Dimitrov

Role: Solo

Started playing SMITE: 2012

Most Recent Accomplishment: 2016 SMITE World Champion

Favorite god: Amaterasu

Twitter: twitter.com/dimi_esports

Instagram: www.instagram.com/esports_dimi

Twitch.tv: www.twitch.tv/ninjadimi


emilitoo

Name: Emil "emilitoo" Stärnman

Role: Hunter

Started playing SMITE: 2012

Most Recent Accomplishment: 2016 SMITE World Champion

Favorite god: Aphrodite

Twitter: twitter.com/emilitoo2

Instagram: www.instagram.com/emilstarnman

Twitch.tv: www.twitch.tv/emilitoo


yammyn

Name: André "Yammyn" Brännvall

Role: Middle

Started playing SMITE: 2012

Most Recent Accomplishment: MVP and Champion of the 2016 Smite World Championships

Favorite god: Aphrodite

Twitter: twitter.com/Yammyn_

Instagram: www.instagram.com/abvall

Twitch.tv: twitch.tv/yammyn


"We’re really excited about joining NRG eSports at such an important time, we've been looking for a 'home' since we were crowned the World Champions back in January. 
We've been approached by a number of organisations but nothing could beat the passion and support that NRG displayed. We're hyped to be playing under their wing this split and will be aiming to retain our World’s crown. We’d  like to thank the team at NRG for welcoming us to their family and we're excited to bring even more success!"
Team captain, Craig 'iRaffer' Rathbone
 
"This is a big step for NRG toward developing a winning culture. These guys know what it takes to prepare and compete at the highest level. They are proven winners and we are honored they choose NRG to call home."
Gerard Kelly, Co-founder of NRG ESports