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 has most recently won the 2016-2017 Smite World Champions.
The team compromises of Craig 'iRaffer' Rathbone, André 'Yammyn' Brännvall, Emil 'Emilitoo' Stärnman, Peter 'Dimi' Dimitrov and Kennet 'Adapting' Ros.
"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