August 3, 2022

NRG Newsletter: August 3, 2022

Dallas Bootcamp is underway as s0m, Hazed, Ethan, Tex and eeiu made their way to Texas for the VCT Last Chance Qualifier! As the squad prepares to claim the last North American spot at VCT Champions, the content has been flowing out of camp and onto NRG Twitter and TikTok! There are just a couple days of preparation left before our opening match against 100 Thieves, so be sure to check out NRG Current on Twitter and please tune in to our first match at 1:00PM PT on twitch. #NRGFAM REPRESENT!

For the first time since the Winter Major, The General NRG is together again! To prepare for World’s next week, JSTN, Garrett, Squishy and Sizz have made their way to Texas to Bootcamp before they take on the Group Stage! Be sure to check out the NRG Rocket League YouTube and keep up with NRG on Twitter as we’ll have a ton of behind the scenes footage as the guys look to defend their World Championship title! We may even have some crazy Rocket League/Valorant cross-over content as the squads are sharing a facility. Stay tuned..

Full Squad’s content just leveled up as we officially welcomed a familiar face, MikeOOFs, to the squad as our Director of Content! Alongside Ben and Grady, Mike will bring his brilliance to innovate and evolve FSG Content across TikTok and YouTube on a daily basis! Be sure to check out the latest from Full Squad on TikTok where they had to name the video game character by their foot! Yes, feet. Oh, and the boys just hit 75M likes to date on the main Full Squad Gaming TikTok channel. Are you following?

To prepare for LCQ and the Rocket League World Championship, be sure to gear up with a limited edition 10% off EVERYTHING in the shop this week only!Be sure to pick up one of the NRG Globe Items NOW before the leave the store forever! Use code NRG10 at checkout! Big two weeks for the FAM coming up. Let’s get after it!!!

July 27, 2022

NRG Newsletter: July 27, 2022

Last week, after soundly defeating the London Spitfire, the Shock were finally face-to-face again with their old rivals, the Shanghai Dragons. The two teams have history - last year the Dragons’ coach picked us to be their first opponent in the playoffs, where they took us down. This time, however, it was different. What we witnessed that day was not a repeat of history, but a reversal, as we handily defeated the Dragons 3-0. It was our chance at revenge, and we took it, with our rookies declaring that they did it all for Crusty. This victory propelled us further through the winner’s bracket to face another long-time rival, the Los Angeles Gladiators. What was anticipated to be a five-map banger of a match that went down to the wire ended up fizzling out with a dominant 3-1 victory from the Shock, securing our place in the Midseason Madness grand finals! The Gladiators managed to claw their way through the lower bracket to face us again in the finals, where we clashed once again. After a rocky start, the Shock appeared to find their footing, bringing the scoreline back to a 3-2 in a best of seven. Unfortunately, on map six, and just as it looked as though we were about to reverse sweep, the Gladiators found their second wind, and we ended the tournament in second place with a 4-2 scoreline and a $250,000 prize pool score.

Defeat, however, is also a valuable lesson. Having had victory so close within their reach, we are now feeling the echoes of history for the San Francisco Shock, back to when we fell against the Titans in 2019, and came back to win it all. The team is now more motivated than ever to take on the next stage, which will commence on August 11th following a two-week break.

And just like that Deyy has joined the party and qualified for the FNCS Grand Finals! We can’t wait to see Clix and Deyy drop into action on August 13th with their respective duos! Be sure to follow AussieAntics’ and Bucke as they’ll both be doing insane Watch Parties for the event! In the meantime though, content has been flowing out of the NRG Fortnite Summer house as this past week Clix and the guys have taken over Twitch, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube with amazing content! Be sure to check out the most recent TikTok here and the Worst Cook Off Ever that hit our YouTube channel just last week!

Wow, what a run it’s been for Ben, Grady, Jake and the guys behind the scenes at Full Squad as we wanted to take a moment to congratulate them on surpassing 3 BILLION VIEWS on Snapchat since they were introduced to the platform! If you’ve ever watched CosPlay, Viral Gaming or Streamy thank you for your support! We’re taking over!

NRG VALORANT is BACK at bootcamp in Texas as the guys are getting into town to prepare for the VCT Last Chance Qualifier beginning August 5th! Be sure to keep up with NRG Socials as bootcamp gets underway, we’ll be dropping some of the best VALORANT content out there as the guys prepare for their first match against rivals 100Thieves! #NRGFam

The guys are hard at work preparing for Worlds next month. Be sure to check out the most recent video from the NRG Rocket League YouTube channel, where we had Squishy, JSTN, and GarrettG go head-to-head against 4 of the highest-ranked players in Rocket League! It was a must-watch check it out here if you haven't!

July 21st, 2022

NRG Newsletter: July 21st, 2022

After a week of preparation, the Shock have finally arrived in Hawaii for the Midseason Madness tournament! Entering as first seed after a dominant 6-0 qualifier stage, we were granted a bye for the first day of matches, ultimately choosing the London Spitfire as our opponents. Though we had a shaky start on the first map, the squad rallied and shook off their tournament jitters, adapting and overcoming the Spitfire in a 3-1 victory. Having secured our spot in the winner’s bracket, our next match will be against the Shanghai Dragons on Thursday as the boys press on to capture the 500K first prize.

To celebrate our first seed placement in the Midseason Madness tournament, Shock have also partnered with the iconic 80’s and 90’s brand Gecko Hawaii to create a limited edition t-shirt and bucket hat. Using Hyper Flash Heat Activated Color-Changing technology, the shirts change color based on temperature! Make sure to rep Shock this summer by ordering your own while it’s still in stock.

Without any doubt, Clix and his new duo, Duke, have qualified for the FNCS Grand Finals taking place on August 13th! Bucke, Derek, and the guys made sure to celebrate with Clix on his stream following the event! Be sure to tune into the various Watch Parties NRG is hosting over the FNCS Semifinals this weekend as Bucke, AussieAntics, and Clix will all be rooting on Deyy as he and his duo, Ceice, look to book their ticket to the finals!

With Worlds just around the corner, the Rocket League squad have been hard at work in preparation. After a crazy road, the boys have auto-qualified for the Group Play Stage at the RLCS World Championships! Squishy, JSTN, Garrett, and Sizz are hard at work ensuring that we are ready for anything thrown their way. We have our eyes fixed on repeating as World Champs and we hope to see you the #NRGFam out in force in Dallas the second week of August!

How could the FSG crew get any cooler? How about the legend Champagnepapi himself, Drake following and liking our @videogames account? Who’s next?

Quantities are low on everything in the NRG Shop! Be sure to pick up items from our NRG Essentials and Classics before they leave the store forever as we begin making room for new items coming soon!

July 13th, 2022

NRG Newsletter: July 13th, 2022

NRG Apex was finally back on LAN in the most prestigious tournament in Apex history. The ALGS Championship!

Sweet, alongside Rocker and Nafen dropped into the Group Stage, where, despite a lackluster early start on day one, the boys clawed their way up the standings and secured a spot in the winners bracket. Come day three for the winner's bracket match, everything shifted into place. It was as though the boys were primed for success; the path to victory had been unfurled ahead of them and they only needed to follow it. The team played out of their minds, soaring into the grand finals by racking up an astounding 97 points, with second place trailing far behind at 67 points. This insane performance gave NRG a ten-point advantage going into the Grand Finals, which was played on a map-point format, meaning once a team reached a total of 50 points they would become eligible to win the entire tournament if they won the next game.

The boys fought hard on Championship Sunday, reaching the 50 point threshold, but ultimately falling short. NRG finished the tournament in ninth place overall. It’s back to the drawing board now, as Sweet, Rocker, and Nafen reset and recalibrate to come back stronger. It was incredible to see the NRGFam come out in full force in Raleigh North Carolina to support the boys.

NRG Apex also made news this week as we also welcomed Apryze to the #NRGFam as our newest content creator! We’re super excited to support him and can’t wait for him to join Ace and Lulu for content on a regular basis! If you haven’t seen the announcement video check it out here!

It’s official: the San Francisco Shock have once again closed out a regular-season stage with a 6-0 record. The Shock squad showed a dominant performance against the Toronto Defiant, defeating them in 3-1 fashion. This victory not only means that we are 12-0 overall in the regular season, it also puts us at 15 consecutive regular-season game wins, officially breaking the all-time Overwatch League win streak three-way tie between us, the Boston Uprising’s 2018 run, and our own 2020 run of 14 consecutive game wins. The boys now have a week to train and shape up before we head to Hawaii for the Midseason Madness tournament, where we’ll be able to test our mettle against teams from the Eastern region for the first time this year. We’re hungry to prove that we’re not just here to win regular-season matches; we’re here to win the whole damn thing. #WINNABLE.

Wow, what an event from the Full Squad Crew! Grady, Mike, Ben, and the guys were joined on a multi-platform stream by some popular faces including annabanana and Josh Morris for the first-ever FSG Sports Classic presented by Coinbase. The tournament was played on Nintendo Switch sports games. The Grand Final found Valorant legend NRG Ethos going head-to-head with Full Squad’s own, MikeOOFs. OOFs was in superior form and rolled to the crown, taking home the $5,000 cash prize thanks to our friends at Coinbase!

The NRG Fortnite Summer House is underway as Clix, Deyy and Bucke are all in New Jersey creating content, competing in FNCS alongside their duos, and enjoying the summer on the lake! Content has been rolling out of the house across the NRG Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube as the guys gear up for the summer of NRG! We can’t wait to show you all the content coming out so be sure to keep an eye out for it, especially on YouTube where we have a banger dropping this week!

July 6th, 2022

NRG Newsletter: July 6th, 2022

Despite the squad not being present at the RLCS Summer Major in London, the NRGFam showed up cheering loudly for Garrett, JSTN, and Squishy. Chants of N-R-G rung out across the arena during the Grand Final, right after Version1 was eliminated from the event, giving The General NRG an auto qualification to the RLCS Main Event at the World Championships next month!

With a month to go until the big $2,000,000 event, the guys are hard at work ready to take on whatever challenger approaches!

The NRG Fortnite Summer Content House is in full swing as Clix, Bucke, Deyy, and Clix’s friends showed off the incredible house over on the NRG Fortnite YouTube channel! The first video is a banger so go give it a watch!

We have a ton of content plans and guests lined up to roll through the house over the next several months, so be sure to keep up with NRG on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok to see who’s making an appearance at the house!

After a dominant 3-0 sweep of the Vancouver Titans this past weekend, the Shock are now officially 11-0 in the regular season! The win puts us at 14 consecutive regular-season game wins including last season's matches, which places the Shock tied for second for the title of the longest regular-season win streak in Overwatch League history! We're hoping to close out Midseason Madness qualifiers next week with a perfect record as we go up against the Toronto Defiant, so make sure to tune in for a little history in the making! #WINNABLE

We wanted to take a moment to congratulate Ben, Mike, Jake, Grady and the rest of the Full Squad family on their nomination for Content Group of the Year at the Esports Awards! It’s been a crazy journey from the first TikTok to now, as Full Squad continues to pull millions of views weekly across Snapchat, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. Be sure to cast your vote for them here!

June 29th, 2022

NRG Newsletter: June 29, 2022

What a run for the NRG VALORANT squad! After a grueling week that saw the team pack up from our bootcamp in Dallas due to an exposure to COVID-19, the boys rallied to square off against FaZe Clan on Friday night. We were locked in a back-and-forth affair as Tex, s0m, and eeiu showed off with highlight-reel plays, splitting the first two maps with FaZe. Unfortunately we fell short on map 3, Ascent, dropping the series and ending our VCT run.

 

With our top 4 finish in VCT, the team secured an invite to the North American VCT Last Chance Qualifier in August where we will look to qualify for VCT Champions later in the year. The team has made incredible strides over the last two months, and is poised to challenge for the top spot in all of North America in the back half of the year. Thank you for all the support over the course of this VCT Qualifier, we can’t wait to get back in action! #NRGFam

The end of an era.

This week fortnite legend, benjyfishy, announced to the public that he would be retiring from competitive Fortnite. One of the most popular figures in the game, the announcement took the community by storm as millions talked about the impact he had on the game from the early stages of competitive Fortnite. We’re super excited to share that despite his retirement, Benjy will remain with NRG as he pursues new ventures in Valorant. It didn’t take long for him to get started, as he finished the last act of the game in the Top 100 players in all of Europe!

 

Keep an eye out for some of the things we have planned with Benjy embarks on his new journey in VALORANT

The San Francisco Shock revenge tour is complete! This week we had our highly anticipated rematch against the Atlanta Reign, who knocked us into the lower bracket during the Kickoff Clash Tournament. This time we were ready for them. With aggressive flanks from Viol2t on Ana, and yet another incredible performance from our newest tank, Mikeyy, on Wrecking Ball, we dismantled the Reign and took the victory 3-1.

On Sunday we went up against the Florida Mayhem, where we once again showed a dominant performance. This time it wasn't just the DPS players getting kills, as our support duo, Viol2t and FiNN, showed off just why they're known as the deadliest support players in the League. We secured the victory 3-1, bringing our regular-season record to a perfect 10-0. As we go against the Vancouver Titans and the Toronto Defiant in the coming weeks, it's very likely that we finish the Midseason Madness qualifiers with a 12-0 record. #WINNABLE.

Content has been flowing out of the NRG Hot Pockets Castle, as our most recent TikTok series featuring Flexinja and Ethos went viral! The series of 3 TikToks gained over 8 million views so far! If you haven’t yet, check them out!

June 22, 2022

NRG Newsletter: June 22, 2022

Our backs were against the wall this week as NRG Valorant started their run in the lower bracket of the all-important VCT Playoffs. One loss, and we pack our bags to prepare for the Last Chance Qualifier later this year but win four in a row, and we are off to Copenhagen for VCT Masters!

The one-game-at-a-time mentality kicked in a rematch against Ghost Gaming. The squad had a scare the night before as s0m found himself in the ER suffering from a peanut allergy. No worries, Texarino and crew displayed the requisite resilience and poise, coming back from a 3-9 deficit in Map 2 to secure the 2-0 victory sweep, sending Ghost home!

Next up Evil Geniuses, a team that many viewed as a potential Top 2 team in the region. It was a rough start for the squad on Bind as we dropped the map without much of a challenge. Now needing to win two maps in-a-row or go home, the boys came to life on Ascent as s0m summoned his inner “Battle Sage”, dominating the map and forcing a deciding third map! As we made our way to Split, eeiu single-handedly changed the momentum of the game with an insane 1v2 clutch using a Classic! From there on, the squad played lights out, securing the map 13-11, claiming another knockout victim and moving into the Top 4 in the VCT Playoffs!

Be sure to tune into NRG Socials as we prepare to take on FaZe Clan this Friday at 6 pm PT!

After a week-long break following the Kickoff Clash tournament, the boys were back in action for week one of the Midseason Madness qualifiers! Our first match back was a grudge match against the team that ended our run in the Kickoff Clash, Dallas Fuel. The squad was hungry for revenge, and following the meta shift, they were playing at peak form. We systematically dismantled the Fuel, defeating them in a resounding 3-0, with standout performances from Mikeyy with his debut match on the Shock, and Proper with his insane Tracer gameplay. We also faced down against the Boston Uprising on Sunday, where we dominated the lobby with another 3-0 sweep, bringing Shock's regular-season record to 8-0. We are currently sitting comfortably at first place on the regular-seastton standings, and these results give us a great boost going into qualifying for Midseason Madness.

This weekend we'll be going up against the Florida Mayhem and Atlanta Reign, where we hope to continue our streak of dominance #WINNABLE.

The squad was back in action for the AAA Challenger Series qualifier this past week. Unfortunately, the team was without Squishy, as he was unable to compete. Even with a sub, the squad looked like they were finding their form over the few matches they played, ultimately finishing 3rd place in the Qualifier. It felt good to get back on the pitch.

In the meantime, pick up our new Rocket League Goal Explosion available in the RL Esports Shop NOW!

For one week only, we’re hooking the NRGFam faithful up with 10% off EVERYTHING in the store including the new NRG Blackout Hoodie! Be sure to use code NRGNEWSLETTER at checkout to get the promotion! Have at it FAM!

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June 15, 2022

NRG Newsletter: June 15, 2022

It was a win-or-go-home match for NRG Valorant this past weekend, as they squared off against The Guard. And leave it up to the big man SHAQ for wishing the guys good luck before the big game.

It was a wild series from start-to-finish as both teams were fighting to clinch a VCT Playoff berth or be done for the season! Featuring highlight plays from Texerino, and an impossible 1v5 ace clutch from eeiu, the boys came together at just the right time and pulled off the 2-1 victory! Having booked our ticket to the VCT playoffs beginning this Friday, we will be facing down against the loser of Evil Geniuses versus Ghost Gaming. The squad has to win four games in a row (no problem!) in the playoffs to clinch their spot in the next international VALORANT tournament being held in Copenhagen.

It was a bye week for the Overwatch League following the Kickoff Clash tournament, and now the Shock are looking to take things to the next level for Midseason Madness. After coming in fourth at the previous LAN, our coaches decided that we needed to kick things up a notch, and thus we welcomed our newest main tank, Mikeyy to the Shock family. Having played together previously with Coluge on Maryville Esports, Mikeyy is a great candidate to fill the gaps we currently have in our tank line-up. We look forward to seeing what he will achieve as he gets put right to the test in our next match on Thursday against the Dallas Fuel.

Following the success of our previous live music event hosted at the NRG Hot Pockets Castle, featuring aceu, glaive, and aldn, NRG is officially partnering with Rockstar Energy to create the Sound Series. In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, we will be holding a series of exclusive invite-only concerts, showcasing both up-and-coming and established artists alongside our talent at our facility in Los Angeles. The first concert in this series is coming up this Thursday features Miles and Clix, and will be streamed live on Clix’s Twitch channel. Make sure to tune in!

Following the hype from the Gaming Tour of America, Full Squad Gaming has been making WAVES on Twitter! From this UFC simulation of NICKMERCS versus TimTheTatMan, to creating the ultimate Call of Duty map, the boys are carving out their space in the world of gaming. Make sure you give them a follow so you don’t miss a thing!

It’s not too late to pick up our revamped blacked-out version of our iconic Nuke Hoodie. Preorders are open now, so make sure to rep NRG and W- Streamer s0m by ordering one for yourself!

Be sure to check out the newest edition of the NRG Insights newsletter where our analytics team dove into the correlation between music and gamers! It was a fantastic read so be sure to check it out and sign up today!

June 9, 2022

NRG Newsletter: June 9, 2022

It all comes down to this.

After unfortunately falling against 100T last week, it’s do or die in our match against The Guard this weekend. The conditions are simple: win, and we advance. Lose, and we go home. We need the full force of the #NRGFam tuned in at 1 PM this Saturday to give the team your energy!

All eyes were on Shock last weekend as we headed to Arlington, Texas to play our first LAN event in TWO YEARS. Hopes were high for our team of rookies - having emerged from the Kickoff Clash qualifiers as the top seed with a 6-0 match record. We started the weekend off with what is colloquially known as a "five-map reverse-sweep giga-banger" against the Washington Justice. Caught in the flux between a meta change, we fell to the Atlanta Reign, knocking us down to the lower bracket, where we dominated the Houston Outlaws with relative ease. However, our lower bracket run was ultimately cut short by the Dallas Fuel.

The weekend was not without highlights, however, with Playoffs Proper activating, showing us exactly why people are already calling him the future Rookie, if not Player of the Year.

The Shock secured a fourth place finish in this tournament, an admirable accomplishment for a team of rookies on the first LAN. This placement also gives us enough League Points to remain at first place in the overall standings. The boys now have a week to rest up before the Midseason Madness qualifiers begin, where we’ll be challenging the Dallas Fuel once again on the opening weekend. Revenge time!

It was a busy weekend for the NRGFam as we officially welcomed Chell, and her talented pup Apollo to the #NRGFam as content creators! Our Rocket League content is going to be taken to a whole new level with these two. Chell is a talented and passionate streamer who has amassed over 200k followers and subscribers across her social media accounts and is a familiar face to the fam. We cannot wait to see her grow further as part of the family.

Our competitive team has also been hard at work preparing for the RLCS World Championships, due to take place in Fort Worth, Texas in August. The boys are eager to fight for the trophy and prove that they’re indeed ON TOP.

After concluding the incredible Gaming Tour of America, the Full Squad boys are finally back making content in the NRG Hot Pockets Castle! If you haven’t checked out their recent series Name the COD or get dunked check it out!

In case you missed it, we’ve recently launched a revamped version of our iconic Nuke hoodie - but make it blacked out. Preorders are open now, so make sure to rep NRG and W- Streamer s0m by ordering one for yourself!

June 1, 2022

NRG Newsletter: June 1, 2022

The Shock completed the perfect stage run going 6-0 after making quick work of the Vancouver Titans with a 3-1 victory this past weekend. The boys tried all sorts of comps and put some of our practice moves into play to get experience for stage champs coming up this weekend at the Dallas Fuel Kickoff Clash live from the Esports Arena in Arlington, Texas. The Shock went 18-5 on maps and produced the league’s only undefeated record in stage 1 earning the boys the #1 seed heading into the tournament. The squad has landed safely in Dallas just in time for our tournament run to begin Thursday at 12 o’clock noon Pacific against the Washington Justice. Make sure to tune in! #WINNABLE

A rough weekend for The General NRG Rocket League left the squad just shy of qualifying for the upcoming London LAN. And as a result, for the first time in Rocket League LAN history, GarrettG will not be competing at an official LAN… a sad but amazing accomplishment, given how long he has been competing. Fear not though, as the guys are hard at work in preparation for the big one: the RLCS World Championship taking place in just a few months in Dallas! We have absolute faith that the team will bounce back in no time at all. #NRGFam

Unfortunately, things didn’t go our way this past weekend as we squared off against Ghost Gaming. While we fall in the standings, morale is high and the NRG Valorant pre-game memes have been incredible! NRG Valorant is here to stay as they gear up to take on 100 Thieves in a prime-time match this Sunday! #NRGFam

The Gaming Tour of America has concluded! What a journey for Jake, Ben, Mike, and the Full Squad Crew as they traveled from coast-to-coast, interviewing and creating content with the biggest stars in gaming and entertainment! Everyone from Shaq to SypherPK to Myth and LuluLuvely helped make the journey unforgettable. We appreciate the support and can’t wait to show you all what we have cooking up next!

May 26, 2022

NRG Newsletter: May 26, 2022

Niners v. Rams. Giants v. Dodgers. Warriors v. Lakers. The classic SF v. LA rivalry always delivers. This past weekend’s SF Shock v. LA Gladiators match managed to surpass all the hype. Having gone up against relatively weaker teams in previous weeks, the battle for the title of the Kings of California was the first match to truly test our rookie squad's mettle. The Shock quickly found themselves down 2-0 after dropping excruciatingly close maps as a result of being unable to clutch out final fights. Tested for the first time this season, the Shock needed to pull out the old reverse sweep to remain undefeated and alone atop the standings. It was on map three, playing Overwatch 2's new map type, Push, where the team came alive, showcasing textbook Overwatch and beginning the reversal of the tides. It ultimately came right down to the wire on round three of map five, winner take all, where S9MM subbed in and the boys took the lead and never looked back, pulling off only the second reverse sweep in Shock history. What a match!

Not only did the Shock hold fast against the Gladiators, this feat was pulled off while our Tracer phenom, Proper, was still suffering the effects of food poisoning. Having put on such a monstrous performance during what fans are dubbing his "MJ flu game", we are left to wonder what can’t Proper do?!?

Unfortunately, things didn’t go our way this past weekend as we squared off against top squad XSET. In an insanely close series, we ultimately fell 2-0. Fear not though, the entire team and support staff have all arrived in Texas for the NRG Valorant bootcamp! We will be hunkering down in Dallas for weeks in an effort to move on to the next round in our VCS journey.

We can’t wait for you all to see the content we make out of the bootcamp, so keep an eye out for it on NRG socials over the coming weeks. The squad is back at work tomorrow as they prepare for a matchup with Ghost Gaming Sunday! It's a big one!

Just like that, all of the NRG Fortnite guys qualified for the FNCS Grand Finals! Be sure to keep up with all the action as Benjy, Bucke, Clix, Deyy & EpikWhale begin their Grand Finals run Saturday. We’re coming for that Axe of Champions!

After a few weeks off, JSTN, Garrett, Squishy, and Sizz begin Regional 3 with their eyes on a spot at the upcoming Spring Regional. Looking to follow up our top four placement last regional, we kick-off action on Friday on NRG Mission Control presented by The General at 10am, as we square off against Akrew!

The show is on the road! The Gaming Tour of America is underway and it’s been a BIG hit as we welcomed Myth, SypherPK, LuluLuvely, Clayster, and the big man himself, NRG co-owner, SHAQ onto the bus for some amazing content and conversations! If you haven’t seen the video where SHAQ had to shoot a free throw or the guys got hit with a paintball, it was one of the funniest videos Full Squad has ever posted! Check it out!

May 18, 2022

NRG Newsletter: May 18, 2022

It’s no secret that we are not big fans of TSM here at NRG. So when we found out that match one of the VCT Main Event would be against the Black and White we were extra hyped.  It didn’t take long for s0m, Ethan, Hazed, and the guys to get going. S0m dominated from the get-go, engaging TSM in a back-and-forth affair on Map 1 that saw NRG come out ON TOP in 2OT! The boys then jumped out to a big lead on Ascent and never looked back closing out the 2-0 sweep! The match had some extra stakes too thanks to a pre game bet between our social media accounts, as TSM was forced to change their profile pic to a picture of our man Hazed for 24 hours.

Fun Fact (no jinx): Since Ethan joined the NRG Fam, NRG Valorant has yet to drop a map, going 10-0 in that span. It won’t be long until we’re back in action as we gear up for a match with XSET this Sunday!

As FNCS Qualifiers began in NA East, Clix and Deyy DOMINATED from Game 1 playing some of their best fortnite of 2022, earning themselves a Top 3 finish and an auto qualification to the FNCS Grand Finals in a few weeks!

The rest of the guys are back in action this weekend with their eyes on qualification for the Grand Finals, as well, so be sure to keep up with NRG Current on Twitter as Bucke, Benjy, and Epik drop into the FNCS Semi-Finals.

After a few weeks off, JSTN, Garrett, Squishy, and Sizz took the pitch looking to make up some lost ground in the Spring Regional. It was a slow start for the guys as a first round defeat knocked NRG to the lower bracket. This is where the run began and history was made. The boys climbed back to a fourth place finish, but along the way they played in the longest overtime match in NA RLCS history. NRG battled Faze in a scoreless duel for over 14 minutes of overtime. NRG recorded 29 saves in the match before GarrettG knocked home the game winner at 13.56 into extra time. It was literally insane! Oh, and along the way the boys qualified for Worlds! See you in Dallas later this summer.

Are the Shock really this good? This past weekend was supposed to be a big test as the boys locked horns with rival Houston and old friends NYXL. The answer: Helly yeah! The young buck Shock squad smashed pre-season power rankings with their performance over the weekend,  crushing both the Outlaws and Excelsior in dominant 3-1 fashion for both matches, with our players giving performances that should put them up for serious Rookie of the Year award, if not Player of the Year contention. The Shock are currently at the top of the league standings, being the only team that has gone 4-0 overall, which also makes us the FIRST Overwatch League team to officially qualify for the Kickoff Clash LAN event in Dallas! We are so proud of what this young squad has achieved so far, and hope to see continued dominance heading into our match against the consensus #2 team, the LA Gladiators, on Saturday.

That’s not all for Shock fans - we celebrated the long-awaited return of our behind-the-scenes documentary series, Aftershock. Our coaches and players talk about everything that happened from our top-four finish last year, to super’s retirement, to the recruitment of the new Shock squad. If you haven’t watched it yet, make sure to check it out, and have tissues at the ready. This one’s a tear-jerker!

After weeks of preparation, Jake, Ben, Mike, and the rest of the Full Squad crew are on the bus traveling around the country interviewing some of the biggest names in gaming and entertainment while also creating amazing content from some of the world’s premier esports facilities! Be sure to keep up with everything full squad over the next two weeks, you never know what you might see!

May 12, 2022

NRG Newsletter: May 12, 2022

The VCT Main Event begins this weekend! Over the next month, NRG will go head-to-head with The Guard, TSM, XSET, 100Thieves, and Ghost with the hopes of securing our spot in the VCT Playoffs just over a month away! We kick off our run against nemesis TSM this Sunday so keep an eye out on NRG socials for all the action. We intend to make a statement here!

We also announced that NRG has brought on Edward Cleland to support our health and performance objectives for our Valorant organization! Edward is a super talented practitioner and we’re stoked to have him on board as we pursue Valorant excellence!

Despite great showings over the past weekend in FNCS Qualifier 2, Clix, Deyy, Bucke, Epik & Benjy all drop into Qualifier 3 this weekend! Be sure to tune into Aussie’s watch party as they battle it out in their respective regions with their eyes on a spot in the FNCS Grand Finals! We’re coming for that trophy!

It’s time for Regional 2! After a few weeks off, (feels like forever, no?) JSTN, Garrett, Squishy and Sizz look to make up some ground in the Spring Regional as we begin our Regional run against Torrent this Friday over on NRG Mission Control Twitch! Be sure to tune in at 10am PT as we look to book our ticket to Worlds and qualify for the next RL Major.

After a near-interminable off-season, the Overwatch League was finally back! Shock started their season off with a bang, winning BOTH of their opening weekend matches without dropping a single map. Though it's still early, the unblemished record returns the boys from the Bay to the very top of the North American standings, a good sign of things to come. The long-awaited debut of our rookies was well worth it, with Proper showing off his laser-focused aim and S9mm dominating on Genji. We play again this weekend against the Houston Outlaws on Friday, and New York Excelsior on Sunday, where we hope to continue this streak of dominance.

We’re super excited to show you our new initiative on the NRG TikTok as we introduced Grady, Kevin and EE to the NRGfam with the first group posts out of the NRG Hot Pockets Castle! If you haven’t seen the inaugural “Name the Character or get SLIMED” be sure to check it out here. Poor Kevin!

And finally, a labor of love has finally launched. Behind the leadership of NRG VP of Analytics Sean Cohen and his uber-talented sidekick Tim Dyndyal, NRG has launched a monthly insights newsletter. Our analytics team tapped into our huge base of 50M+ monthly 18-34-year-old fans to get the gamer’s take on a range of hot topics. Our inaugural newsletter centers on attitudes toward Web 3.0, Crypto, and NFTs. Please give us a sign-up at https://www.nrg.gg/insights and let us know what topics you would like us to explore.

May 4, 2022

NRG Newsletter: May 4, 2022

After more than two years without an in-person event, Apex Legends finally had their LAN, and what a LAN it was!.

This past weekend, Sweet, along with Nafen and Rocker made the long journey to Stockholm, Sweden along with top teams from the League’s five regions to see who would be crowned the global champion following three days of matches. Fighting our way through groups, we managed to secure our spot in the upper bracket on day two. This being Nafen and Rocker’s first in-person tournament, however, led to a slightly shaky performance on day two, dropping us into the lower bracket, where we ultimately crawled our way back up the standings, landing ourselves a spot in Sunday’s Grand Finals. Facing Apex juggernauts from all around the world, the boys managed to pull themselves from the brink of elimination all the way to match point with a final result of 7th place in the world.

The competition was world class, the viewership was huge and NRG was a sure fan favorite! We are so proud of what Sweet, Nafen, and Rocker have accomplished during this event, and know they’ll be hard at work grinding ahead of the 2022 ALGS Championship LAN in Raleigh, N.C. in July.

This is only the beginning.

NRG Valorant looks so STRONG, so fast. The addition of Ethan to the squad was like lightning in a bottle. The newly constructed roster rolled into the all important VCT Qualifier and pulled out an undefeated 8-0 run! S0m, Ethan, Hazed, Tex, and eeiu looked nearly unstoppable as they tore through the likes of Knights and Version1, breezily qualifying for the VCT Main Event taking place in just a few weeks. We can’t wait to play the best teams in the world for a spot at the International LAN later this year. Won’t stop until NRGONTOP of NA!

Despite a poor showing at Regional 1, JSTN, GarrettG, and Squishy are more determined than ever to claim their spot at the Spring Major. Back to the grind as Regional 2 is just around the corner!

Overwatch League 2022 is finally upon us! We are so excited to debut our new rookie squad, headed by Shock veterans Viol2t and Crusty. This season marks a brand new chapter in Shock history, and we’ve got our eyes set on the crown. Make sure to tune in on Thursday at 1:30PM PT and Friday at 12:00PM PT as we face off against the Paris Eternal and London Spitfire.

In other Shock news, we’ve recently brought back our legendary Blackout collection, which was last in stock in 2018. Don’t forget to order yours so you can rep the Shock in style this opening weekend.

It’s time for FNCS! Bucke, Clix, Deyy, and Epik all dropped into FNCS Qualifier 1 this Monday, where they ALL advanced to the next round taking place RIGHT NOW! Don’t miss the action and tune into NRG Current or AussieAntics’s watch parties this weekend!

Did anyone say road trip? Full Squad Gaming announced on social media that Jake and the boys would be hopping on an actual tour bus and traveling across the US to various gaming hotspots to interview streamers and celebs! Be sure to keep an eye out for more news about where we’re headed as the boys hit the road in less than two weeks! Hope they got enough seltzers to make it across America.

April 27, 2022

NRG Newsletter: April 27, 2022

NRG Apex has landed in Stockholm! Sweet, nafen, and rocker are in the final stretch of preparations before they go head-to-head with the best teams in the world at the first international LAN in over 2 years! We can’t wait to drop into action this Thursday at 1am PT! (bring your blanket) Be sure to tune into NRG Socials across the weekend to stay up to date on the action! Bring it home boys!

The wait is over. JSTN, Garrett, and Squishy are back as the Spring Split kicks off this Friday. Be sure to tune into NRG Mission Control this Friday at 10am PT on the NRG Twitch channel as we begin our run against Ghost Gaming! #NRGFAM

The new-look NRG Valorant squad also returns to action this Friday, playing in the VCT Open Qualifiers. We’re looking forward to seeing Ethan alongside S0m, Hazed, tex, and eeiu as the squad looks to punch their ticket to the closed qualifier event next month. The team is stacked and ready to roll!

Overwatch 2 is here! The beta has been released to the public as fans now get the chance to play the long-awaited sequel to Overwatch. If you’re on the lookout for a beta key the Shock Fam has you covered! Be sure to watch any Shock/NRG Streamers with “Drops Enabled” to snag a code! The Shock kick off their season next Thursday at 1:30 PT against the Paris Eternal. We Cannot Wait!!! #ShockTheWorld

We wanted to thank everyone for the overwhelming support we received following the Omnic Data NRG Champions Show Featuring Fortnite! The event was one for the ages and our newest player, Deyy, was featured in a news article following the event. To learn more about Deyy and his journey to the Champions Show check out the article from one37pm here!

April 22, 2022

NRG Newsletter: April 22, 2022

It took NRG to bring Fortnite BACK ON LAN! After three long years without an in-person Fortnite competition, we had the pleasure of hosting the Omnic Data NRG Champions Show Featuring Fortnite live from the NRG Hot Pockets Castle in LA. We gathered 12 FNCS Champions from different regions around the globe to go head-to-head to see who ultimately came out on top. These champs had never competed against each other and most had never met in person despite dominating their region. The event was a huge success as the event had over 1 Million Views on Twitch! People who tuned into the broadcast saw the NRG Duo, Clix, and Deyy in the Grand Finals against K1ng and Phzin of Brazil.

In a back-and-forth affair, Clix and Deyy did their best, but ultimately K1ng and Phzin were crowned the Omnic Data NRG Champions Show winners! It was amazing to have every member from the NRG Fortnite crew on hand (yes Benjyfishy was back at the Castle all the way from London) to enjoy the fun, as well as the FNCS Champions from NA East, NA West, Europe, Oceania and Brazil! The wait until the next event won’t be too long as the new FNCS season is just around the corner, with all of our guys and their duos dropping into action May 2nd!

NRG shocked the Valorant world yesterday as we geared up to take the top spot in NA with the acquisition of Ethan from 100 Thieves. Ethan makes his return to NRG having come up with our most successful iteration of our CS:GO squad. Ethan will be replacing Android and joining s0m, Hazed, eeiu and tex as VCT begins next week! We cannot wait to see the guys in action as Stage 2 Qualifiers kick-off! #NRGFam ON TOP

After weeks of preparation NRG Apex is in the final stretch before the first International LAN in 2 years, and it is a big one. Make sure you tune in starting April 28th to catch the boys in action on LAN in Sweden. We have high hopes for the team, and can’t wait to see sweet lead nafen and rocker to the promised land!

Full Squad is on another tear! The new FullSquad Clips accounts on both TikTok and YouTube Shorts have exploded since their recent launch, with the TikTok surpassing 100,000 followers and over 6 million likes in just over a month! We look forward to seeing Jake, Ben, Grady and Mike continue to take over as the year goes on.

Looking to rebound after a disappointing Winter Major run, Squishy, GarrettG and JSTN are in their final week of preparation for the Spring Split! We can’t wait to see the squad in action next week on NRG’s Mission Control Twitch channel with Day 0 action for Regional 1!

Not only is the new season fast-approaching, we also have less than a WEEK until the new Overwatch 2 Closed Beta launches! With the embargo on footage recorded from the Alpha build lifting today, we have a HEAP of content coming your way, so make sure you subscribe to the Shock YouTube to get the very first look at Overwatch 2 gameplay footage.

April 13, 2022

NRG Newsletter: April 13, 2022

After weeks of rumors and lots of preparation, we officially announced the NRG Champions Show, featuring Fortnite! Next Tuesday we will welcome 12 of the best Fortnite players from around the world to the NRG Hot Pockets Castle where they will go head-to-head to see which duo comes out on top to win the trophy.

This is the biggest live event NRG has ever thrown and we are pulling out all the stops! The broadcast starts around 2PT April 19th, live on host AussieAntics’ Twitch stream with a special musical performance from JXZero and Griddy. Champs is also title sponsored by our friends at Omnic AI and their new esports coach tool called Forge. Be sure to check out NRG socials across the week as we’ll have the best coverage of the event from start to finish! We can’t wait!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year of Full Squad Gaming on Snapchat! We love the shows we create on a weekly basis over there, and can’t believe we’ve accumulated over 1.8 million subscribers and over 3 billion views in the last 12 months! (that’s billion with a B folks!) Full Squad continues to take over the internet and we can’t wait for them to hit the road with their first-of-its-kind Bus Tour with Jake Lucky and crew later this month!

There are only two short weeks left before the long-awaited Overwatch 2 Beta, which will provide the scene with some much-needed content. Our boys are hard at work practicing the new 5-versus-5, and will no doubt dominate the ladder upon launch. On that note, our hotshot rookie DPS player, Proper, officially hit rank 1 on the North American leaderboards! This is no small feat considering he’s only been in America for a week, and already making his mark. We can’t wait to see what he’ll accomplish once the season is underway in May.

We’re super excited to announce that our analyst for NRG Valorant, DeMars DeRover, recently presented a talk on the predictive analytics approach to Valorant gunfights at the historic MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference! If you’d like to take a deeper dive into the research he’s done check out his report on Twitter.

April 6, 2022

NRG Newsletter: April 6, 2022

What a weekend at the NRG Hot Pockets Castle!  We had the pleasure of hosting cult favorite hyperpop artists Aldn and Glaive over on aceu’s stream. The concert went off without a hitch as over 7,000 viewers watched the stream from start to finish while a gathering of LA’s gamer influencers hit the Castle to enjoy the show. Jake Lucky from Full Squad even hosted a pre-show interview segment with some of the notable guests. The Glaive performance was show #2 of the NRG Concert Series with more on the way.

The first ALGS LAN event in two years is fast approaching, with the NRG boys set to participate in Sweden on the 29th of April. The squad is hungry for the win as they enter the tournament as one of the favorites to take home the top prize. In other Apex news, a new ranked split begins today, so keep an eye out on Sweet, Nafen, and Rocker’s streams as they begin the grind.

Full Squad went live across twitch and YouTube yesterday in what can only be described as high drama! After weeks of cheating allegations, Warzone pro, ShiftyTV, made his way to the NRG Hot Pockets Castle to clear his name. In a neutral setting, he played several games attempting to prove his innocence in front of over 6,000 live viewers as well as cheating experts. The Full Squad boys even set up a lie detector test for Shifty, and that is where things got crazy. As the test ended, things got heated and Grady and Jake made the executive decision to not publish the results in an effort to allow Shifty to take the test under less stressful circumstances by an administrator of his choosing. Fan sentiment was split pretty evenly over the allegations and engagement with the stream was through the roof.  This was the first of many live “event” segments for Jake, Grady, and Ben, and it proved to be an out-of-the-box success.

After many, many (did we say many) long months, the boys are all back in LA! The beginning of the season is fast approaching, with just one month left until opening day of May 5th. The Shock squad are hard at work with Crusty at the helm, building synergy and familiarizing themselves in the new 5-versus-5 format of Overwatch 2. We’re excited to see what our coaching staff and Viol2t will achieve this season with our brand new rookie squad. The new page of Shock history begins now!

March 30, 2022

NRG Newsletter: March 30, 2022

It’s the end of an era.

This week, we bade goodbye to the final member of our inaugural Shock roster, and a legend unto himself - Matthew “super” DeLisi.

Super has been with us since 2017, before he was even old enough to be eligible to play. Since his debut, he has been a cornerstone of not only the Shock, but Overwatch esports as a whole. From being the most decorated player in the history of the League to being the personable face of Overwatch League, super has achieved so much with us and made us proud. We want to thank him for four incredible seasons, and wish him the best of luck as he departs from our competitive roster.

From endings, however, come new beginnings. Now is the time to begin the newest chapter of Shock history, and what better way to do that than with a new signing? We are incredibly excited to announce that Colin “Coluge” Arai has joined the Shock family as our newest tank player. Coluge is regarded as one of the most skilled tanks in the Western Overwatch Contenders scene, and we can’t wait to see what he will achieve this season alongside our other rookies and Violet.

You win some, you lose some. Unfortunately, it wasn’t our weekend at the Winter Major, despite qualifying for Bracket Play, we were bested 3 games to 2 to the eventual runner-up of the tournament.

Despite the loss, we wanted to thank the #NRGFam for showing up en masse to the YouTube Theater this weekend. We were absolutely blown away by the support. It felt great to have the fam back in person, and we can’t wait to see you all come to the next London Major to close out the Spring Split!

Mark your calendars, ALGS is BACK ON LAN! Official dates for the Stockholm LAN have been announced, with the event starting on April 29th. Sweet, Nafen and Rocker battled it out last week and ultimately placed third in Split Two, qualifying with ease, and effectively booking our ticket to Sweden. We are so excited for the boys to attend their first LAN event in two years, and they are more motivated than ever. In other Apex news, we’re excited to announce that Sweet, Nafen, and Rocker have all re-signed with NRG! Our Apex superstar, Aceu himself, broke the news in a YouTube video posted today - make sure to check it out if you haven’t yet. This roster has been making waves since their debut, and we can’t wait to see what else they will accomplish.

Wow, another crazy week for Full Squad on TikTok, as the squad brought in over 11 MILLION views across the videos just last week! We hear they have a big stunt planned for this week, so keep a close watch to Full Squad Gaming Twitter to be part of the action.

March 23, 2022

NRG Newsletter: March 23, 2022

For the first time in over 2 years, Rocket League is back on LAN and in front of a live audience! We can’t wait to see you all at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles this weekend as # 1 seed Garrett, JSTN, Squishy, and Sizz are ready to take on the world at the Winter Major. Group play begins TODAY so be sure to tune into NRG Current and NRG on Twitter as the squad fights for a spot in the playoffs. If you’re heading to the event, be sure to swing by our booth outside the event on the morning of the 26th for a special limited edition gift and some other special surprises! Who are we seeing there NRGFAM?

It was truly NRGONTOP for the Apex squad this past week, as the boys knocked down their second consecutive first-place finish in week three of ALGS Pro League. Sweet, nafen, and rocker have been nothing short of dominant and continue to lay claim to the title of best teams in the world. They drop back into action this week on both Thursday and Saturday so keep an eye out on NRG socials to stay up to date!

GAM Esports (NRG Asia) has officially qualified for the 31st SEA Games in May as the Vietnamese representatives! As the top League of Legends team in Vietnam, GAM will compete with other Southeast Asian national teams in Hanoi to determine the best League of Legends team of the region. We are so proud of the guys as this is a huge accomplishment, and one they have been training towards for many months. Oh, and did we mention that GAM also currently sits UNDEFEATED at the top of the VCS league standings? Let's go GAM and NRG Asia!

Full Squad Gaming keeps racking up the views, and this week was no exception. The boys have surpassed a million views on five of their last six TikToks, including the latest series, Guess the Zombies Perk or get paintballed! (poor Ben!). Check them out if you haven’t seen them!

March 17, 2022

NRG Newsletter: March 17, 2022

We are BACK ON LAN! Garrett, JSTN, Squishy, and Sizz are ready to take on the world at the Winter Major in Los Angeles next week. Group play begins March 23rd, as we prepare to go up against Furia, Renegades, and Endpoint for a spot in the playoffs. We can’t wait to see you all at the YouTube Theater next weekend! If you’re heading to LA for the event, be sure to swing by our booth outside the event on the morning of the 26th – we have something special planned for you :)

NRG Valorant finished their VCT Qualifiers on a strong note last week as the boys crushed Rise’ playoff hopes with a big-time win. The squad found their form and witnessed a dominant Yoru performance from our man s0m! We can’t wait to see the squad back in action as they prepare for Stage 2!

NRG Apex drops BACK into the second split of the ALGS Pro League this weekend after a successful 12 point week! We're just as ready as ever to defend our spot as one of the top teams in the league. Be sure to tune in this weekend as NRG Apex squares off against old friend (not!) TSM and co this Thursday.

With the announcement of the Overwatch 2 Closed Beta coming next month, the Shock gave the Overwatch esports community a treat. We broke the forever content drought with a long-awaited show match between our new Shock squad and our Korean academy team, O2 Blast! The premiere event was a HUGE success, with over five thousand viewers on the main stream, not to mention all the concurrent co-streams from prominent content creators around the Overwatch esports space. This was just a taste of what is to come as we count down the days until our Cinco de Mayo opener.

After 22 consecutive days. JoeyKaotyk’s first subathon has ended. Over the course of the stream, Joey made countless memories across 13 different cities in Taiwan while surpassing 11,000 Twitch Subscribers! We enjoyed our stay, and can’t wait to see what Joey has in store next! Thank you Taiwan.

Since the launch of Full Squad Gaming's new news branch, Jake Lucky and co have taken over the web. From YouTube to TikTok, we continue to see Jake and the team spread breaking news about our industry! Be sure to follow FSG on YouTube and TikTok to get the latest news.

March 9, 2022

NRG Newsletter: March 9, 2022

Just like that, the FNCS Finals have concluded. Congratulations to Bucke, EpikWhale, Benjy, and the new NRG duo of Clix and Deyy on a successful season! All of our guys made noise this season and had the full support of the #NRGFam and the Fortnite community behind them. Keep an eye out on NRG socials, we might be planning something massive with the Fortnite community next month :)

Despite the loss to Knights last week, NRG Valorant aims to right the ship in a matchup against Rise this weekend to get momentum on our side heading into the next stage of VCT Qualifiers.

What a week for NRG Apex! Not only did sweet, nafen, and rocker take a trip to visit the NRG Hot Pockets Castle, but we also launched NRG Apex Legends in Japanese. The channel, which translates and subtitles all of the content from the main NRG Apex Legends Channel, has been a huge success, generating over 35,000 views from our first video! We can’t wait to see this channel blossom into something special.

That’s not it though, as NRG Apex drops BACK into the second split of the ALGS Pro League this weekend after it was temporarily delayed due to the conflict between Russia and the Ukraine. We can’t wait to see NRG at the top of the standings as we play on a new map for the first time in the history of ALGS.

Drink your water, drink your coffee. Full Squad Gaming (FSG) has some HUGE news! It’s official, Jake Lucky has joined the Squad. Full Squad has absolutely crushed it on TikTok and Snap so far, and now with Jake has their sites set on Youtube, live events and more! FSG’s vision is to create an ecosystem of connected gaming media brands - from daily news beats in the streaming, esports, and gaming world, serialized original content and shows, boots-on-the-ground coverage at LANs and events, facility tours, guerrilla stunts, memes, viral clips and tons of relatable variety content. But wait, that’s not all… We are super excited to announce that our friends at Coinbase will be coming on board as the title sponsor for Jake’s new channel! We can’t wait to see what the boys at FSG have planned for us next.

March 3, 2022

NRG Newsletter: March 3, 2022

What a week! NRG took the Fortnite world by storm when Clix publicly announced that his contract with NRG had expired. Wait, what?!? Little did they know that NRG was behind the whole thing. It was revealed a day later that not only did Clix re-sign with us, but we also welcomed his duo Deyy to the #NRGFam. It was one of our best announcements to date, if you haven’t seen it check it out here. Shortly after, Deyy and Clix took on the FNCS Semifinals, booking their ticket to the Grand Finals with consistent top tier play. It feels great to have an org duo again and we can’t wait to support them alongside Benjy, EpikWhale and Bucke as they drop into the FNCS Grand Finals this weekend! Big weekend for the NRGFAM, so stay tuned to NRG twitterl as we track the boys’ progress throughout the finals.

DOWN BUT NOT OUT... NRG Valorant faced off against powerhouse Version1 in a huge matchup of the VCT Closed Qualifier. We came out of the gate hot, securing map one, but could not take the series. We ultimately fell 1-2, although the boys didn't go down without a fight, taking it right down to the wire and losing in a heartbreaker. We go at it again against Knights this week in a must-win matchup if we hope to qualify for the VCT main event.

NRG is going global! We’re super proud to announce a new channel to the NRG YouTube network: NRG Apex Legends in Japanese. To celebrate the launch of the channel we had Crylix, a young rising star in Japan, team up with aceu to take on the one pill challenge! Be sure to check out the new channel and be one of the first to subscribe!

The competitive NRG Apex team was set to drop into Split 2 of the ALGS Pro Series however, due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Respawn and EA have made the decision to postpone ALGS indefinitely until all players are able to fairly and safely compete in the event. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are affected by these events.

JoeyKaotyk is STILL LIVE. He’s on the 8th day of this subathon where he is traveling all throughout Taiwan, and so far he’s witnessed some amazing events. Be sure to follow his journey! Go check him out!

February 23, 2022

NRG Newsletter: February, 23, 2022

This past week, the guys played in their last tournament as a warm-up before the Winter Major. They made a huge statement with their incredible run, going all the way through the lower bracket, before ultimately losing to Version1 in the Grand Final, and securing second place. In the process, they got the job done and secured the number one seed going into the Winter Major next month in LA! We invite all the NRGFam to come down to LA and root on the boys in our own backyard as they look to add another championship to their historic resume. Stay tuned for details on NRG fan events for the LA Major.

The entire NRG Fortnite squad competed in the first FNCS Open Qualifiers of 2022. Bucke, Benjyfishy, and Epikwhale dominated throughout the weekend earning an easy automatic qualification for the FNCS Grand Finals in a few weeks. Edgey & Clix will control their own destiny as they drop in alongside their duos this weekend in the FNCS Semi-Finals with their eyes on a spot in the Grand Finals.

NRG Valorant played against OpTic Gaming this past weekend in the VCT Closed Qualifier, but despite the boys' best efforts, we dropped the series 2-0. The squad isn't letting the loss discourage them, however, and have their eyes set on achieving a victory over Version1 in an important match this Sunday. With three qualifying matches left to go in the playoffs, NRG will likely need to win two to advance.

On Monday, the NRG Apex Legends squad finished 1st in their lobby of the Super League Arena February Split Qualifiers to earn the top spot going into the Playoffs later this week. Tune in on February 23 and 24 to see if the boys can take home another title.  Be sure to keep up with NRG socials as action kicks off!

This week we challenged our man-about-town JoeyKaotyk to break the world record for the longest stream in Taiwan streaming history, which is over 54 days without any breaks! Be sure to tune in as Joey literally travels the entire perimeter of the country with fun side missions inspired by our good friends at Levi’s. He’s live right now, tune in!

As we gear up for the beginning of the Overwatch League season in May, make sure you gear up too in our limited edition Shock X O2 Blast apparel! Represent the best team in Overwatch League and Overwatch Contenders at the same time – don't miss out, as pre-orders close soon.

February 16, 2022

NRG Newsletter: February 16, 2022

NRG Valorant faced off against Sentinels on the biggest stage of them all, the Valorant Champions Tour Closed Qualifier. The squad was ON FIRE as the series began (in front of a combined audience of 250,000 concurrent viewers!) taking down one of the top teams in NA in Map 1. Map 2 saw the boys jump out to a healthy lead but couldn’t hold against the experience and firepower of Sentinels. Map 3 saw NRG chargeback and make a competitive go of it, but ultimately fell 2 maps to 1. Despite the opening playoff loss, there is a lot more Valorant ahead. Tune in this Sunday as NRG takes on old friend OpTic.

After a few weeks off, The General NRG is BACK in action for Winter Regional 3! Be sure to tune into NRG Mission Control this Friday at 10am PT as we battle it out for the top seed in NA heading into the Winter Major! Did we mention that the Winter Major will be held in our backyard of LA in March? We cannot wait!

After a long off-season, NRG Fortnite is BACK! Be sure to keep up with all the action this weekend as Clix, Edgey, Bucks, Benjyfishy, and EpikWhale drop into the Duos FNCS Open Qualifiers with their eyes on the Grand Finals!

Before we move on we wanted to take a moment to congratulate TIGERAURA, ZENA SD, and AU GOSH on winning the $15,000 NRG Levis’ Winter Games, featuring Fortnite! From the NRG Hot Pockets Castle recreation to the intricate map building and super fun Benjy/Aussie/Grady live finals broadcast, the Winter Games was one of the largest-scale Creative mode events to take place in Fortnite history. Huge thank you to everyone who joined in on the fun and experienced the Castle in-game!

Congratulations to the Queen Lulu on being one of the first creators in the world to have a skin designed for them inside the game of Apex Legends. We’re so proud of everything she’s accomplished in her career and can’t wait to see her continually break down barriers in the gaming industry!

It's been a long off-season for Overwatch esports, however, the end is in sight! The Overwatch League and the 2x World Champs San Francisco Shock are going to be BACK IN ACTION on May 5th. We're super excited to debut our roster and show that while we've got new players, it's still the same Shock dominance.

We're also excited to announce that the San Francisco Shock have officially partnered with back-to-back Korean Contenders championship team, O2 Blast, as our academy team. Considered one of the best teams in the East, 02 Blast have been crushing the competition over in Korea. This year’s Shock OWL roster features three O2 Blast alumni! To celebrate this partnership, we've released some limited edition SF SHOCK X O2 BLAST apparel, so make sure to get yours before pre-orders close!

February 9, 2022

NRG Newsletter: February 9, 2022

After months of hard work and a dominant run in the Nerd Street Gamers Winter Playoff, it's finally time for the VCT Closed Qualifier Group Stage. Action will take place over the course of the next month with NRG set to begin their run in a marquee matchup with Sentinels. Be sure to keep an eye out for NRG Valorant across our socials as we look to earn our spot in the VCT Closed Qualifier Main Event next month and continue to move up the ranks of NA.

The Apex trophy case has a new friend as NRG is your FFL Global Challenge Champions! The boys knocked down a 20K prize pool in front of a large Japanese audience to continue their hot play. Sweetdreams continues to impress the Apex community with his ability to lead Nafen and Rocker to the top. The future is bright for NRG Apex.

With just a few days remaining in the NRG Levis’ Winter Games featuring Fortnite, be sure to drop into the 1:1 replica of the NRG Hotpockets Castle and compete across three different unique game modes, and fight for your place on the leaderboard! The top 10 players from NA and EU will battle it out for the lion's share of a $15,000 prize pool live on Benjyfishy’s and AussieAntics’ streams on February 12th at 4pm ET. If you’d like to compete, be sure to upload your scores to https://www.nrg.gg/wintergames!

Ben and the guys over at Full Squad continue to set the internet on fire across TikTok and Snapchat! Full Squad has yet another successful series where the guys compete to see how well they know various topics in gaming. If you haven’t seen it yet check it out! 2022is stacked with announcements, new partners, and surprises. We got one for you later this month, so stay tuned. Totally worth it!

As people continue to get their NRG Keycaps we wanted to let you know that it’s not too late to get yours. Stock is limited so act fast! Pick yours up today at shop.nrg.gg. You never know when some new items might hit the shop :)

February 2, 2022

NRG Newsletter: February 2, 2022

NRG Valorant has arrived!. After starting the year with a second-place finish in the VALORAMPAGE tournament, Hazed and co took the stage in the first VCT Open Qualifier of 2022. This tourney would separate the men from the boys and hand a golden ticket to the big stage for those that made it through. After a grueling total of eight best-of-three series across the weekend, the guys ended up in a matchup with Rise Nation for a spot in the VCT Stage 1 Closed Qualifier. That’s when s0m, hazed and the guys took over, absolutely DOMINATING the series in a romp, and booking our ticket to the elite 12 playoff main stage starting 2/11!

What a weekend! The squad took the stage in the second Winter Regional this past weekend. It wasn’t the typical route to the Grand Finals for Squishy, JSTN, and Garrett, as we had a tie-breaker game with Rogue for the first seed in Group A. As the playoffs approached, we made easy work of Spacestation Gaming, booking our ticket to Championship Sunday.

That’s when lightning struck, and both Squishy and Garrett fell ill with stomach bugs, Garrett might’ve eaten a little too much prosciutto, and we fell victim to our first sweep in a year. It was in the lower bracket final that the unthinkable happened. From the verge of elimination and after losing 7 consecutive games, the guys got a burst of life and pulled off the unbelievable reverse sweep to take down FaZe Clan, (FazeDown) booking a spot in the Grand Final.

That, however, is where the magic ended. Despite forcing a bracket reset, the guys secured second place in the Regional and were the first team in the world to qualify for the Winter Major! We’ll see you in LA next month :)

We’d like to take a moment and congratulate sweetdreams on averaging 10,000 concurrent viewers for the first time ever across the month of January! It’s been incredible to witness his growth during his time with NRG, and we can’t wait to see the next steps in your career.

Have you ever wanted to visit the NRG Hotpockets Castle? Now is your chance – for the first time ever, the NRG Castle has been recreated in-game and is now playable in Fortnite! Drop-in and tour a 1:1 replica of the Castle, and compete in the NRG Levis’ Winter Games featuring Fortnite. Starting from today, you can join players from around the world and experience three different unique game modes, and fight for your place on the leaderboard! The top 10 players from NA and EU will battle it out for the lion's share of a $15,000 prize pool live on Benjyfishy’s and AussieAntics’ streams on February 12th at 4pm ET. If you’d like to compete, be sure to upload your scores to https://www.nrg.gg/wintergames!

Just a quick note as we head into February. NRG’s esports teams across Valorant, Apex and Rocket League played in 6 tournaments in January and came in first or second in every single one, and of course, locked down the big qualifier for Valorant this past weekend. NRG teams have never been more stacked. Can’t wait to see how the seasons unfold for these squads.

January 26, 2022

NRG Newsletter: January 26, 2022

It was ALGS Playoff time and some big money and early-season momentum were on the line.  Sweetdreams, alongside Nafen and rocker, locked in looking to repeat as champs of the ALGS Split 1 Playoffs. The guys got off to a hot start securing a 1st Place Finish in Game 1 en route to reaching Match Point. However, that’s where things ended, despite consistent placement and at times a dominant showing, our rivals in TSM secured a strong Game 7 victory ending the event and taking home the top prize. Despite not winning, we’re proud of the boys as they battled it from start to finish taking home a swift $50,000 as runner-ups! #NRGFam

Valorant is BACK. NRG Valorant took on the $30,000 VALORAMPAGE tournament this past weekend, dominating everyone in their path to the Grand Finals. It was in the Grand Finals that we went head to head with the #1 Team in North America, Cloud9 in a back-and-forth series in which we fell in a hard-fought winner-take-all 3rd map, taking home 2nd Place. This tourney was the final warmup before the Valorant Champions Tour returns this Thursday. Keep an eye out on social media, we’ll have all the updates for you as we look to earn our spot at the table. This one is a big one!

After a small break, the X Games Champions are BACK in action this weekend as Regional 2 of the Winter Split begins. Be sure to tune into NRG Mission Control this weekend as The General NRG looks to secure back-to-back Regional Championships!

Full Squad Gaming has seen some of the most explosive growth in the industry over 2021. And as it sits, 2022 looks to be the same as the guys launched yet ANOTHER viral million view a post series on TikTok where they had to name the first game that popped into their head that began with a randomly selected letter! Go check them out if you haven't. Might be time to get Ben an agent :-)

FINALLY the NRG Legacy Keycaps are arriving! If you got one, give us a tweet of your new best friend and tag @NRGgg. Stock is running EXTREMELY low, and they WILL sell out, so make sure to snag some for yourself before they leave the store forever!

January 19, 2022

NRG Newsletter: January 19, 2022

What a way to kick off 2022! The General NRG Rocket League are X Games champions, again!  It was smooth sailing for NA’s #1 team as our 3-0 performance in the group stage Friday secured us a spot in the Winners’ Semifinals, where we dominated Oxygen, booking our ticket to Championship Sunday! In the next round, we ran into what many people were calling “the new powerhouse in NA” as we squared off against a revitalized FaZe team having made big roster moves over the winter break. No worries for the boys. In what was a back and forth series we saw Squishy put in one of the best fakes of the season as we took the series and booked our ticket to the Grand Final!

The General NRG vs old friend Spacestation (loser’s bracket winners) turned out to be our Grand Finals matchup. JSTN and co showed up and dominated the series with highlight-reel goals that ultimately led to the guys easily re-claiming their title as NA Regional Champions, taking home an X Games gold medal without dropping a set! The boys are more confident than ever.

Valorant is coming back! With Hazed at the helm as in-game lead, our boys are looking stacked, and ready to show the world what they’re made of this weekend in the $30,000 Knights VALORAMPAGE!

Saturday is the day! ALGS SPLIT 1 PLAYOFFS. The big one. 100k prize money on the line to the winner. 20 teams. NRG comes in as the #2 seed and starts with 9 bonus points. Match Point format, the first team to win a game with over 50 points wins. We feel good and really want this one. NRG social will have all the twitch tune in info for this one. Fired up!

In case you missed it, last week we announced that our limited edition NRG x Guild of Guardians (GOG) NFT playable Hero sale was one of the biggest esports org NFT drops of all time, selling approximately $2 Million USD worth in our unlimited 24-hour sale! (big typo in last week’s newsletter noted $2 in total sales, not $2 Million… oops :). Seriously, we are blown away by the power of the NRGFAM!

January 12, 2022

NRG Newsletter: January 12, 2022

Finally, the Rocket League off-season is coming to an end. Last we left off, NRG had finished the Fall Split in second place, having fought all the way to the Grand Final LAN in Sweden. Now, with the Rocket League Winter Split upon us, our boys are hungry to reclaim the crown. Make sure to tune in this Friday to catch the action as a REVAMPED mission control takes place over on the NRG Twitch account!

That’s not all though, as we also want to take a moment to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Rocket League legend GarrettG’s signing to NRG! Since joining us at the age of 15, Garrett has given us nothing but his absolute best, and has been such an important part of our continued success. We are blessed to have been on this journey with him so far, and we’re so excited to see the even greater heights he will reach in the future.

Valorant is coming back! With VCT warmup tournaments on the horizon, the squad has been hard at work preparing to dive back into action next week. With Hazed at the helm as in-game lead, our boys are looking stacked, and ready to show the world what they’re made of. 2022 will be the year that NRG Valorant proves that all eyes should be on us.

Wow, hard to believe it’s been over 1,000 days since Benjyfishy joined the NRGFam! To celebrate the occasion we teamed up with legendary street artist, Garibaldi, to create a custom piece to announce Benjy's re-signing with the fam. We’re so proud of everything he’s accomplished, and can’t wait to see how his career progresses over the coming years!

With ALGS Playoffs due to return on January 23rd, the NRG Apex Legends squad has been preparing hard to drop back into Worlds Edge. Having finished tied for first in points and second place overall in the previous split, the squad will be entering the playoffs with a point advantage as we face down teams such as TSM, Sentinels, and 100 Thieves. We are excited to see what sweet, nafen, and rocker will bring this year in competitive Apex Legends.

That’s not all in NRG Apex news - sweet recently celebrated his one-year anniversary with NRG! Throughout the past year, he has been nothing but consistent, and we are so thrilled to have an in-game lead of his caliber as part of our #NRGFam. Here’s to another year!

To say our very own NRG Rebourne game hero NFT was a big hit would be an understatement! As a matter of fact, our limited edition NRG x Guild of Guardians (GOG) NFT Hero sale was one of, if not the biggest esport org NFT drops all-time selling approximately $2 Million USD worth in our unlimited 24-hour sale! We are blown away by the power of the NRGFAM! Sit back and collect as we can’t wait to show you more of what the NRGxGOG partnership has in store for the mobile game as it prepares to launch early this year!

If you haven’t picked up any pieces from the NRG Winter Collection, or a set of NRG Legacy Keycaps, there are still some in stock, albeit in EXTREMELY limited quantities. Stock is running low, and they WILL sell out, so make sure to snag some for yourself before they leave the store forever!

January 05, 2022

NRG Newsletter: January 5, 2022

What a way to end the year! 2021 was truly a monumental year for the NRGFam. We are so excited to share that in 2021 NRG content has surpassed the one billion view mark across SF Shock, Full Squad Gaming, and NRG! This is a huge milestone for any company, and it really puts the growth NRG has had over the course of the year into perspective. We can’t wait to see how far we get by this time next year!

So who is watching? Apparently a lot of folks! A just-released report by YouGov shows your beloved NRG is the 5th most supported team in all of sports in 2021 among US 13-17-year-olds. That’s right, ahead of the Yankees and Pats! The future is indeed bright.

This week we dropped another amazing video on the NRG Fortnite channel, as we hooked Benjy up to a lie detector! The video was one for the ages, so check it out if you haven't. (and fyi: the first video in the Hot Pockets Lie Detector series with Clix just passed 1 million views on youtube)! That’s not all, we wanted to take a moment to congratulate Clix, Aussie, and Benjy on being 3 of the top English-speaking Fortnite Twitch streamers throughout 2021!

Another amazing milestone for Lulu! We wanted to take a moment and congratulate her on being the #1 most-watched female Apex Legends streamer over the course of 2021! We’re incredibly proud of her and everything she’s accomplished. Keep paving the way for women in the industry, Lulu!

It’s been one heck of a year for the SF Shock, and we wanted to take a minute to congratulate both Super and Emongg on being the TOP TWO most-watched Overwatch streamers of 2021! We're so proud of them for their hard work this year and can't wait to see them grow even more in 2022.

The General NRG Rocket League has had quite the year as EVERY PLAYER under The General NRG banner was in the top 10 most visited pages on Liquipedia this past year with, JSTN and Squishy taking the top 2 spots! #NRGFam. (I am sensing a theme here…)

Stock is running low on the NRG Winter Collection! As expected, the NRG Legacy Keycaps are selling like CRAZY, so be sure to grab a set, as quantities are limited and they WILL sell out. Be sure to get them soon! Back to games real soon. We promise :-)

December 23, 2021

NRG Newsletter: December 23, 2021


December 15, 2021

NRG Partners with MyComputerCareer

NRG Partners with MyComputerCareer to Expand Professional Gaming Awareness to Robust IT Education Audience


LOS ANGELES, December 15, 2021 -- NRG today announced a marketing partnership with IT education provider MyComputerCareer. Through the partnership, NRG will amplify awareness of its professional gaming and entertainment platform to potentially thousands of IT students and graduates from the MyComputerCareer program.


With professional, casual and social gamers represented in their organization, NRG engages daily with a broad spectrum of gaming enthusiasts.  NRG’s exclusive talent and professional players will promote My Computer Career’s educational and certification programs in their streams and social content.


MyComputerCareer is an accredited online and in-campus technical college that provides hands-on Information Technology training, certifications and job placement.


“Education is key - not just the knowledge from it, but knowing the opportunities that can be created from it,” said Andrew Bones, Head of Sales for NRG. “It is a privilege for our teams to participate in an important campaign related to education.”


MyComputerCareer has equipped thousands of graduates with the skills and resources for success during its 13-year history. Many MyCC grads are working in top tech companies across the country. In fact, MyCC’s Career Services department worked with students and graduates to help them accept nearly 2500 job offers so far this year. During this time, students also earned thousands of IT certifications across several programs.


Those interested in MyComputerCareer can visit their website for more information.



About MyComputerCareer

MyComputerCareer is an accredited* technical school, with classes online and on-campus, that provides hands-on Information Technology training, certifications and job placement in as little as seven months.  Founded in 2007, the school boasts nine campuses in Texas, North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, and Nellis Air Force Base, with its headquarters in Holly Springs, North Carolina. For more information, call (866) 606-6922 or visit www.mycomputercareer.edu


* Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET)



About NRG

NRG is a professional gaming and entertainment company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 2015, NRG has embodied competitive esports excellence and the best of gaming culture over the last half-decade. Known for championship teams and innovative gaming lifestyle content, NRG is one of the most-watched organizations in the world on Twitch and YouTube.

December 14, 2021

NRG Newsletter: December 14, 2021

Finally, The General NRG is BACK ON LAN! After a rough first two days of the Swiss Stage for the Fall Major, the squad found themselves on the verge of elimination and pitted up against one of the best teams in EU, our old friends at Vitality. It was in that match JSTN, Squishy and GarrettG completed something that’s never happened in Rocket League LAN history; the Perfect Sweep. Our boys DOMINATED the series, winning 3-0 without allowing a single goal! With the squad looking hot, they found themselves up against Ground Zero, where they swiftly took another 3-0 victory, claiming their spot in the Fall Major Playoffs.

Enter the Playoffs, where The General NRG squared off against the underdog of the tournament from Saudi Arabia, Sandrock Gaming. It was in that series where JSTN found his form as the guys rolled through the match and booked a date with NA’s other last hope, FaZe Clan. Faze was no match for Squishy and the boys, as they clutched up time and again and dismissed the young squad in quick fashion 4-1. The semi-final win set up the “dream” Grand Final matchup with the beasts from EU, BDS.

JSTN, GarrettG, and Squishy fought valiantly, pulling themselves back from the brink of elimination time and again to set up a win or go home game 7 in set number 2. Unfortunately, BDS was too tough on this day and secured a clutch late goal to seal the championship. We are super proud of The General NRG and the run they put together at this Major. We have seen the birth of a new rival and worthy opponent in BDS, and can’t wait to see our boys back on LAN as the Winter Split approaches.

Last Friday, we partnered up with Hot Pockets to bring you the first-ever Halo Infinite show match, straight out of the NRG Hot Pockets Castle. Over 11,000 viewers tuned into the NRG Hot Pockets Showmatch, as Ace and Lulu went head-to-head with their teams to find out just who would come out on top. Legendary casters Goldenboy and Lottie helped make the brand new Hot Pockets Kitchen feel like home as they called the action live across Twitch. The event was a resounding success, and to the surprise of many, Captain Lulu, Ron, Benjy, and Super dominated the games en-route to a Team Lulu Victory!

The week rolled on as the Fortnite squad hosted our very first NRGFam meetup at Cookies N Kicks in Los Angeles on Saturday. The gang was finally all together as Clix, Ron, Benjy, Bucks, Edgey, Epik and Grady met with fans who lined up around the building. Fans got pics with their fav NRG squad members and cleaned us out of our limited edition Cookies/NRG collab merch. It was truly an amazing event and we loved meeting every single one of you.

That wasn’t it for NRG Fortnite though, as yesterday we celebrated Benjy’s 1,000th day with the #NRGFam. From the day we signed him to now, Benjy has been a pillar of the Fortnite community and the NRGFam as a whole. We couldn’t imagine a world without him in our family.

We are excited to announce that NRG has partnered with Guild of Guardians to release a playable in-game NFT collectible hero. Guild of Guardians is a mobile RPG coming in 2022. There are already close to 400,000 players in the community and NRG will be the first esports org to integrate the NRG brand into the gameplay! So, not just a NFT sale here, but a living, breathing, playable game hero! We are proud to partner with game developer Immutable to bring the NRG brand to life in the game. We share their common values for gas-free Ethereum transactions that are 100% carbon neutral.

Starting on Dec 14th at 4:00 PM PST, a one-time, 24-hour sale will go live where you can buy your NRG NFT Hero and get a chance to win a free, all-expenses-paid VIP experience in the NRG Castle in Los Angeles, California. *Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Guild of Guardians x NRG Drop is being postponed. The new drop is Tue 21st Dec 10pm EST // 7pm EST*

Buyers will need to pre-load Ethereum into a MetaMask wallet. Click this link for instructions: https://guildofguardians.medium.com/how-to-prepare-a-wallet-and-deposit-into-imx-so-you-can-participate-in-the-gog-x-nrg-sale-92cb08c0cb81

For more info on the drop: https://guildofguardians.medium.com/guild-of-guardians-x-nrg-esports-sale-announcement-details-cb49108364ef

Join the Guild of Guardians Discord: https://discord.com/invite/UdejGr9Wg7

Last week, we dropped our Winter Collection and it was a BIG hit, from the NRG Legacy Keycaps to the newest NRG apparel. Be sure to swing by shop.nrg.gg and pick up a few items just in time for the holidays! That’s not it though, as we also dropped an exclusive limited-time jersey in collaboration with Hot Pockets. The NRG Hot Pockets Halo Jerseys are for sale now if you want to rep Team Lulu, Team Ace, or Team NRG. Be sure to get them soon before they leave the shop! Quantities are limited on everything so don’t miss out!

December 9, 2021

NRG Newsletter: December 9, 2021

December 1, 2021

NRG Newsletter: December 1, 2021

November 24, 2021

NRG Newsletter: November 24, 2021

Hard to believe it's been 6 years and 200 editions of this newsletter since NRG started! I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff, players, and content creators who have been a part of the org over the years, and of course, the #NRGFAM, who have supported us so passionately. It's been amazing to get a bird's eye view of the staggering growth NRG has experienced along this journey. From begging our friends and family to like our Twitter posts in year one to hitting 50M+ uniques with our content month after month in 2021 is truly astounding. It has also been very rewarding to see the love and engagement with our new casual gaming brand, Full Squad Gaming (FSG.) With over 50M likes on our TikTok this year alone, 3 hit shows on Snap Discover, and a booming Instagram account, FSG has surpassed all of our expectations as it looks to expand the Squad in 2022 and branch out into longer-form content. We also want to thank our amazing org sponsors: Hot Pockets, McDonald's, T-Mobile, Levi's, Therabody, NetApp, Turtle Beach, Roccat, Army National Guard, ampm, Kinesis Gaming, and The General Insurance. We wouldn't be able to do our thing without you!

Here's to more championship ring ceremonies, Hot Pockets Castle craziness and good, healthy times in NRG's 7th year. Thanks for coming on the ride with us. We love our NRGFAM!

- Andy

November 17, 2021

NRG Newsletter: November 17, 2021

NRG Apex Legends

Our Apex Legends squad dropped into World's Edge again last weekend this time for the SteelSeries Prime Cup. Teams would battle it out over twelve games, spread over two days, with the top squad taking home the grand prize of $4,000. Sweetdreams, Nafen, and Rocket once again proved to the Apex community that they are indeed the best team in the game, as the guys secured an insane grand total of nine top 5 finishes over the weekend, enroute to a DOMINANT 1st place overall finish. With the ALGS Pro League resuming action this coming weekend, we've got our eyes on the prize and look to move up the ladder as we head toward LAN.

The General NRG Rocket League

Looking to go back-to-back at the third NA Regional event, Coach Sizz led JSTN, GarrettG and Squishy into action with their eyes set on bringing home another championship under The General NRG Banner.

The action kicked off on Friday as the squad took on the Swiss Stage of the Regional live on NRG Mission Control (the most watched team stream in Rocket League). Behind Squishy’s insane air pinch, the guys swept all three of their matches, qualifying for the main event, which would take place on Saturday and Sunday. It was there that we faced off against Ghost Gaming, with the prize of #1 seed at the Fall Major on the line. That was motivation enough for the squad, as they dominated Ghost 4-1, and secured their seeding for the Major. However, that’s where our run ended, as we unfortunately fell against EnVy in Sunday’s semifinal matchup, placing us 3rd/4th overall. With a few weeks to go until the Fall Major, the guys are looking to tighten up the loose edges and bring home the first LAN Championship for Rocket League esports since NRG won the last one two year ago! #NRGFam

NRG Fortnite

Just like that, NRG Fortnite was back in action. Following this season’s FNCS Championship was the FNCS Grand Royale Tournament. The tournament, having the largest Fortnite prize pool of the year (over five million dollars spread between the competitive regions) was set to take place over two weekends, the first being this past weekend with an open format for players to earn a qualifying bid for this coming weekend’s Grand Finals.

While not every NRG player found success this past weekend, we're beyond excited that Bucke, Benjyfishy and EpikWhale qualified and will be representing NRG across NA East, EU and NA West respectively this coming weekend. Be sure to tune into the two official NRG Watch Parties for the event the weekend over on AussieAntics’s stream, as well as Ronaldo’s stream, live from the NRG Hot Pockets Castle! We can’t wait to see the guys pull out all the stops and bring home that bag!

NRG Valorant

Finally, NRG Valorant took the stage for the first time after months with Hazed as our new in-game leader. It didn’t take long for the new squad to catch their stride as they took on the Valorant Elite Showdown. The $25,000 tournament was a good test for players and fans alike to get an idea of what NRG Valorant would look like heading into next year’s Valorant Champions Tour. The guys swiftly made their way through the group stage, only dropping one map the entire time, booking their spot in the playoff stage.

From there, the squad would quickly find themselves with the advantage as s0m was on point, hitting some of the best shots we’ve seen in months. Rather quickly, the team moved on into the round of 16, where Hazed did the unthinkable, hitting an ace that changed the tide of the series. Hazed’s heroics propelled the guys into the quarterfinals where they would square off against Ghost Gaming, and ultimately secure a 2-0 victory. Just like that, the new look squad was Championship Sunday-bound! Unfortunately however, that’s where our journey ended, despite Android clutching up when our backs were against the wall. The guys ultimately fell and secured 3rd/4th place overall in the event. For a first tourney with a week’s practice, NRGFAM was elated to see the team gel and rip their way through lesser squads. The future is bright for NRG Valorant!

NRG Never Sleeps

Full Squad Gaming hit 50M likes on its TikTok channel since it launched at the beginning of this year….Joey Kaotyk and Your Fellow Arab brought their IRL live-streams to the Castle this week. Their Castle tour streams were a big hit with their viewers as they hung with Grady, ate Hot Pockets and smashed some hardware in the Oval Office… Next week's edition of the NRG Newsletter will be our 200th! Expect a little reflection and nostalgia from Andy. Until then NRGFAM.

November 10, 2021

NRG Newsletter: November 10, 2021

NRG Apex Legends

With the ALGS Pro League on a brief hiatus after the release of Apex Season 11, Sweetdreams led Rocker and Nafen into a non-ALGS event this past week: the Esports Arena Pre-Season Invitational. While the trio got off to a rocky start, over the final two games the team ROARED back with back-to-back victories, securing yet ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP for the NRG banner. Under Sweet’s leadership, and Nafen and Rocker’s natural talent, NRG Apex continues to dominate! NRG ON TOP.

The General NRG Rocket League

After a dominant Regional Championship, the squad is back in action for Regional 3 this weekend! Action begins on Friday on NRG Mission Control as The General NRG kicks off the Swiss Stage against Axle-R8 at 1pm ET. Be sure to tune into the stream with Jamesbot and Dazerin hosting the largest stream in Rocket League, as JSTN, Squishy GarrettG and Sizz look to defend their title!

SF Shock

After wreaking havoc through North American Contenders, the Redbird has finally come home to roost. We are, of course, talking about our newest signing, s9mm, previously of Redbird Esports. He's one of the sickest DPS players in the region, and we cannot wait to watch him cleave his way through the competition during the Overwatch League 2022 season. This new Shock squad is looking scary, and we're hungry to dominate the league next year.

NRG Valorant

The off-season for NRG Valorant is in full effect as we gear up for the 2022 Season. This morning we announced the newest piece to the puzzle, as we welcomed Hazed to the team. Under his direction in the game we can’t wait to see what Coach JoshRTz has in store for Hazed, Tex, Android, s0m and eeiu as they enter the season. NRG Valorant looks to make some noise and emerge as one of the TOP teams in the Valorant Champions Tour.

NRG Hot Pockets Castle

The NRG Hot Pockets Castle was buzzing with activity this week with JoeWo and Clix both in town to hang out and capture some amazing content. With the Castle busier than ever, the boys streamed for hours over on Twitch, while the NRG TikTok had them test their aim with a paintball gun. Be sure to check out Clix and JoeWo’s aim (it’s worse than you’d think)! We have tons of amazing content coming out of the NRG Hot Pockets Castle and we even had a special guest, Arab, come through and IRL stream from the Castle last night! We can’t wait to see more and more people come through this incredible space and make some amazing content.

November 3, 2021

NRG Newsletter: November 3, 2021

The General NRG Rocket League

After a second place finish at the previous Regional event, Coach Sizz led JSTN, GarrettG and Squishy into Regional 2 with their eyes set on bringing home another championship under The General NRG Banner.

Action kicked off on Friday as the squad took on the Swiss Stage of the Regional live on NRG Mission Control (the most watched team stream in Rocket League). Behind JSTN doing the unthinkable, the guys went 3-1, qualifying for the Main Event which would take place on Saturday and Sunday! It was there that we would have a matchup against our old friend, Spacestation Gaming, and Squishy would hit one of the best triple tap goals in Rocket League history en route to a hard fought 4-2 series win, which propelled the guys to Championship Sunday and a Semi-Finals matchup against familiar foe Team EnVy. Unfortunately we got off to a slow start in the series where EnVy quickly jumped out to a 3-1 series lead. It was then that JSTN sparked the comeback with a 1v3 in Overtime to fuel team morale and claw back to a winner-take-all Game 7 where the squad came through and punched their ticket into the Grand Final!

The stage was set.

The General NRG vs. G2 in a best of 3, best of 7.

With everything on the line, we witnessed the squad do the impossible: scoring a goal with 0 seconds on the clock. While we lost that first series, that goal was the spark which ignited the guys’ confidence as we entered into the second best of 7. From there, JSTN, Squishy and GarrettG DOMINATED G2, only dropping one map in the next two series, cruising to the Regional 2 CHAMPIONSHIP! To celebrate we’ve released our limited edition The General NRG Championship White jerseys, get them before they leave the shop soon!

We’re so proud of the squad, as this win not only adds to their legacy as the greatest Rocket League team of all time, but also made them the first team in the world to qualify for the Fall Major being held in Stockholm Sweden this December! THE GENERAL NRG IS TRULY ON TOP!

NRG Apex Legends

This past Saturday, Sweet, alongside Nafen and Rocker, dropped into World’s Edge for Week 3 of the ALGS Pro League! It didn’t take long for sweetdreams to prove to the Apex community that he was indeed the best in-game leader in the game, as the guys began the week with BACK TO BACK victories, and a 2nd place finish, enroute to a DOMINANT 1st place overall finish for the week, moving the guys to 3rd Place Overall in the ALGS Pro League Standings.

With Season 11 dropping yesterday, the guys will be off for a few weeks to enjoy the new map and legend before dropping back into World’s Edge for Week 4 of the League to secure our playoff spot. In the meantime, be sure to check out the NRG Apex Legends YouTube channel for some new Season 11 content, along with some amazing challenges featuring ace, Lulu and Rogue coming soon!

NRG Fortnite

After weeks of preparation, it was finally time for the guys to drop into the FNCS Grand Finals. With all 5 of our players having qualified, we were in for a busy weekend. As Day 1 of Finals came to an end, it was Clix who pulled off what some called “the clutch of the tournament” as he took on a 1v3 from high ground, taking out EVERY player in his path to secure the Victory Royale! As Day 1 wrapped up, several of our guys were in position to make the podium, with a few in striking distance of taking home the Axe of Champions!

Enter Sunday, over in EU and NA East, the guys struggled to get things going, leading to an unfortunate number of finishes all outside of major contention. However in NA West, Epikwhale and co made the comeback of the year, winning 3 out of the final 6 games, which made things interesting in the region as they crawled their way back into the conversation for taking home the trophy. However, despite their best efforts, the trio came up just shy, earning 2nd place in the final game and the tournament as a whole. To the shock of many, this was the first FNCS in which Epik and co have not won. However, the comeback alone solidified Epik’s status as the best Fortnite player in the history of the game, and heading into FNCS Grand Royale later this month we have nothing but utmost confidence that they will once again be ON TOP.

SF Shock

We said that we had some big announcements planned, and we hope we did not disappoint. Crusty and co are gathering the pieces needed to make Shock an absolute powerhouse in 2022, and we can finally share the first of our new signings - Proper, Finn, and Kilo! Hailing from Korean Contenders team O2 Blast, this trio are back-to-back Contenders champions, and they’re joining the back-to-back Overwatch League champions because they want one thing: to win. Alone, they’re forces to be reckoned with, but together with super, Viol2t, and the guidance of Crusty, they’re going to be unstoppable.

That isn’t the end of the off-season pickups, we have some other announcements on the horizon, so watch this space!

In 2022 we’re going to take back what’s ours. This is our resurgence.

NRG Thoom House

Finally… The moment we’ve all been waiting for.

After being plagued with problems for months, the internet at the NRG Thoom House has finally been fixed!

You know what this means: streams from all your favorite Thoom members, and content galore. Make sure you’re subscribed to the NRG Thoom House Youtube channel and following the Thoom squad on Twitch so you don’t miss a thing!

October 27, 2021

NRG Newsletter: October 27, 2021

Fortnite

It all comes down to this. It’s time for the Season 18 FNCS Season Finals! Action kicks off on Thursday as Bucke and Clix take on the FNCS Semifinals. The guys will have to secure a top four finish alongside their respective trios across one of the two days in order to punch their ticket to the FNCS Grand Finals on Saturday to join Edgey, Benjy, and Epikwhale who have already automatically qualified for Finals. You follow all that?

The storylines are out in full force this weekend with all eyes on Edgey’s redemption arc as he takes on the FNCS Finals for the first time without partner Cented. Will this be the run that breaks the Edgey second place curse, having placed second in four consecutive FNCS Grand Finals? We know he can do it! The GOAT, Epikwhale, is also looking to add a 6th FNCS Championship to his list of insane accomplishments, adding to his legacy as the best Fortnite player to ever touch the game. Good luck guys! #NRGFAM ON TOP

The General NRG Rocket League

After a second place finish in the first RLCS Regional, the boys are hungry for a win as they take on the second regional event of the Fall Split. JSTN, GarrettG, Squishy and Sizz look to dominate as The General NRG enters the Swiss Stage. Action kicks off Friday on the NRG Twitch Page as Jamesbot and Dazerin host yet another NRG Mission Control following last week's broadcast which peaked at 10,000 concurrent The General NRG fans! The boys love the support. Be sure to tune in as we square off against Nefarious at 1pm ET.

NRG Thoom House

The Thoom squad held their first ever hide and seek competition as Daequan, Hamlinz and the rest of the squad took to the $7,000,000 NRG Thoom House for one of the most intense games of Hide and Seek you have ever seen! Make sure to check the video out if you haven’t already, and subscribe to the NRG Thoom House YouTube channel so you don’t miss a thing.

Apex Legends

After a slow start on the first day of the ALGS Pro League, Sweet, Rocker and Nafen DOMINATED Week 2. The squad were out for blood as they completely crushed the competition over the first three games, earning two second place finishes and a first place finish, netting themselves a big 9 points in Week 2, and bumping them up to 8th place overall. With just four weeks of the ALGS Pro League remaining, NRG looks to lock in a top 10 regular season finish to qualify for playoffs and a slot at LAN. We like LAN!

SF Shock

Please join us in welcoming our newest Shock signing, Tifa Lockhart! Okay, just kidding, it’s actually super in a wig. Our illustrious main tank finally fulfilled his long awaited promise to cosplay as Tifa from Final Fantasy XII, and held Twitter and Twitch in rapt attention as he showed off his cosplay prowess. We’re so excited to see what Tifa- we mean super will do in the future!

October 13, 2021

NRG Newsletter: October 13, 2021

SF Shock

This was a sad week for Shock fans, as we announced the release of Smurf, ANS, Ta1yo, Twilight, Nero, FDGod, and Glister. We would like to thank all of these players for their hard work and dedication throughout the season, giving us the best record in the West during the regular season, and an overall fourth-place finish. We are so thankful for the time we had together, and will support them in all their future endeavors. #ShockFam forever.

Don’t let this news dishearten you, however, as from endings bloom new beginnings. The San Francisco Shock are now entering our re-building phase, and therein lies infinite potential. Our staff are hard at work to scout out the absolute best talent on the planet to build a brand new San Francisco Shock, and we are so excited to share what they’ve been cooking up. Look out in 2022, because we’re coming to take back what’s ours.

The General NRG Rocket League

Finally, Rocket League is back.

After a long off-season,  The General NRG Rocket League boys were back in action last weekend, and they were eager to show off exactly why they are the defending NA champions. The squad went three-for-three this weekend, absolutely crushing their opponents and asserting that, yes, The General NRG is in fact on top. To top off an already incredible weekend, GarretG also made history by becoming the second player EVER to pass 1500 goals! We are so proud of his incredible achievement, and are excited to watch him climb to even greater heights.

Also, in case you missed it last week, make sure to check out our new NRG Rocket League decals in the RL Esports Shop! They got a huge response from the fans. After all, who DOESN’T want to rep the best team in the world?

NRG Thoom House

Master Chef or Disaster Chef? For the culinarily inclined, or if you just enjoy watching the Food Network, we have just the video for you this week. The Thoom House members split into teams to go head-to-head against each other in the first-ever official house cook-off. We’ll leave it up to you to judge whether Team Drizzle, led by Daequan and Team Microwave, headed by Hamlinz, managed to whip up some gustatory delights or if they were serving up culinary nightmares. Make sure to check this video out!

Apex Legends

The long winter of the professional Apex Legends off-season is finally coming to a close, as ALGS looms ever closer with the Pro League Split #1 is coming this very weekend! 40 teams will be seeded into four separate groups, where they will battle it out double round-robin style, and our very own NRG Apex team is itching to get back in action. Teams will play a total of 36 games throughout the regular season, so any avid fans of NRG Apex Legends will not be wanting for content in the coming months. Sweet, Nafen, and Rocker have been hard at work during the past few months, and we cannot wait to drop back into World’s Edge and show that NRG is still on top.

October 6, 2021

NRG Newsletter: October 6, 2021

The General NRG Rocket League

Finally, after a long wait, the Rocket League season is upon us. The defending World and NA Champions, The General NRG Rocket League, are back in action this coming weekend in the 2021 RLCS Season in the Regional 1 NA Qualifier! Squishy, JSTN, GarrettG, Musty & Sizz have been hard at work the last several weeks, and can’t wait to show you all the work the guys put in this off-season as they begin their title defense!

That’s not it for the squad though, as the NEW NRG Rocket League decals have entered the RL Esports Shop! Hit the store and let your NRG flag fly. We can’t wait to see all of the #NRGFam repping the new decal in-game and on Twitter!

NRG Thoom House

The Thoom House continues to take over the internet as this past week Detective Daequan and Hamlinz sat down the entire house in search of finding the toilet terrorizer… It’s by far the funniest video we’ve put out on the channel, go check it out if you haven’t seen it!

Be sure to catch the next video coming out tomorrow on Thoom House Thursday, only on the NRG Thoom House channel. Also, Dae, Hamz, and the crew are up and running on a pretty consistent schedule now on Twitch, so give your favorite Thoom House member a look and a sub for their live stream. #NRGFam

Full Squad Gaming

It’s been a huge week for the Full Squad boys as they continue to make moves with their new TikTok series featuring the one and only Matt. In this arc, Matt, arguably the worst gamer in the squad, is literally duct-taped to the Castle wall, forcing him to practice and work on his game! For every 10,000 likes on the post, we add another hour to his practice clock. The response was HUGE. The video has garnered over 2.4 million views and, wait for it, 500,000 likes. Poor Matt!!! Additionally, our portfolio of Discover shows continues to dominate Snapchat! The newest show, Streamy, has brought in over 4 million views on this week’s episode alone, and has catapulted the FSG Brand on Snap to new levels of success! Please give it a look and a sub. We’re so proud of the FSG crew and can’t wait to see what they do next!

Around NRG

Real quick before we go, we wanted to let you know that stock in the NRG Store is depleting rapidly, so go grab some of the new gear and NRG Essentials before they sell out! Don’t miss out! Until next week, #NRGFam ON TOP!

September 29, 2021

NRG Newsletter: September 29, 2021

SF Shock

The Shock's 3 Peat dreams were still alive last week after a massive win against the Philadelphia Fusion. Spirits were high on Thursday when the boys played against the Chengdu Hunters, where they took the panda team to the absolute brink in a rare six-map blockbuster. In a match that defined the jekyll-and-hide nature of the 2021 Shock, the squad focused up on the last map playing beautifully coordinated overwatch to secure the win and move on to face the Atlanta Reign. Unfortunately, this is where our playoff run ended, despite the team's absolute best effort the Reign were too tough and our boys dropped a heartbreaker 3-1 for a fourth-place finish at Worlds. Our season may have ended short, but we will always be the team that made professional Overwatch history, being the first and only team to win back-to-back championships. We are so proud of what our roster has managed to accomplish this year, and we look forward to what is to come in the future as Overwatch 2 finally kicks off for the 2022 season! In the meantime, we wanted to show our appreciation to the Shock fam by un-vaulting some fan-favorite pieces from throughout the season. Don’t miss out, this stuff might never return! Until next season!

NRG Thoom House

For the first time in years, both Daequan and Hamlinz were back on Twitch streaming the game that started it all: Fortnite. It didn’t take the guys long to shake off the dust as Daequan hit an awesome clip that we shared on the NRG Twitter. It feels incredible to see the Thoom House creating content on their own channels! As they continue to dominate on Twitch, the rest of the Thoom House members got together with Daequan, Hamlinz this past week and hopped into some $200,000 supercars to race and see who was the fastest. In case you missed it, hop on by the Thoom House YouTube channel and check it out!

Be sure to catch the next video coming out tomorrow on the NRG Thoom House channel, it’s a BANGER! #NRGFam

Full Squad Gaming

The guys over at Full Squad have been busy creating TONS of exciting content out of the NRG Hot Pockets Castle! Over on TikTok, the squad continues to make moves as they launched a new mini-series “Name the Game or Get Paintballed” which has been a massive success, accumulating over 3 million views in just 2 episodes! Additionally, we are excited to announce that FSG has added ANOTHER Snapchat show to our portfolio of Discover shows! The new show, Streamy, brought in over 4.4 million views with its launch episode and helped catapult the FSG Brand on Snap to new levels of success, surpassing the 1 million subscriber mark! Please give it a look and a sub. We’re so proud of the FSG crew and can’t wait to see what they do next!

September 23, 2021

NRG Newsletter: September 23, 2021

SF Shock

The back-to-back Overwatch League champs are hell-bent to prove the critics wrong as they enter the 2021 Overwatch League Playoffs as the underdog team no one wants to play. On Tuesday night, the team took on the #1 seed Shanghai Dragons, where despite Nero popping off on Reaper and Choi’s INSANE D.Va Ult, we ultimately fell down to the lower bracket. In a nail-bitingly close five-map series against the Philly Fusion on Wednesday, the Shock clawed their way to victory, keeping their Grand Finals dreams alive. Like our GM Chris Chung says, we’re taking the scenic route. The squad is focused up for their match tonight at 6 pm PT versus Chengdu as our loser’s bracket climb continues. #SHOCKFIGHTING

The General NRG Rocket League

Last week was a huge week for Rocket League Esports as Psyonix took to Twitch to announce the return of RLCS. The announcement included the much-anticipated return of Rocket League LAN tournaments, the first one being in Sweden in early December! We can’t wait to be back on LAN, and we hope to defend our World Championship crown later this year.

Beyond all of the excitement from the RLCS announcements, The General NRG Rocket League boys participated in the WePlay Rocket League Invitational exhibition this past weekend. JSTN, Squishy, and GarrettG came out swinging and took out the Soniqs behind Squishy’s INSANE flick. With momentum on their side, the squad swiftly took care of G2 and found themselves in the Upper Bracket Finals. Unfortunately, in the next round, the squad fell short as they ended up dropping games to the Shopify Rebellion and EnVy securing a 3rd place finish in the tournament. With the off-season coming to an end soon, we can’t wait to see the squad back in action for the start of the RLCS Season in October.

NRG Thoom House

Since joining the #NRGFam, the NRG Thoom House has been pumping out consistent and incredible content. Several house members have begun Twitch streaming daily in addition to our weekly Thoom House Thursday videos. This past week Daequan, Hamlinz, and the squad squared raced $200,000 Supercars! If you haven't seen it, check it out!

Be sure to catch the next video coming out today on both the NRG Thoom House and More NRG Thoom House channels, we’re taking over. #NRGFam

Around NRG

Real quick before we go, we wanted to let you know that everything in the NRG Store has been re-stocked so go grab your NEW NRG Dad Hats or a hoodie from the NRG Essential collection! Don’t miss out! Until next week #NRGFam ON TOP!

September 15, 2021

NRG Newsletter: September 15, 2021

SF Shock

The back-to-back Overwatch League champs have their trophies and their metaphorical crowns, and now they finally have their rings. Last week the San Francisco Shock held an intimate ring ceremony where last year’s winning squad were presented with their 2020 championship rings. Shock's general manager, Chris Chung, explained his choice of the word emblazoned along the bottom of the ring, "endurance", to represent the hardships the team went through last year when the world screeched to a halt. The boys not only managed to persevere but overcame, winning the entire season and cemented their place in professional Overwatch history.

For those who missed out, be on the lookout for our YouTube video capturing the entire ceremony, featuring some secret surprise guests!

That wasn't all for the Shock boys, as they headed on a team trip for some quality bonding time, to reset going into playoffs. The squad will be heading to Hawaii this weekend and will be facing down the Shanghai Dragons next Wednesday the 21st. We're motivated, and we have our eyes fixed on that three-peat.

Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose, #WINNABLE!

NRG Asia

Since joining the #NRGFam earlier this year, it’s been quiet for GAM and NRG Asia. With the 2021 Season on hold due to COVID-19 in Vietnam, we sat in wait, hoping the guys would have a chance to prove themselves and earn a spot at the 2021 World Championships. However, despite holding the top spot in the VCS this season, the team will be unable to represent the NRG and GAM banner at Worlds due to COVID restrictions in Vietnam. While this is unfortunate, we thank you for the support over the year and we can’t wait to show you all what the team has been working on next season when the COVID situation improves.

NRG Thoom House

The NRGFam is THOOMIN’. This past week we dropped our weekly Thoom House Thursday video where Daequan, Hamlinz, and the squad teamed up and battled it out with the most intense game of paintball you’ve ever seen. If you haven’t seen it, check it out.

That wasn’t it though for the Thoom House, as Hamlinz finally returned to Twitch, and is back to his normal ways, dropping some sus freestyles and good vibes. But you always have to be ready when streaming at the house because you never know when the guys might ambush your stream with Nerf guns.

Be sure to check out the content coming out tomorrow on both the NRG Thoom House and More NRG Thoom House channels, we’re taking over. #NRGFam

NRG Warzone

Monday was a big day for NRG Warzone as JoeWo held his inaugural Battle for the Crown. The event was a $40,000 2v2 Traditional Kill Race where the top names in Warzone battled it out. After an early loss, Huskerrs and Newbz dropped down to the lower bracket and made the run of their lives all the way to a Grand Finals matchup against none other than JoeWo. We had an NRG vs NRG Grand Final for the lion’s share of the $40,000 prize. It was there that Huskerrs and co reset the bracket and ultimately became the Champions of the tournament. #NRGONTOP

September 8, 2021

NRG Newsletter: September 8, 2021

SF Shock

This past weekend was do-or-die for the San Francisco Shock. With only the Toronto Defiant standing between us and a spot in Champs playoffs, the Shock boys were hungry for the win. Long-time Shock fans will know how scary “playoff Shock” can be and poor Toronto ended up on the wrong side of a brutal wipeout as the boys thoroughly dismantled the Defiant in swift 3-0 fashion. It was all Ws across the board as the Shock barely lost a team fight in the entire match. With our ticket to playoffs (and finally, Hawaii) secured, the boys will be prepping hard before our match against the #1 seed Shanghai Dragons on September 21st live from the beaches of sunny Honolulu.

In other news, stocks for our San Francisco Shock themed keycaps are rapidly dwindling after the big win rush, so make sure to order yours before they sell out!

NRG Fortnite

After months of preparation, the FNCS Grand Finals took place this past weekend. It was time for Benjyfishy, Clix, Bucke, Edgeyy and EpikWhale to drop into action. Unfortunately for Benjy, Clix and Bucke, they had the misfortune of a contested drop, making their FNCS run very difficult, eventually finishing out of the money. However, over in NA East, Edgeyy alongside Cented and Commandment dropped in like champs looking to avenge last season’s second place finish. As the action kicked off, the trio looked shaky, but after three games they found their footing and kicked into gear, earning three top-two finishes in the final three games, one being an 11-kill win. As Day Two kicked off, the trio looked to pick up where they left off, and they did just that. After all twelve games passed, Edgeyy and co. found themselves with their 4th consecutive second place FNCS finish, and a massive $105,000 in the bank. Despite it not being the ideal finish for Edgeyy, we’re proud of him and his trio for their continued domination in NA East. They truly are one of the best trios in the game.

Over in NA West it was a different story for the reigning champs, Epikwhale, Arkhram, and Rehx. The best trio in the game found both success and misfortune. Entering Day Two the trio was sitting comfortably in second place in the region, with a first-place finish within reach. However, after several games on Day Two, things weren’t looking good for them after a surprising 18th place finish in Game 9. With just three games remaining, the trio found themselves down about 30 points on the leaderboard. That’s when things started to turn around. In Game 11 of the 12 that would be played, the trio absolutely DOMINATED, winning the game with 11 eliminations, which split the distance from 1st to 2nd place to around 20 points. In the 12th Game, the trio needed just about everything to go their way, and that is exactly what happened. Early on in the game, the 1st place team was eliminated prior to placement points being awarded, which practically rolled out the red carpet for Epik and co to take home their FOURTH CONSECUTIVE FNCS CHAMPIONSHIP. The trio clawed their way to the top, securing a 2nd place finish with 9 eliminations. Once again, they had claimed the FNCS Championship. What Epikwhale and his trio have done over the last four seasons is nothing short of remarkable. This FNCS Championship marks Epik’s 5th FNCS title overall, proving he is indeed the best player to ever play competitive Fortnite! To celebrate the championship, we’ve decided to unlock our limited-time Championship White NRG Jersey. Go cop it before it leaves the store on Monday. #NRGFam

NRG Thoom House

This past week marked a historic one for the NRG Thoom House. Our first official NRG Thoom House Thursday video dropped finding the crew at a Ninja Warrior Practice Facility in an effort to determine which house member could become the next American Ninja Warrior. In addition to that video we’ve been pumping out content on the More NRG Thoom House channel for you all to meet the other members of the house. If you haven’t seen them yet, sit back, relax and meet Sin, Exie, Bow, and Yanni before we drop the next Thoom House video this Thursday.  

That wasn’t it for the NRG Thoom House though, as the internet witnessed the return of NRG Daequan to Twitch. The highly anticipated stream was one for the ages as Daequan spoke about his absence, messed around with Hamlinz as he jumped into the pool, and went about the NRG Thoom House, having one of the most intense games of Nerf Gun Deathmatch you’ve ever seen. We’re beyond happy the legend has returned and we can’t wait to see more from him and the rest of the house!

Around NRG

Lastly, we wanted to take a moment to welcome AussieAntics to the #NRGFam. Over the weekend, we took to Twitter and the NRG Fortnite YouTube channel to welcome him (and his dog Steve). Aussie is one of the most viewed creators in the Fortnite scene, and we hope to work with him to make amazing content across a lot of the NRG Communities once he and his family move to LA early next year! #NRGFam

September 1, 2021

NRG Newsletter: September 1, 2021

NRG Fortnite

Finally, after months of preparation, the FNCS Grand Finals are about to begin. This weekend, Benjyfishy, Clix, Bucke, Edgey, and EpikWhale will all drop into action alongside their trios with their eyes on the Axe of Champions, and their cut of the FNCS prize pool.  

The guys have been hard at work and we can’t wait to see what they’re able to accomplish this coming weekend. Will Epik secure his 4th consecutive and 5th overall FNCS Championship? Will Benjy, Clix, and Bucke be able to prove themselves after last season’s blunder? Can Edgey break the 2nd Place Curse? The storylines are insane and we’re beyond excited to see it all play out on the big stage. To know when the guys drop into action, be sure to follow NRG and NRG Current on Twitter and get geared for the weekend by picking up an NRG Jersey in our store. It’s time to bring the Axe of Champions BACK to the #NRGFam

SF Shock

It’s been a quiet week for the San Francisco Shock, as the Overwatch League is on break heading into the postseason. The boys have been preparing hard for their play-in match this weekend, which will determine whether they will be able to punch their ticket into the playoffs, and also Hawaii for 2021 Champs! Our opponent is still yet to be decided, as our regular season standing afforded us a bye, and we will get our pick of who to play depending on first-round winners. Make sure to tune in this Sunday at noon pacific as we fight for our place in playoffs #WINNABLE.

In other Shock news, we have finally released our long-awaited keycaps for preorder. Stock is strictly limited, and we’ve sold well over half already, so make sure to order yours before they’re gone!

NRG Thoom House

Since we announced the NRG Thoom House, it’s been non-stop content, content, content, from the House Tour, where we announced the long-awaited return of Daequan and Hamlinz, to the pair introducing the world to their new roommates and NRG members. The main YouTube channel has been straight thoomin, accumulating over 400,000 subscribers in under one week. We’ve even taken over the More NRG Thoom House channel to individually introduce you to the likes of Meteors, Ginos, and Sin with intros of the other members due to premiere in the coming weeks. It’s been a full NRG Thoom takeover across NRG with the group going viral on TikTok, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. We’re THOOMIN BABY!

In the meantime, be on the lookout for NRG Thoom content this Thursday as the first #ThoomHouseThursday video drops on the NRG Thoom House channel.

The General NRG Rocket League

While the off-season is in full force for the squad, we’re happy to announce that JSTN, GarrettG, Squishy, and Sizz have all re-signed with the #NRGFam. The defending World Champs and North American Champs are here to stay! While RLCS Season 11 hasn’t been announced yet, we can’t wait to see what the returning squad will do this season while repping The General NRG Rocket League banner.

Around NRG

Lastly, we wanted to let the #NRGFam know that we’ve fully restocked every item in the NRG store and even have a few items on sale to get all the new members of the fam repping NRG. Go pick up something today and let us know what you copped over on Twitter! We can’t wait until LANs are back and we can see the #NRGFam out in full force once again.

August 27, 2021

NRG Newsletter: August 27, 2021

NRG Thoom House

The paper trail began on Monday. Posters started appearing, sporadically plastered across Los Angeles, bearing a photo of two of the internet’s most beloved creators, Daequan and Hamlinz. Keen-eyed fans noted that this was a brand new photo of the duo, never before shared to the public and not posted to either of their dormant social channels. Accompanying this image was a glaring question: have you seen these streamers? Daequan and Hamlinz had previously left the public eye for personal reasons - nobody had seen neither hair nor hide of them in upwards of two years. But the sudden appearance of these posters urging people to “find the streamers” left the gaming community reeling, and offered a glimmer of hope. Was it possible? Were they really making a return?

Speculation erupted online, as the gaming world was in a frenzy trying to determine what the posters meant. Was it a hoax? Were they back for real? Then came the report that a billboard had gone live in Las Vegas, with a link to a livestream video on YouTube. The stream showed live footage of the actual Vegas billboard, and thousands of people swarmed to tune in, all in the hopes of finding out what was going on. It was then that Daequan and Hamlinz finally broke their year-long silence on Twitter with a single coordinated tweet. The eyes emoji. The cryptic tweet got the attention of the entire gaming community and announced to the world that the two were working behind the scenes to announce their comeback.

Dedicated fans watched the billboard livestream throughout the night, hoping to catch a glimpse of any hint that might appear. Any car that passed, any person who strolled past the camera; all of these could be a clue to Daequan and Hamlinz’s return. After 24 hours of the stream going live, it finally happened. A group of people wearing NRG apparel sauntered up into frame, and two people wearing ski masks punched through the camera car glass to address the stream viewers directly. “Tomorrow at 1PM, we thoomin’ baby. At the same time, NRG announced to the world that finally, the streamers had been found.

And then, the internet exploded.

On Thursday, the community was on the edge of their seats, eagerly waiting for us to announce the official return of the duo as NRG Daequan and NRG Hamlinz. The suspense built to a fever pitch, as streamers were hosting watch parties with hundreds of thousands of viewers, and fans were waiting when finally, it happened. NRG announced the return of the kings, along with seven of their best friends. Just like that, the NRG Thoom house burst onto the scene.

As the announcement dropped, so did the new NRG Thoom House YouTube channel which featured the official Vegas house tour, as well as a small introduction of all the members of NRG Thoom. It didn’t take long for the channel to go viral, as, within an hour of launching, we accumulated over 100,000 subscribers and gained over 250,000 views. (As of newsletter press time the video currently has over 1.1M views and 245,000 channel subscribers!!!) That’s not all for the NRG Thoom squad though! We are officially kicking off the NRG Thoom House with a giveaway of 10 PS5’s so fans can follow and get to know the new members of NRG, as well as introducing the four different YouTube channels where NRG Thoom content will be posted weekly.

As Thursday came to an end, we wrapped things up with a bang by presenting the Thoom Squad with their own exclusive NRG Thoom House chains. We cannot wait to see what the Thoom House will become over the upcoming days and years, but we do know that this day marks a historic new page for NRG and our place in the gaming content world.

WE THOOMIN BABY! #NRGFam

August 19, 2021

NRG Newsletter: August 19, 2021

NRG Fortnite

We told you that we might have something up our sleeve … and we held up our end of the bargain as this past week we welcomed Bucke as the newest member of NRG Fortnite. The announcement took the internet by storm as Bucke took a moment to reflect on his journey from a one follower streamer to hitting the big leagues with the NRGFAM. We are so happy to have Bucke on board and can’t wait for the first new look NRG Fortnite crew video dropping on youtube later this week.

Shortly after the Bucke announcement, Clix, Ronaldo and Bucke dropped into action in NA East for FNCS Qualifier 2. The boys easily advanced into Saturday’s action but hit the wall as their respective trios failed to qualify for the Week 2 Finals. All three will be back in action for Qualifier 3 this weekend. We got this!

Over in NA West however, it was a different story as the 4-Time EpikWhale and his trio shockingly disbanded their trio, forfeiting their auto qualification to the FNCS Grand Finals (after winning last season’s FNCS) in order to shake off some rust and get some practice in. And to no one’s surprise, the trio absolutely DOMINATED, averaging 7 kills and 7th place over the course of the games, giving the them the top spot in the region for the week. The trio’s 1st place finish not only gave them their second auto qualification for the FNCS Grand Finals, but proved they are out for vengeance with their eyes on their 4th consecutive FNCS championship. Crazy!

SF Shock

The Shock had an absolutely hectic weekend, with both our last two regular-season matches along with regional knockout matches for the Countdown Cup. Friday and Saturday passed by in the blink of an eye, with the boys crushing the Vancouver Titans in a clean 3-0, and soundly defeating the Toronto Defiant in 3-1 fashion. These two wins meant that Shock finished the season with the best win/loss record amongst all teams, and placed us second in overall standings.

The Shock rolled into Sunday with everything on the line; we would have to battle our way through the Dallas Fuel and LA Gladiators in order to reach Hawaii, where we would get the chance to earn more league points to bolster our overall standing and gain automatic qualification into the playoffs. We breezed through the Dallas Fuel and defeated them swiftly with a 3-0 stomp, and focused up to go against the Gladiators. The match that ensued was worthy of a grand finals match, with both teams showcasing peak Overwatch play. From hair-raisingly close control maps, to clutch ultimate cancels, to explosive triple D.Va bomb kills, this match had it all. We took the Gladiators right down to the wire but unfortunately failed to close it out. The boys played their absolute hearts out, and now we're more motivated than ever to come back stronger in the playoffs. We’ve got vengeance in our hearts, and our eyes are fixed on the three-peat.

In the meantime, our MTD collection is still available for pre-order, so make sure to place an order for yours so you can rep the Shock heading into the postseason!

OpTic Chicago

Finally, after the scare of the season, Scump and Envoy tested negative for COVID-19. The news came on the last possible day before the team boarded their flight for Los Angeles and the Call of Duty Championship. Our run for greatness begins today with a highly anticipated matchup against the NY Subliners. We’ve been hard at work all season long and hope to show out for the #Greenwall in the final event of the Cold War season. We can’t wait to see you all at the event. LET’S GOO!

Around NRG

Lastly, we wanted to let the #NRGFam know that the highly anticipated NRG Dad Hats are BACK IN STOCK on the NRG store. Go pick one up today and let us know you copped one over on Twitter! We can’t wait until LANs are back and we can see the #NRGFam out in full force.

August 11, 2021

NRG Newsletter: August 11, 2021

NRG Fortnite

This past weekend, Ronaldo and Clix made their way to the NRG Hot Pockets Castle to film some of the best content gaming has to offer. While we shared some of the behind the scenes content with Clix and Ronaldo on Twitter and Instagram, we can’t wait to show you all the amazing content we filmed over the coming weeks! Make sure to subscribe to the NRG Fortnite YouTube… you never know when we might drop something spicy!

Full Squad Gaming

Over the past week and a half Full Squad has taken over the gaming side of TikTok with the Gaming Clips Hall of Fame. The series has gained well over 55 MILLION VIEWS (you read that right!) over eleven episodes, and over 450,000 new followers to the account! If you haven’t yet, make sure to check it out for a look back at the most iconic moments of gaming history. Full Squad continues to take over the online gaming community one clip at a time, and we’re only going to up the ante from here on out.

SF Shock

The Shock were out of action during our bye week of the Countdown Cup, but it's been anything but quiet. It's long been said that the Overwatch League is an anime, and we've finally made that a reality. Last Friday we launched our brand new anime merch line, featuring none other than legendary main tank and cosplayer himself, Matthew "super" DeLisi. Preorders are now available, so make sure to check it out!

We've also made an exciting new addition to the Shock Fam - our new assistant coach byZenith! Having previously coached Overwatch Contenders teams Drifters and Third Impact, byZenith is an incredible talent to add to our staff, and we are looking forward to see what impact he makes as we head down the home stretch of season 4.

BIG WEEKEND FOR THE BOYS this weekend as we wrap up the regular season with two must-wins against the Vancouver Titans and the Toronto Defiant in a Canadian double-header. Two wins and we lock up a slot in the play-in tourney for Hawaii and a terrific seed for Champs.

Around NRG

Lastly, we’re happy to announce that we’re teaming up with Guild of Guardians, a mobile RPG, to give one lucky person the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles, and to become the first member of the public to visit the NRG Castle. The game is set to redefine the way mobile gaming is done by allowing gamers the opportunity to turn their passion for gaming into digital assets (NFTs).  We can’t wait until you all can purchase our NRG hero collectible NFT which is playable in-game later this year. NRG on the cutting edge!

August 04, 2021

NRG Newsletter: August 04, 2021

NRG Fortnite

The Fortnite off-season is officially over as we welcome Week 1 of FNCS Qualifiers. The NRG Fortnite squad was back in action as Clix, Ronaldo & Benjy all dropped into qualifiers alongside their trios (EpikWhale and Edgeyy having already qualified for the FNCS Grand Finals as a result of their stellar placements last FNCS season). As the weekend began, all three battled their way through the first several rounds of the FNCS Opens, and it was Clix and Benjy who ultimately prevailed, making their way into Sunday’s Week 1 Qualifier Final.

Over in Europe, Benjy and his trio found their stride early and DOMINATED throughout the Week 1 finals, averaging 7th place throughout the 6 games, and earning themselves 1st Place overall in Week 1 along with an auto qualification to the FNCS Grand Finals (which Benjy failed to qualify for last season). The redemption arc is underway for Benjyfishy and we can’t wait to see him and his trio drop into action later this season!

In NA East, it was Clix and his trio who were looking to earn their spot in the Grand Finals. However, despite their best efforts and a consistent Top 10 finish throughout the 6 games, the trio came up just short of the Top 3 needed for the FNCS Grand Finals taking home 4th place in Qualifier 1. Fear not though, Qualifier 2 is just a week away where Ronaldo and Clix will both drop in ready to grab their rightful place in the Grand Finals.

Before we move on from Fortnite, we wanted to take a moment and let you all know that the four-time FNCS Champion, EpikWhale has officially re-signed with the NRGFam. We can’t wait to see him and his trio back in action as they seek their 4th consecutive FNCS Championship. What a goat! #NRGFam

Full Squad Gaming

This past weekend Ben and the Full Squad Crew introduced TikTok to the Gaming Clips Hall of Fame, where over the course of just five posts, Full Squad Gaming has accumulated over 12 million views! From legendary clips like Leroy Jenkins, to the iconic MOM GET THE CAMERA, we can’t wait to see this series progress and share some of the iconic moments and fan-favorite clips from gaming history. Jump in for yourself and see what all the comments are about!

SF Shock

The Shock were back in action this week in the opening matches of the Countdown Cup. This is the last tournament cycle of the regular season, and the boys jumped right into the fray, hungry to secure themselves a spot in Hawaii. Our Countdown Cup qualifiers started with a rematch against nemesis Dallas Fuel, where the boys looked in strong form and took the Fuel to an electrifying fifth map. Unfortunately we fumbled the final map, and finished 3-2. Not to worry, however, as the Shock rallied on Sunday and completely dominated the upstart Boston Uprising walking away with a 3-1 victory. The win put the Shock back in 2nd place overall in the West, but more importantly showed all the team synergy and aggressive play that has been the trademark of the Shock in our past two championship seasons.  And If you missed last weekend's matches, make sure to check out our weekly recap showing all the highlights, presented by our new sponsor ampm.

The boys have some time to rest up now as we have a bye week, and then it's back in action against the Titans on the 13th, and Defiant on the 14th. To get you through the break, make sure to subscribe to the San Francisco Shock YouTube channel, where we regularly post great content!

OpTic Chicago

Finally, the CDL was BACK on LAN … with fans! As fans and teams alike made their way to the Stage V Major in Dallas, the guys began the weekend as the #1 overall seed. Our first matchup would be against Toronto, where despite insane teamwork to break the hardpoint and Envoy going Super Saiyan, we fell to the Ultra in Game 5.

Dropping into the Losers Bracket, OpTic awaited the winner of the ATL FaZe and Seattle Surge game, where despite all odds, the Surge prevailed, giving fans the matchup they never expected. It would be in this match that scump took over and proved he was indeed the king with a clutch gene like no other. In an insane back-and-forth series, the squad felt the force of the #GREENWALL and punched their ticket to Championship Sunday after an insane Game 5 Search and Destroy on Standoff.

Enter Sunday, it would be a matchup against none other than Crimsix and the world champs Dallas Empire for a spot in the Losers Finals. The force of the fans was felt as the team was unstoppable, not only 100-point clubbing the Empire in Map 1, but securing a DOMINANT 3-1 victory, putting the guys in the top 3 with a chance at their first CDL Championship of the season. Unfortunately for us, that’s where our run would end. The boys ran into a red-hot Toronto Ultra who swiftly took the series 3-1, giving scump, formal and the squad a 3rd place finish at Major V, and a ton to look forward to at the CDL Championship later this month.

Around NRG

Before we close things out this week, we wanted to take a moment and congratulate NRG’s President, Brett Lautenbach, and his family as they welcomed baby boy Sebastian James to the Lautenbach and #NRGFam. We can’t wait to see Sebastian rocking the NRG onesie!

July 21, 2021

NRG Newsletter: July 28, 2021

The General NRG Rocket League

This past week the squad was treated to a Championship Vacation Content House, and oh boy the content has been GREAT! Since the Champs arrived we’ve put out tons of amazing content, ranging from the House Tour, to the Ultimate Cook-off, and of course, Sizz and JSTN hitting the pool. The videos have been flowing on the NRG Rocket League YouTube channel as well including the big man himself Shaq playing Rocket League with the squad and fan-favorite What’s in the Box Challenge. While the Florida house was just a vacation, we can’t wait until the squad is back in competition soon and hope that next time Squishy and JZR can join the squad!

Before we move on, the votes are in and NRG Rocket League has a new look. We took to Twitter this week to announce the winning jersey for The General NRG Rocket League for next season! Hit the link and shop.nrg.gg and be one of the first to rep the new look and go green to support The General NRG Rocket League team.

NRG Fortnite

It’s been a crazy off-season for the Fortnite squad. As the guys look to solidify their trios heading into FNCS Qualifier 1 this weekend, everyone will be dropping out of the battle bus aiming to nab a spot in the Grand Finals (aside from Edgeyy and Epikwhale, who have already earned their spot due to their success in the previous FNCS Grand Finals.) Be sure to tune into NRG Twitter and NRG Current for the latest up-to-date coverage as the action commences this week. #NRGFam

SF Shock

The Shock squad took some time to rest this week, before diving back into preparation for our next tournament cycle, the Countdown Cup. We're still looking strong at second place in the regular-season standings with a record of 9-3. The boys have their eyes forward as they head into their next set of matches starting on Saturday 31st against the Dallas Fuel, and Boston Uprising on Sunday.

In other news, our Shock short-sleeve kits are almost sold out! Make sure to snag yours to rep the team in style before they're all gone.

OpTic Chicago

The squad has found their stride at the right time. As Stage V concluded this week, Scump and the boys have been grinding and looked to end Stage V ON TOP. This week we squared off against London and the Thieves with our eyes on a perfect 5-0 record and the top seed entering the Major.

As our match against London began, it was the king, scump, who dominated the Royal Ravens en route to a 3-0 sweep and a 4-0 record in Stage V. Heading into the last match before the major, the guys squared off against a familiar foe, the LA Thieves. A hot start fizzled fast and the boys found themselves on the short end of a 3-2 score. The loss put OpTic at 4-1 in Stage V as they secured the #1 Seed heading into the major. This week, you’ll find the guys hard at work hoping to bring the GreenWall it’s first championship of the season.

July 21, 2021

NRG Newsletter: July 21, 2021

The General NRG Rocket League

As the off-season for the squad is in full effect, this past week both Squishy and GarrettG took the stage in the Intel World Open representing their home countries, Canada and the United States respectively. It was clean sailing for the guys through Groups with both the US and Canada securing spots in the Playoffs. It didn’t take long before NA (and still reigning World Champs) GarrettG and Squishy were head-to-head in a fierce match that culminated in Team USA taking the win and sending Team Canada down to the lower bracket. As matches progressed, Team Canada successfully fought their way back through the lower bracket to meet Team USA again in a rematch for the Grand Finals. Ultimately Team USA took the win in the second Best of 5, giving GarrettG and Team U.S.A the Championship.

As the off-season continues, we wanted to thank those of you who voted on the new The General NRG Rocket League jersey for RLCS Season XI. The votes came piling in, and we are excited to reveal the new The General NRG jersey in the next couple of days. Make sure you tune into our twitter account to find out which design won and for the chance to grab one for yourself.

Before we wrap things up with Rocket League, we also wanted to let you all know that we’re treating the Champs to a beach vacation, where we’ll be shooting a ton of IRL content with the guys. Be on the lookout across Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and the NRG Rocket League Channel on YouTube the coming days as we REALLY get to know the boys at the first ever Rocket League House!

NRG Apex Legends

It’s been a crazy off-season for NRG Apex so far. This last week we dropped a MASSIVE announcement that Ace has officially re-signed with the #NRGFam! Ace has been with NRG Apex since the very beginning, and we can’t wait to continue to support him as a content creator in the future.

In case you missed it, check out the latest Youtube video from NRG Apex where Ace and LuLu took on The Floor is Lava Challenge on Kings Canyon.

Around NRG

We’re super excited to welcome both Hello Fresh and ampm to NRG/Shock as our newest partners! NRG’s sales team continues to bring in fantastic brands to support our team and content initiatives. We are all excited to see what our partnership group and ampm and Hello Fresh have cooked up for the #NRGFAM.

SF Shock

The Shock squad took some time to rest this week, before diving back into preparation for our next tournament cycle, the Countdown Cup. We're still looking strong at second place in the regular season standings with a record of 9-3. The boys have their eyes forward as they head into their next set of matches starting on Saturday 31st against the Dallas Fuel, and Boston Uprising on Sunday.

In other news, our Shock short sleeve kits are almost sold out! Make sure to snag yours to rep the team in style before they're all gone.

Full Squad Gaming

This past week the guys over at Full Squad welcomed a new face…Matt Cummings. Matt joins us from the NFL social media group and was immediately put to the test by Grady and Ben to go viral… two times on Full Squad TikTok. Let's just say Matt showed up real strong. If you haven’t checked out the Full Squad TikTok, do so. You never know what hijinks the guys are getting into over at the NRG Hot Pockets Castle, and you wouldn’t want to miss out on the fun!

July 14, 2021

NRG Newsletter: July 14, 2021

NRG Apex Legends

As the NRG Apex squad heads into the offseason, the NRG Apex YouTube channel has been dominating the game. Over the last several weeks, we released the video ALL Apex fans have been waiting for… we had Ace team up with Faide and Lyr1c, forming the ultimate Apex Movement Trio. If you haven’t seen the trio take on the Inverted Control and Wingman Only Challenges, be sure to check it out! It was history in the making. While you’re at it, check out the latest challenge video featuring Ace, Lulu, and Rogue where the trio took on the protect the queen challenge! \

We also wanted to take a moment and congratulate Lulu on surpassing 1 million Twitch followers! This is no small feat, and we are so happy for her. Since joining the NRGFam, Lulu has been a pillar of the Apex community and of course the NRG Fam. We know this is only the beginning for her and we can’t wait to continually support her over the coming years.

NRG Valorant

The squad has been hard at work following their debut showing in the Valorant Champions Tour. This past week they took the stage in a minor tournament, the Nerd Street Gamers Summer Championship Open 11. The squad looked strong as they battled their way through groups, only dropping a total of 4 rounds! Having secured themselves a spot in the Round of 16, new look NRG Valorant stood face-to-face against our old friends Koler and DarkZero. A dominant 2-0 victory secured the squad a spot in the quarterfinals, but unfortunately, that's where our run ended. Despite the loss, the squad looks up to the challenge as they continuously improve, heading into Challengers 2 later this month. #NRGFam

NRG Fortnite

Real quick, we wanted to take a moment to congratulate both Clix and Ronaldo on the tremendous milestones they achieved this past week. Clix continued to take over Twitch and surpassed 4 million followers on the platform, while over on YouTube, Ronaldo earned himself his gold play button, having surpassed 1 Million Subscribers. We can’t believe the things this duo has been able to achieve since joining the #NRGFam and we can’t wait to see what’s next for them!  

Full Squad Gaming

For the third consecutive week, Full Squad Gaming continues to dominate the world of Snapchat Discover shows. FSG’s new show, CosPlay, has racked up over 330,000 followers in less than 3 weeks. To top that off, all three episodes have been viewed a total of over 216 MILLION times!! Sit tight, we can’t wait to show you all episode 4 coming this Friday! In the meantime, give it a sub along with the Full Squad show that started it all, Viral Gaming, and stay tuned for a new show from FSG debuting next week. We are super excited about that one, but we aren’t giving anything away just yet.

July 7, 2021

NRG Newsletter: July 7, 2021

NRG Valorant

NRG Valorant was back in action this past weekend as Stage 3 of the Valorant Champions Tour began. New look NRG Valorant came out strong as they took on the open bracket on Thursday, securing back-to-back 2-0 victories over Taipan Esports and IlluZion Black, while only dropping 12 rounds throughout the 4 games. This secured the squad a spot in the Round of 32 against Virtuoso, however, that’s where our run, unfortunately, ended as the squad dropped a disappointing 0-2 match.

The boys are hard at work with a few weeks of preparation until Challengers 2, where NRG along with the likes of FaZe, Soniqs, C9, TSM, ANDBOX, T1, LG, and more will all battle it out with hopes of Berlin on the mind. Until then, it’s back to work for the #NRGFam.

The General NRG Rocket League

In case you missed it, yesterday we announced that fans can vote for the next The General NRG team’s jersey for Rocket League Season XI. We wanted to highlight the legacy of the winningest Rocket League team of all time and the history of NRG as we entered a new era of Rocket League with our great partner The General. Who better to decide on our new kit than the NRGFam itself. Voting started yesterday on four designs and will continue through to the 20th of July. Be sure to cast your daily vote HERE, and stay tuned for the announcement of the winning jersey later this month.

NRG Warzone

This past week, the NRG Warzone family saw the first of many NRG Stream Challenges. While IceManIsaac was streaming the NRGFam took over. JoeWo hijacked Isaac’s stream to issue him a challenge to be completed in-game, and the reward? 100 Gifted Subs from the NRGFam. This new content format perfectly showcases the crazy creative minds that are the NRG Content team, and we can’t wait until the next one. You never know when it might come, so be sure to be tuned into Huskerrs, Isaac, and JoeWo every time they stream! If you haven’t seen Isaac take on Joe’s challenge, check it out here on the NRG Warzone YouTube channel.

SF Shock

Last weekend the San Francisco Shock headed into our second week of Summer Showdown matches. The team faced a tough Paris Eternal squad on Friday and secured the win in a dominant 3-1 fashion. Nero showcased some phenomenal Pharah play, and Viol2t pulled out a surprisingly aggressive Lucio, getting melee eliminations left and right.

On Saturday was our long-awaited rematch against the Houston Outlaws. Despite a strong start on control, the Shock was unfortunately stopped in their tracks by the Outlaws squad and fell 1-3. Although this was not the performance we were hoping for, the Shock boys are still optimistic and are working to find synergy within this new roster. Despite this, the Shock aren’t completely knocked out of the Summer Showdown tournament yet, however, our spot within the Knockout Rounds to secure a ticket to Hawaii will be determined by the others’ teams performances this weekend.

Before we move on from the Shock, we wanted to take a moment and celebrate the Shock YouTube Channel surpassing 100,000 subscribers! Being the first team in the Overwatch League to do so, this milestone means a lot to the entire Shock Fam and the crew behind the scenes bringing you top Shock content year in and year out. Thank you for supporting us, as we continue to put out the best content in the Overwatch League.

Full Squad Gaming

Full Squad continues to dominate the world of Snapchat Shows, and episode two of the wildly popular CoSplay show continues to prove that it is A MEGA HIT!!! 11 days out from its debut, CoSplay already has 231,000 subscribers and has been viewed over 200 MILLION times!!! Wow. So excited for Friday's drop of ep. 3. Give it a sub along with the Full Squad show that started it all, Viral Gaming.

Till next week #NRGFAM!

June 30,2021

NRG Newsletter: June 30, 2021

NRG Warzone

It was time for the biggest Warzone event of all time last weekend, the World Series of Warzone. The NRG Warzone roster — consisting of Huskerrs, JoeWo, and IcemanIssaac — took to Verdansk alongside their trios for the Warzone custom lobby. The first-of-its-kind lobby consisted of the top 150 players the game has to offer, all fighting for the lion’s share of the $300,000 prize pool. Huskerrs, who is one of the game's top players and all-time earners, teamed up with Aydan and Rated to form the trio of the tournament. This group of the top three earners in Warzone history were aiming to prove that they were indeed the best in the world as they dropped into action.

As the tournament progressed, it became evident that Huskerrs’ trio came to play. With only six custom games to prove themselves, their squad entered the final lobby and took it by storm, ending with a 24 kill, top 15 finish. This incredible result secured enough cumulative points over the course of the event to crown them the first-ever World Series of Warzone Champions!

We’re super proud of Huskerrs as he continues to prove his dominance in Warzone through each and every tournament.

NRG Valorant

NRG Valorant has seen a few roster changes over the past few weeks with the third stage of the Valorant Champions Tour right around the corner. A few weeks back, we announced that our IGL  Daps would be retiring from Valorant. With VCT Stage 3 looming, and a spot to fill on the roster, it was only a matter of time until we announced our fifth. On Sunday we welcomed Wedid to the team. Wedid, formerly of XSET, is a top controller in the game. Known for playing his signature agents Viper and Astra, he’ll be a crucial piece for us as we begin our Stage 3 run against Taipan Esports tomorrow. Keep up with all the action as the guys battle through Opens this week by following NRG and NRG Current on twitter! The team looks stacked and expectations are sky-high. #NRGFAM.

SF Shock

The Summer Showdown kicked off last weekend with our rematch against the Gladiators, who took us the distance in a five-map affair. This was our first match following the departure of Striker, and while the team looked a little shaky against a strong Gladiators squad, they still managed to pull off highlight-worthy plays, such as Super’s high-impact Earthshatter on King’s Row, which completely negated Birdring’s 6-man EMP. After a back-and-forth match, however, the boys ultimately failed to close it out on Lijiang Tower, going down 3-2.

On Saturday, the Shock squad went up against the London Spitfire in what was expected to be a sweep in our favor. However, the Spitfire did not back down without a fight and gave as good as they got, taking us to another five-map series. Twilight showed off his signature aggressive Ana play with this sneaky flank, allowing the rest of Shock to wipe the Spitfire team and hold close to their spawn room. After a nail-biting four maps, the squad managed to secure the win, bringing our regular-season record to 8-2.

Not our best performance overall last weekend, however, our current record still puts us at second place in the Western region standings. The Shock are going through a transitional period of change as we welcomed back superstar ANS to the fold, but we have no doubt the boys will find their synergy and show us the signature San Francisco Shock again. Big matches on Friday and Saturday should tell us a lot about the Shock’s prospects for a 3Peat this season. Check out the action on Youtube.

Full Squad Gaming

A few weeks back, we teased that the guys over at Full Squad had a few exciting projects they were cooking up, and they did not disappoint. After weeks of hard work, Full Squad is serving a brand new series on TikTok titled “Games They Should Make”, featuring theoretical games such as Call of Duty: Revolutionary War, and Red Dead Redemption III, just to name a few. This series raked up a ton of views and prompted much discussion, and the gaming community is abuzz with chatter of what games they would love to see in the coming years.

But that’s not all! Over on Snapchat, Full Squad premiered two brand new shows to air alongside its Viral Gaming Show, which airs on Wednesdays and Sundays. One of the shows is Fight Night, where the internet’s biggest stars go head-to-head as fighters created within WWE or UFC games, giving pop-culture fans the celebrity showdowns they’ve always wanted to see. The other show is called CosPlay AND IT IS A MEGA HIT!!! Its first episode is hitting its head on… wait for it… 100 million views 5 days from drop! We are so excited about all three of our Snap shows and will be launching a fourth very shortly. That will give Full Squad a 5 episode slate to win over fans around the world. Well done boys!

Full Squad Gaming

On TikTok last week, we set our eyes on a world record. We announced in a TikTok video that for every follower we gained from that TikTok, we’d put one ball into the NRG Castle until we broke the record for the World’s Largest Ball Pit. You all delivered and we showed our love by signing some of the balls in the Castle with the names of our new followers. We loved the community's reaction to the idea, and while we didn’t break the World Record, we did gain enough followers to hide Grady in the Oval Office. We can’t wait until we show off our next banger idea. Be sure you’re following us on TikTok, you never know when we’ll drop it!

June 23, 2021

NRG Newsletter: June 23, 2021

The General NRG Rocket League - Champs Again!

The longest season in the history of Rocket League Esports finally came to a close this past weekend as the RLCS X Championships took place across the globe. GarrettG, JSTN and Squishy took to the stage in the NA Championship, bearing the name of The General NRG across their shoulders. Having dominated the region throughout the course of Season X, the boys sprang into action in the NA Semifinals against G2. Being the NA Championship, the format of the Semifinals and Grand Finals was a best-of-three, best-of-seven, meaning that in order to secure the victory, contenders would have to win two best-of-seven series.

Our run to the title kicked off against G2 and quickly developed into one of the most intense Rocket League series in recent memory. We secured the first series in a back-and-forth seven-game thriller 4 games to 3, which featured JSTN finessing the G2 defense, and GarrettG hitting one of the most insane redirect goals the tournament would see. As the second series began, we rode the momentum from our Game 7 victory and got off to a fast 1 game to 0 lead, but G2 weren’t about to give up without a fight. They battled back, trading the next two games back-and-forth. With the series tied 2 games apiece, G2 picked up the pace and took the next three games, despite GarrettG hitting an insane flip reset double-tap goal, and pulled out the 4-2 second series win. It was now the first team to win 4 games in the deciding series to see who would play for the NA title.

The boys built a 3-2 series game lead as we entered game 6 which of course went into overtime. It was the seventh overtime of the match with G2 having won five of the previous six. That’s when our captain GarrettG, found the back of the net 1 minute and 48 seconds into overtime, earning ourselves a spot in the NA Championship Grand Finals after taking home the longest series in the history of Rocket League Esports!

Enter Championship Sunday. The North American Grand Finals. It was The General NRG squaring off against rivals Sypical and his Spacestation Gaming squad. JSTN set the pace early and not only hit one of the best goals of the season but also pulled off an insane 1v3 against the entire SSG defense. The General NRG swiftly took the first series in 4-2 fashion with their eyes fixed on the trophy as the second series began.

The squad found their peak form at the right time. The second series was one where JSTN, Squishy, and GarrettG dominated, with the highlight coming in Game 4 where GarrettG ripped the hearts out of the SSG faithful and gave us a commanding 3-1 series lead. The boys had their eyes on the finish line, with just one game left between us and the crown, and we never looked back. The squad played the best Rocket League they’ve played all season and as time expired in Game 5, The General NRG were your RLCS X North American CHAMPIONS!

The guys not only won back-to-back-to-back Championships to end the season but quashed any doubt about who the Kings of North America are. In celebration of the Championship, we’ve released our limited edition NRG Championship White Jerseys as well as our exclusive The General NRG Championship White Rocket League Jerseys! They leave the shop in a week, so get yours before it’s too late! While you’re at it, we rushed to get our Championship Comms out on our YouTube channel so you could experience the winning moment once again. #NRGONTOP #TheGeneralNRG

NRG Apex Legends

The NRG Apex Legends revenge tour began this past week. After coming up short in the ALGS Championship, sweet, nafen, and rocker dropped back into World’s Edge for not only the Esports Arena Pre-Season Invitational but also the SCARZ CUP. The squad proved the ALGS Championship was nothing but a fluke. The team took home BOTH Championships on the same night, edging out the likes of C9, TSM, and SSG across the day. We’re beyond proud of the team as they bounce back. We can’t wait until ALGS resumes next season. We’re coming for that trophy. #NRGFam

SF Shock

The Shock may have been on break this week, but it was anything but quiet as we rocked the Overwatch esports scene with a series of massive announcements. Last Friday we parted ways with our assistant coach, Agape. Our time together was unfortunately cut short, but Agape will always be a part of the Shock Fam, and we wish him nothing but the best. We also bade farewell to one of our Shock veterans, Namjoo "Striker" Kwon, as he made the decision to retire from professional play. Striker has been an integral part of the team, both in and out of the game, and was an indispensable part of our back-to-back championships. We sincerely thank Striker for the history that we made together, and wish him all the best for the future. Shock Fam forever!

Although we said goodbye to some old friends this week, we also said hello again to another old friend... That's right, we're beyond thrilled to announce that ANS is returning to the San Francisco Shock! Known for his insane carry potential and ability to snipe enemies with pinpoint precision, ansansniper is a HUGE mid-season pick-up for the Shock, and we are so happy to welcome him back.

With ANS on board, we are super excited to dive head-first back into our Summer Showdown matches this weekend against the LA Gladiators and the London Spitfire. In the meantime, it's your last chance to order one of our Play with Pride charity t-shirts! All proceeds will be going to the SF LGBT Center, so don't miss out.

OpTic Chicago

The CDL was BACK on LAN. The conclusion of Stage 4 came down to this. The entire league was eager to play on LAN again for the first time in over a year. Our first series on LAN would be a matchup against none other than Crimsix and the Dallas Empire. Unfortunately for us, they quickly gave us a reality check, taking the series fairly quickly in 3-0 fashion.

Enter Saturday, our first series of the day was a do-or-die matchup against the Seattle Surge. It was none other than FormaL who took over when it mattered most, securing two crucial kills in Search and Destroy, and winning us the round. The Surge gave it their best, but ultimately the young prince, Envoy, stepped up and earned the squad a matchup against the Minnesota RØKKR later that night to battle it out for a spot on Championship on Sunday. It was in that series that Scump and the guys found their stride, as Seth went beast mode and took over Checkmate, securing their Championship spot in classic OpTic fashion.

As Championship Sunday rolled around, it would be a rematch against Crim and the Empire for a spot in the Lower Finals. Unfortunately, despite FormaL starting things hot with an ace on Raid Search and Destroy, our run at the Stage 4 Championship would end there. A Top 4 finish is nothing to sneeze at, however the squad isn’t satisfied with anything but the crown, and are more determined than ever to secure their first Championship of the season as Stage 5 approaches.

June 16, 2021

NRG Newsletter: June 16, 2021

NRG Apex Legends

ALGS Championship weekend had finally arrived! As a warmup, the NRG Apex squad has been competing in the ALGS Group Stages over the past few weeks, and the Pittsburgh Knights Invitational this week. The squad DOMINATED in both events, edging out TSM and G2 for the Championship, while also claiming the #1 seed heading into the ALGS NA Championship. With all eyes on them, sweet, nafen, and rocker were hyped as they looked to etch their names in the annals of Apex Legends history. The stage was set as we witnessed the most viewed event in competitive Apex history, peaking at 254,931 viewers. Sunday’s Championship series went to a back-and-forth total of 9 matches, and our boys fought tooth and nail to secure their spot atop the leaderboard. Unfortunately, we ultimately fell short, falling to out-rotations from teams running the newest legend who has made her way into the meta, Valkyrie. Despite our less than ideal placement, sweet pulled off the impressive feat of dealing the most damage in the lobby, showing that you should never count him and the boys out. Regardless of the outcome, we’re extremely proud of the squad, having won the Winter Championship and cementing their spot among the greats as a top team in North America. We can’t wait for the squad to be back in action for the next season of ALGS. In the meantime, the boys look to begin their redemption arc this Saturday in the Series E 10K alongside some of NA’s top competitors. We’ll have all the action covered for you over on NRG Current!

The Apex Legends community continues to be one of the best up-and-coming communities out there and we have been there right since the very beginning. We cannot wait to see where else the community goes, both competitively and content-wise. If you haven’t checked out the NRG Apex Legends Channel on YouTube, take a look. Our last video featuring aceu and Rogue trying out the one mouse one keyboard challenge already has 226,000 views! We love this community, and we love Apex Legends!

The General NRG Rocket League

It all comes down to this. Squishy, JSTN & Garrett aim to bring home the NA Championship this week. While the tournament is underway, our outstanding season earned us the #1 seed in North America, and an automatic bid for the NA Championship. The team, now referred to as The General NRG, will begin their run in the NA Championship Semifinals against G2! We’re super excited to get back in action and we’re hyped for the event… which is evident from our Championship Hype video that premiered today! If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here. We’re looking forward to watching the boys crush it this weekend, and can’t wait to add another trophy to our most historic and storied defending World Champion team. #NRGFam

NRG Speedrunning

This week was a huge week for the speedrunning community. E3 took place, showing off the best of what’s to come in gaming over the next year. Since our entry into speedrunning, our content has been taking over YouTube — in under 2 months, the channel has accumulated over 62,000 subscribers, and is just shy of 2 million views! Our latest challenge where EazySpeezy tried to beat 30 levels of the world’s hardest game before PointCrow, Kosmic and LilKirbs had to beat 15 amassed over 200,000 views in just a week.

SF Shock

The Shock boys took some time to rest and reset this week, in the first week of our break leading up to the Summer Showdown. Despite unfortunately falling short of the June Joust tournament, the Shock are still looking strong at second place overall, with a record of 7-1 in the regular season. Now is the perfect time to focus up and recalibrate for the next tournament cycle ahead. In the meantime, make sure to check out our newly launched Play With Pride t-shirt for Pride Month, with all proceeds to be donated to the SF LGBT Center as well as our first 2021 season installment of the award-winning series Aftershock.

Full Squad Gaming

Our friends at Full Squad have been diligently at work over the last several months since we first introduced them to the world. They’ve been killing the game over on YouTube — not only did they have a video surpass 22 million views, but they’re also rapidly approaching 100,000 subscribers on the channel. But that’s not it for the squad; they’re taking over both Instagram and Snapchat, with Instagram posts averaging well over 100,000 views on our @Videogames account, and two weekly Viral Gaming episodes on Snapchat Discover that are generating 20-30 Million views per week! We are beyond excited for the continued growth of Full Squad, and we can’t wait to share some exciting news we got cooking up with you all in the coming weeks.

OpTic Chicago

With the first LAN in over a year on the horizon, OpTic Chicago took the stage this week against the Seattle Surge and LA Thieves. In a back-and-forth affair against Seattle where T2P came in clutch, we ultimately fell in the Game 5 Search and Destroy. Using the loss as motivation, Scump and the boys walked into their final match before the Major with their eyes on the prize. The squad delivered, DOMINATING one of the league's best teams and securing not only a spot in the Winner’s Bracket, but also earning the #2 seed at the Major. It’s time for LAN now, and you know scump, formal, envoy and dashy are READY to play. #GREENWALL

June 09, 2021

NRG Newsletter: June 9, 2021

NRG Apex Legends

It is finally time for the ALGS Championship! A year’s worth of work and effort on display as the top 40 teams in North America battled it out this past week in the Group Stage. Our team, consisting of sweetdreams, Nafen and rocker, were placed in Group B alongside the likes of Kungarna, ESA Black, Renegades, ESA Red and a select group of orgless teams. Over the course of three days, NRG would fight for not only the top spot in Group B, but in NA as a whole.

Qualification for the ALGS Grand Finals was simple, the top spot in each of the 4 groups would qualify. The remaining 16 squads would be determined by cumulative points over their 3 day performances. Action began on June 2nd as NRG squared off against their top rival in NA, TSM. The squad then began their reign of terror with sweet providing the clutch of the weekend. NRG Apex DOMINATED Day 1, taking home two wins on the night. Heading into days 2 and 3, the squad didn’t slow down. Over the course of the weekend, NRG Apex took home six wins between the 18 rounds the team played. It was one of the most DOMINANT performances competitive Apex has ever seen. NRG Apex not only qualified for the Finals, but did so as the Number 1 Seed.

Being the top seed in the region means the boys will begin their run on Sunday in the ALGS Championship with 10 points already to their name. We can’t wait till Sunday where sweet, nafen and rocker drop into World’s Edge with their eyes on match point and the ALGS Championship crown. We’ll have all the coverage you need over the weekend on Twitter so be sure to follow both NRG and NRG Current! #NRGFAM

SF Shock

This was another big week for the San Francisco Shock, as our match results would not only determine whether or not the team would get a bye in the knockout round, but also if we would ultimately progress through to the June Joust tournament in Hawaii.

The team made easy work of the Vancouver Titans on Friday, and put on a show, complete with some attempted sneaky D.Va re-mech kills, and celebratory Moira Coalescences. Nero once again showed off his prowess as a flex god with a standout performance on Echo, making high-value plays with her tri-shot primary fire and focusing beam ability. On Saturday the Shock faced down the Washington Justice in a five-map back-and-forth blockbuster of a match. We unfortunately lost the first control map, but tied it up with a dominant showing on Volskaya. The Justice fought back on Numbani and wrenched the win away from us, but the boys rallied on Rialto. Shock showed why they are still a team to be feared, with Glister clutching it out with his monstrous performance on Widowmaker, stopping Justice’s push just shy of point B. The team clawed their way to an ultimate victory on map five, securing our spot as second seed heading into the knockout round on Sunday.

Going into Sunday, we stood upon the precipice of making it to Hawaii, but we fell short, going 0-3 against the Atlanta Reign. The squad finds itself at 7-1 on the regular season at the halfway point. It’s back to the drawing board now, as the guys regroup and prepare to come back stronger for the 2nd half and ultimate run at a third straight Worlds Championship.

OpTic Chicago

Scump and crew were back in action this weekend, taking on the Paris Legion. OpTic started off strong, taking an early 2-0 lead in the series after Envoy was feeling himself on Standoff Search and Destroy. However after a brief stumble in Game 3 the squad bounced back in Game 4, going on an absolute tear, closing the game on a 221-43 run. With the squad finally finding form, be sure to catch OpTic back in action on Thursday, June 10th as we take on the Seattle Surge in the LA Thieves Homestand.

June 02, 2021

NRG Newsletter: June 2, 2021

NRG Fortnite

It all came down to this. The Chapter 2 Season 6 FNCS Grand Finals. Epikwhale and Edgey were up, hoping to put the NRGFam BACK ON TOP! The action would take place over two days, with the winner in each region claiming the FNCS Axe of Champions, as well as their share of the massive prize pool.

Over in NA East, Edgey found success on Day One with multiple Victory Royales, earning himself and his trio 201 points and a spot at top of the leaderboard heading into Sunday! Entering Sunday, all eyes were on Edgey, and his trio mates Cented and Commandment as they looked to redeem themselves from their back-to-back FNCS second-place finishes. Edgy and crew lead the entire tournament up until the last round where some bad luck and expert play by Mero & Dey’s landed them as bridesmaids once again, giving the trio their third consecutive second-place finish. Regardless, we’re super proud of Edgey and his trio’s accomplishments this season. While they did walk away with $105,000 (not bad!), they are more motivated than ever as they look to break the curse heading into next season!

As the action began in NA West, it was Epikwhale, Arkhram & Rehx who were seeking their third consecutive FNCS Championship as a trio. More than that, Epik was actually seeking his fourth consecutive FNCS Championship (having won duos prior). It was business as usual on Saturday as the trio shook off some of the rust, having not competed in any of the previous qualifiers. Coming into Sunday, the boys found themselves in the unfamiliar spot of third place. No need to worry, over the course of twelve games, the deadly trio didn’t place outside of the top 10. It was in Game 11 where the trio put the final nail in the coffin and clutched out the Victory Royal proving once again that they were the best trio Fortnite has EVER seen, securing yet ANOTHER FNCS Championship. We’re amazed at how consistent Epikwhale is year-in-and-year-out, and we’re so proud to have him rep the #NRGFam. Thanks to Epik, our Championship White jerseys are unlocked for a limited time, so be sure to pick one up before they leave the shop … until the next NRG champion is crowned!

NRG Apex Legends

Later today, NRG Apex will find themselves back in action as the ALGS Championship kicks off in North America. Sweetdreams, Nafen & Rocker are looking to add more accolades to NRG Apex’s storied past, as they forge towards an even brighter future. As group play begins today, the squad will be battling it out with their eyes on the Finals on June 13th. Be sure to keep up with the action on NRG Current for all the play-by-play action.  

SF Shock

The San Francisco Shock were finally back in action this weekend, after an almost month-long break since the May Melee. The boys were hungry for a win, and more importantly, they were looking for revenge in the rematch against the Dallas Fuel.

Our June Joust debut began on Saturday against the Toronto Defiant, where the reigning champs started strong and took Oasis 2-0. We struggled a little on Junkertown, and ultimately lost the map, as Shock's rookie sniper Glister was yet to find his footing with his new teammates. After that, though, the boys rallied, and showed a masterful game on Hanamura with perfectly coordinated dives, bringing the score line to 2 maps to 1. Going into map 3, Glister was locked in, and along with the impeccable teamwork of the rest of the squad, we won the match in 3-1 fashion.

All eyes were on Shock heading into our rematch against the May Melee champions the Dallas Fuel on Sunday. After almost a month since our playoff lost, the San Francisco Shock were out for revenge. In a five-map banger, the boys showed off their new look in this meta, with Viol2t switching onto Moira, and Striker playing a deadly Reaper. Nero lit up the kill-feed with a masterful performance on Echo, getting high-value duplicates, grinding out kills and turning fights even when we were down, in classic Shock fashion. Smurf, as per usual, showed off incredible tank play, battering Fuel's supports around and denying ultimates. Glister's redemption arc was also in full-swing, as he clicked the heads of the Dallas Fuel one by one, getting vital picks to lead us to the win.

The fight's not done, however, as we head into two more matches this weekend against the Vancouver Titans and Washington Justice. The boys will be working hard to secure their spot in the June Joust Tournament, and the chance to go to Hawaii that narrowly slipped through their grasp last time. In the meantime, check out our brand new, limited edition Naptime Hoodie, featuring Viol2t himself sleeping on the iconic red beanbag.

OpTic Chicago

Stage Four of the Call of Duty League opened with our Chicago Home Series this past weekend. Scump and the boys picked up where they left off and kicked off the action against the upstart Minnesota Røkkr. The prince himself popped off and led the team to a swift 3-0 victory. In the follow-up match, the squad ran into the Atlanta FaZe playing at the top of their game and unfortunately dropped the match to fall to 1-1 in Groups. Back to the lab, as we look to regroup and improve before heading into our next match against the Paris Legion on Saturday. #GREENWALL

It’s June! That means lots and lots of esports my friends. Apex Champs, RL Champs, Shock June Joust in Hawaii … the fam rolls on. Stay tuned ...

May 26, 2021

NRG Newsletter: May 26, 2021

NRG Rocket League

This past weekend, months of intense Rocket League competition came to a head at the RLCS Spring Major. GarrettG, Squishy, and jstn were looking to pick up where they left off at the Winter Major and bring home back-to-back major championship victories. The action kicked off for the squad on Saturday during group play. Analysts called our pod 'The Group of Death', pitting us against G2, FaZe Clan, Spacestation Gaming, and Version1. FaZe Clan came out hot and gave us a shocking 3-1 loss to kick off the action, but it ended up being the reality check that woke up the NRG beasts. The boys went on to secure three straight series against V1, G2, and SSG thanks to some big-time plays from Squishy. We ended the first round with a 3-1 group record and securing the #2 overall seed out of group B.

Championship Sunday kicked off with a face-off against old friend, Turbopulsa and Team EnVy. The boys came out FIRING, embarrassing our powerhouse rival in quick fashion and advancing to the semifinals where we’d face a red hot Rogue team. There, we’d see JSTN do the impossible with this insane pop flick goal that led the team to a dominant 4-2 victory, and a spot back in the Grand Finals. At this point, it all just felt inevitable!

Entering the Grand Finals against G2, JSTN, GarrettG, and Squishy were operating on another level. Up 3-2 in the series, JSTN did what he does best and proved he is just built different. Game 6 was a round of Rocket League that will go down in the history books. Tied 1-1 after regulation, both teams were locked into one of the most intense TEN MINUTE OVERTIMES in RLCS history! Both teams hung on with miraculous defensive plays until Squishy took matters into his own hands and found a game-winning breakaway goal, bringing home BACK TO BACK Major Championships.

NRG Rocket League secured two out of the three NA Majors in what has been an intense year all around for the RLCS. To celebrate, we have unlocked the BRAND NEW The General NRG Championship “White” Jerseys in the NRG team store, which are available until next Monday only. We’re super proud of the team for staying resilient throughout Season X, and the big man himself, SHAQ, even went to Twitter to congratulate the squad on their win.

A final note, there has been no NRG team like NRG Rocket League! Year-after-year the boys continue to represent the org at the highest level of play. Winning back-to-back Majors and entering Worlds as the #1 seed just adds to their resume as the greatest NRG team of all time!

NRG Fortnite

Although Clix, Ronaldo, and Benjy fell just short of qualifying for the FNCS Grand Finals in their respective regions, NRG Fortnite is not out of the race yet. This weekend EpikWhale is looking to make Fortnite history by seeking the 3-Peat in NA West, while Edgey is looking to redeem himself after coming in 2nd place in back-to-back FNCS Championships. All eyes on Edgey and Epik to carry the mantle for NRG Fortnite. Best of luck boys!

SF Shock

The San Francisco Shock is ready and excited to spring back into action after last week's bye with a doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday. Our June Joust qualifiers start with a match against the Toronto Defiant followed by the Dallas Fuel, the defending May Melee champions. Super and the boys are hungry for a win, and out for revenge. Fans are excited to see how coach Crusty and the Shock will adapt to the recently introduced hero bans as we continue our grind for the fabled three-peat. In the meantime, make sure to pick up some Shock gear and rep the team, and check out our Youtube for behind-the-scenes content!

OpTic Chicago

It was All-Star Weekend for the Call of Duty League as both Dashy and Envoy were in action for both the 1v1 and the star-studded 4v4.

It was a good change of pace for the guys as they battled it out amongst the best players in the CDL. Dashy and Envoy both showed why they are a force to be reckoned with this season. While they both fell short in the 1v1, they ended up securing the big win during the 4v4 All-Star Championship. All eyes are back on OpTic Chicago with Stage 4 of the regular season is just around the corner.

May 19, 2021

NRG Newsletter: May 19, 2021

NRG Fortnite

The guys are in the final stages of preparation as the FNCS Semifinals kick-off this Saturday. Benjy, Clix and Ronaldo look to join EpikWhale and Edgey in the Grand Finals next weekend. In the meantime, the content has been flowing on the NRG Fortnite YouTube channel. Check out the latest video and keep an eye out for this Friday’s video… you won’t want to miss it.

NRG Rocket League

Finally, after a long bye period the boys are BACK in action this weekend as The General NRG takes over the Spring Major. Action begins on Saturday, as we battle it out in Group B against the likes of FaZe, V1, SSG and G2. It’ll be a challenge for the guys, but one we’re prepared to face. Be sure to keep up with all the action on NRG Current as we look for redemption after falling short in the Spring Regional.

NRG Speedrunning

We are so excited by the response to our brand spanking new Speedrunning channel. A labor of love for sure, NRG Speed Running already has 37,000 subscribers and last week’s Mario Maker is closing in on 300K views. Big things ahead from the crew, so be sure to subscribe and drop some words of encouragement for the boys.

SF Shock

All was quiet again on the Shock front this week, going into the second week of our break. Despite the June Joust kicking off this weekend, the boys have a bye week, and won’t be playing until our match against the Toronto Defiant on May 29th. The team is raring to get back into action, and we’re excited to see the results of their training come to fruition. To scratch your Shock Overwatch itch... check out some new footage from when the squad played some custom games last week.

Also on the books is the return of our “Scuffed” Gangster S super and smurf jerseys, back by popular demand. These are only in our store for one week, so make sure to snag yours while they’re still available!

OpTic Chicago

Last weekend, the squad was back in action for the last online Major of the season. Starting in the lower bracket, Scump and the guys began their run, taking it one game at a time. As they faced off against the LA Guerrillas, it was none other than a Round 11 clutch that pushed the guys into a matchup with Dallas for top six at the Major. Facing off against old friend turned rival, Crimsix, it was business as usual as we took down the Empire in 3-0 fashion, securing top six.

Following the Empire, OpTic squared off against the Mutineers, with the winner earning themselves a spot in Championship Sunday. In what was arguably the best series of the year, Dashy came in clutch, as Bruce took care of business when it mattered most.

Unfortunately, that’s where the magic ended. Despite the team looking like a force to be reckoned with, we fell to the Toronto Ultra, the defending champions, securing a top four finish at the Major. All eyes on the guys heading into Stage 3 after a strong showing. #Greenwall

May 13, 2021

NRG Newsletter: May 13, 2021

NRG Asia

Over a year in the making, NRG Esports is proud to announce our return to League of Legends! Being the first game NRG Esports was ever involved with, we wanted to make sure our next move in League of Legends was done right. That’s why we have partnered with our long-time friends at CMG World Gaming to establish NRG Asia and acquire our first team, the legendary GAM Esports!!! We can’t wait to see Levi and crew take on VCS competition and make it to Worlds later this year. If you haven’t seen the awesome announcement, check it out here.

NRG’s expansion into Vietnamese League of Legends is the first endeavor of NRG Asia. We’re actively working to make NRG a global brand and this is our awesome way of beginning that. To learn more about NRG Asia or GAM please check out NRG Asia online. We can’t wait to see the Nexus fall! #NRGFam

NRG Fortnite

Benjy, Clix, and Ronaldo have been competing in the FNCS Qualifiers over the past several weekends. As session 3 wrapped up this weekend, we are happy to announce that all six of our competing players have qualified for the FNCS Semifinals or Grand Finals! Be sure to keep up with the guys as they prepare for action on the 22nd with their eyes on the exclusive FNCS Axe of Champions.

In the meantime, we’re happy to announce that Edgey has re-signed with the #NRGFam. We love Edgey, and can’t wait to see him continue to dominate in and out of the game. If you haven’t seen it, be sure to check out the latest video he was featured in where he rated fan-submitted Fornite clips alongside Ron, Epik, and Clix!

NRG Valorant

While the team continues to improve both on and off stream, we’re super excited to announce that we have signed a new Head Coach for NRG Valorant. On Wednesday, we welcomed legendary coach, JoshRTz to the #NRGFam. We can’t wait to see the squad dominate with his help. In the meantime, check out the content that has been flowing on the NRG Valorant YouTube Channel from Zayt In-Game Leading Ethos and Flexinja to the guys breaking down their best clips. We have it all.

General NRG

When NRG was created back in 2015, we set out to build the world's best gaming and content org. Now, we have the website to match. All things NRG, all the time. We’re excited to unveil our BRAND NEW website redesign to the #NRGFam. Check it out - you’ll find everything NRG from rosters to apparel. Swing by it and let us know what you think!

SF Shock

This past week has been a quiet one for the Shock, meaning it’s the perfect time to get some rest before getting back on the grind. The team played some Overwatch custom games to blow off steam, and now have three weeks off to reset and shake off the dust from our last loss. Our boys have been working hard, and we have our sights set on long-term results. Eyes forward now as we prepare for our return on May 29th against the Defiant in the June Joust. In the meantime, make sure to snag one of our iconic Lunchtime sweaters before they're vaulted from the store this Sunday, the 16th!

OpTic Chicago

The squad was back in action this week as they competed for seeding in the upcoming CDL Major. This week the boys had matches against the Atlanta FaZe and the NY Subliners. However, things didn’t go according to plan, and we fell 2-2 in Groups, securing a spot in the lower bracket in this week’s upcoming major. Time to get to work. Let’s bring it home. #GREENWALL


May 5, 2021

NRG Newsletter: May 5, 2021

#NRGFam

It is easy to get used to winning. NRG has been on an epic run of championships for the greater part of 18 months. From the Shock to NRG RL to our recent Apex championship, across the board NRG has truly been #ONTOP of the esports competitive world. This weekend, we felt the bitter sting from the other side. So close, but ...

NRG Valorant

A month of preparation and qualifier victories led up to the Valorant Champions Tour Challengers Finals. Eight teams battling it out for a spot at the first ever International Valorant LAN in Iceland. Who will be the two teams representing NA? Our run began with a matchup against XSET, and the squad lived up to the hype as Daps clutched up with .2 seconds to spare en route to an easy 2-0 victory. Just like that, the squad was in the winners’ semifinals against Cloud9 one win away from the golden ticket. However, that’s where the magic faded. We ultimately fell to Cloud9, and dropped to the lower bracket, where despite some highlight reel plays from s0m against V1, we dropped the match and concluded our run in 5th/6th place. Seeing the boys’ performance at this high a level so quickly in their development, despite the loss, speaks to a very bright future for NRG Valorant.

NRG Apex Legends

NRG Apex has been competing in the GLL Masters Spring Series over the course of the last month. The team DOMINATED the event from the open bracket onwards, earning themselves a first place spot in the Semifinal a few weeks back, ultimately leading to the Grand Finals this past week. Over the course of two days the top 20 teams dropped into Worlds Edge and battled it out over 16 grueling games (one too many if you ask us :-). Day 1 was all NRG as the squad took home several wins, as the boys found themselves in prime position to bring home yet another trophy for NRG Apex. However, in day 2, the competition bounced back and made it competitive until the very final game. Nafen and co were having the games of their lives as they were seen meleeing the competition mid tournament. Still leading going into the final game, bad luck pulled the zone away from the squad and left us exposed. The boys went down too early, and despite leading wire to wire, were nudged out by TSM on the final point total scoreboard. A heartbreaker indeed.

That’s not all from NRG Apex though, as Lulu Lovely announced that she has re-upped her contract with NRG! We love Lulu and will continue to support her as she takes the APEX world by storm. Our Queen!. By the way, did we mention that Season 9 just dropped? There’ll be NRG content aplenty as this exciting new season progresses, so be sure to check out the NRG Apex Channel, where there’s tons of great content dropping every few days.

SF Shock

Heading into this week, the San Francisco Shock had a lot on the line. We needed to win both of our matches this weekend for the chance to advance to Regional Knockouts for the May Melee Tournament, which is being held in Hawaii.

Following our loss against the Houston Outlaws two weeks ago, the boys were finally back in action after a bye week. That last loss motivated the squad, so not only were we hungry for the win, we were angry. An angry Shock is a terrifying Shock, and we unleashed this fury upon the Mayhem on Friday, solidly rolling them and securing a sweeping 3-0 victory in incredibly efficient Shock fashion. We’d love to have more to say, but this match was a cut and dry speedrun.

On Saturday we faced the Atlanta Reign in a tense five-map series. After dropping the first map, the boys rallied and evened up the score on Volskaya with some heroic plays, such as Choihyobin lobbing his Graviton Surge from downtown to hold the Reign off the point. On map three, FDGod and Super shocked the world with this incredible boop into Earthshatter on King’s Row, completely obliterating the Reign. Unfortunately, we lost this map, but that just lit a fire in the boys, as we showed off our signature Shock aggression on Havana. After completing the map on attack with one minute left in the time bank, we held the Reign at their own spawn doors for almost two whole minutes before completely denying them at the first point, tying up the score 2-2. Heading into map five, you could see how much the Shock wanted this win, and with the help of some sick environmental kills from FDGod, we took the dub, securing our spot in the Regional Knockouts.

Unfortunately, Hawaii was not in the cards for us, as we were defeated 3-0 by the Dallas Fuel on Sunday. For some historical context, we have only been swept three times since the start of the 2019 season. It didn’t look like Shock Overwatch and we are sure the boys and Coach Crusty will figure out the meta and come back stronger in two weeks. Stay tuned ...

OpTic Chicago

The squad was back in action this week as they took on their league rivals, the Los Angeles Thieves. Despite Dashy trending on Twitter after doing the unthinkable with the FFAR, the squad lost a hard-fought battle 3-1 and moved to 2-1 in groups, where they will square off against the NY Subliners on Thursday. Eyes forward for the team as we look to make a statement in the Dallas Home Series in preparation for the Major. #GREENWALL

April 28, 2021

NRG Newsletter: April 28, 2021

NRG Valorant

Following last week’s open qualifier, NRG Valorant took the stage in the VCT Challengers 2 closed qualifier. The objective was simple: place top 4 in the closed qualifier to secure a spot in the VCT Championship this coming weekend with a trip to Iceland for the first international LAN in Valorant history on the line! Action began on Thursday when eeiu lined em’ up and sent BBG down to the lower bracket after a DOMINANT 2-0 victory, setting up a highly anticipated match with the Immortals to secure the coveted top 4 slot. The Immortals got off to a ripping start, dropping the boys on our own map pick. Things looked grim, but that is when NRG turned it up and turned it loose. Both s0m and Daps hit highlight-reel plays taking map 2 to even it up and pulling away in map three leading to victory and QUALIFYING NRG for the VCT Challengers Finals! While that’s where our run in the Closed Qualifier ended, we can’t wait to get back to it, as we begin our quest for Iceland against XSET on Thursday. It will be a defining weekend ahead for our young Valorant squad. Fingers crossed!

NRG Rocket League

With the Spring Split in the RLCS coming to an end, this past weekend we were treated to the third and final NA Regional. The matches kicked off on Thursday when the squad began their run through Group D, flip resetting on everyone in their path. NRG secured a 3-1 record in the group and moved onto a knockout round match against Version1. As the team entered action on Saturday, Version1 came to play, however, JSTN and the guys had a different plan. JSTN took over and dominated the game (as always) and secured the 3-2 win, earning NRG’s spot in Sunday’s playoff match.

Our playoff run began at a fever pitch as we squared off with Rogue in what was clearlly the most intense game-by-game, back-and-forth series of the weekend as JSTN 1v3ed Rogue into oblivion, setting up a semifinals matchup with Oxygen Esports. The semifinals was deemed “The Squishy Show” as he took over the match with reads like this, putting the squad back where they belong…THE GRAND FINAL.

Unfortunately, that’s where our luck ended, as we ran into our old friend Turbopulsa and EnVy and ultimately fell in a heartbreaking Game 7 despite some insane heroics from GarrettG. Back to the lab, and eyes forward for the all important upcoming Spring Major where we look to secure the number one overall seed heading into the RLCS Championship.

NRG Fortnite

In what has seemed like forever, NRG Fortnite was back in action with Week 1 of the FNCS Qualifiers. This time around only Benjy, Clix and Ronaldo were competing as Zayt retired, missing out on his first FNCS ever, and Edgey and Epik have both auto-qualified for the FNCS semifinals later this season based on their outstanding FNCS performance in the previous season. While the guys grinded it out and shook off some dust, we saw Benjy hit the clip of the weekend as all three of our guys secured a spot in the Week 1 Finals. However, we came up short of securing a spot in the semifinals, but fear not, we go again this coming weekend. In the meantime, check out the newest video of the guys as Clix bought his mom a new car ❤️

NRG Speedrunning

In case you missed it, the NRGFam just expanded. We’re super excited to announce that we’ve entered the speedrunning world with the addition of four brand new NRG creators.

Please welcome, EazySpeezy, PointCrow, LulKirbs, and Kosmic to the #NRGFam. If you haven’t seen it yet, please check out the awesome animated announcement video and subscribe to our brand new channel! Our first video with the guys drops tomorrow, you don’t want to miss it!

SF Shock

Coming off of a bye week, the San Francisco Shock have a busy weekend ahead of them with tons of meaningful Overwatch action. On Friday, we face off against the Florida Mayhem, and on Saturday we’re up against the Atlanta Reign and old coach Sephy. Both are tough matchups, but the boys are hungry for the win, as these match results will determine whether they will qualify for the Regional Knockouts. If the Shock squad wins both matches this weekend, they will move into the play-ins, where they will battle it out among the top six Western teams for one of the two coveted spots in the May Melee tournament In Honolulu in May. (yes, Iceland for Valorant and Hawaii for Overwatch. Lesssgooo!!!) A tense few days are coming up, but the team has been grinding hard and of course in “Crusty we Trusty.” Don’t bet against the Champs!

Other NRG News

You might have seen our announcement on social, but in case you missed it, The General® Insurance and NRG Esports have entered into an unprecedented new partnership in which NRG’s Rocket League team will be renamed “The General NRG” for all future competitive and non-competitive events. The partnership is the first-of-its-kind in North American Rocket League and goes into effect immediately. Keep an eye out for The General NRG branded jerseys that will first be seen during The General NRG’s next competitive event: Rocket League Championship Series Season X North America Major. And, keep an eye out for the Big Diesel himself, NRG co-owner Shaq O'Neal, who is on tap to help the rocket league boys announce this innovative partnership.

April 21, 2021

NRG Newsletter: April 21, 2021

SF Shock

For the first time in half a year, the San Francisco Shock were BACK IN ACTION. The revamped roster looked to shock the world as they took on the LA Gladiators and the Houston Outlaws this weekend. The team dropped their first map against the Gladiators, but after shaking off a little dust from the off-season, they rallied, and they didn’t look back.  From FDGod hunting DPS players to Viol2t DOMINATING on MCCREE (yes, you read that right, Viol2t played DPS), the Shock took over and DOMINATED the new Gladiators roster (and old friend Moth) in 3-1 fashion before a strong opening day audience on YouTube.

In Sunday’s matchup against the Houston Outlaws and our old coach Junkbuck, the Shock started off slowly, going 0-2 in the series before taking a tense back-and-forth map on Anubis. Enter map 5 and enter Striker! We were all left jaw-dropped when he showed off the coolest off-season find the Overwatch League has to offer… He shocked the world with this filthy  McCree spot, where he literally DESTROYED the Outlaws, forcing a tie-breaking sixth map. Unfortunately, map six wasn’t in the cards for us, and we dropped the series, moving to 1-1 on the young season. No worries in Crustyland, as the Shock have gone 1-2 to start the last two championship seasons. A Crusty team is a learning team. Crusty tinkers, the team adapts and then we dominate. Plenty of Overwatch left to be played, and we’re all for it. Patience is going to pay off this season as we get the ball rolling. We have an off week coming up, but in the meantime, get prepared for our next matches by picking up one of our very limited authentic SF Shock Long Sleeve Kits!

NRG Rocket League

Following the off week for the squad, NRG Rocket League jumped back into action as The Grid resumed Monday and Tuesday. As the boys battled through tough matchups against SSG, G2, and XSET, we saw some highlight-reel plays from JSTN and Garrett, securing first seed in The Grid mini-playoffs on Tuesday. Despite taking two games off of G2, they were too much as NRG ultimately concludes The Grid Spring in 3rd/4th place. Fear not! GarrettG and co will be back again soon, having already secured the #1 seed in RLCSX.

NRG Valorant

It was time for NRG Valorant to take the stage once again as Challengers 2 of the VCT began on Thursday. Last chance for NRG’s new look Valorant squad to progress in their quest for the first ever Valorant World Lan in Iceland this summer. The squad was in top form off the rip as they DOMINATED the early stages of the open bracket to the point where Android felt free to knife the enemy… From there NRG continued to roll as they eventually landed a matchup on Sunday with Luminosity (a top 10 team in NA,) with the winner securing a spot in the Main Event Closed Qualifier this weekend. Android and s0m took over the early rounds of the match and never looked back as the boys dropped LG on their way to a Top 10 North America ranking. More importantly, they also earned themselves a spot in the Closed Qualifier. We can’t wait for action to resume tomorrow, where we will face off against BBG as the road to Iceland continues.

NRG Fortnite

Following last week's action in LA, Clix, Ron, and the guys returned home, where they prepared for FNCS over the weekend. However, before the week could take off, Zayt took to Twitch to announce his next career move, stepping away from competitive play (again). We can’t wait to support Zayt in his journey as an NRG Content Creator. If you haven't, follow Zayt as he will be hosting watch parties for major Fortnite events, along with dominating the competition in Valorant on stream.

NRG Fortnite

Last week we told you we had more BIG announcements in store for the #NRGFAM. This week we delivered, announcing two new amazing partners!

Purple - We’re sooo happy to announce that Purple has joined the #NRGFam. The squad loves the Purple family of products and we're more than eager to raise their hand to participate in the slate of content and activations we have planned for 2021. And as a bonus: NRG got our own special Purple page on their website! Go give the guys a visit.

LEVI’S - To announce a partnership literally years in the making, we produced our own NRG-style ad for the company with the quality that never goes out of style. We’re ecstatic to partner with such an iconic brand and can’t wait to share what we have in store with Levi’s over the coming months.

April 14, 2021

NRG Newsletter: April 14, 2021

SF Shock

FINALLY! After 185 of the longest days of our lives, the San Francisco Shock are BACK IN ACTION. The defending world champs kick off with a doubleheader weekend, April 16th at 1:30 pm PT, taking on our former main support Moth and the Los Angeles Gladiators followed by a match-up with our old coaches and the Houston Outlaws on Sunday the 18th at noon pt on youtube. We can’t wait to show you how much hard work the guys have put in during the offseason in their quest for the elusive three-peat.

In the meantime, our social and content teams have been diligently working to bring all of you the best content Overwatch has to offer, like our new Emongg and Flats Overwatch League team tier list, (wonder who they ranked pre-season #1?), all building towards our Official SF Shock OWL game day co-streams!

Patience is going to pay off this weekend. Get prepared for the battle for the three-peat and pick up one of our very limited stock of new authentic SF Shock Long Sleeve Kits!

NRG Rocket League

Heading into the second NA Regional Event, the team was feeling great. Having been the first team in North America to qualify for the RLCS X World Championship, the guys looked to pick up where they left off after an undefeated week in the Grid. Action kicked off with JSTN doing JSTN things knocking in the pre-jump of the tournament on route to a 3-1 performance in Group Play. Next up the squad entered the Knockout Gauntlet, where we would face off against XSET for a spot in Sunday’s Playoffs. Despite it taking a little while to get the ball rolling, Squishy found form, hitting one of the best passes of the weekend as the squad completed the reverse sweep to move on to Championship Sunday.

Enter Sunday - 8 teams remained, all fighting for that second Regional Championship. The boys squared off against FaZe Clan for a spot in the semifinals. In a hard fought series, the guys clutched up when it mattered most as Squishy found the back of the net in a 3 minute overtime to secure our spot in the semifinals. Unfortunately, that’s as far as our Regional run would go, as the team took home 3rd/4th in the event. Fear not though, the guys are ready to take on the Grid next week as they are still sitting in first place in NA for the entirety of RLCSX.

OpTic Chicago

Unfortunately, Major II didn’t go as planned for the squad. After falling in the Winners Bracket to the eventual Champions (Toronto Ultra), we began our run in the Lower Bracket. Scump and crew took care of business against the Seattle Surge until ultimately falling to the Rokkr after a heartbreaking Game 5 Round 11 loss. There are no excuses from us, and this loss hurts, but it’s back to the drawing board with eyes forward. The guys are grinding and doing everything they can to ensure this doesn’t happen again. Together we stand, together we fall, together we are the #GREENWALL

NRG Fortnite

Clix, Ron, Edgy, and Epik made their way to LA to hang at the latest installment of our NRG Fortnite houses. And of course, with each new Fortnite house comes the house tour you were waiting for. Check out Grady and the boys in our latest youtube video.

Huge week for the org coming up. Shock Season 4, LA Fortnite videos, and some new partner surprises. We got you covered. #NRGFAM

April 7, 2021

NRG Newsletter: April 7, 2021

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NRG Rocket League

When we last spoke, the NRG Rocket League squad was on a roll, to say the least. Flawless play and a spotless record brought us to this week’s Grid set.  In two days of the Grid, GarrettG and Co. rolled through literally everyone who got in their way. We witnessed some amazing highlights from JSTN, Squishy and Garrett as they knocked off KCP, Soniqs, Rogue, V1, EnVy and FaZe consecutively, to move to a perfect 12-0 in Grid play. The team is on fire heading into this weekend's North American Regional Event where they’ll look for redemption after an early exit in the last Regional. Be sure to keep up with the squad as Day 0 matches begin tomorrow on our Mission Control Twitch Broadcast and follow NRG Current on Twitter to know when action kicks off. Let’s keep on rolling!

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NRG Valorant

NRG Valorant was finally in action this weekend as the VCT Stage 2 Qualifier 1 began. The fresh roster, composed of Tex, Android, s0m, eeiu, and Daps, kicked off on Thursday by easily defeating Mega Minors in vintage 2-0 fashion, setting up a match against Headshot Percentage. In crisp form, the squad took the series in a decisive 2-0. You can catch the highlights from this match on the NRG Valorant YouTube channel.

The boys kept in form on Friday, easily defeating Spacestation Gaming and setting up an exciting Top 16 matchup with XSET. Unfortunately, despite highlight reel plays from Android, s0m and eeiu, that’s where things ended as we dropped a heartbreaker 2-0.  We’re proud of the team for showing this much potential after only a week's worth of practice with the new lineup as we were literally a clutch or two away from moving on in the tournament. Eyes forward for the squad as they prepare for the all important Open Qualifier #2 next weekend!

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NRG Fortnite

The Fortnite off-season is in full effect as the guys continue to master the new season. In the meantime, the boys are in LA visiting the Castle - keep an eye out for some amazing content on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, and the NRG Fortnite YouTube. You won’t want to miss what we have planned.

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SF Shock

Less than ten days away from the 2021 season, the team is in LA and living their best life. We’ve been sharing all of the best moments on Twitter, so be sure to follow or you might miss clips of Choi carrying Super (of course) or the guys just being guys. We’re excited to see the new roster meshing and we can’t wait to see that Crusty teamwork in action come the beginning of the season. As Viol2t showed us, we’re ready!

OpTic Chicago

Following last weekend’s lackluster performance, the #GreenWall needed to find form before heading into the second major of the season. On Thursday, Scump and crew squared off against Seattle, taking the series 3-0 and giving the entire team a much-needed confidence boost.

Heading into Sunday, all eyes were on OpTic as they took on their rivals the Dallas Empire. The series lived up to the hype when Envoy and Scump took over and absolutely popped off, taking the series in Game 5. Heading into the Major, the squad secured a spot in the Winner’s bracket, where they will square off against the Ultra tomorrow at 3:30 pm CT. #GreenWall