LIVE AND LEGENDARY...
CS is always all about "the" Major. Thousands of teams around the world compete every year to make it to the big stage for the final 8. NRG is finally there! After re-qualifying in the Minor and busting through the first stages of the Major the boys have gone on an insane run to capture the attention of the Counter Strike world. After suffering a loss in the very first round of this major (probably jet lag), its been nothing but W's as NRG CS looks toward its first Major's final ever. After taking down Renegades and the #1 team in the world - Team Liquid, the bracket brought us the former #1 team in the world in Astralis. Back-to-back heavyweight matches did not slow down the squad as they battled the champs in easily the best map played in the Major so far. After Astralis hit match point, we managed to come back and bring the game into overtime… actually, it was FIVE overtimes, practically another full game. NRG staved off multiple match points with clutch play after clutch play and finally pulled out a truly remarkable 31-28 win. We dominated the next map 16-4 and with that secured a spot in the New Champions Stage starting this week! That means a win on Friday and we make our final four dream of playing for the world's championship in Berlin over the weekend. Stay tuned and fingers crossed!
2020 Shock TICKETS ARE LIVE!! Last week we launched the presale of tickets for next year’s home SHOCKFEST 2020 festival weekend matches; First Arrival March 28-29 at Cow Palace outside San Francisco and the Showdown in Silicon Valley at the San Jose Civic July 18-19. We had a solid response to initial ticket sales so we decided to extend our special discounted presale offer until 11p PT tonight! Tomorrow we go full on sale to the public! So PLEASE secure yours, tell a friend and bring the fam!
We didn’t have any matches this week due to the bye that comes with our Top 6 ranking, but the League continued as 6 teams battled for the last two spots. And before the games began, our boys received some high regular season honors as Moth, Super, Choi, and Sinatraa all won esteemed Role Stars awards for Main Support, Tank, Off Tank, and DPS respectively. Four spots from our six player starting roster for the regular season “All-NBA” type of teams is INSANE?!?!? This has truly been the year of the Shock.
This weekend our playoff journey begins with our first match against old friend Babybay and the Atlanta Reign on Friday at 7p PT. Follow Shock social for all the details on Shockfest 2020 and the 2019 playoffs as we make our march to Philly and look to add the most important award, the 2019 OWL Championship to our collection!
And lastly, we hope you all had a terrific Labor Day Weekend and we are super excited about all that is to come this month and beyond!!!! September is THE month - CS Major, Overwatch Finals, Twitchcon Apex and Fortnite tournaments - buckle in NRGFAM.