THE FINAL SHOWDOWN!
After a two week break, the San Francisco Shock have returned for their last few matches of the regular season! With new game modes and new maps, as well as a new support hero introduced, the Shock boys dove head-first into a brand new meta in a repeat match against the Vegas Eternal. The team looked comfortable in this meta, and with our DPS rookie Probe joining the team, we were able to test out more unorthodox team compositions, such as playing Proper on the new support hero, Illari, while Striker and Probe play DPS. Ultimately, Shock denied Vegas their last chance at a win this season, finishing the match in a swift 3-0 score-line, and closing out the Eternal's season record at an abysmal 0-16.
The Shock also held a watch party at the Academy of Art University, attended by not only Bay Area locals, but also a couple from Germany who happened to be in town on vacation! It is always amazing for the team to meet the fans in person, and knowing that the Shock Fam reaches so far, only gives us more motivation.
Next week will be our final regular season match against the Atlanta Reign, so make sure to tune in and support the boys!
GEARING UP FOR CHAMPS!
We are rapidly approaching the ALGS Year 3 Championship! Following a long break after ALGS Split 2 Playoffs, the NRG Apex boys will be heading back to Birmingham, England to play in the ALGS Championship, where 40 of the best teams in the world will gather between September 6th-11th for a chance to compete for the title of World Champions. The squad has been working hard in preparation for the fierce fight ahead, and they've got their eyes on the crown. Make sure to tune in to the matches next week and cheer for an NRG win.
VCT FAN FEST
This past weekend, as we all came together to celebrate the Grand Finals of VCT Champions in our own backyard here in LA. NRG took to the Kia Forum for a MASSIVE Fan Fest tent with giveaways, meet & greets, and tons of selfies with Wingman! Thank you to everyone who came out in person, and to those in the NRG Castle Community Discord who watched online and won some free merch as well!
We also hosted our very last NRG Watch Party with our friends in the Arts District at Bike Shed! If you attended any or all of our Watch Parties throughout the VCT season, thank you! We look forward to more in 2024 and going even BIGGER next year!
SHOCK FAM: You asked for it, and we delivered! Pre-order our limited edition collectors items and celebrate like a member of the Shockwaves with our 2023 Keycaps & Mousemat!
We are partnering with our friends at Infinikey to produce an ultra-quality, one-run only custom keycap set that is sure to elevate your setup to the next level. Have the best looking board today by heading over to the SF Shock Store! But act fast, because preorders are only accepted until September 6th!
NRGFAM: We are running low on our VCT Champions Tour Tee! Enjoy $10 off from now until Labor Day with NO CODE REQUIRED. Celebrate our 2023 season with a special design that celebrates the Championship event in style. More exciting releases are on the way this Fall, so stay tuned!