A special message from CEO Andy Miller
Today's newsletter marks our 300th edition! Many, many people over the years have contributed to the writing of this weekly labor of love, and many, many more have made the memories and stories we recount each week. I have been honored to be behind the pen and a part of all 300. The news hasn’t always been good. Fortune hasn’t always been on our side. But the #NRGFAM grows every year, and amazing happens at NRG every so often, and that makes it all worthwhile.
Here’s to 300 more! Thank you all so much for being part of our family.
league of legends
NEXT STOP : BUSAN FOR NRG LEAGUE
Speaking of the AMAZING… Against all odds and despite all the critics, NRG League of Legends has made it to the quarterfinals of the League of Legends World Championship! You read that correctly folks. For the first time in a long time, a team hailing from North America has reached the Knockout Stage for arguably the biggest World Championship that esports has to offer. NRG will roll into Busan, South Korea as the ONLY Western team left among the elite 8! Carrying the hopes of North America, we have the chance to bring the region back to prominence with one signature win!
It wasn't easy getting here. Our journey started with a 1-0 thrashing at the hands of Weibo Gaming out of China. The performance fed the narrative that North America would be overmatched and outclassed once again at Worlds. But apparently, our boys didn't get the message. NRG came out swinging in our next match and dashed any hype around fellow NA org Liquid with a decisive 1-0 victory. Momentum really started to turn when the written-off team then put Europe on notice with a thrilling back-and-forth victory over Mad Lions. And the icing on the cake? ... an absolute dismantling of Europe's #1 seed G2 in swift 2-0 fashion. All of a sudden all NA fans are NRG fans. And they are asking one question: Why Not US?
The team of Contractz, Dhokla, Palafox, Ignar and FBI have just arrived in Busan, South Korea for a rematch against Weibo Gaming, but this time in a Best of 5 where it is win and move on to the semis, lose and go home. We know that this matchup is going to be very difficult. We know that the casters and critics will not pick us to win. We know there are those who say it is a fluke that NRG has made it this far (in their first year in the league nonetheless). To all those folks we just ask... Why Not US? Hey, what exactly is stopping us from doing the impossible?
We are so proud of the road we have taken together to get to this point, and we hope you join us by cheering on NRG this Thursday, November 2nd at 1 AM PT! Get that Rockstar Energy ready, because it’s sure to be a night to remember!
WHY NOT US TEE
WHY NOT US TEE: NOW AVAILABLE
We battled. We believed. And we ALWAYS Bring The NRG.Rally around our team now with a special piece of collector apparel that is only being offered for an extremely limited time in the NRG Shop! The Why Not Us tee, inspired by our team motto, is available for preorder now!
Note: This is a pre-sale item that is set to ship in 3-4 weeks. 100% Cotton, pre-shrunk, and an everyday lifestyle addition for your fit collection.