league of legends
CHAMPS TAKE TO THE RIFT
The long wait is over. This weekend, NRG Kia League of Legends makes their return to the rift!
This weekend, NRG Kia will take to the Riot Arena stage for the beginning of the 2024 Spring Split as defending North American Champions! Our season starts off with an LCS Finals rematch against our friendly rivals over at Cloud9 this Saturday at 1 PM PT, with our Sunday matchup taking place at 3 PM PT against Dignitas. The team of Dhokla, Contractz, Palafox, FBI and Huhi have been hard at work all offseason preparing for the road ahead. We’ve accomplished so much since NRG’s return to the rift last Summer, but we know that we can continue to push our expectations to new heights in the upcoming Split.
The LCS has a ton of exciting changes that are new for 2024. First and foremost, we’re back on weekends to make viewing easier for fans across the globe! All eyes will be on us, as the LCS becomes the first-ever region to play all matches on the live patch, meaning when you see a new meta emerge in LCS play, you can take notes and apply it to your ranked matches instantly. Also, a new revised schedule will make it so there’s less downtime between matches, so you get more action on stream!
We couldn’t be more excited to cheer on NRG Kia this upcoming split. Join us in person in Los Angeles by heading over to the LCS Ticket page to buy your seat today! Stay tuned to the official NRG Kia League Twitter account for more information on gamedays, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, and opportunities for meet & greets with the squad. See you on the rift!
NRG ROCKET LEAGUE
ALMOST TIME TO BLAST OFF
This past weekend, NRG Rocket League was back in action in another preseason event before the upcoming RLCS season.
Competing in the Bandits on Wheels Fall Showdown, the team of GarrettG, mist and Frosty took to the pitch to continue refining their skills as a trio for the year ahead. With a pair of wins against Sup, and a series that went the distance against Shopify Rebellion, NRG was pitted against our familiar offseason foe in Spacestation Gaming in a battle that ultimately went the way of SSG.
The RLCS returns later this month, with the most recent announcement of the 2024 season. Both majors this year will feature the same qualifier format, with three open qualifiers for all teams to participate in for each Major event. Even you and your trio reading this can go up against the best that Rocket League has to offer! The top 16 teams from each open qualifier will go to the Swiss Stage to cut the field to the top 8, who will battle it out for RLCS Points to qualify for LAN. More information on the upcoming RLCS season can be found here.
The first open qualifier starts on January 26-28. Stay tuned to NRG Current for all match updates, as well as the return of NRG Mission Control brought to you by an exciting new partner we can’t wait to announce soon!
NRG COUNTER STRIKE
BATTLING THROUGH OPEN QUALS
Over the weekend, NRG CS2 fought through the Closed Qualifiers for the PGL Major Copenhagen Americas RMR set to take place in Monterrey, Mexico in March. It was another opportunity for growth for the team led by daps, oSee, Brehze, HexT and FaNg as they continue to build chemistry together through their first month together as a team.
A major test came in Round 2 of the qualifiers, with NRG taking on Complexity Gaming, the benchmark to beat in NA and a top-10 team in all of the world. During the best-of-one series on Ancient, the team battled through a marathon of a match with the two heavyweights trading blows, heading to a quadruple OT that ultimately went the way of coL by a final of 25-21.
With wins against Badass and LOS, and losses against coL and Nouns, a best-of-three series against Rocket was what stood in the way of us and our tickets to Monterrey. Despite a hard-fought series, it was Rocket who claimed the 2-0 series win and ended our Copenhagen Major hopes.
Right back in action, NRG CS2 will continue qualifying for the next Major hopes, IEM Chengdu, throughout the week. Stay tuned to NRG Current for match updates and where you can watch all the action in the days ahead. We’re just getting started!
FSG STAYS ON TOP
Full Squad Gaming continues to deliver some INCREDIBLE content across all of their short form platforms! With Classify and Avalanche taking to the streets of Los Angeles, the duo has been providing non-stop laughs with guessing gaming trivia, celebrity challenges and picking which logos are real versus fake!
With millions of views weekly across all of our shows, there’s always something new for everyone to enjoy when FSG films their daily antics inside the NRG Spectrum Castle!
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NRG Upcoming Schedule
Here are some of our upcoming match dates for our teams in action over the next week. As always, stay tuned to NRG Current and all NRG socials for the latest up-to-date match coverage and updates.
League of Legends
January 20th-21st: LCS Spring Split Week 1
January 19th-20th: IEM Masters Chengdu Closed Qualifiers