NRG Kia League of Legends
NRG KIA SITS IN 2ND HALFWAY THROUGH SPLIT
Super Week is in the books for NRG Kia League of Legends.
It was a fantastic showing Friday to start off NRG Kia’s Super Week festivities, as the team of Dhokla, Contractz, Palafox, FBI and Huhi flexed a strong team fight and long game comp against Team Liquid which resulted in a 41 minute slugfest for the NRGWIN. NRG Kia led the way in kills 18-7, claiming the final team fight after a big push to close out strong.
Hoping to fuel up for another big weekend, the team hit a roadblock in the rest of the weekend series against Shopify Rebellion and Immortals, who proved that this season’s condensed LCS format has made for a very competitive product on the rift. Both best of one games went the way of our competitors, with the team finishing with a 1-2 weekend respectively.
Still, NRG Kia sits in sole possession of second place halfway through the first split of the season. This weekend features a great battle with our friendly foes in Cloud9 on Saturday at 1 PM PT, and Dignitas visits us on the rift Sunday at 2 PM PT.
Be sure to tune in to the LCS on Twitch to support the team and check out NRG League socials for the latest updates and banter
ALMOST TIME TO BRING THE NRG
We’re only ONE week away from the return of VALORANT Esports, Y'all ready to Bring The NRG?
Demon1, Ethan, Marved, Crashies, and Victor have been hard at work preparing for what is sure to be a thrilling season of VALORANT Esports. And guess who will be kicking it all off in grand style? That’s right, best is first with NRG opening the VCT Americas tournament taking on FURIA on February 16th at 2 PM PT live from Riot Arena in not so sunny Los Angeles, California! As a member of Group A, we are joined alongside Cloud9, FURIA, and MIBR as we fight to make it to the elimination bracket and out of the group stage.
More information on official NRG watch parties, how to watch from home, and how to meet us in person in Los Angeles are coming soon, so stay tuned to our socials starting next week!
February 16th at 2 PM PT. Be there and be ready to support the boys in chat!
NRG Rocket League
ONE DOWN, MORE RLCS TO GO
NRG Mission Control launched this past week, with NRG Rocket League claiming a top-12 placement in the first open qualifier to begin the RLCS season!
The team of GarrettG, Mist and Toastie battled through all five rounds of the Swiss Stage bracket last Friday during the Mission Control broadcast, claiming wins against Pirates On A Boat and Deleted along with losses against YWS and Shopify Rebellion. Overtime defeats became the sticking point for NRG, with both series losses coming via Game 5 OT. Unfortunately, a final round draw against a very talented Luminosity team saw LG claim the 3-0 win, knocking NRG out of the championship bracket for the first qualifier of the season.
Right back at it again this week, the team will be taking lessons learned from the first go-round and applying them straight to our second open qualifier. Our next Mission Control: Presented by Panda Express is this Friday at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, so tune in to NRG’s Twitch channel or watch on NRG Rocket League YouTube for your chance to win some free Panda meals thanks to our partners at Panda Express!
ICYMI: Our BRAND NEW 2024 RLCS decals are in the RL Esports Shop now! Inspired by the flashy colors from our Kappa jacket collaboration, you can take to the pitch and own your moment in style. Check out in the in-game Shop for more details!
NRG COUNTER STRIKE
SO CLOSE… AGAIN!
It was another crack at an International LAN event for NRG CS2 this past week in the Ace NA Masters Main Event.
The team of daps, oSee, Brehze, HexT and FanG battled against Party Astronauts in our opening round, claiming a 13-10 win on Inferno. Next up was a winners bracket match against Wildcard, with the opposition earning 13-8 victory on Overpass. In the decider match, a rematch against Party Astronauts also went the way of NRG with a runback on Inferno resulting in a 13-6 win and propelling the team to the semifinals.
Against Timbermen in the semifinals, NRG went up quickly and never looked back with yet another win on Inferno. But, an overtime loss on Mirage proved to be too tough to overcome, with Timbermen winning the decider map Vertigo and dashing NRG’s hopes of heading to the BLAST Spring Showdown.
With a short break to regroup and head back to the lab to practice, NRG CS2 will be competing in more open qualifiers soon along with our debut season in the ESL Challenger League. Stay tuned to NRG Current for match updates and where you can watch all the action in the days ahead.
NEW 2024 GAME DAY JERSEYS ARE HERE
Hey NRGFam! Ready to cheer on the best team in the VCT? Or your defending LCS Champions?
Stop by the NRG Shop today and discover our brand new 2024 jerseys. All jerseys are made to order, with customizable print offerings available for you to rock your favorite NRG player’s gamertag, or your own!
Also new to the NRG Shop are some fresh accessories featuring keychains and lanyards so you can celebrate any NRGWIN in style.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be rolling out some new styles for fans to choose from, so keep an eye out and make sure you lock in your fresh new jersey threads today!
NRG Upcoming Schedule
Here are some of our upcoming match dates for our teams in action over the next week. We are busy! As always, stay tuned to NRG Current and all NRG socials for up-to-date match coverage and more.
League of Legends
February 10th-11th: LCS Spring Split Week 4
February 9th-11th: RLCS Major 1 - Open Qualifier #2