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NRG Esports
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Team Information
Org Location
North America
Region
NA
North America
SponsorBiosteel
CyberPowerPC
Logitech G
HyperX
Gamer Sensei
Kickback
History
Created2015-11-16
Social Media & Links
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Current Roster
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NRG Esports is a North American team. They were previously known as NRG eSports.

History[edit]

2016 Preseason[edit]

NRG eSports was announced on November 16, 2015. They formed when two co-owners of NBA team Sacramento Kings purchased Team Coast's NA LCS slot for the 2016 Spring Season. Their initial line-up included top laner Impact from Team Impulse, jungler Moon from Imagine, mid laner GBM from Jin Air, and support KonKwon, the only player to move over from Coast. Former Origen head coach Hermit and Cloud9 coach Charlie formed the team's coaching staff.[1] Altec officially joined the team's roster later on in the day.[2]

2016 Season[edit]

NRG started the LCS strong, tied for either first or second place through the first four weeks, but after the fifth week they fell down to fifth place and remained there for the rest of the season. They were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. In the midseason break, NRG traded out nearly their entire roster, keeping only GBM and adding Quas, Santorin, ohq and KiWiKiD. The community's reception to these changes were mixed; while ohq was seen as a solid pickup, Quas had just come off of a split away from competition, and KiWiKiD was seen as one of the weaker supports in the league. Ultimately, the changes did not work out, and NRG were consistently in eighth place week after week in the summer split until they fell to ninth in week 9. In the promotion tournament, they lost first to Cloud9 Challenger and then to Echo Fox in back-to-back 3-0 sweeps and were relegated to the NACS. Soon after relegation, multiple players announced their free agency, and it was reported that NRG were closing down their team.[3] It was confirmed the next day that the team had let all of their players go to pursue other options, but they were still "working on a plan" to stay in League of Legends.[4][5]

Timeline[edit]

  • 2015
  • 2016

Player Roster[edit]

Former[edit]

Players are shown for the entire duration of their tenure on the team, with the role and substitute/trainee status they had upon their departure.

Dates:Approx|Exact
PlayerNameRoleJoinedLeftNext Team
NA

QuasDiego Ruiz
Top Laner
Apr 20162016-04-26Aug 20162016-08-12Tempo Stormlogo std.pngTS
KR

OhqOh Gyu-min (오규민)
Bot Laner
May 20162016-05-13Aug 20162016-08-12Snake Esportslogo std.pngSS
NA

mancloudZachary Allan Hoschar
Sub/Mid
Jul 20162016-07-13Aug 20162016-08-12Team Skylogo std.pngSKY
NA

otterBrian Thomas
Sub/Bot
Mar 20162016-03-09Aug 20162016-08-12Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGE
KR

GBMLee Chang-seok (이창석)
Mid Laner
Nov 20152015-11-16Aug 20162016-08-11Team Vitalitylogo std.pngVIT
NA

KiWiKiDAlan Nguyen
Support
Apr 20162016-04-26Aug 20162016-08-11Retiredlogo std.pngRetired
NA

SantorinLucas Tao Kilmer Larsen
Jungler
Apr 20162016-04-26Aug 20162016-08-10Gold Coin Unitedlogo std.pngGCU
NA

QwermAlec Warren
Sub/Sup
Mar 20162016-03-09Jun 20162016-06-13Phoenix1logo std.pngP1
NA

ImpactJung Eon-yeong (정언영)
Top Laner
Nov 20152015-11-16Apr 20162016-04-26Cloud9logo std.pngC9
NA

MoonGalen Holgate
Jungler
Nov 20152015-11-16Apr 20162016-04-26Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
NA

KonKwonKevin Kwon (권구혁)
Support
Nov 20152015-11-16Apr 20162016-04-26Apexlogo std 2.pngAPX
NA

AltecJohnny Ru
Bot Laner
Nov 20152015-11-16Apr 20162016-04-22Cloud9logo std.pngC9
NA

CrisCristian Rosales
Sub/Top
Jan 20162016-01-07Mar 20162016-03-08Apexlogo std 2.pngAPP
NA

XpecialAlex Chu (朱啓恩)
Sub/Sup
Feb 20162016-02-15Mar 20162016-03-08Apexlogo std 2.pngAPP
NA

LODBenjamin deMunck
Bot Laner
(+)
(–)
On Loan
Feb 20162016-02-27Feb 20162016-02-28Team EnVyUslogo std.pngNV
KR

ShrimpLee Byeong-hoon (이병훈)
Sub/Jun
Jan 20162016-01-07Feb 20162016-02-15Apexlogo std 2.pngAPX

Player League Participation[edit]

Playoff games are NOT included, but regular-season tiebreaker games ARE.

LCS

Player20132014201520162017201820192020Games
SpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummer
ImpactTeam Impulselogo std.pngTeam Impulselogo std.pngNRG Esportslogo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.png270
AltecEglogo std.pngWinterfoxlogo std.pngGravitylogo std.pngNRG Esportslogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngDignitaslogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.pngImmortalslogo std.pngImmortalslogo std.png195
BenjiEcho Foxlogo std.png
NRG Esportslogo std.png
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Team EnVyUslogo std.pngDignitaslogo std.pngDignitaslogo std.png112
MoonNRG Esportslogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.png111
ShrimpNRG Esportslogo std.pngApexlogo std 2.pngDignitaslogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.png94
GBMNRG Esportslogo std.pngNRG Esportslogo std.png60
CrisVelocity eSportsLogo std.pngTeam Coastlogo std.pngNRG Esportslogo std.png42
KwonTeam Coastlogo std.pngNRG Esportslogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.png31
KiWiKiDDignitaslogo std.pngDignitaslogo std.pngDignitaslogo std.pngDignitaslogo std.pngDignitaslogo std.pngDignitaslogo std.pngDignitaslogo std.pngNRG Esportslogo std.png210
SantorinTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngNRG Esportslogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.png172
QuasTeam Curselogo std.pngTeam Curselogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngNRG Esportslogo std.png137
OhqRenegadeslogo std.pngNRG Esportslogo std.png44

Organization[edit]

Current[edit]

C ID Name Position
Mark Mastrov Co-Owner
Andy Miller Co-Owner
Atlas Gerard Kelly Co-Owner
moconinja Justin Siegel Co-Owner
Ringo Andrew Pruett CEO

Former[edit]

C ID Name Position Next Team
PsycSummer Summer Scott Esports Psychology Consultant Gold Coin Unitedlogo std.pngGold Coin United
Hermit Tadayoshi Littleton 80Head Coach EUnitedlogo std.pngeUnited
KoreanEdelweiss Barry Lee (이권문) Team Manager None
Hermes David Tu 80Coach Immortalslogo std.pngImmortals
Archon Joseph Aguirre Analyst None
History Teacher Chad Smeltz 80General Manager Phoenix1logo std.pngPhoenix1
Qwerm Alec Warren 80Analyst Phoenix1logo std.pngPhoenix1
Empyre Naser Al-Naqi Head Analyst Dream Teamlogo std.pngDream Team
Angela Head of Social Media/Content None
Aria Personnel Manager/Chef None
Shark Charlene Hamm Assistant General Manager Apexlogo std 2.pngApex Gaming
Charlie Charlie Lipsie Head Coach Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9

Tournaments[edit]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

NRG Esports Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2016-08-07NQ NA LCS 2017 Spring Promotion
0 : 3Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOX
 Quas,  Santorin,  GBM,  Ohq,  KiWiKiD,  Hermit
2016-07-319 NA LCS 2016 Summer
4 - 14Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Quas,  Santorin,  GBM,  Ohq,  KiWiKiD,  Hermit
2016-04-175 - 6 NA LCS 2016 Spring Playoffs
0 : 3Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
 Impact,  Moon,  GBM,  Altec,  KonKwon,  Hermit
2016-03-205 NA LCS 2016 Spring
9 - 9Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Cris,  Impact,  Shrimp,  Moon,  GBM,  Altec,  LOD,  KonKwon,  Hermit
Total Prize:USD 0

Media[edit]

  • 2015
  • 2016

See Also[edit]

Images[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. NRG terminates League of Legends team's contracts espn.com
  4. Andrew Miller's Tweet twitter.com
  5. Andrew Miller's Tweet twitter.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Sacramento Kings co-owners buy LCS spot, recruit GBM, Impact dailydot.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 NRG eSports' Tweet twitter.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 Charlie's Tweet twitter.com
  9. Cloud9's Tweet twitter.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 Ember's Tweet twitter.com
  11. 11.0 11.1 Ember's Tweet twitter.com
  12. NRG appoints new CEO, former head of Apple iAd publisher relations espn.go.com
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 Quas, Santorin and KiWiKiD join NRG Esports espn.go.com
  14. 14.0 14.1 NRG's Tweet twitter.com
  15. Empyre's Tweet twitter.com
  16. 16.0 16.1 Qwerm's Tweet twitter.com
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 A Special Thank You nrg.gg
  18. NRG Partners with Logitech G nrg.gg
  19. 19.0 19.1 Lucas Larsen's Tweet twitter.com
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 GBM's Tweet twitter.com
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 KiWi's Tweet twitter.com
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 Diego Ruiz's Tweet twitter.com
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 Andrew Miller's Tweet twitter.com
  24. NRG's Tweet twitter.com
  25. NRG sells Challenger spot to J2K Esports and Technology thescoreesports.com
  26. NRG to sell LCS Slot nrg.gg