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NRG Esports

NRG Esports is an esports organization based in California. It has rosters in Clash Royale, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Fortnite, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Smite, Hearthstone, For Honor, Rocket League and Vainglory as well as a number of streamers on the streaming platform Twitch.

NRG Esports
NRG eSports logo.png
SportCounter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Super Smash Bros., Smite, Hearthstone, Rocket League, Fortnite
LeagueNorth American League of Legends Championship Series, Rocket League Championship Series, SMITE Pro League, CS:GO ESL Pro League
Based inLos Angeles, California, US
ArenaRiot NA LCS Studios
ColorsBlack and pink
OwnerAndy Miller, Mark Mastrov, Shaquille O'Neal
ChairmanAndy Miller
ManagerBrett Lautenbach (President)
Derrick Truong (General Manager)
Official fan clubNRGcc



The team was founded by Gerard Kelly and Sacramento Kings co-owners Andy Miller and Mark Mastrov[1] in December 2015.

On March 18, 2016, the team announced that Alex Rodriguez, Shaquille O'Neal and Jimmy Rollins were joining as investors.[2]

On August 3, NRG signed the members of the former Overwatch team Luminosity Gaming.[3]

The Super Smash Bros. for Wii U player Nairoby "Nairo" Quezada joined NRG on August 23, 2016, after he left Team Liquid.[4]

On September 1, NRG acquired defending Smite World Champions team Panthera.[5]

On October 1, NRG acquired Rocket League team Kings of Urban.[6]

On April, 19 2018, NRG pick up the Dragon Ball FighterZ players HookGangGod & Supernoon.

On April, 20 2018, NRG announces Tiësto as their newest investor.

On April, 23 2018, NRG acquired Clash Royale players: Hazard & Guanek, along with coach Chief J.

On May 1, 2018, NRG picked up the PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds team Duel.

League of LegendsEdit

Tournament resultsEdit


ID Name Role Joined
GBM Lee Chang-suk (이창석) Mid 2015-11-16
Quas Diego Ruiz Top 2016-04-26
KiWiKiD Alan Nguyen Support 2016-04-26
Ohq Oh Gyu-min (오규민) AD Carry 2016-05-13


ID Name Role Joined Left
Moon Galen Holgate Jungle 2015-11-16 2016-04-26
Altec Johnny Ru AD Carry 2015-11-16 2016-04-26
KonKwon Kevin Kwon Support 2015-11-16 2016-04-26
Impact Jung Eon-yeong (정언영) Top 2015-11-16 2016-05-09
Santorin Lucas Tao Kilmer Larsen Jungle 2016-04-26 Aug 2016

Counter-Strike: Global OffensiveEdit

Tournament resultsEdit

  • 1st — Intel Extreme Masters Season XIII - Shanghai [7]
  • 3rd-4th — Counter Pit League Season 2[8]
  • 3rd-4th — iBUYPOWER Invitational 2016 - Fall[9]


ID Name Joined
CeRq Cvetelin Dimitrov 2017-08-14
FugLy Jacob Medina 2016-05-27[10]
Brehze Vincent Cayonte 2016-12-19[11]
daps Damian Steele 2016-12-19[11]
nahtE Ethan Arnold 2018-01-15


NRG owns the Overwatch League team San Francisco Shock, whose roster is listed below. They also have a team in the Overwatch Contenders division.


ID Name Role Joined
IDDQD André Dahlström DPS 2017-02-11
sinatraa Jay Won DPS 2017-09-25
Seagull Brandon Larned DPS 2017-09-28
babybay Andrej Francisty DPS 2017-09-28
Danteh Dante Cruz DPS 2017-09-28
Buhbles Nathaniel Fong Flex Tank 2017-09-28
Sleepy Nikola Andrews Support 2017-09-28
dhaK Daniel Martinez Paz Support 2017-09-28
Moth Grant Espe Support 2018-03-13
Architect Min-ho Park DPS 2018-03-13
ChoiHyoBin Hyo-bin Choi Tank 2018-04-05

On April 13, 2017, Brandon "Seagull" Larned stepped down from the main roster to commit to streaming full-time. He recently joined EnVyUs, whose team became the Dallas Fuel in the Overwatch League.

Super Smash BrosEdit


ID Name Game Character(s) Joined
Nairo Nairoby Quezada Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Zero Suit Samus 2016-08-23

Switch Fest 2018Edit

  • April 22nd - Nairo finishes 2nd place in the Switch Fest Grand Finals


NRG Win the SMITE Summer Split LAN - 2018

The team joined the organization following a hugely successful first 12 months; qualifying for Worlds as European runners up before dropping just 2 games on their way to the title.

They followed this up by going 24-4 in the Spring split to qualify for the Dreamhack Masters in June, dominating the tournament and going undefeated 8-0 to be crowned Champions.

The team has most recently won the 2016-2017 Smite World Champions.

Tournament resultsEdit


This roster of Yammyn, Dimi, Adapting, iRaffer, emilitoo, and YOUNGBAE won the Smite World Championship 2016 under Epsilon eSports[14]

ID Name Role Joined
Yammyn André Brännvall Mid 2016-09-01
Maniakk João Ferreira Solo 2017-07-27
Adapting Kennet Ros Jungle 2016-09-01
EmilZy Emil Nielsen Guardian (Support) 2018-02-07
emilitoo Emil Stärnman Hunter (ADC) 2016-09-01
Rowe Daniel Rowe Coach 2018-02-26


ID Name Role Joined Left
iRaffer Craig Rathbone Guardian (Support) 2016-09-01 2018-02-06
Dimi Peter Dimitrov Solo/Coach 2016-09-01 2017-10-06
  • 29/07/2018 - NRG win the SMITE Summer Split 2018

For HonorEdit


ID Game Character(s)
YEATGH For Honor PS4 Shinobi
Django Fett i For Honor XB1 Orochi


Fortnite was added once Kingrichard was added as a member[15]

  • March 28th 2018 - Twitch Partner Svenoss joins NRG as a Pro Fortnite player.


RuneScape was officially added to NRG's competitive lineup with the signing of the YouTube streamer Ice Poseidon on September 7, 2016.[15]


ID Name Joined
Ice Poseidon Paul Michael Denino 2016-09-07[15]


NRG esports officially added Hearthstone to their lineup with the addition of Twitch streamer AmazHS. More recently, they also added GWENT


ID Name Joined
AmazHS Jason Chan 2016-09-09
Amnesia sc William Barton 2016

Rocket LeagueEdit

Tournament resultsEdit

  • 1st - RLCS Season 2 NA Regional Championship[16]
  • 1st - RLCS Season 3 NA Regional Championship
  • 3rd - RLCS Season 4 NA Regional Championship
  • 2nd - RLCS Season 5 NA Regional Championship
  • 5th - RLCS Season 2 World Championship
  • 3rd - RLCS Season 3 World Championship
  • 2nd - RLCS Season 5 World Championship
  • 9th/10th - RLCS Season 4 World Championship
  • 2nd - RLCS Season 5 World Championship
  • 1st - X Games 2017
  • 3rd - Northern Arena Rocket League Invitational
  • 2nd - NARLI Season 2
  • 1st - RLCS Season 6 NA Regional Championship


ID Name Joined
Fireburner   Jayson Nunez 2016-10-01 [17]
GarrettG   Garrett Gordon 2016-11-01 [18]
jstn   Justin Morales 2018-01-18 [19]


ID Name Joined Left
Jacob   Jacob Mcdowell 2016-10-01 [17] 2018-01-18 [20]
Sadjunior   Kais Zehri 2016-10-01 [17] 2018-01-18 [21]

Clash RoyaleEdit

NRG esports officially add Clash Royale to their roster, with the addition of Hazard, Guanek and PP™️, along with coach Chief J.


ID Name Joined
Hazard Buzby Robb 2018-04-23
Guanek Alessio Grancagnolo 2018-04-23
Chief J Joel Meler 2018-04-23
Prashant PP Prashant Pandey 2018-06-21

Dragon Ball FighterZEdit

NRG Esports entered the ring with the addition of Dragon Ball FighterZ, adding HookGangGod & Supernoon to the roster!


ID Name Joined
HookGangGod Eduardo Deno 2018-04-19
Supernoon Steve Carbaja 2018-04-19

TSL 3 Tournament 2018Edit

  • Supernoon finishes 3rd place in the TSL 3 DBFZ Tournament after a 5-round match against Dekillsage.
  • HookGangGod finishes 1st place in the Summit of Power, 3-0 against SonicFox

PlayerUnknown BattleGroundsEdit

NRG Esports picked up the PUBG team DUEL on May 1st 2018.


ID Name Role Joined
Woo1y N/A Captain 2018-05-01
Pental0l Andrew Team 2018-05-01
Zhnark N/A Team 2018-05-01
Kaymind N/A Team 2018-05-01
The_Zek N/A Coach 2018-05-01


  1. ^ Volk, Pete (November 16, 2015). "NRG eSports, new LCS team purchased by Sacramento Kings co-owners, announces roster". SB Nation. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  2. ^ "Shaq, A-Rod, Rollins invest in esports team". ESPN.
  3. ^ "Shaq and NRG eSports sign Overwatch squad".
  4. ^ Wolf, Jacob. "NRG Esports picks up Super Smash Con winner Nairo". ESPN. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  5. ^ "NRG 🎮 on Twitter".
  6. ^ "NRG 🎮 on Twitter".
  7. ^ Mira, Luis. "NRG beat Tyloo 2-0 to win IEM SHANGHAI". Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  8. ^ Mira, Luis. "Na'Vi win Counter Pit League S2". Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  9. ^ Gonzales, Dennis. "Immortals win iBUYPOWER Fall Invitational". theScore eSports. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  10. ^ Alcopra, William. "NRG sign FugLy and tabseN". theScore eSports. TheScore Inc. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  11. ^ a b Gonzales, Dennis. "NRG sign daps, Brehze, and MarkE". theScore eSports. TheScore Inc. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  12. ^ "NRG Two Time Champions". Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  13. ^ "NRG esports on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  14. ^ Fahey, Mike. "Your 2016 Smite World Champions Are Not These Guys". Kotaku. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  15. ^ a b c "Ice_Poseidon joins the NRG family". Twitter. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  16. ^ Thompson, Luke. "RLCS S2 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS RECAP". Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  17. ^ a b c "Initial announcement tweet". NRG Esports. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  18. ^ "GarrettG announcement tweet". NRG Esports. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  19. ^ "jstn. announcement tweet". NRG Esports. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  20. ^ "Jacob leaving tweet". NRG Esports. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  21. ^ "Sadjunior leaving tweet". NRG Esports. Retrieved 2018-08-02.

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