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NRG Esports
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Team Information
Location: United States USA
Managers: "Corelli22"
Team Captain: Jayson "Fireburner" Nunez
Sponsor(s): Biosteel
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History
Created: 2016-10-01
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NRG Esports is a professional Rocket League team.

History

Creation of NRG

In December 2015, Andy Miller and Mark Mastrov--the two co-owners of The Sacramento Kings--as well as their associate Gerard Kelly founded NRG eSports. Quickly following the organization’s founding, Alex Rodriguez, Shaquille O’Neal, and Jimmy Rollins invested in the California gaming enterprise, allowing for Miller, Kastrov, and Kelly’s operation to further their venture into the world of competitive gaming.

RLCS Season 2

NRG entered Season 2 of RLCS during week 2 with the acquisition of the team Kings of Urban, which consisted of Fireburner, Jacob, and Sadjunior. NRG finished the remainder of League Play with each series pushed to game 5. They won 3 of their 4 remaining matches, losing only to Orbit, which placed them as the second seed moving into regionals. NRG powered through Genesis in the semifinals with a 4-1 win and maintained that momentum into the finals where they took their revenge on Orbit with a 4-2 finish. They would secure their spot in the RLCS LAN finals with a first place finish in Regionals.

NRG was hopeful of venturing past the first round, unlike their previous LAN performance, but was stopped by Precision Z with a heartbreaking 2-3 loss. They met a fellow NA team, Genesis, in the lower bracket and took a quick 3-0 sweep which pushed them into round 2. NRG faced the powerhouse EU team, Flipside Tactics. They couldn’t prevail and lost the series 1-3 to Flipside (who would go on to win RLCS Season 2).

RLCS Season 3

About a month after season 2 finished NRG was looking to change up their roster. With the recent disbandment of Exodus, GarrettG was a free agent and decided to join NRG in order to fill Sadjunior’s position. Shortly after this announcement, NRG added Vafele and Genocop as substitutes, as well as Corelli as their team manager. They prepared for the upcoming season, hopeful of proving that they still are the greatest team in North America.

NRG qualified for league play and proved that the addition of GarrettG was the missing piece. They didn’t allow a single series past game 4, swept G2_Esports, Denial, and Take 3, and only took one loss (to Genesis) throughout the entirety of the league. They ended the season with a 6-1 win/loss record and the number one seed for North America. NRG maintained their performance from league play during the regional playoffs. They met Selfless in the semi-finals with a close win which put NRG into the finals. They completely swept Atelier in the grand finals and took first place.

Tensions were high as NRG qualified for their third consecutive LAN appearance. They were knocked out in the first round during both of their previous LAN ventures, but that wasn’t the case this time. NRG swept Northern Gaming during their first match which pushed them through to face Flipside Tactics. NRG nearly lost against Flipside, but managed to pull through with a win. Mock-It eSports was their final challenge before they could progress to the grand finale. NRG made it all the way to game seven, but was unable to defeat Mock-it. After dropping into the lower bracket, NRG found themselves up against Northern Gaming again. This time though, they were unable to keep up and fell to Northern Gaming. NRG had their best LAN performance yet with a third place finish.

Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2016

Player Roster

Active

C ID Name Role
USA Fireburner Jayson Nunez 01 Captain
USA Jacob Jacob McDowell 11 Starter
USA GarrettG Garrett Gordon 11 Starter

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
Canada SadJunior Kais Zehri 11 Starter EQuinoxlogo std.png eQuinox 2016-10-01 2017-01-11

RLCS Substitutes

C ID Name S2 S3
USA Vafele Shane Heard GreenCheck.png GreenCheck.png
USA Genocop Geno Copertino RedX.png GreenCheck.png

Organization

C ID Name Position
USA Mark Mark Mastrov Co-Owner
USA Andy Andy Miller Co-Owner
USA Atlas Gerard Kelly Co-Owner
USA moconinja Justin Siegel Co-Owner
USA Ringo Andrew Pruett CEO
USA Corelli22 Manager

Team Achievements

Team Achievements
Date Place Event Roster Winnings
2017-08-06 A11st Brisk 7-Eleven RLCS Summer Series #3 JacobFireburnerGarrettG $ 2,500
2017-07-23 A55 - 8th DreamHack Atlanta 2017 FireburnerGarrettGJacob $ 1,500
2017-07-16 A11st FACEIT X Games Invitational 2017 FireburnerGarrettGJacob $ 30,000
2017-06-25 A22nd Brisk 7-Eleven RLCS Summer Series #1 JacobFireburnerGarrettG $ 1,500
2017-06-04 A33rd RLCS Season 3 World Championship FireburnerGarrettGJacob $ 16,000
2017-05-25 A22nd Beyond ASTRONAUTS #5 FireburnerGarrettGJacob $ 300
2017-05-22 A11st PRL/Retrograde Charity Cup FireburnerGarrettGJacob $ 600
2017-05-11 A11st Mythical Opera Weekly #35 GarrettGJacob $ 70
2017-05-06 A11st Season 3 NA RLCS Championship FireburnerGarrettGJacob $ 10,000
2017-04-22 A11st Season 3 NA RLCS League Play FireburnerGarrettGJacob
2017-04-20 A11st Liquor League Weekly #8 FireburnerGarrettGJacob $ 78.37
2017-04-08 A33 - 4th Season 3 NA Midseason Mayhem FireburnerGarrettGJacob $ 1,250
2017-04-06 A11st Liquor League Weekly #7 GarrettGJacobTurbopolsa $ 78.37
2017-03-29 A55 - 8th Beyond ASTRONAUTS #3 FireburnerGarrettGJacob
2017-03-24 A11st Take The Shot Monthly #3 FireburnerGarrettGJacob $ 775.24
2017-03-23 A33 - 4th Liquor League Weekly #6 FireburnerGarrettGJacob
2017-03-16 A11st Liquor League Weekly #5 FireburnerGarrettGJacob $ 461.53
2017-03-11 I1Q Season 3 NA RLCS Open Qualifier FireburnerGarrettGJacob $ 3,500
2017-03-05 A22nd ESL Go4RL NA February 2017 Final al0tFireburnerJacob $ 150
2017-03-02 A11st Liquor League Weekly #4 FireburnerGarrettGJacob $ 993.40
2017-02-28 A33 - 4th Beyond ASTRONAUTS #2 FireburnerGarrettGJacob
2017-02-26 A33 - 4th (Super) Rocket Royale North America FireburnerGarrettGJacob
2017-02-24 A22nd Take The Shot Monthly #2 al0tFireburnerJacobGarrettG $ 300
2017-02-17 I1Q Take The Shot Monthly #2 Qualifier FireburnerGarrettGJacob
2017-02-12 A11st ESL Go4RL NA Cup #70 FireburnerGarrettGJacob $ 150
2017-02-11 A11st Nexus Gaming 3v3 Weekly #13 FireburnerGarrettGJacob $ 150
2017-02-04 A11st Nexus Gaming 3v3 Weekly #12 FireburnerGarrettGJacob $ 150
2017-02-03 A55 - 8th Take The Shot Monthly #1 FireburnerGarrettGJacob
2017-01-31 A33 - 4th Beyond ASTRONAUTS #1 FireburnerGarrettGJacob
2017-01-30 A33 - 4th PRL 3v3 Rivals Cup #15 JacobGarrettGTurbopolsa
2017-01-20 I1Q Take The Shot Monthly #1 Qualifier FireburnerGarrettGJacob
2017-01-13 A11st Gfinity Rocket League - January 13th FireburnerGarrettGJacob £ 100
2016-12-16 A11st Gfinity Rocket League - December 16th GarrettGJacobVafele £ 100
2016-12-04 A55 - 6th Season 2 RLCS Finals FireburnerJacobSadJunior $ 7,500
2016-11-19 A33rd ESL Plantronics North America Finals FireburnerGarrettGJacob $ 225
2016-11-12 A11st Season 2 NA RLCS Playoffs FireburnerJacobSadJunior $ 10,000
2016-11-04 A55 - 6th Mock-It Street League Week 4 FireburnerJacobSadJunior
2016-10-30 A11st ESL Plantronics Cup #6 al0tFireburnerGarrettG $ 300
2016-10-28 A11st Mock-It Street League Week 3 JacobSadJuniorTurbopolsaVafele $ 900
2016-10-23 A11st ESL Plantronics Cup #5 FireburnerGarrettGJacob $ 300
2016-10-22 A22nd Season 2 NA RLCS Group Stage FireburnerJacobSadJunior
2016-10-08 A55 - 8th Season 2 NA Midseason Mayhem FireburnerJacobSadJunior $ 250
Total earnings:
    • USD 89,981.91
    • GBP 200

Media

Power Rankings

1st-place rankings: 6 (2017-04-28 • 2016-10-10 • 2016-11-07 • 2016-11-14 • 2017-05-24 • 2017-05-18)

2nd-place rankings: 5 (2016-10-03 • 2017-04-14 • 2016-10-24 • 2016-09-26 • 2016-10-17)

3rd-place rankings: 1 (2016-10-31)

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Articles

  • 2017

Interviews

Highlight Videos

Gallery

See Also

External Links

References

  1. NRG's Twitter twitter.com
  2. NRG's Twitter twitter.com
  3. Fireburner Twitter twitter.com
  4. NRG's Twitter twitter.com