After many months of questioning whether or not the Overwatch League will be starting at all, Blizzard has finally confirmed that the competition will be kicking off in early 2018. Besides that, they have also announced the names of all individuals and companies or organizations that have purchased a spot in that competition. Despite the price of that spot reportedly being $20 million, Blizzard managed to fill the entire competition with teams from all over the world.
NRG Esports was one of those teams that purchased a spot in the competition and after several weeks of working on their team and finding the right players that will be competing, this eSports organization has revealed their roster and the investors who have been behind their effort to gain a spot in the Overwatch League.
The New Roster
Blizzard has emphasized that despite some of the teams already having signed players in their team, they will have to do that again but this time the contracts will be provided by Blizzard. That gave an opportunity to all teams to reconstruct their rosters for the competition and NRG Esports happily took that opportunity. A couple of days ago, they have announced the names of their players who will be competing in the Overwatch League but they have not mentioned who of those players will be in the starting lineup.
NRG Esports purchased a spot in the competition that was reserved for a team in San Francisco and that will be their headquarters. Looking at their team, we can see that NRG has secured some of the most talented players from the European and North American region. Their team will include Andre’iddqd’ Dahlstrom, Adrej ‘babyday’ Fracisty, Dante ‘Danteh’ Cruz, and they will be playing in the DPS position. The tank player in the team will be David ‘nomy’ Ramirez.
Besides those players, NRG Esports has also announced that Daniel ‘dhaK’ Martinez and Nikola ‘sleepy’ Andrews have also joined the team but as support players. Interestingly, NRG Esports has also signed Jay ‘sinatraa’ Won and Matthew ‘super’ DeLisi but these two players will not be able to play at least at the start of the competition. Both of these players are under 18 and since Blizzard’s rulebook states that players must be older than 18, sinatraa and super will have to wait until their 18th birthday to make their debut in the Overwatch League.
NRG Esports did not only reveal their roster for the upcoming Overwatch League because they also revealed the names of people who have been investing into this organization and this team for the upcoming competition. Those names include Marshawn Lynch, Michael Strahan, and the global megastar Jennifer Lopez. With that kind of investors, NRG Esports will not be worry about financial problems or any related issues.
The project of NRG Esports Overwatch Team is a huge one and the organization has been working on that project for a long time. They have finally revealed their cards and already many experts are saying that NRG Esports might be one of the biggest contenders for the greatest achievements in Overwatch League.