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NRG Esports: Teams, creators, achievements, financials, more

The Los Angeles-based organisation is one of the biggest names in esports with huge personalities on and off the chairs to prove it.
NRG Esports: Teams, creators, achievements, financials, more

What NRG have done in such a short amount of time is impressive for lack of a bigger, better word. Taking high-profile investors like Alex Rodriguez and Shaquille O’Neal, the latter of which is real close to the org right now is no easy feat.

Founded in 2015 by Mark Mastrov and Andy Miller, 24 Hour Fitness Gyms CEO and Sacramento Kings Co-Owner respectively, NRG has taken the scene by storm and year by year inched closer to esports paradise.

With a whopping influx in multiple titles in varying genres, the Los Angeles-based company is amongst the Top 10 most profitable esports orgs in the world.

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Recently debuting the NRG Castle thanks to the help of Shots Studios, leading in content creation both with YouTubers and streamers and their professional rosters, NRG might’ve found the secret formula to growth and fan fidelity.

And with that said, the org would be nowhere this renowned if it wasn’t for their multiple titles and championships which cannot go unsung -- literally the energy of NRG.

NRG Esports: Teams

Battling it out in titles like Valorant, Apex Legends, Fortnite, Rocket League, and for Overwatch and CDL under their respective franchises, here’s all esports that NRG and company take part in.

Overwatch - San Francisco Shock

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  • Matthew "super" DeLisi
  • Hyo-bin "ChoiHyoBin" Choi
  • Myeong-hwan "smurf" Yoo 
  • Minki "Viol2t" Park
  • Joo-seok "Twilight" Lee
  • Sean Taiyo "ta1yo" Henderson
  • Brice "FDGod" Monsçavoir
  • Charlie "nero" Zwarg
  • Gil-seong "Glister" Lim
  • Seonchang "ANS" Lee

Notable achievements

  • Overwatch League 2020 Grand Finals (1st place)
  • Overwatch League 2020 Countdown Cup (1st place)
  • Overwatch League 2020 May Melee (1st place)
  • Overwatch League 2019 Playoffs (1st place)

Apex Legends

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  • Nathan "Nafen" Nguyen 
  • Aidan "rocker" Grodin 
  • Chris "sweetdreams" Sexton 

Notable achievements

  • SCARZ CUP (1st place)
  • Knights Carnage Cup (1st place)
  • ALGS Winter Circuit Playoffs NA (1st place)
  • ALGS Winter Circuit Playoffs Americas (4th place)
  • TwitchCon San Diego (1st place)

Call of Duty League - OpTic Chicago

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  • Brandon “Dashy” Otell
  • Seth "Scump" Abner
  • Dylan "Envoy" Hannon
  • Matthew "FormaL" Piper
  • Jordon "General" General

Notable achievements

  • CDL 2021: Stage 4 Major (4th place)
  • CDL 2021: Stage 4 (2nd place)
  • CDL 2021: Stage 3 Major (4th place)
  • CDL 2021: Stage 3 (4th place)
  • CDL 2021: Stage 2 (2nd place)
  • CDL 2021: Stage 1 (2nd place)

Fortnite

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  • Benjy "benjyfishy" David Fish
  • “Zayt”
  • Richard "KingRichard" Nelson
  • Sven "Svennoss"
  • Shane "EpikWhale" Cotton
  • Ben "Edgey" Peterson
  • Cody "Clix" Conrod
  • "Ronaldo”

Notable achievements

  • Solo Cash Cup: Chapter 2 Season 6 Week 7 - NA West (3rd place)
  • Solo Cash Cup: Chapter 2 Season 5 Week 5 - NA East (1st place)

Rocket League

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  • Garrett "GarrettG" Gordon
  • Justin "jstn." Morales
  • Mariano "SquishyMuffinz" Arruda
  • Wyatt "musty"
  • Emiliano "Sizz" Benny

Notable achievements

  • RLCS X North American Championship (1st place)
  • RLCS X Spring Major (1st place)
  • RLCS X Winter Major (1st place)
  • RLCS Season 8 World Championship (1st place)
  • RLCS Season 8 - North America (1st place)
  • RLCS Season 7 - North America (1st place)
  • RLCS Season 6 - North America (1st place)
  • RLCS Season 5 World Championship (2nd place)
  • RLCS Season 5 - North America (1st place)

VALORANT

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  • Daniel "eeiu" Vucenovic
  • Bradley "ANDROID" Fodor
  • Ian "tex" Botsch
  • Matthew "Wedid" Suchan
  • Sam "s0m" Oh

Notable achievements

  • VCT 2021: NA Stage 2: Challengers 2 (3rd place)

  • VCT 2021: NA Stage 1: Challengers 3 (Top 6)

  • Nerd Street Gamers - December (1st place)

Creators

NRG Esports probably has the biggest pool of content creators ranging from speedrunning to titles they aren’t even competing in esports.

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  • Phillip "Kragie" Krag
  • Lindsey “LuluLuvely”
  • Brandon "Ace" Winn
  • Tanner "Rogue" Trebb
  • Jeff "emongg" Anderson
  • Nick “MaNiaC” Kershner
  • Marcus "MBoZe" Blanks
  • Damon "Karma" Barlow
  • Jordan "HusKerrs" Thomas
  • Joseph "JoeWo" Wohala
  • Isaac "IceManIsaac"
  • Joni "JZR" Humaloja
  • Wyatt "musty"
  • Ben “Eazy Speazy”
  • Eric “PointCrow” Morino
  • “LilKirbs” 
  • “Kosmic” 
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Deals / Sponsorships

Some of the biggest names have partnered with the esport behemoth that is NRG. Here’s a list of sponsors including San Francisco Shock’s deals:

  • Turtle Beach
  • Roccat
  • Purple
  • The General Insurance
  • Army National Guard
  • Levi’s
  • Hot Pockets
  • NetApp
  • T-Mobile
  • Kinesis Gaming
  • McDonald’s

Financials

Only last year, NRG was valued at around $155 million by Forbes, estimating a $20 million revenue, 25% is accounted from esports alone.

With two franchise teams and covering over six titles across multiple countries, NRG is taking over the world esport by esport.