Jun 22 2017 - 3:49 pm

Former Fnatic player joins ex-teammate on FNRGFE for Overwatch Contenders

A former NRG player is out and an ex-Fnatic player is in.
Overwatch Staff Reporter
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Overwatch Contenders team FNRGFE will replace former NRG player Carl "enigma" Yangsheng with ex-Fnatic flex player Matt "coolmatt69" Iorio, the team announced last night.

The roster, which is made up of players formerly of Fnatic, NRG Esports, and Gale Force Esports, will swap players before their Overwatch Contenders match on June 25. With enigma stepping back from Overwatch, the team is reuniting two ex-Fnatic players. Casey "buds" McIlwaine and coolmatt69 were both released from Fnatic in early June.

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"We formed FNRGFE as a last-minute pug team and ended up performing far better than I had anticipated," enigma told Overwatch website Over.gg. "I'm proud of what we accomplished and I'm sure the team will continue to surprise the community, especially with coolmatt in my place."

Coolmatt69 will also play for the United States' Overwatch World Cup national team when the tournament begins later this year.

But for now, the focus is Overwatch Contenders. The team's first match this weekend is against Immortals, followed by Tempo Storm and Yikes. FNRGFE versus Yikes will be broadcast on June 25 at 10:15pm ET on the Overwatch Contenders Twitch page.

FNRGFE sits in third place in Overwatch Contenders' Group C with a 1-2 record.

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