NRG Esports announces its Overwatch League team with a little help from Jennifer Lopez and Marshawn Lynch
NRG Esports has revealed its Overwatch League roster.
Announced alongside an investment from singer and actress Jennifer Lopez, NFL player Marshawn Lynch, and media personality and former NFL player Michael Strahan, the San Francisco-based team is straight up stacked. NRG owner Shaquille O'Neal got a little help from Lynch and Lopez for the announcement video.
The full roster includes Jay "sinatraa" Won and Matthew "super" DeLisi—who are unable to compete in the Overwatch League until their 18th birthdays come spring, ESPN reported—alongside André "iddqd" Dahlström, Daniel "dhaK" Paz, Dante "Danteh" Cruz, Andrej "babybay" Francisty, Nikola "sleepy" Andrews, and David "nomy" Ramirez.
In September, an ESPN report suggested sinatraa had been offered a $150,000 Overwatch League contract from NRG.
Made up of players from former LG Evil, Immortals, and Selfless rosters—among others—NRG's Overwatch League team will relocate to Los Angeles for the inaugural season, which begins in December with preseason matches. The first season itself begins Jan. 10 at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles.
NRG has been inactive as an Overwatch team for a number of months. Unable to qualify for season one of Overwatch Contenders, NRG's Overwatch roster was dropped—save iddqd—or moved to an inactive roster.
Former star NRG player Brandon "Seagull" Larned was recently confirmed as Team Envy's first Overwatch League player.