As a team here at APGNation’s eSports division we always love the off season with all it’s roster changes and excitement, sometimes even more so than the season itself, but we also know it can be hard to keep track of who’s going where and who everyone is. That’s why we’ve been working hard to bring you team profiles that can help you stay up to date and in the know. In this profile, Ellen Chou takes a look at NRG eSports.
Instead of moving toward the end of his career, Diego “Quas” Ruiz is moving on from Team Liquid and once again into the top lane for NRG eSports this time. The bright talent he exhibits in his mechanical skills brings his opponents over the edge just trying to lane against him. Although he did not participate in the LCS at the start of the year, Quas will soon be diving back into the arena with the sweat he has put into brandish out why he is among one of the best in the region.
No matter what happens, you just cannot keep away Lucas “Santorin” Larsen away from the competitive scene. His journey back to North America will not be with Team SoloMid, but rather with a new team, NRG eSports along with more knowledge and growth. Being with different teammates has given him the momentum to improve and learn much more as a player. He has honed his skills and worked harder during his travels among Challenger teams. But, the future for him with his current team is looking bright as he will take it out on the rift to once again show that he is a better man in the jungle now.
Chang-Seok “GBM” Lee has been dominating the mid lanes for quite some time now. But this time, he is not spamming Orianna, getting ganked by Mom, or with his now-former team Jin Air Green Wings. Now that he is in North America, GBM has certainly caught everyone’s eye as he brought out picks like Zilean and Karma out on the rift. Without a doubt, all other mid laners of the region see GBM as a player worth accounting for as his skills alone can make a perfect game. With the new season approaching, GBM and his bow tie are looking for the rematches to remind everyone what a pro player he is.
Oh, despite not getting Team Dragon Knights into LCS again, Gyu-Kin “Ohq” Oh will still be able to shine on stage as the AD Carry for NRG Esports. His amazing capabilities on a marksman is nothing to belittle as the enemy team must always shut him down early. If you just leave this guy alone, he can snowball a team without a sweat, leaving the enemy team to watch their nexus fall. Now that he has entered the big leagues, it will be Ohq’s time to face off the best. A new region and the team have brought new knowledge for him as he is locked and loaded for the upcoming split.
Although he is not a kid anymore, Alan “Kiwikid” Nguyen is the old-time support player for Team Dignitas, who had shifted over their LCS spot. But that cannot stop Kiwikid from helping his team make plays as he transfers over to NRG eSports. His vast experience, lack of hesitation, and constantly trying to improve makes him a support player you should not ignore. The 2016 Summer Split season will be nothing new to Kiwikid as he will always look to bring the enemy team down. This time around he won’t be unlucky or with the most amount of deaths (unless he gets his team the most amount of kills).