Category: New York Excelsior

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Team Summary

Previously competing as LW Blue the New York Excelsior are one of the twelve teams in the inaugural season for the Overwatch League. After finding a great deal of success in the Korean scene LW Blue was signed by NYXL to represent New York and compete for the inaugural season title. Star player Flow3r isn’t yet of age to play, but he dominated at the world cup and will join the team for the second season of the Overwatch League.

Current Roster

PlayerTeamPosition
Yeon-joon “ArK” HongNew York ExcelsiorSupport
Tae-hong “Mek0” KimNew York ExcelsiorTank/Flex
Sung-hyeon “JJoNak” BangNew York ExcelsiorSupport
Joong-hwa “Janus” SongNew York ExcelsiorTank
Jong-yeol “Saebyeolbe” ParkNew York ExcelsiorDPS
Hye-sung “Libero” KimNew York ExcelsiorDPS/Flex
Dong-gyu “Mano” KimNew York ExcelsiorTank
Do-hyeon “Pine” KimNew York ExcelsiorDPS

Recent News


Overwatch League – NYXL stay on top, Shanghai remain at the bottom

Week One of Stage Four came to a close with a bang. Philadelphia cemented themselves in the playoff conversation, Shanghai continued their winless season (extended their record of worst streak in all of esports), and the NYXL stayed atop the table with a convincing victory over those rivals from across the pond the London Spitfire. Read more …

Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s ‘London Spitfire’ beat writer. An avid esports fan and gamer, Austin spends his free time playing, watching, and writing about video games. You can find his articles both at Overwatchscore as well as EGF. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

The LA Gladiators Will Keep their Shields Up for Stage 4- Overwatch League Predictions with Nina “Missie” Schneider

Stage 4 is starting today, which means it’s time for new predictions! It feels like with every stage it gets harder and harder to predict which teams will find their way to the top of the leaderboard. Some teams are improving, some are in a slump. With a new patch, and most likely a completely new meta, we could see a lot of changes.

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Nina Schneider
Life-long gamer, mostly into FPS and team-oriented games. Played Overwatch from the beginning and followed it ever since, so I live and breathe the game. I love reading and writing, work in IT and am a mother of cats 😀 Follow Nina On Twitter!

Watch Out!: Stage Three Playoffs Edition

With stage four still days away, you might be jones-ing for your next Overwatch fix. I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve gone and rewatched the stage three playoffs one or two (or four) times already, and let me tell you- you notice something new every time!

To help you streamline your Overwatch fix process, here’s a recap of all the stage three playoffs moments. A concentrated dose of gaming goodness, you might say. Enjoy! Read more …

Brandon Padilla
Brandon has followed competitive gaming since 2008 and has been featured several times in PCGamer Magazine, and has bylines with The Game Haus and Afterwatch. His mix of in-depth analysis and experienced opinions lends itself well to coverage of the Overwatch League.Follow Brandon on Twitter!

“Maybe I could play Brigette. I really like Roadhog.” – Saebyeolbe From The New York Excelsior On Who He Might Play If Tracer Isn’t In the Stage Four Meta | Overwatch League

New York Excelsior’s Saebyeolbe is one of the top players in Overwatch League. I got the chance to sit down and talk with Jong-yeol “Saebyeolbe” Park about Stage Four, the new meta, and where his favorite pizza comes from. Here is what SBB had to say.

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Sam 'Taco' Owens
Sam 'Taco' Owens is a lifelong gamer who has been playing Blizzard titles for over 20 years. Co-founder of Overwatchscore and content-creator, Taco loves taking a quantitative approach with his analysis. Follow Taco on Twitter!

Overwatch League – Dallas Fuel vs New York Excelsior – S3W5

A though match for all Dallas Fuel fans, whose team were facing the New York Excelsior. As the Dallas Fuel have previously stated, with no possibility for the Stage 3 Playoffs or the Season Finals, they want to take it easy and play the best they can – without expecting a win. It should be an easy match for the New York Excelsior, but are they really able to take all four maps? We are about to find out.

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Nina Schneider
Life-long gamer, mostly into FPS and team-oriented games. Played Overwatch from the beginning and followed it ever since, so I live and breathe the game. I love reading and writing, work in IT and am a mother of cats 😀 Follow Nina On Twitter!

Overwatch League – New York Excelsior vs Shanghai Dragons – S3W5

The Shanghai Dragons enter the arena still chasing their first win for the inaugural season in the Overwatch League. The New York Excelsior ascend to the dais with a playoff spot secured for Stage 3 and already looking to the weekend.

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Dave Av3 M0rt3m Konig
Dave “Av3 M0rt3m” Konig is a recovering medic who has returned to gaming after a hiatus spent adulting. Huge fan of FPS and RTS, he can often be found romping in MechWarrior Online, eliminating rebel scum in Battlefront II, decrypting engrams from energy drink promotions in Destiny 2, and channels his inner tank to D.va in Overwatch on Twitch. He also occasionally spouts prolific 140-character sage advice on the Twitter, with long form rage and pontification at his gaming blog. When not doing any of that, he’s usually playing Mercy IRL

Overwatch League – New York Excelsior vs Seoul Dynasty – S3W4

Seoul Dynasty went up against their rivals the New York Excelsior this past weekend. It seemed like a solid match throughout, the numbers do not tell the tale on this one. Here is how it went down.

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Garrett 'Mash' Fuller
Garrett 'Mash' Fuller is an industry veteran having worked with a ton of companies including MMORPG.com and Ten Ton Hammer. He brings Overwatchscore a wealth of experience and passion for Overwatch!Follow Mash on Twitter!
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The New York Excelsior and Director of Player Personnel Scott “Bearhands” Tester Part Ways

The New York Excelsior announced today a huge surprise that they are parting ways with Director of Player Personnel Scott “Bearhands” Tester. Scott was instrumental in putting together the Overwatch League’s first juggernaut roster, with New York at the top of the standings by a country mile.

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Sam 'Taco' Owens
Sam 'Taco' Owens is a lifelong gamer who has been playing Blizzard titles for over 20 years. Co-founder of Overwatchscore and content-creator, Taco loves taking a quantitative approach with his analysis. Follow Taco on Twitter!

Overwatch League – San Francisco Shock vs New York Excelsior – S3W4

New York Excelsior remain at the top of the Overwatch League. However, the San Francisco Shock have been coming alive this stage. Here is how their match went down last night.

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Garrett 'Mash' Fuller
Garrett 'Mash' Fuller is an industry veteran having worked with a ton of companies including MMORPG.com and Ten Ton Hammer. He brings Overwatchscore a wealth of experience and passion for Overwatch!Follow Mash on Twitter!

Watch Out (S3W4): The Boston Uprising Seek Perfection as the Fusion Fight for Fourth

With the end of the stage approaching once again, teams are in a mad dash to secure their spot in the newly expanded 4-team playoff bracket. The Boston Uprising, NYXL and LA Valiant all seem like shoe-ins, but there’s still one more spot to consider.

Fourth place is now the most hotly contested spot in the Overwatch League, and the middle of the pack will need to step up in a big way to secure their place before playoffs come. San Francisco, Seoul, Philly, Houston, London, and the Gladiators are all within a couple maps of each other, so anyone could steal the last spot away by the time the week is through. That’s assuming we don’t see any upsets this week, either… I don’t know if I’d bet on that. Especially once you read this.  Read more …

Brandon Padilla
Brandon has followed competitive gaming since 2008 and has been featured several times in PCGamer Magazine, and has bylines with The Game Haus and Afterwatch. His mix of in-depth analysis and experienced opinions lends itself well to coverage of the Overwatch League.Follow Brandon on Twitter!
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