Category: New York Excelsior

New York Excelsior Logo and Lucio

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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


OWL MVP: Is JJonak the real MVP?

Sports will always have an MVP. The player with the most impact, whether it be on any given day, month, season, or postseason. OWL is no different. Last week,  JJonak of the NYXL, and Zenyatta fame, was elected as the League’s MVP. JJonak won over the likes of Fissure (main tank, Gladiators) [my vote], Fleta (DPS, Dynasty), and a handful of others including, NYXL teammate Saebyeolbe. 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.

Excelsior Falls, Fusion Advances to Grand Finals at Barclays Center

The final day of Semi-final matches of the Inaugural Season of the Overwatch League pits the #1 seed New York Excelsior versus the #6 placing Philadelphia Fusion. In the first match the Fusion rolled the Excelsior, setting this match to become either a huge upset, or a sweet comeback story.
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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

Fusion Smelt Excelsior In Upset Semi-Final Blowout

The first Semi-final match of the Inaugural Season of the Overwatch League pitted the #1 seed New York Excelsior versus the #6 placing Philadelphia Fusion in what promised to be a classic northeast style brawl. The NYXL roster is chocked with the highest level of players, including the Overwatch League MVP Jjonak, and are the statistical favorites to become the Season 1 Champions, but that was a patch and over a month ago…
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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 Semifinal Preview: NYXL vs. Philadelphia Fusion

This Stage 2 finals rematch between the New York Excelsior and Philadelphia Fusion will bring all the hype you could ever ask for. But who’s gonna actually win? 

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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!

And the OWL Season 1 MVP Goes To…JJonak

Blizzard has announced the winner of the Overwatch League’s Inagural Season MVP. Congratulations to Jjonak of the New York Excelsior. 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.

New York Excelsior – Playoff Breakdown

The New York Excelsior entered the season widely considered the underdogs of the Eastern-rostered teams, with their previous claim to fame being a loss in Apex Season 2 to what would become the Seoul Dynasty team. The team was widely dismissed as having no real chance at the season playoffs, with a reputation of being unable to close when it mattered most. At the end of the Inaugural Overwatch League Season, however, it is the New York Excelsior as the top seed going into the season playoffs. This is not an overnight success story, so let’s take a look at how we got here in order to help us see where we are going.
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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 – Stage 4 Wrap Up and Playoffs

The final weekend of Stage 4 saw a lot of intense matches and a lot of changes to the teams gunning for playoff hopes. We are now set and have our final six teams ready. However, Stage 4 showed a lot of promise on what this league could be in the future. With teams coming back like the Dallas Fuel, and the L.A. Valiant topping NYXL in the last match.

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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!

Overwatch League – Outlaws and Fusion Battle for Playoffs – S4W5

The first game of Thursday evening’s events was also the most important, with the Houston Outlaws and Philadelphia Fusion going at it to secure their spot in the playoffs. Here’s how the day went down.

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Damian Alonzo
Damian is an experienced eSports writer who has written for PC Gamer, Venture Beat, Rotowire, Circa eSports, and Ginxtv.Follow Damian on Twitter!

RogueBludger’s OWL Power Rankings

These rankings are highly fluid, not necessarily indicative of League positioning, and based on what I see during play. Like all Power Rankings, a team on a hot streak may find themselves higher than one with more wins, just as a team on a cold streak may be relegated lower on the list than their Table position would suggest. If you disagree, let me know. If you agree, well let me know too so we can laugh at those who don’t. 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.

Sharpen Your Spurs, Outlaws- the Dallas Fuel Are Coming: Watch Out! S4W4

This. Week. Phew. We have got some intense Overwatch ahead of us.

I think the end of the season is really starting to hit me. It feels like I wrote the first Watch Out a week or two ago, not during Christmas… the passage of time sure is something, eh?
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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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