Category: New York Excelsior

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Team Summary

A fan favorite of the inaugural season, the New York Excelsior was the only team to win multiple stage titles at two. With a mix of charisma and talent, the boys in blue managed to gain dedicated fans across multiple countries. Saebyeolbe and “Big Boss” Pine made up one of the most terrifying DPS duos in the league while Support JJonak made his mark – and was named Season 1 League MVP. Much of NYXL previously competed as LW Blue and recently made up the bulk of the South Korean team at the Overwatch World Cup 2018.

Current Roster

PlayerTeamPosition
Yeon-joon “ArK” HongNew York ExcelsiorSupport
Tae-hong “Mek0” KimNew York ExcelsiorTank/Flex
Sung-hyeon “JJoNak” BangNew York ExcelsiorSupport
Jong-yeol “Saebyeolbe” ParkNew York ExcelsiorDPS
Jeong “Nenne” Yeon-kwanNew York ExcelsiorDPS
Jeong “ANAMO” Tae-seongNew York ExcelsiorSupport
Hye-sung “Libero” KimNew York ExcelsiorDPS/Flex
Hwang “Fl0w3r” Yeon-ohNew York ExcelsiorDPS
Dong-gyu “Mano” KimNew York ExcelsiorTank
Do-hyeon “Pine” KimNew York ExcelsiorDPS

Recent News


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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Overwatch League – New York Excelsior vs Los Angeles Gladiators – S3W3

 The Los Angeles Gladiators came off a tough loss against the Los Angeles Valiant earlier this week. Small issues got the best of them, but they still looked like the formidable mid-range team that they are. There isn’t a whole lot that needs to be said about the New York Excelsior. While not unbeatable, they’re still the undisputed best team in the league – and they’re coming off a vicious reverse-sweep of the Philadelphia Fusion. Let’s see how the action unfolded.

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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!

Overwatch League – Philadelphia Fusion vs New York Excelsior – S3W3

The Philadelphia Fusion and New York Excelsior both come into Thursday at 3-1. The Fusion were out for revenge after dropping the Stage Two Title Match to the Excelsior in a reverse sweep. After Boston’s 3-2 reverse sweep of London last match, this was the perfect fixture to finish the night.
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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.

Overwatch League: Has the Korean advantage leveled out?

This weekend the Overwatch League finished the second week of Stage 3. The Los Angeles Valiant (#VALLA) won their 3rd and 4th matches of the stage to remain undefeated. Boston Uprising won a couple high profile matches to improve to 4-0 as well. 3 of the top 4 teams in the new Stage Playoff format are currently Western rosters, while the full-Korean rosters (NYXL, Seoul Dynasty, and London Spitfire) went a combined 3-3 on the week. 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.
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Overwatch League – New York Excelsior vs Houston Outlaws – S3W2

The Houston Outlaws have stumbled out of the gates in Stage Three but have not gone down without a fight. The New York Excelsior have been on top of the standings all season, but recently dropped a match to the Boston Uprising. Will Houston be able to capitalize on any weaknesses Boston exposed in New York’s armor? Read more …

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!
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