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


Watch Out!: Stage 3, Week 1

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Watch Out! is back and better than ever! Stage 2 was great, but we might be staring down the barrel of the best stage yet. Teams are getting it together just in time to make a mad dash for the playoffs, and western teams are rapidly approaching the levels necessary to challenge the top dogs in the league. Philly is already there. If any other teams want to entertain a shot at the playoffs, they’ll need to get started right here, in week 1 of stage 3. Who has what it takes?

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Overwatch Contenders Recap – NYXL Play Flow3r on XL2

Overwatch Contenders week two kicked off on Sunday, March 18, 2018. You can find the full schedule for the entire season on the official Contenders website as well as a listing of teams and their home regions.

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Overwatch League – New York Excelsior vs Philadelphia Fusion – Stage Two Finals

The Philadelphia Fusion upset the London Spitfire to take the Semi-Finals win 3-2 and get the opportunity to play NYXL for $100,000. Philadelphia is a team on the rise and looking to make a statement by winning Stage Two. NYXL has been the most dominant team in the League through two stages but lost the Stage One finals to London and is looking to shake their reputation for choking in big games.

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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 – NYXL vs Los Angeles Valiant – S2W5

New York Excelsior has been on a roll. The Los Angeles Valiant is looking for validation in Stage Two. They meet as the Valiant hope to burn the NYXL’s playoff lead down a little.

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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 – New York Excelsior vs Dallas Fuel – S2W5

The New York Excelsior enter the arena looking to secure their spot for the Stage 2 playoffs and extend their reign as the undisputed best team in the Overwatch League. The Dallas Fuel enter the match trying to put the outside distractions aside and focus on getting a win to be deserving of being the Twitch Cheer Leader in the Overwatch League.

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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 – Shanghai Dragons vs New York Excelsior – S2W4

As we near the beginning of the end to Stage 2, we have the Shanghai Dragons fly over to take on the New York Excelsior. Will we see Shanghai pull off the biggest upset of the season? Will there be an appearance from Pine? Check out below for the latest news on the match! Read more …

Tyler 'Hisha' Oliver
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Overwatch League – New York Excelsior vs. Seoul Dynasty – S2W4

The New York Excelsior enter the arena with Saebyeolbe leading them to the deck and looking to once again become the king slayers. The Seoul Dynasty come into week 4 thus far undefeated in Stage 2, an identical position as Stage 1 when they were handed their first defeat by the very team on the other side of the stage. They enter the arena stoic and determined for history not to repeat itself.

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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 San Francisco Shock S2W3

New York vs San Francisco, we got ourselves an East vs West showdown.  New York coming off a sweet revenge victory is coming into this match looking for a perfect 2-0 week. San Francisco will be having upset on their minds after just seeing the Spitfire fall to the Gladiators. Which of these teams was able to come up on top and continue its progress towards the stage two playoffs.

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Growing up, Face loved history and video games. Unfortunately his skills never paired up to the pros so he chose chase a degree in history. He's always loved blizzard and the worlds they are able to create, but Overwatch is a weakness of his. Shortly after it’s release it had become his favorite game of all time, not for the gameplay, but what for it could become.Follow Face on Twitter!

Overwatch League – New York Excelsior vs. Philadelphia Fusion – S2W3

New York vs Philadelphia, East Coast showdown, the Giants of Overwatch vs the rising Fusion. Philadelphia was the only team to take down New York during the regular season Stage 1. Could they do it again, or would their lineup changes (EQO in for Shadowburn, and Dayfly in for the sick ) would they Excelsior take revenge?

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Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s senior beat writer, mostly covering the London Spitfire and Toronto Defiant. 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 News – Houston Outlaws vs. NYXL- S2W2

In a day full of fantastic matches, this might stand above the rest, as the #1 seeded NYXL take on the up and coming Houston Outlaws. Can Houston maintain their momentum against the top dogs? Or will New York remind us why they’re the #1 seed?

 

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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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