New York Excelsior
New York Excelsior is New York’s first professional esports team and one of the founding franchises of Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League representing New York, New York, United States. The Excelsior competes in the East Division. The word excelsior is a Latin word that translates to ever upward, and is the state motto of New York. The team name is often shortened to NYXL.
The team is owned by Andbox, an organization that was co-founded by Sterling VC partners Jeff Wilpon, Scott Wilpon, Rohit Gupta, and Farzam Kamel. Andbox also owns and operates the New York Subliners in Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty League and a team in "VALORANT".
- March 24th - Fl0w3R joins the XL2 Academy.
- March 31st - Anamo and zet (Assistant Coach) are officially announced to have joined the team.
- April 30th - Director of Player Personnel BEARHANDS and NYXL mutually part ways.
- August 31st - Coach WizardHyeong and the New York Excelsior mutually part ways. Later, the team announce the release of Janus.
- October 23rd - nuGget is announced as the NYXL General Manager.
- October 29th - nanohana is promoted from XL2 Academy and changes his name back to Fl0w3R.
- November 8th - Nenne is promoted from XL2 Academy.
- December 4th - imt joins the team as a new Assistant Coach.
- March 18th - ArK joins the Washington Justice.
- April 14th - Garrincha joins the team as a new Strategic Coach.
- October 8th - Fl0w3R leaves the team.
- October 17th - MekO leaves the team.
- October 21st - Head Coach Pavane leaves for the London Spitfire.
- November 15th - HOTBA joins the team.
- November 19th - imt is announced as the team's new Head Coach.
- November 22nd - BiaNcA joins the team.
- November 26th - Mandu joins the team.
- December 1st - WhyNot joins the team as an Assistant Coach.
- December 4th - WhoRU joins the team.
- December 5th - Player Manager Andrew leaves the team.
- December 6th - Pine retires and becomes a streamer for the New York Excelsior.
- December 10th - Steven joins the team as Player Manager.
- December 17th - Assistant Coach zet leaves the team.
- June 5th - Haksal joins the team.
- September 19th - Strategic Coach Garrincha leaves the team. 
- October 20th - Haksal retires from professional Overwatch.
- October 21st - Nenne, HOTBA, BiaNcA, and WhoRU leave the team. 
- November 2nd - Mano leaves the team. 
- November 3rd - Mandu leaves the team. 
- November 14th - Player Manager Steven leaves the team. 
- November 18th - Saebyeolbe, Libero and Anamo leave the team.
- December 11th - Yakpung joins. BiaNcA rejoins the team. 
- December 17th - Friday joins the team. 
- December 22nd - FEATH5R, Ivy, Flora, and Gwangboong join the team. 
- December 23rd - Sqix and Unknown join the team as a Coach and Player Manager, respectively. WhyNot is promoted to Head Coach. imt becomes Head of Data. 
|44||JJoNak||Seonghyun Bang||Support||2017-10-30 |
|29||Yakpung||Gyeongmu Jo||Tank||2020-12-11 |
|13||BiaNcA||Dong-wook Kim||Tank||2020-12-11 |
|1||Friday||Jo Min-jae||Support||2020-12-17 |
|14||FEATH5R||Lee Seung-woo||DPS||2020-12-22 |
|77||Ivy||Seunghyun Lee||DPS||2020-12-22 |
|12||Flora||Lim Young-woo||DPS||2020-12-22 |
|83||Gwangboong||Kim Gwang-won||DPS||2020-12-22 |
|#||ID||Name||Role||Join Date||Leave Date||New Team|
|97||Anamo||Taesung Jung||Support||2018-03-31 ||2020-11-18 ||Seoul Dynasty|
|10||Libero||Haeseong Kim||DPS||2017-10-30 ||2020-11-18 |
|9||Saebyeolbe||Jongryeol Park||DPS||2017-10-30 ||2020-11-18 ||Seoul Dynasty|
|2||Mandu||Kim Chan-hee||Support||2019-11-26 ||2020-11-03 ||Guangzhou Charge|
|7||Mano||Donggyu Kim||Tank||2017-10-30 ||2020-11-02 ||Philadelphia Fusion|
|23||WhoRU||Lee Seung-jun||DPS||2019-12-04 ||2020-10-21 |
|13||BiaNcA||Dong-wook Kim||Tank||2019-11-22 ||2020-10-21 ||New York Excelsior|
|17||HOTBA||Hongjun Choi||Tank||2019-11-15 ||2020-10-21 |
|31||Nenne||Yeonkwan Jeong||DPS||2018-11-08 ||2020-10-21 |
|1||Haksal||Kim Hyo-jong||DPS||2020-06-05 ||2020-10-20 |
|#||ID||Name||Role||Join Date||Leave Date||New Team|
|21||Pine||Dohyeon Kim||DPS||2017-10-30 ||2019-12-06 ||New York Excelsior (Streamer)|
|11||MekO||Taehong Kim||Tank||2017-10-30 ||2019-10-17 ||Houston Outlaws|
|8||Fl0w3R||Yeonoh Hwang||DPS||2018-10-29 ||2019-10-08 ||RunAway|
|2||ArK||Yeonjun Hong||Support||2017-10-30 ||2019-03-18 ||Washington Justice|
|Jeff Wilpon||Jeff Wilpon||Co-Founder||2017-07-12 |
|Scott Wilpon||Scott Wilpon||Co-Founder||2017-07-12 |
|Rohit Gupta||Rohit Gupta||Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer||2017-07-12 |
|Farzam Kamel||Farzam Kamel||Co-Founder and President||2017-07-12 |
|nuGget||Yohan Kim||General Manager||2018-10-23 |
|Unknown||Minseong Kim||Player Manager||2020-12-23 |
|WhyNot||Juhyeop Lee||Head Coach||2019-12-01 |
|Sqix||Geonyong Kim||Assistant Coach||2020-12-23 |
|imt||Yongcheol Jeong||Head of Data||2018-12-04 |
|#||ID||Name||Position||Join Date||Leave Date||New Organization|
|Steven||Steven Kim||Player Manager||2019-12-10 ||2020-11-14 |
|Garrincha||Won-Jin Park||Strategic Coach||2019-04-14 ||2020-09-19 ||Uprising Academy|
|21||Pine||Dohyeon Kim||Streamer||2019-12-06 ||2020-09-15|
|zet||Sechul Son||Assistant Coach||2018-03-31 ||2019-12-17 |
|Andrew||Andrew Kim||Player Manager||2017-10-30 ||2019-12-05 ||Los Angeles Gladiators (Player Manager)|
|Pavane||Hyeonsang Yu||Head Coach||2017-10-30 ||2019-10-21 ||London Spitfire (Assistant Coach)|
|WizardHyeong||Hyeongseok Kim||Coach||2017-10-30 ||2018-08-31 ||Washington Justice (Head Coach)|
|BEARHANDS||Scott Tester||Director of Player Personnel||2017-07-28 ||2018-04-30 ||Florida Mayhem (Asst. General Manager/Head of Scouting)|
|PRE||Aaron Heckman||Analyst||2018-05-17||2018-12-03||Washington Justice (Coach)|
|2020-09-13||3rd||Premier||Overwatch League 2020 - Asia Playoffs||0 : 3||$250,000|
|2019-09-15||3rd||Premier||Overwatch League - 2019 Playoffs||0 : 4||$450,000|
|2019-07-14||5 - 8th||Major||Overwatch League - 2019 Stage 3 Playoffs||1 : 3||$25,000|
|2019-05-11||3 - 4th||Major||Overwatch League - 2019 Stage 2 Playoffs||1 : 4||$50,000|
|2018-07-28||3 - 4th||Premier||Overwatch League - Inaugural Season Playoffs||0 : 2||$100,000|
|2018-06-17||2nd||Major||OWL - Inaugural Season Stage 4 Title Matches||1 : 3||$25,000|
|2018-06-17||1st||Premier||Overwatch League - Inaugural Season||34/6||Grp. S.||$300,000|
|2018-05-06||1st||Major||OWL - Inaugural Season Stage 3 Title Matches||3 : 0||$100,000|
|2018-03-25||1st||Major||OWL - Inaugural Season Stage 2 Title Matches||3 : 2||$100,000|
|2018-02-10||2nd||Major||OWL - Inaugural Season Stage 1 Title Matches||2 : 3||$25,000|
|About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament|
- 2017-12-07 | New York Excelsior plan to rise up by Scrubasaurus of over.gg at Overwatch League
- 2017-12-22 | New York’s XL Ambitions by Justin Groot at Overwatch League
- 2017-10-13 | NY Overwatch's Staff Speaks On What Goes Into An Overwatch League Team by Austen Goslin of Heroes Never Die
- 2018-01-05 | Saebyeolbe: “I want to be MVP, guys!” by Blizzard Entertainment at Overwatch League
- 2018-01-08 | Meet NYXL's Bearhands by New York Excelsior
- 2017-10-30 | Ever Upward by New York Excelsior
- 2017-12-01 | NYXL | CREW by New York Excelsior
- 2017-12-08 | NYXL | Game day, Pre-Season vs Boston Uprising by New York Excelsior
- 2017-12-12 | NYXL | Game day, Pre-Season vs Seoul Dynasty by New York Excelsior
- 2018-01-15 | NYXL | UNLEASHED - S1W1 by New York Excelsior
- 2018-01-22 | NYXL | UNLEASHED - S1W2 by New York Excelsior
- 2018-01-29 | NYXL | UNLEASHED - S1W3 by New York Excelsior
- 2018-02-06 | NYXL | UNLEASHED - S1W4 by New York Excelsior
- 2018-02-15 | NYXL | UNLEASHED - S1W5 by New York Excelsior
- 2018-02-27 | NYXL | UNLEASHED - S2W1 by New York Excelsior
- 2018-03-06 | NYXL | UNLEASHED - S2W2 by New York Excelsior
- 2018-03-14 | NYXL | UNLEASHED - S2W3 by New York Excelsior
- 2018-03-20 | NYXL | UNLEASHED - S2W4 by New York Excelsior
- 2018-03-27 | NYXL | UNLEASHED - S2W5 by New York Excelsior
- 2018-03-31 | NYXL | UNLEASHED FINAL by New York Excelsior
- 2018-04-08 | NYXL | DAYS OFF - SHOPPING by New York Excelsior
- 2018-04-15 | NYXL | DAYS OFF - FOOD MARKET by New York Excelsior
- 2018-04-29 | NYXL | DAYS OFF - ANIME by New York Excelsior
- 2018-05-11 | NYXL | STAGE 3 VICTORY by New York Excelsior
- 2018-05-19 | LIVIN' XL | EPISODE 1: NY eSports by New York Excelsior
- 2018-06-23 | NYXL OVERWATCH LEAGUE STAGE 4 FINALS | UNLEASHED by New York Excelsior
- 2018-07-11 | NYXL FAN STORIES | by New York Excelsior
- 2017-12-15 | NYXL | ORIGINS - SAEBYEOLBE by New York Excelsior
- 2017-12-22 | NYXL | ORIGINS - ARK by New York Excelsior
- 2017-12-29 | NYXL | ORIGINS - JANUS by New York Excelsior
- 2018-01-17 | NYXL | ORIGINS - LIBERO by New York Excelsior
- 2018-01-24 | NYXL | ORIGINS - MANO by New York Excelsior
- 2018-02-02 | NYXL | ORIGINS - MEKO by New York Excelsior
- 2018-02-20 | NYXL | ORIGINS - PINE by New York Excelsior
- 2018-03-04 | NYXL | ORIGINS - JJONAK by New York Excelsior
- 2018-03-11 | NYXL | ORIGINS - WIZARDHYEONG by New York Excelsior
- 2018-03-21 | NYXL | ORIGINS - PAVANE by New York Excelsior
- 2018-03-29 | NYXL | ORIGINS - ANDREW by New York Excelsior
- 2018-05-08 | NYXL | ORIGINS - ANAMO by New York Excelsior
- OVERWATCH LEAGUE™ WELCOMES FIRST SEVEN TEAMS
- BEARHANDS joins the team.
- PRESENTING THE NEW YORK EXCELSIOR
- "STERLING.VC ANNOUNCES OVERWATCH LEAGUE TEAM - NEW YORK EXCELSIOR". 2017-10-30.
- "Today, we are planting a seed for our future.". XL2 Academy. 2018-03-24.
- New York Excelsior (2018-03-31). "Excited to announce that @Anamo_ow and @zet4444 will be joining your #NYXL crew.".
- New York Excelsior (2018-04-30). "NYXL and Bearhands part ways".
- New York Excelsior (2018-08-31). "Today we say goodbye to coach WizardHyeong".
- "Today we have parted ways with Janus.". New York Excelsior. 2018-08-31.
- "We are proud to announce Yo-han @arqnuGget Kim as our team's first General Manager!". New York Excelsior. 2018-10-23.
- "Roses are red. Violets are blue. Our firepower is world class, @Fl0w3RGOD has joined the NYXL crew.". New York Excelsior. 2018-10-29.
- "You already know who it is". New York Excelsior. 2018-11-08.
- "We're happy to announce @OWimt as the newest member of the NYXL crew". New York Excelsior. 2018-12-04.
- "Justice grows stronger for Stage 2! Welcome @Arkyjun to the team!". Washington Justice. 2019-03-18.
- "Today we have traded Yeonjoon "ArK" Hong to @washjustice". New York Excelsior. 2019-03-18.
- "We're excited to announce that @Garrincha_ow will be joining your NYXL crew as a strategic coach". New York Excelsior. 2019-04-14.
- "Thank you @Fl0w3RGOD for representing NY well on and off stage, and for everything you’ve done for NYXL.". New York Excelsior. 2019-10-08.
- "Today our contract with Tae-hong "MekO" Kim has come to an end. We thank @MekOppa for two outstanding seasons and for everything he's done for NYXL. You'll always be part of the family and we wish you the absolute best in your career.". New York Excelsior. 2019-10-17.
- "Today, we part ways with our coach, mentor and friend @NYXL_Pavane". NYXL. 2019-10-21.
- "Please join us in welcoming @HOTBA_OW to the @andbox_official family as the new off tank for the NYXL squad". NYXL. 2019-11-15.
- "We’re excited to officially announce @OWimt as your NYXL head coach in #OWL2020". NYXL. 2019-11-19.
- "Please join us in welcoming @BiaNcA_ow to the @andbox_official family as the newest member of the NYXL squad". NYXL. 2019-11-22.
- "With each day, New York grows stronger. Welcome @mandu_ow to the @andbox_official family. Please show him some NYXL love". NYXL. 2019-11-26.
- "We’re excited to announce that we're adding @WhyNot93996152 as an assistant coach to NYXL.". NYXL. 2019-12-01.
- "Join us in welcoming @whoru as our newest member to the @andbox_official family.". NYXL. 2019-12-04.
- "Today, we part ways with @AndrewKimOW, our player manager.". NYXL. 2019-12-05.
- "The Big Boss is retiring. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank @tf2pine for everything he's done for NYXL. We're excited to announce that he'll continue to be part of our family as a streamer with @andbox_official.". NYXL. 2019-12-06.
- "Join us in welcoming Steven @StevenKim_OW Kim to NYXL as our new player manager to the gucci gang.". NYXL. 2019-12-10.
- "Today we say goodbye to our assistant coach @zet4444 who is looking to take a break.". NYXL. 2019-12-17.
- "The 2019 Rookie of the Year has a new home.". NYXL. 2020-06-05.
- Garrincha (2020-09-19). "Have decided to part ways with NYXL.".
- "One of the greatest Genji players of all time is retiring from the @OverwatchLeague.". NYXL. 2020-10-20.
- "We want to wish @nenne_chu, @HOTBA_OW, @BiaNcA_ow and @Whoru all the best as our journey together comes to an end.". NYXL. 2020-10-21.
- "Thank you @Mano_OWL for everything you’ve done for our organization, team, and city over the past three years. You will always be part of the NYXL family. We wish you all the best in your next chapter.". NYXL. 2020-11-02.
- "Thank you @mandu_ow for all of your hard work and contributions. Wishing you all the best in your journey.". NYXL. 2020-11-03.
- "We wish @StevenKim_OW the best of luck on his next adventure as he begins to explore future opportunities.". NYXL. 2020-11-14.
- "@saebyeolbe is not just a captain—he is a leader. From season one, his bright personality & positive energy brought a smile wherever he went. We thank you for all that you've done for this team, this city, & on stage under the NYXL banner. You're forever our captain.". NYXL. 2020-11-18.
- "@Liberot99 wasn't just known for his projectile play. His warm smile captured hearts over the past three seasons. It has been a joy to watch him grow on NYXL. You are forever a part of our legacy. You will always be NYXL.". NYXL. 2020-11-18.
- "@Anamo_ow lights up any room he enters and always has your back. On and off-stage, his support role was apparent in everything he has done for NYXL. Thank you for three amazing seasons together. You're forever a part of this family.". NYXL. 2020-11-18.
- "A new era begins. Introducing the NYXL tank line for the 2021 season: @yakpung and @BiaNcA_ow.". NYXL. 2020-12-11.
- "The king returns alongside a new face. Introducing our support line.". NYXL. 2020-12-17.
- "The call has been answered. Please welcome our DPS line: @FEATH5R_OW, @owivy2, @FloraOw02, and @Gwangboong_ow, presented by @TMobile.". NYXL. 2020-12-22.
- "They’re ever-present and relentlessly dedicated behind the scenes: please give a warm welcome to our coaching staff for the 2021 season.". NYXL. 2020-12-23.