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[e][h]New York Excelsior
Team Information
OWL City:
Location:
Region:
Manager:
Steven, nuGget
Coaches:
Garrincha, WhyNot, imt, zet
Team Captain:
Saebyeolbe
Colors:
              
Sponsor:
Total Earnings:
$1,200,000
Championships:
0
Division titles:
2 (2018, 2019)
Stage titles:
Links
Achievements
Overwatch League - Inaugural Season
Player Breakdown
Number of Players
9
History
Created:
2017-07-12
Upcoming Matches
NYE vs. LDN
February 8, 2020 - 20:00 UTC
NYE vs. BOS
February 9, 2020 - 20:00 UTC
PHI vs. NYE
February 22, 2020 - 20:00 UTC
HOU vs. NYE
February 23, 2020 - 20:00 UTC
FLA vs. NYE
February 29, 2020 - 20:00 UTC
WAS vs. NYE
March 8, 2020 - 23:00 UTC

The New York Excelsior is the team representing New York, New York, USA, in the Overwatch League. The league spot is owned by Jeff Wilpon, COO of the baseball team The New York Mets.

The word Excelsior is a Latin word that translates to Ever Upward. The team name is often shortened to NYXL.

Timeline[edit]

  • July 12th - Franchise is officially announced as part of the first seven franchises of the Overwatch League.[1]
  • July 28th - BEARHANDS announces he is joining New York in a management position.[2]
  • October 30th - The New York Excelsior officially announce their brand and reveal their roster.[3][4]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
# ID Name Role Join Date
South Korea 9 Saebyeolbe Captain Jongryeol Park DPS 2017-10-30 [4]
South Korea 10 Libero Haeseong Kim DPS 2017-10-30 [4]
South Korea 7 Mano Donggyu Kim Tank 2017-10-30 [4]
South Korea 44 JJoNak Seonghyun Bang Support 2017-10-30 [4]
South Korea 97 Anamo Taesung Jung Support 2018-03-31 [6]
South Korea 31 Nenne Yeonkwan Jeong DPS 2018-11-08 [12]
South Korea 17 HOTBA Hongjun Choi Tank 2019-11-15 [20]
South Korea 13 BiaNcA Dong-wook Kim Tank 2019-11-22 [22]
South Korea 23 WhoRU Lee Seung-jun DPS 2019-12-04 [25]

Inactive[edit]

Inactive Players
# ID Name Position Join Date Inactive Date
South Korea 2 Mandu (Underage) Kim Chan-hee Support 2019-11-26[23] 2019-11-26 [23]

Former[edit]

Former Players
# ID Name Role Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea 21 Pine Dohyeon Kim DPS 2017-10-30 [4] 2019-12-06[27] New York Excelsior (Streamer)
South Korea 11 MekO Taehong Kim Tank 2017-10-30 [4] 2019-10-17[18] Houston Outlaws
South Korea 8 Fl0w3R Yeonoh Hwang DPS 2018-10-29 [11] 2019-10-08[17]
South Korea 2 ArK Yeonjun Hong Support 2017-10-30 [4] 2019-03-18[14] Washington Justice
South Korea 1 Janus Junhwa Song Tank 2017-10-30 [4] 2018-08-31[9] Washington Justice

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
# ID Name Position Join Date
USA   Jeff Wilpon Jeff Wilpon Owner 2017-07-12 [1]
South Korea   nuGget Yohan Kim General Manager 2018-10-23[10]
South Korea   Steven Steven Kim Player Manager 2019-12-10[28]
South Korea   imt Yongcheol Jeong Head Coach 2018-12-04 [13] [21]
South Korea   zet Sechul Son Assistant Coach 2018-03-31 [6]
South Korea   Garrincha Won-Jin Park Strategic Coach 2019-04-14[16]
South Korea   WhyNot Juhyeop Lee Assistant Coach 2019-12-01[24]
South Korea 21 Pine Dohyeon Kim Streamer 2019-12-06 [27]

Former[edit]

Former Organization
# ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
USA   Andrew Andrew Kim Player Manager 2017-10-30 [4] 2019-12-05[26] Los Angeles Gladiators (Player Manager)
South Korea   Pavane Hyeonsang Yu Head Coach 2017-10-30 [4] 2019-10-21[19] London Spitfire (Assistant Coach)
South Korea   WizardHyeong Hyeongseok Kim Coach 2017-10-30 [4] 2018-08-31[8] Washington Justice (Head Coach)
USA   BEARHANDS Scott Tester Director of Player Personnel 2017-07-28 [2] 2018-04-30[7] Florida Mayhem (Asst. General Manager/Head of Scouting)
USA   PRE Aaron Heckman Analyst 2018-05-17 2018-12-03 Washington Justice (Coach)

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2019
2019-09-15 A33rd A1Premier Overwatch League Overwatch League - 2019 Playoffs 0 : 4 $450,000
2019-07-14 A55 - 8th A2Major Overwatch League Overwatch League - 2019 Stage 3 Playoffs 1 : 3 $25,000
2019-05-11 A33 - 4th A2Major Overwatch League Overwatch League - 2019 Stage 2 Playoffs 1 : 4 $50,000
2019-03-24 A55 - 8th A2Major Overwatch League Overwatch League - 2019 Stage 1 Playoffs 1 : 3 $25,000
2018
2018-07-28 A33 - 4th A1Premier Overwatch League Overwatch League - Inaugural Season Playoffs 0 : 2 $100,000
2018-06-17 A22nd A2Major Overwatch League OWL - Inaugural Season Stage 4 Title Matches 1 : 3 $25,000
2018-06-17 A11st A1Premier Overwatch League Overwatch League - Inaugural Season 34/6 Grp. S. $300,000
2018-05-06 A11st A2Major Overwatch League OWL - Inaugural Season Stage 3 Title Matches 3 : 0 $100,000
2018-03-25 A11st A2Major Overwatch League OWL - Inaugural Season Stage 2 Title Matches 3 : 2 $100,000
2018-02-10 A22nd A2Major Overwatch League OWL - Inaugural Season Stage 1 Title Matches 2 : 3 $25,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Awards[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Team Uniform[edit]

Additional Content[edit]

Articles[edit]

Interviews[edit]

Videos[edit]

Origins[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 OVERWATCH LEAGUE™ WELCOMES FIRST SEVEN TEAMS
  2. 2.0 2.1 BEARHANDS joins the team.
  3. PRESENTING THE NEW YORK EXCELSIOR
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 "STERLING.VC ANNOUNCES OVERWATCH LEAGUE TEAM - NEW YORK EXCELSIOR". 2017-10-30.
  5. "Today, we are planting a seed for our future.". XL2 Academy. 2018-03-24.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 New York Excelsior (2018-03-31). "Excited to announce that @Anamo_ow and @zet4444 will be joining your #NYXL crew.".
  7. 7.0 7.1 New York Excelsior (2018-04-30). "NYXL and Bearhands part ways".
  8. 8.0 8.1 New York Excelsior (2018-08-31). "Today we say goodbye to coach WizardHyeong".
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Today we have parted ways with Janus.". New York Excelsior. 2018-08-31.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "We are proud to announce Yo-han @arqnuGget Kim as our team's first General Manager!". New York Excelsior. 2018-10-23.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Roses are red. Violets are blue. Our firepower is world class, @Fl0w3RGOD has joined the NYXL crew.". New York Excelsior. 2018-10-29.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "You already know who it is". New York Excelsior. 2018-11-08.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "We're happy to announce @OWimt as the newest member of the NYXL crew". New York Excelsior. 2018-12-04.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Justice grows stronger for Stage 2! Welcome @Arkyjun to the team!". Washington Justice. 2019-03-18.
  15. "Today we have traded Yeonjoon "ArK" Hong to @washjustice". New York Excelsior. 2019-03-18.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "We're excited to announce that @Garrincha_ow will be joining your NYXL crew as a strategic coach". New York Excelsior. 2019-04-14.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "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.
  18. 18.0 18.1 "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.
  19. 19.0 19.1 "Today, we part ways with our coach, mentor and friend @NYXL_Pavane". NYXL. 2019-10-21.
  20. 20.0 20.1 "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.
  21. 21.0 21.1 "We’re excited to officially announce @OWimt as your NYXL head coach in #OWL2020". NYXL. 2019-11-19.
  22. 22.0 22.1 "Please join us in welcoming @BiaNcA_ow to the @andbox_official family as the newest member of the NYXL squad". NYXL. 2019-11-22.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 "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.
  24. 24.0 24.1 "We’re excited to announce that we're adding @WhyNot93996152 as an assistant coach to NYXL.". NYXL. 2019-12-01.
  25. 25.0 25.1 "Join us in welcoming @whoru as our newest member to the @andbox_official family.". NYXL. 2019-12-04.
  26. 26.0 26.1 "Today, we part ways with @AndrewKimOW, our player manager.". NYXL. 2019-12-05.
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 "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.
  28. 28.0 28.1 "Join us in welcoming Steven @StevenKim_OW Kim to NYXL as our new player manager to the gucci gang.". NYXL. 2019-12-10.