New York Excelsior

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[e][h]New York Excelsior
Team Information
City:
Location:
Region:
Manager:
Unknown, nuGget
Coaches:
Sqix, WhyNot, imt
Team Captain:
JJoNak
Colors:
              
Total Earnings:
$1,539,000
Championships:
0
Division titles:
2 (2018, 2019)
Stage titles:
Links
Achievements
Overwatch League - Inaugural Season
Player Breakdown
Number of Players
8
History
Founded:
2017-07-12
Upcoming Matches
GZC vs. NYE
June 26, 2021 - 12:00 UTC
NYE vs. VAL
June 27, 2021 - 12:00 UTC
HZS vs. NYE
July 9, 2021 - 9:00 UTC
NYE vs. PHI
July 10, 2021 - 9:00 UTC
NYE vs. VAL
July 31, 2021 - 10:30 UTC
SHD vs. NYE
August 1, 2021 - 10:30 UTC

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".

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 44 JJoNak Captain Seonghyun Bang Support 2017-10-30 [4]
South Korea 29 Yakpung Gyeongmu Jo Tank 2020-12-11 [40]
South Korea 13 BiaNcA Dong-wook Kim Tank 2020-12-11 [40]
South Korea 1 Friday Jo Min-jae Support 2020-12-17 [41]
South Korea 14 FEATH5R Lee Seung-woo DPS 2020-12-22 [42]
South Korea 77 Ivy Seunghyun Lee DPS 2020-12-22 [42]
South Korea 12 Flora Lim Young-woo DPS 2020-12-22 [42]
South Korea 83 Gwangboong Kim Gwang-won DPS 2020-12-22 [42]


Former[edit]

Former Players
# ID Name Role Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea 97 Anamo Taesung Jung Support 2018-03-31 [6] 2020-11-18 [39] Seoul Dynasty
South Korea 10 Libero Haeseong Kim DPS 2017-10-30 [4] 2020-11-18 [38]
South Korea 9 Saebyeolbe Captain Jongryeol Park DPS 2017-10-30 [4] 2020-11-18 [37] Seoul Dynasty
South Korea 2 Mandu Kim Chan-hee Support 2019-11-26 [23] 2020-11-03 [35] Guangzhou Charge
South Korea 7 Mano Donggyu Kim Tank 2017-10-30 [4] 2020-11-02 [34] Philadelphia Fusion
South Korea 23 WhoRU Lee Seung-jun DPS 2019-12-04 [25] 2020-10-21 [33] Shanghai Dragons
South Korea 13 BiaNcA Dong-wook Kim Tank 2019-11-22 [22] 2020-10-21 [33] New York Excelsior
South Korea 17 HOTBA Hongjun Choi Tank 2019-11-15 [20] 2020-10-21 [33] Philadelphia Fusion
South Korea 31 Nenne Yeonkwan Jeong DPS 2018-11-08 [12] 2020-10-21 [33]
South Korea 1 Haksal Kim Hyo-jong DPS 2020-06-05 [30] 2020-10-20 [32]
Retired
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] RunAway
South Korea 2 ArK Yeonjun Hong Support 2017-10-30 [4] 2019-03-18 [14] Washington Justice
Former Players
# ID Name Role Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea 1 Janus Junhwa Song Tank 2017-10-30 [4] 2018-08-31 [9] Washington Justice
South Korea Fl0w3R Yeonoh Hwang DPS 2017-10-30 [4] 2018-03-24 [5] XL2 Academy

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
# ID Name Position Join Date
United States   Jeff Wilpon Jeff Wilpon Co-Founder 2017-07-12 [1]
United States   Scott Wilpon Scott Wilpon Co-Founder 2017-07-12 [1]
United States   Rohit Gupta Rohit Gupta Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer 2017-07-12 [1]
United States   Farzam Kamel Farzam Kamel Co-Founder and President 2017-07-12 [1]
South Korea   nuGget Yohan Kim General Manager 2018-10-23 [10]
South Korea   Unknown Minseong Kim Player Manager 2020-12-23 [43]
South Korea   WhyNot Juhyeop Lee Head Coach 2019-12-01 [24][43]
South Korea   Sqix Geonyong Kim Assistant Coach 2020-12-23 [43]
South Korea   imt Yongcheol Jeong Head of Data 2018-12-04 [13][21][43]

Former[edit]

Former Organization
# ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
South Korea   Steven Steven Kim Player Manager 2019-12-10 [28] 2020-11-14 [36]
South Korea   Garrincha Won-Jin Park Strategic Coach 2019-04-14 [16] 2020-09-19 [31] Uprising Academy
South Korea 21 Pine Dohyeon Kim Streamer 2019-12-06 [27] 2020-09-15 Dallas Fuel (Player)
South Korea   zet Sechul Son Assistant Coach 2018-03-31 [6] 2019-12-17 [29]
United States   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)
United States   BEARHANDS Scott Tester Director of Player Personnel 2017-07-28 [2] 2018-04-30 [7] Florida Mayhem (Asst. General Manager/Head of Scouting)
United States   PRE Aaron Heckman Analyst 2018-05-17 2018-12-03 Washington Justice (Coach)

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2021
2021-06-12 A44th A2Major Overwatch League Overwatch League 2021 - June Joust 0 : 3 $20,000
2020
2020-09-13 A33rd A1Premier Overwatch League Overwatch League 2020 - Asia Playoffs 0 : 3 $250,000
2019
2019-09-15 A33rd A1Premier Overwatch League Overwatch League - 2019 Playoffs 0 : 4 $450,000
2019-05-11 A33 - 4th A2Major Overwatch League Overwatch League - 2019 Stage 2 Playoffs 1 : 4 $50,000
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 1.2 1.3 1.4 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 4.12 "STERLING.VC ANNOUNCES OVERWATCH LEAGUE TEAM - NEW YORK EXCELSIOR". 2017-10-30.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "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 "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.
  29. 29.0 29.1 "Today we say goodbye to our assistant coach @zet4444 who is looking to take a break.". NYXL. 2019-12-17.
  30. 30.0 30.1 "The 2019 Rookie of the Year has a new home.". NYXL. 2020-06-05.
  31. 31.0 31.1 Garrincha (2020-09-19). "Have decided to part ways with NYXL.".
  32. 32.0 32.1 "One of the greatest Genji players of all time is retiring from the @OverwatchLeague.". NYXL. 2020-10-20.
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 "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.
  34. 34.0 34.1 "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.
  35. 35.0 35.1 "Thank you @mandu_ow for all of your hard work and contributions. Wishing you all the best in your journey.". NYXL. 2020-11-03.
  36. 36.0 36.1 "We wish @StevenKim_OW the best of luck on his next adventure as he begins to explore future opportunities.". NYXL. 2020-11-14.
  37. 37.0 37.1 "@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.
  38. 38.0 38.1 "@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.
  39. 39.0 39.1 "@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.
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 "A new era begins. Introducing the NYXL tank line for the 2021 season: @yakpung and @BiaNcA_ow.". NYXL. 2020-12-11.
  41. 41.0 41.1 "The king returns alongside a new face. Introducing our support line.". NYXL. 2020-12-17.
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 "The call has been answered. Please welcome our DPS line: @FEATH5R_OW, @owivy2, @FloraOw02, and @Gwangboong_ow, presented by @TMobile.". NYXL. 2020-12-22.
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 "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.