Shaq and NRG eSports sign Overwatch squad

Shaquille O'Neal (Getty Images)
Shaquille O’Neal (Getty Images)

What Shaq wants, Shaq gets.

After some questionable Twitter banter, Shaquille O’Neal and his NRG eSports org have officially picked up Luminosity’s former Overwatch team.

NRG will be spearheaded by Brandon “Seagull” Larned, currently the world’s most popular Overwatch streamer. Last week, Seagull and friends were released from Luminosity Gaming as their current contracts expired.

“We’re very excited to have the opportunity to play for NRG,” Seagull said in an interview with ESPN. “After receiving offers from many different organizations, we felt that NRG was the best fit for us in order to build a long term relationship in Overwatch. We can’t wait to see how the competitive scene develops in Overwatch and we know we’ll have all the support we need under NRG.”

NRG is currently playing through the final qualifier for the ESL Overwatch Atlantic Showdown in hopes of becoming one of the eight teams in attendance at the main event slated for Gamescom later this month in Cologne, Germany.

Seagull is joined by Tim “dummy” Olson, Yomar “milo” Toledo, Carl “enigma” Yangsheng, Daniel “Gods” Graeser, and Mark “Pookz” Rendon to form the new NRG Overwatch team.
Luminosity is still fielding an Overwatch team of its own, having picked up the roster of the European team 2STRONK.

Dylan Walker is on Twitter @dyluuxx