New York Excelsior

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New York Excelsior

Excelsior, meaning ‘ever upward’ in Latin – is inspired by our home, New York City. The shorthand NYXL evokes the city at its strongest: a place of bigger dreams with unbeatable hustle and soul. The crossed flag logo represents different people, cultures, and ideas coming together to reach new heights. With these ideals at our core, NYXL has already established its legacy in Overwatch League. Home of 2018’s league best record and overall league MVP, the list of accolades continues to grow for this dynamic team. Join us as we extend this winning tradition through 2019’s OWL season.

Ever Upward

Jjonak

Seonghyun Bang Osan, South Korea

Seonghyun (JJonak) Bang was never able to perform well in school, no matter how hard he tried. But gaming came easy to him. He started playing a popular FPS (GetAmped) before exploring team tactics like Overwatch.His tag is a combination of two Korean words (jjomulak and nakji) meaning fumbling octopus. Widely considered one of the best support players in the world for his immaculate Zenyatta and Ana play. His performance in the 2018 season gave him a spot on the 2018 OWL All Star team and the honor of overall league MVP. He was also voted to the 2019 OWL All Star team. 

+ Zenyatta, Ana, Moira
+ 2018 OWL MVP
+ 2019 OWL All Star

Jjonak
Saebyeolbe

Saebyeolbe

Jong-Ryeol Park

Jong-ryeol Park  Yangju, South Korea

Saebyeolbe (aka Jong-ryeol Park) is a god-tier Tracer who consistently plays the character at the highest level. Originally on the path of professional bowling, Jong-ryeol has worn many professional hats, including barista and soldier. It was only when he broke his knee and was discharged that he got into Overwatch, leading him to befriend Pine before joining NYXL. A loving husband and NYXL’s team captain, Saebyeolbe has demonstrated the ability to stay cool, calm and collected under pressure. His terrific performance in the 2018 season earned him a spot on the 2018 OWL All Star team.

+ Tracer, Widow, Sombra, Brigitte
+ 2018 OWL All Star

Pine

Pine

Do-hyeon Kim  Seol, South Korea

Do-hyeon (Pine) Kim is an invaluable flex player with DPS and support characters. His breathtaking Widowmaker play has drawn praise from critics, however he’s also effective while using Sombra and Soldier 76. Originally a badminton player on the verge of going pro, Do-hyeon suffered a toe injury that sidelined his future in the sport. An avid TF2 player, Pine learned english from socializing with others, not from school. He eventually attended university for culinary arts but never gave up on his dreams of pro gaming. When OW came out, there was no going back.Pine was voted to the OWL All Star team consecutive years (2018, 2019).

+ McCree, Widowmaker, Genji, Doomfist, Sombra
+ 2018 OWL All Star
+ 2019 OWL All Star

Pine
Fl0w3R

Fl0w3R

Yeono Hwang Incheon, South Korea

Yeono (Fl0w3er) Hwang is a DPS prodigy, having just joined NYXL due to an age restriction. Formerly known around the world as Nanohana, Yeono has plenty of championship marks to his name already. Fl0w3r is widely considered one of the best DPS players in Overwatch today; playing his best as Pharah, Soldier 76 or Widowmaker.  

+ Genji, Pharah, Soldier 76, Widowmaker, Junkrat

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Nenne

Nenne

Yeon-Gwan Jeong

Yeon-gwan Jeong  Taebaek, South Korea

Yeon-gwan (Nenne) Jeong is a masterful DPS player. He started gaming with friends at internet cafes in South Korea. Although he was a strong student, he didn’t enjoy studying. This led to more time spent in the cafes where he honed his skills. When he’s not bonding with the team over karaoke, Nenne enjoys hanging out with friends. Nenne plays outstanding Tracer, McCree and Widowmaker, and was voted to the 2019 Overwatch League All Star team. 

+ Tracer, McCree, Zarya, Widowmaker
+ 2019 OWL All Star

Nenne
Libero

Libero

Haeseong Kim

Haeseong Kim Anyang, South Korea

Because of his ability to play a wide number of DPS-focused characters, Haesong (Libero) Kim is widely regarded as one of the best players in Overwatch League. Haesong grew up wanting to help others and longed to study medicine, but his love for gaming helped others in a different way. A true team player, Libero loves the team aspects of gaming. His love of archery led him to play as a Hanzo main when the game released, however he expanded his hero pool to become a more valuable team asset.

+ Genji, Pharah, Brigitte, Hanzo, Junkrat

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Anamo

Anamo

Tae-Sung Jung

Tae-sung Jung Ponhang, South Korea

Tae-sung (Anamo) Jung is a strong support player and one of the best in the world playing as Lucio or Ana. Anamo’s gaming history starts back in 3rd grade when he played Minehunter and Pinball on early computers. With the dream of becoming a pro gamer solidifying in high school, Tae-sung locked into Overwatch at just the right time. A 2019 Overwatch League All Star, Anamo has proven to be an invaluable addition to NYXL’s team comp.  

+ Lucio, Mercy, Ana
+ 2019 OWL All Star

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Mano

Jong-Ryeol Park

Dong-gyu Kim Busan, South Korea

Dong-gyu (Mano) Kim had dreams of professional gaming from a young age. But it wasn’t until Overwatch was released that he took those dreams seriously. An absolute beast when it comes to Reinhardt and Winston, there are plenty of players who can perform with either character, however Mano plays at the highest level with both. This has earned him plenty of match MVP titles throughout the 2019 season, as well as a place on the 2019 OWL All Star team. 

+ Reinhardt, Winston, Orisa
+ 2019 OWL All Star

Mano
Mek0

Mek0

Tae-Hong Kim

Tae-hong Kim Busan, South Korea

Tae-hong (MekO) Kim is a strong off-tank player. A team player from a young age, Tae-hong initially had his sights on professional soccer. However, while in middle school, he began to play League of Legends more and more. The strategy involved in LoL and Starcraft laid the groundwork for his interest in Overwatch. Widely considered to be one of the best D.va players in the game, his superb tank play earned him spots on the 2018 and 2019 OWL All Star teams. 

+ D-Va, Zarya
+ 2018 OWL All Star
+ 2019 OWL All Star

Mek0