NRG Bids Adieu to Apex Legends

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>NRG Esports has announced its exit from Apex Legends esports</p></div>
NRG Esports has announced its exit from Apex Legends esports


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NRG Esports has announced its exit from Apex Legends esports on 15th September 2023.
NEG's Chief Gaming Officer stated that they felt like EA and Respawn did not do enough to support the orgs have not done enough to support orgs and made the tough call.

NRG Esports announced its exit from Apex Legends esports on 15th September, leaving fellow competitors and fans shocked. After five years in Apex Legends and its competitive environment, the organization has taken this difficult decision. Notably, NRG released all the players on its Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS) squad and also dropped many of its Apex Legends creators sometime back.

According to the organization, the lack of support for the esports landscape by Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment was a major reason for its exit.

Notably, the Apex Legends Global Series is a competitive tournament series for Apex Legends players on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation that features a $5,000,000 USD total prize pool, culminating in the ALGS Championship. The ALGS Year 3 Championship just concluded on 10th September where Team SoloMid (TSM) emerged as victors.

NRG Esports Quits Apex Legends

On 15th September, NRG Esports wrote on Twitter, "Today we are announcing our departure from Apex Legends. Thank you to our players and creators, both past and present, for joining us on an incredible journey. We competed with the best Apex has to offer, and we wish everyone great success in the future."

It let go of the competitive team consisting of Chris "sweetdreams" Sexton, Nathan "Nafen" Nguyen, and Zachary "Gild" Dennis, along with the only remaining Apex content creator Nikki "babynikki" Summers.

While NRG never won an ALGS LAN, the organization was always a top contender in the scene. It's five-year run in ALGS can be called more than successful. Here are some of its best finishes:

  • 2nd in ALGS: 2023 Split 1 Playoffs

  • 9th in ALGS: 2022 Championship

  • 7th in ALGS: 2022 Split 2 Playoffs

  • 2nd in ALGS: 2022 Split 1 Playoffs - North America

  • 2nd in ALGS: 2021 Split 1 Pro League - North America

  • 1st in ALGS Winter Circuit Playoffs - North America (2021)

NRG's Chief Gaming Officer Jaime added more content to the exit. He said, "With the release of our team I can also confirm that NRG will not be fielding a roster for ALGS going forward. We feel EA/Respawn have not done enough to support orgs and made the tough call to take a step back."

He also thanked all the people who were closely associated with NRG in its Apex Legends journey over the years.

In his statement, in-game leader (IGL) sweetdreams noted that all the NRG players and coaches will be on the lookout for a new team to join as they head into ALGS Year 4. However, the now-former NRG team will be undergoing some roster changes.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.