Purchasing the LCS spot of the recently requalified Team Coast, newly created organization NRG eSportsÂ has revealed their lineup and support staff for the 2016 NA LCS. With a mix of familiar stars in Impact, Altec, and GBM, and fresh talent in KonKwon and Moon, the roster has been completely revamped for the upcoming season.
We’re proud to officially announce NRG – an LCS team set to compete next split! Follow us on twitter and https://t.co/fWd6znxGvH
â€” NRG Gaming (@lolNRG) November 16, 2015
Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong – Top (Team Impulse, Sk Telecom T1)
Lee “GBM” Chang Seok – Mid (Jin Air Green Wings)
Galen “Moon” Holgate – Â Jungle (Team Imagine)
Kevin “KonKwon” Kwon – Support (Team Coast)
Johnny â€œAltecâ€ Ru – AD Carry (Gravity Gaming, Winterfox, Curse Academy)
Tadayoshi “Hermit” Littleton – Strategic coach (Formerly of Origen)
Head Coach – Charlie Lipsie (Formerly of Cloud 9)
This is the second NA LCS team that has sold its spot leading up to the 2016 Spring Split,Â afterÂ Team 8. Who is behind the latest “buy in” of the LCS?Â Andy Miller, a former Apple executive, and Mark Mastrov, the founder of gsym chain 24-Hour Fitness. BothÂ share minority ownership of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings.
As for the future of the former Team Coast roster, things are uncertain.Â Cris, Shrimp, Pekin Woof, and Mash were all replaced, with KonKwon the only surviving member of the roster who qualified for the spotÂ via LCS promotion. Follow all of the offseason changes in our 2015Â Offseason Roundup.
image(s) credit: nrg eSports