Today we are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Irish organisation Nuclear Storm Gaming in a first of its kind project in Ireland to support the Irish Overwatch scene.
The partnership has been in the works for a number of months with both organisations launching a co-sponsorship of a full Irish roster for the upcoming €1.5K RAID Overwatch Tournament at Dublin Games Festival in the RDS arena, Dublin. The team will compete in the DGF qualifier playoffs and beyond that under the name NYYRIKKI.NSG. So far, the team have won all 5 qualification matches under NYYRIKKI coach Vili ‘söör’ Niemi.
NYYRIKKI COO Matt Wright made a statement:
“We are delighted to launch this short-term project with NSG to run alongside our current Overwatch team. NSG have been working on the development of Irish esports for quite some time and it’s great to be able to assist in that. Being a Finnish esports organisation, we have always focused on the domestic development of players within Finland. While Finland will still be our primary focus, we believe that Overwatch (which is becoming very regional based), is in need of talent development all across Europe to sustain long-term growth of the title in the region. We have identified the Irish scene as one that has a lot of potential but does not yet have the infrastructure or access to coaching that is so crucial in development of Overwatch players.”
NSG Managing Director Stuart McAllister also made a statement:
“We’re delighted to partner with NYYRIKKI in an attempt to boost the Irish Overwatch scene. They have done great things in Finland and we’re glad they’ve seen the potential within the Irish community to support some local talent. We hope to bring home the victory together on the 24th of November!”
Trelan ‘Treelo’ Zee – Main Tank (On loan from Team Phoenix Fire)
Andy ‘andy’ Bohan – Off Tank (C)
Mark ‘scally’ Scally – Support
Kyle ‘Nuda’ Ovington – Support
Eoghan ‘Eoghann’ Jackson – DPS
Aaron ‘FlexG’ Kay – DPS
Art ‘Darwin’ Merenfeld – Substitute