After leaving Team Liquid last week before his trip to Japan for Umebura S.A.T, Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada has been signed as NRG’s first fighting game player. The decision to sign Nairo comes after extensive fan polling on Twitter and background research to determine who NRG’s first pick up should be, with Nairo coming out on top. Talking to ESPN Esports about Nairo’s addition to NRG’s roster, NRG Esports chairman Andy Miller stated that “[Nairo] is a carefully chosen first player that we feel will build the foundation for NRG’s fighting game presence for years to come.”
Japanese Mewtwo master Abadango and the Netherlands’ own Mr.R were heavily rumored as top picks for NRG’s first Super Smash Bros. for Wii U player, but it seems that Nairo just pipped them to the post. With his recent first place at Super Smash Con, combined with his stream being one of the most popular Smash 4 streams out there, Nairo seems to be the perfect pick for NRG’s first foray into the scene. Talking to ESPN, Nairo stated that “in the end, there were three organizations I was really leaning towards. What sold me on NRG was the idea that they’re not looking to pick up a million players.” With there being a mini-gold rush for Smash players at the moment, it’s only natural that top players will be picking between multiple organizations and by the looks of it, NRG offered Nairo the best deal.