If you just follow the fighting game tournament scene and nothing else, Rise Nation eSports may not be a name you’re familiar with, as the team was formed to compete in the 2014 Call of Duty Championships. Rise has since expanded into sponsoring Overwatch and now, Street Fighter V players. Their first pick up is the original Evil Genius himself, Martin ‘MaRN’ Phan.
I've left Team MRN behind, and joined @TheRiseNation ! There's going to be so much Marn this year it's going to be crazy! Next up: ELEAGUE!
— RISE | MaRN (@MarnORZ) March 17, 2017
Though RISE | MaRN’s talents extend across many fighting games, Rise Nation seems to focus strictly on his SFV skills, making particular note of his ‘Pool of Death’ run at NorCal Regionals almost a year ago.
You can read Rise Nation’s full press release here.
Source: Rise Nation