NRG announced the signing Wednesday along with a short montage of AnJ playing the game. AnJ has been a professional player since 2015, and was most recently a part of Team Singularity.
“I would like to thank Singularity for the time we’ve spent together since October last year,” AnJ said in a statement. “We have grown together and we all find ourselves elevated to new heights from where we started. I would also like to thank them for allowing me to spend my time on the bench to talk to NRG. The past month have consisted of several offers but none that peeked my interest like NRG, and after talks with both management and players, I’m extremely happy to have been given the chance to play for this organization. This move is a dream come true, getting to play with and against players I’ve looked up to for so long is just amazing. I can’t wait to get started and working with the team!”
NRG did not specify which player AnJ will replace, but Slingshot’s Jarek “DeKay” Lewis says it will be Derrick “LILMAN” Boyne. AnJ will join a roster that includes Peter “ptr” Gurney, Jacob “FugLy” Medina, Vincent “Brehze” Cayonte and Damian “DAPS” Steele.
NRG has struggled as of late, finishing 5-6th at the Americas Minor and last at the ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals.