Velocity eSports // Introducing Velocity eSports
Introducing Velocity eSports
We are extremely happy to announce the launch of Velocity eSports. Velocity eSports is aiming to become a prominent organization in the League of Legends community. With that being said, we’re very pleased to announce that we have picked up Dirt Nap Gaming’s (DNG) LoL team.
As an organization, we’re aiming to become a frontrunner of the scene, both through the results of our team and also through the production of both informative and entertaining content. Our focus will be on providing the best environment for our players to grow both as people and players. We’re looking to turn these players dreams into reality, and turn their potential, talent and love for the game into nourishing and sustainable careers. In addition to that, we’ll be doing everything we can to to give back and grow the eSports scene.
After finishing sixth place and only being one spot off of qualifying for LCS Season 3, we’ve regrouped. We are practicing and working harder than ever, and we’ll do all we possibly can to be prepared come time for the second half of Season 3 qualifiers. Until then, we’ll be competing in all major online and offline events, starting with MLG this coming up weekend. We’ll be going into all of these tournaments ready, prepared, and our eyes set on the first place finish.
We have built a team that we believe has the talent, potential, synergy and motivation to go a very long way. Below, you can learn more about the team and Velocity eSports as a whole.
Meet the Team:
Name: Neil “pr0lly” Hammad
Position: Mid Lane
Description: Sarcasm is a fine art – one that’s nigh impossible to portray successfully online. Being taken seriously is perhaps even harder. Ex-Legion and ex-Dirtnap Gaming’s Neil “pr0lly” Hammad is such a man that he’s achieved both; he has one of the most energetic and coy interview styles in League of legends, while at the same time, the most deadpan playstyle of an American mid-laner. Citing Season 3’s change in resistance-penetration and item roster as the catalyst for more aggressive play, pr0lly has thrived in the mid-lane by simply overpowering his opponents in one-on-one encounters. Always one step ahead of the meta-game, pr0lly frequently uses new strategies and odd champions to counter what’s popular now and set the tone for what will be popular months from now.
Name: Cristian “Cris” Rosales
Position: Top Lane
Description: Hailing from Mexico, Cris has overcome his fair share of troubles inside and outside of the game to become one of the premier solo laners in North America. A player initially known for his bad attitude and troll-like manner, as well as his penchant for mastering Riven, Cris has shown a dedication to learning the ins and outs of every top-lane matchup that can’t be matched. He’s the kind of player who wants to put the past behind him and prove that his image before was just a façade. You might have used any of the following adjectives to describe the ex-Dirtnap Gaming top-laner: “ghoster,” “troll,” “one-trick pony,” or “rager.” But thanks to his slippery play style and smothering laning, he’ll dispel all the accusations and have you know him by only one word come mid-season LCS tournament: “winner.”
Name: Evan “Evaniskus” Stevens
Description: Describing himself as the violin at the rock concert, Evan “Evaniskus” Stevens is the level, serious one on the team. He hails from a background at Pulse E-sports and Team Dignitas, and understands the concept that any practice not taken seriously is a waste of time. Evanisksus will often be the voice that leads an excited or disheartened team back into a focused mood. His time spent outside of practice is hardly any different – Evaniskus uses his solo queue time not to blow off steam but to master more champions and learn more of the ever-evolving matchups in bot lane. Be it Blitzcrank hooks or clutch Lulu ults, he’s on point with his skills as much as he is with his game knowledge – and yes, he even lifts.
Name: Andrew “Nk Inc” Erickson
Description: Hailing from the IPL5 start-ups Meat Playground, Andrew “Nk Inc” exploded onto the scene as a fresh-faced jungler taking a series away from the more established FeaR gaming before losing to American powerhouse TSM. Not one to be shaken by literally anything, Nk’s champion pool has grown with his experience in competitive play and he’s one of the most diverse American junglers today. Playing the fiddle to Evaniskus’ violin, Nk’s attitude is such that he can’t help but inspire energy and communication in his teammates. When he’s not crushing opponents with his innovative ganks in League of Legends, you can catch Nk Inc mastering other games or telling jokes about your mother in voice-chat.
Name: Ainslie “frommaplestreet” Wyllie
Position: AD Carry
Ainslie started his League of Legends career as “that guy who plays Draven.” He still entertains jokes about it, and earns a respect ban on Draven in every single competitive game. After news got out that he was TSM Jungler TheOddOne’s younger brother, he became “TheOddOne’s little bro.” He’s learned to embrace that title as well, often tackling solo queue in tandem with his kin on stream. But despite similar mannerisms, frommaplestreet wants to prove that he’s not his older brother’s shadow, and that his impeccable attention to micro and mechanics will carry him to the next level – give him a few major tournaments to prove himself, and frommaplestreet will have you calling TheOddone “maple’s older brother” instead.
Behind the scenes…
Lauren Miller | Director of Media Relations
Brian Cordy | Chief Operating Officer & Team Manager
Alex Ledoux | Chief Executive Officer
We are ready, prepared and looking forward to what lies ahead. We truly appreciate your support and following. Make sure to follow our path, as we will be practicing and working harder than ever. Be sure to check out Velocity eSports’ debut at MLG Dallas next weekend!
Velocity Esports is a North American based organization formed around a professional League of Legends team. Currently, Velocity Esports reigns as one of the predominant teams in the amateur scene. Competing on the biggest stages of IPL and MLG, Velocity Esports has their eyes on qualifying for the second half of Riot’s LCS Season 3. In addition to the constant focus on improving performance, Velocity e-Sports also focuses on growing the e-Sports scene and providing both entertaining and instructional content. Velocity aims to become a center piece of the League of Legends community and a front runner of the Esports world.