The Big Boss is retiring. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank @tf2pine for everything he's done for NYXL.— NYXL (@NYXL) December 6, 2019
We're excited to announce that he'll continue to be part of our family as a streamer with @andbox_official. #EverUpward pic.twitter.com/AZjnkblRj2
Pine did not play an official match for the New York Excelsior in the 2019 season. Nonetheless, he made it into the All-Star match midseason. This was a stark contrast from the 2018 season where he played in 31 of the team's 40 regular season matches and in both playoff matches.
He has played professionally since 2016 when he first made his mark on the scene as a member of the LuxuryWatch organization. He joined the Excelsior in late 2017 when he was signed alongside his LuxuryWatch teammates by the franchise. Pine became well known for his prowess on hitscan heroes Widowmaker and McCree.
Pine will remain with the Excelsior's parent organization, ANDBOX, as a streamer.
The Excelsior now have 10 players on their roster and four DPS players. They added DPS Whoru to their roster earlier this week.
They play their first match of 2020 February 8 against the Spitfire.
- Kim "Libero" Hye-sung (김혜성) (DPS)
- Park "Saebyeolbe" Jong Ryeol (DPS)
- Jeong "Nenne" Yeon-kwan (DPS)
- Lee "Whoru" Seung-joon (이승준) (DPS)
- Choi "HOTBA" Hong-joon (Off-tank)
- Kim "BiaNcA" Dong-wook (김동욱) (Off-tank)
- Kim "Mano" Dong-gyu (김동규) (Tank)
- Bang "JJoNak" Sung-hyeon (방성현) (Flex Support)
- Jeong "ANAMO" Tae-seong (정태성) (Support)
- Kim "Mandu" Chan-hee (김찬희) (Support)
Their coaches are: