Finnish esports organization NYYRIKKI Esports NYYRIKKI Esports Europe Rank #1 have announced they've acquired the Contenders spot of Team Gigantti Team Gigantti Inactive , who dropped out of Contenders in December.
We are proud to announce we have acquired @TeamGigantti's spot for @owpathtopro to continue Finnish #Overwatch into 2020!🤠🔥— NYYRIKKI 🇫🇮 (@NYYRIKKIesports) January 10, 2020
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NYYRIKKI will replace Team Gigantti as the sole Finnish organization in Contenders. They will use a roster entirely different from Team Gigantti's except for one player.
While he has played in Trials before, Hybrid will make his Contenders debut with NYYRIKKI. All other players on the squad are Contenders veterans. numlocked joins the team after he was released by Team Envy earlier this week. Vizility joins NYYRIKKI following his most recent stint with the Montreal Rebellion. TEK36 and Skairipa were on teams in Contenders Europe last season.
Although NYYRIKKI has competed in Overwatch for multiple years, this will be their first time competing in Contenders. Masaa played for NYYRIKKI before joining Team Gigantti and later the Atlanta Reign.
The team will be managed by Tanizhq , who is also a manager and analyst for the Montreal Rebellion. He said he is working with both teams to get as much experience as possible and because regions and scrim times don't overlap.
NYYRIKKI will play in the Contenders Europe seeding tournament.