With the massive boom of Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel’s release ushering new and old players alike back into the game, esports organization Pittsburgh Knights are getting in on the action by signing a player from the scene. As announced on Monday, PK are picking up content creator Gage “Nyhmnim” Poljak to be one of the first Yu-Gi-Oh! players to join a legitimate esports organization.
The Pittsburgh Knights said in an official press release that the decision to pick up Nyhmnim wasn’t too hard. After all, Nyhmnim is a Pittsburgh native.
“I am extremely excited to sign one of the best talents in Pittsburgh,” said CFO Jonathan Oh. “Our entrance into Yu-Gi-Oh! has been a project a year in the making, and it’s important that we support not only the player, but also the scene as a whole. We’re excited to be one of the first founding esports organizations looking to really make an impact in this game.”
To celebrate the occasion, Nyhmnim released a new vlog revealing his signing as a pro Yu-Gi-Oh! player.
“With the release of Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel and the explosion of the collectible cardboard world, all eyes are on the card game I grew up with as a kid,” Nyhmnim said. “It’s extremely exciting. While being a Pittsburgh Knight, I hope to introduce people to my favorite pastime through competitive duels and through binders as we explore its vast collectible history.”
#KnightsNation will be exploring new battlefields… it's time to duel!
— Knights (@KnightsGG) March 7, 2022
Who is Nyhmnim
Nyhmnim will represent the PK organization both online during Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel streams and tournaments in addition to in-person Yu-Gi-Oh! events. Nyhmnim’s claim to fame in the Yu-Gi-Oh! community is through his YouTube channel, where he has produced quality series that have taken the Yu-Gi-Oh! scene by storm.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Nymnhim created the “Sealed Only Yu-Gi-Oh!” series, where he attempted to reach the highest level of competitive Yu-Gi-Oh! by opening only sealed product. This inspired many fans and content creators themselves to do something similar.
Then, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Nyhmnim and fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! content creator Alex “Cimoooooooo” Cimo created the “Yu-Gi-Oh! Progression Series” in which the two players battle against each other online in a “sealed only” style of play. Each week, they opened a sealed box of a Yu-Gi-Oh! core booster set starting in chronological order. To this day, that series is among the most popular Yu-Gi-Oh! content on YouTube. Nyhmnim is also a skilled vlogger who likes to take fans of his content into his life as a Yu-Gi-Oh! player.
Fans can catch Nyhmnim at Yu-Gi-Oh! events going forward as well as his Twitch stream.