Tempo Storm

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Tempo Storm
Tempo Storm logo.svg
Sport Hearthstone
Heroes of the Storm
World of Warcraft
FIFA
Super Smash Bros. Melee
League of Legends
Vainglory
Founded 2014
Owner Andrey "Reynad" Yanyuk
Website tempostorm.com

Tempo Storm is an American eSports professional video game team that has teams competing in Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, World of Warcraft, fighting games, FIFA, Overwatch, League of Legends and Vainglory.

Reynad[edit]

Andrey "Reynad" Yanyuk (born January 27, 1992) is the owner and founder of Tempo Storm. Yanyuk has placed top 4 in Dreamhack and won multiple online tournaments such as Battle of the Best. When he is not competing, he is often seen streaming on Twitch.tv and working on Tempo Storm.[1]

Hearthstone[edit]

Tempo Storm's Hearthstone roster consists of Andrey "Reynad" Yanyuk, Dan "Frodan" Chou, Petar "Gaara" Stevanovic, Johnnie "Ratsmah" Lee, David "Justsaiyan" Shan, Haiyun "Eloise" Tang, and Trump.[1]

Hyerim "MagicAmy" Lee left TempoStorm February 17, 2015 following accusations of being a fake identity and account boosting and win trading.[2][3]

On May 5, 2015, Tempo Storm added Johnnie "Ratsmah" Lee, a Hearthstone arena specialist to the roster.[4]

On June 9, 2015, David "Justsaiyan" Shan and Haiyun "Eloise" Tang joined Tempo Storm [5][6]

On October 14, 2016, Victor "VLPS" Lopez joined the team.[7]

Trump was signed by Tempo Storm in 2017 after leaving Team Solo Mid due to disagreements.[8]

Roster[edit]

ID Name Joined
Reynad Andrey Yanyuk Founder
Frodan Dan Chou
Ratsmah Johnnie Lee 2015-05-05
Gaara Petar Stevanovik
Justsaiyan David Shan 2015-06-09
Eloise Haiyun Tang 2015-06-09
Trump Jeffrey Shih 2017-03-16

Heroes of the Storm[edit]

On June 2, 2015, Tempo Storm's Heroes of the Storm team swept Cloud9 Maelstrom in WCA NA final.[9] Tempo Storm received 7-8th at the 2015 Heroes of the Storm World Championship in November. On November 9, 2015, Tempo Storm dropped Zuna and Arthelon.[10]

On June 28, 2016, Tempo Storm ceased sponsorship of their North American Heroes of the Storm team. On July 20, 2016, Tempo Storm signed world champions Tempest, a South Korean Heroes of the Storm team.[11] That roster disbanded on November 2, 2016 after reaching 4th place in OGN Super League Season 3 and thus failing to qualify for the Fall Global Championship at BlizzCon.[12]

Prior to the start of the 2017 Heroes Global Circuit, Tempo Storm re-entered the North American professional scene by signing the former Astral Authority roster on January 5, 2017.[13] This iteration of the Tempo Storm Roster went on to win 1st in the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship Pro League Phase 1 for North America.[14]

Roster[edit]

ID Name Position Joined
cattlepillar Bunk, Ben Player (Captain, Shotcaller, Tank) 2017-01-05
Fan Yang, Fan Player (Ranged Flex) 2017-11-18
psalm Chang, Harrison Player (Ranged Flex) 2017-01-05
Glaurung Fisk, Mike Player (Melee Flex) 2017-11-18
Jun Jang, Jun Player (Support) 2017-01-05
Kala Lloyd, Kurtis Coach, Analyst, Manager 2017-01-05
Parkzer Adam Parkzer Manager, Operations 2015-09-28

Former[edit]

ID Name Position Joined
Hide Chin, Gyeonghwan Player (Captain, Support) 2016-07-20
dami Park, Ju Dalm Player (All-Rounder) 2016-07-20
duckdeok Kim, Kyungdeok Player (All-Rounder) 2016-07-20
Hongcono Lee, Daeheong Player (Tank) 2016-07-20
Lockdown Chin, Jaehun Player (All-Rounder) 2016-07-20
OPrime Seo, Hyeong Uk Coach 2016-07-20
CauthonLuck Bryant-Raible, Rori Player (Ranged All-Rounder) 2017-01-05
Fury Medina, Manuel Player (Tank) 2017-01-05
Rally Jaffa Jeon, Young Jae Communications Specialist 2016-07-20
Parkzer Adam Parkzer Manager, Operations 2015-09-28

League of Legends[edit]

In Spring Split of 2017, Tempo Storm picked up a professional League of Legends team to compete in the North American Challenger Series (NACS) [15][16]

In the Summer Split of the North American Challenger Series, they introduced a new roster [17] while keeping Diego "Quas" Ruiz and Jamie "Sheep" Gallagher.

Roster[edit]

ID Name Position Joined
Quas Diego Ruiz Player (Top Lane) 2017-12-25
Sheep Jamie Gallagher Player (Support) 2017-12-25
Selfie Marcin Wolski Player (Mid Lane) 2017-05-16
Wiggily Raymond Griffin Player (Jungle) 2017-06-03
Reven Sam Sung Player (AD Carry) 2017-06-03
LS Nick De Cesare Coach 2017-05-16
Cella Seung Pyo Hong Coach (live-in) 2017-05-16
JJ Josh John Manager 2015-12-25

Counter-Strike[edit]

On February 12, 2016 Tempo Storm picked up the Brazilian CS:GO roster of Games Academy.[18] Four days later the newly signed team upset several top North American teams to qualify for Intel Extreme Masters Season X - Katowice.[19] Tempo Storm won the CEVO Gfinity Season 9 Finals on May 3, 2016 where they beat Virtus.pro in the semi-finals and SK Gaming in the finals.[20] On May 8, 2016 the team placed second at DreamHack Austin 2016, losing to fellow Brazilian team Luminosity Gaming in the finals.[21] Tempo Storm went on to sell the roster to Immortals on June 1, 2016.[22]

On August 11, 2017, Tempo Storm picked up two rosters. The first roster consists of former players of paiN Gaming and Luminosity Gaming[23] The second team, named Tempo Storm SE, was formed from mainly former players of Rogue Academy.

Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Alias Name Role Previous team Join date
Poland innocent Paweł Mocek Support Sprout Esports May 3, 2018
Portugal fox Ricardo Pacheco AWPer, In-game leader Team Kinguin May 3, 2018
Estonia HS Kevin Tarn Entry fragger OpTic Gaming May 3, 2018

Notable former players[edit]

Alias Name Role Join date Leave Date Next Team Current Team
United States RUSH Will Wierzba Rifler June 30, 2015 July 8, 2015 eLevate Cloud9
United States autimatic Timothy Ta Lurker June 30, 2015 August 11, 2015 Maximum Effort Cloud9
United States ShahZaM Shahzeb Khan AWPer May 11, 2015 August 13, 2015 Sponsorless compLexity Gaming
Canada stanislaw Peter Jarguz In-game leader May 11, 2015 August 13, 2015 LunatiK eSports compLexity Gaming
Brazil SHOOWTiME Gustavo Gonçalves Lurker February 10, 2016 June 1, 2016 INTZ eSports Luminosity Gaming
Brazil boltz Ricardo Prass Entry fragger February 10, 2016 June 1, 2016 Immortals Immortals (inactive)
SK Gaming (on loan)
Brazil HEN1 Henrique Teles AWPer February 10, 2016 June 1, 2016 Immortals Free agent
Brazil LUCAS1 Lucas Teles Support February 10, 2016 June 1, 2016 Immortals Free agent
Brazil felps João Vasconcellos Entry fragger February 10, 2016 June 1, 2016 Immortals Não Tem Como
Brazil peacemaker Luis Tadeu Coach February 10, 2016 May 11, 2016 Team Liquid Heroic
Brazil zakk Rafael Fernandes Coach May 28, 2016 June 1, 2016 Immortals Luminosity Gaming

Fighting Games[edit]

Tempo Storm expanded into the FGC on March 9, 2015 beginning with the sponsorship of Christopher "NYChrisG" Gonzalez.[24] On July 2, 2015, Weston "Westballz" Dennis and Jeffrey "Axe" Williamson joined Tempo Storm.[25] On March 1, 2016 NYChrisG was released from Tempo Storm as his contract expired.[26] Westballz left Tempo Storm to join G2 Esports on July 11, 2016.[27] On July 14, 2016 Tempo Storm announced the signing of Johnny "S2J" Kim.[28]

Roster[edit]

ID Name Game(s) Main character(s) Other character(s) Join date
Axe Jeffrey Williamson Super Smash Bros. Melee Pikachu Falco, Young Link July 2, 2015
S2J Johnny Kim Super Smash Bros. Melee Captain Falcon Falco July 14, 2016
Alex Myers Alex Myers Street Fighter V Cammy N/A July 3, 2017[29]

Former[edit]

ID Name Game(s) Main character(s) Other character(s) Join date Leave date
NYChrisG Christopher Gonzalez Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Street Fighter V
Morrigan/Doctor Doom/Vergil
Guile
March 9, 2015 March 1, 2016
Westballz Weston Dennis Super Smash Bros. Melee Falco, Fox Captain Falcon, Donkey Kong July 2, 2015 July 11, 2016

Overwatch[edit]

Tempo Storm expanded its presence in eSports on August 17, 2016 by signing the Australian team formerly known as Untitled Spreadsheet[30] (captained by James "Yuki" Stanton and manager Philip Pretty). Two weeks later, on August 31, Tempo Storm formed a new North American team[31] (captained by David "NapTime" Fox and manager Shane "Dvexx" Waters) that would compete in the pro league. The North American roster was updated on May 2, 2017 and the Australian Overwatch Team was let go at the same time.[32] Tempo Storm does not currently have any active Overwatch team.[1]

Roster[edit]

Former[edit]

Nationality ID Name Role Join Date
United States United States Dreamkazper Jonathan Sanchez DPS May 2, 2017
Netherlands Netherlands TwoEasy Elias Erik van Hoorn DPS May 2, 2017
United States United States TiG Tanner Spanu DPS May 2, 2017
United States United States JKW Joey Wavering Support May 2, 2017
United States United States Cosi Nicholas Beltran Support May 2, 2017
United States United States NapTime David Fox Support, Captain August 31, 2016
Brazil Brazil Hooey Estevao Gama DPS August 31, 2016
United States United States Mangachu Liam Campbell DPS August 31, 2016
French Polynesia Tahiti Mini Rollon Hamelin Tank August 31, 2016
United States United States Bdropped Ryan Aponte Tank/Flex August 31, 2016

Australian (Former)[edit]

Nationality ID Name Role Join Date
Australia Yuki James Stanton DPS, Captain August 17, 2016
Australia Refz Sam Rogers Support August 17, 2016
Australia Mosh Kyall Margitich Tank August 17, 2016
Australia HeyKatie Jackson Taylor DPS August 17, 2016
Australia Termo Jake Hickman Tank/Flex August 17, 2016

The former North American team competed in the Overwatch Contenders Cup, a tournament that took place the weekend of June 3, 2017, with over 600 teams competing. Tempo Storm made it to group stages with 16 other teams including Team Liquid and Cloud9.[33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Teams". tempostorm.com. 
  2. ^ Clark, Tim (February 20, 2015). "Tempo Storm and MagicAmy part ways following investigation". pcgamer.com. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  3. ^ Hernandez, Patricia (February 20, 2015). "Why People Believed A Top Hearthstone Player Was Tricking Everyone". kotaku.com. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  4. ^ "TEMPO STORM ADDS RATSMAH TO HEARTHSTONE ROSTER". tempostorm.com. 
  5. ^ "JUSTSAIYAN JOINS TEMPO STORM". tempostorm.com. 
  6. ^ "Eloise Joins Tempo Storm". tempostorm.com. 
  7. ^ "Hearthstone player Victor "VLPS" Lopez joins Tempo Storm". tempostorm.com. 
  8. ^ "Trump joins Tempo Storm". Tempo Storm. March 16, 2017. Retrieved 2017-05-24. 
  9. ^ Esports, Dot (2 June 2015). "Tempo Storm HoTS team sweeps Cloud9 Maelstrom in WCA NA final". 
  10. ^ Esports, Dot (9 November 2015). "Tempo Storm drops Zuna and Arthelon". 
  11. ^ "Tempo Storm Signs Heroes of the Storm Global Champion Team Tempest". tempostorm.com. July 20, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Tempo Storm Heroes of the Storm team disbands, players go their own ways". tempostorm.com. November 2, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Tempo Storm acquires top NA HotS team Murloc Geniuses, formerly Astral Authority". tempostorm.com. January 5, 2017. 
  14. ^ "2017 Heroes of the Storm Global Championship Phase #1 North America Pro League - Liquipedia Heroes of the Storm Wiki". wiki.teamliquid.net. 
  15. ^ "Freeze and Hatrixx sign with Tempo Storm's new League of Legends division". tempostorm.com. 
  16. ^ "Revealing Tempo Storm's League of Legends NACS starting roster". tempostorm.com. 
  17. ^ "Introducing Tempo Storm's Summer 2017 LoL NA CS roster". tempostorm.com. 
  18. ^ Esports, Dot (11 February 2016). "Tempo Storm is getting back into Counter-Strike". 
  19. ^ Esports, Dot (14 February 2016). "Tempo Storm shocks North America in IEM Katowice qualifier". 
  20. ^ Uppal, Rahul. "Tempo Storm Win Cevo Gfinity S9 Finals". Gfinity. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  21. ^ Higgins, Chris. "Brazil takes it all at DreamHack Austin". The Daily Dot. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  22. ^ Wolf, Jacob. "Immortals purchase Tempo Storm's Counter-Strike team". ESPN. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  23. ^ Lewis, Jarek (August 7, 2017). "Tempo Storm to sign ex-Pain, ex-Luminosity players". Slingshot eSports. Retrieved September 9, 2017. 
  24. ^ Parfitt, Ben. "Tempo Storm recruits fighting game guru Chris G". MCV. Retrieved 2016-10-24. 
  25. ^ Rosen, Daniel. "Tempo Storm expands into Super Smash Bros. Melee with Westballz and Axe". The Score eSports. Retrieved 2016-10-24. 
  26. ^ Jurek, Steven. "ChrisG is now a free agent". Daily Dot. Retrieved 2016-10-24. 
  27. ^ Steiner, Dustin. "Westballz Joins G2 Esports". PVP Live. Retrieved 2016-10-24. 
  28. ^ Roberts, Jason. "BREAKING: Tempo Storm Picks Up S2J". 12up. Retrieved 2016-10-24. 
  29. ^ "We're excited to announce the signing of up-and-coming top Street Fighter V player @AlexMyersFGC! Welcome Alex!". Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  30. ^ "Tempo Storm signs Australian Overwatch team Untitled Spreadsheet". tempostorm.com. August 17, 2016. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  31. ^ "Tempo Storm signs North American Overwatch team". tempostorm.com. August 31, 2016. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  32. ^ "An update on Tempo Storm's Overwatch rosters (May 2017)". tempostorm.com. 
  33. ^ "Overwatch Contenders NA Open Qualifiers top 16 teams includes FaZe, Cloud9, Immortals, CLG, and more". 

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