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PSISTORM Gaming

[e][h]PSISTORM Gaming
Team Information
Location:
Manager:
Stefan "PengWin" Mott
Links
Solo Achievements
2016 WCS Summer Circuit Championship2017 Global StarCraft II League Season 2
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
12
2
3
7
History
Created:
August 2014


PSISTORM Gaming is a Premier Team based in the United States, competing in StarCraft, Hearthstone, CS:GO and other games. For StarCraft, players include 2017 GSL Code S Season 2 Champion GuMiho, 2016 GSL Code S player and Winter 2016 Champion TRUE, WCS players EnDerr & PiLiPiLi, Dreamhack top 16 player RuFF, and other players mostly from North America.

With the catch phrase "Energizing The Game", PSISTORM GAMING, founded on the 27th of August, 2014, is a primarily Starcraft 2 organization composed of players who believe in good mannered play, enthusiastic sportsmanship, and above all, a love for the game. Originally part of KJ clan from karljay.com which has existed for over a decade from the days of BroodWar, the team has been rebranded as a new organization with sponsorship and big plans. The organization has hosted special showmatches with INcontroL, Hendralisk and EnDerr, as well casual tournaments with a significant prize pool for amateurs.

To start 2015, the team has grown to have 4 pro, 2 academy Grand Master players with all but 1 from the USA. The casual team consists of many players who organize tournaments, leagues and other events, being active differently with casting, writing articles, and other contributions. Other notable personalities joined the team, like Temp0 and Pughy.

In September and October the team has gotten international attention after signing TRUE to their pro team, to compete in the US for WCS at their game house in Virginia.

In February of 2017, the team acquired GuMiho gaining more attention within the scene.https://tl.net/forum/starcraft-2/518942-gumiho-joins-psistorm-gaming

In January of 2020 PSISTORM was aquired by American Esports.

Team Leagues[edit]

The team won the DuSt League Season 1 title on November 9, 2015 with a score of 5-2 over Flipsid3 Tactics.

The team won the DuSt League Season 2 title on April 2, 2016 with a score of 4-2 over Flipsid3 Tactics.

The team is currently participating in SC2Improve Team League Season 6.

Hosting Tournaments[edit]

In November 2015 the team held a $500 tournament just before the Blizzcon Finals to fill the gap between the end of LotV Beta and the release of the game, called Last HOTS Hurrah Tournament. Other online tourneys hosted are the 2 vs 2 series like the last $1000 PSISTORM 2v2 Cup 3.

To kick off 2016, the team organized a $1000+ LAN tournament called PSISTORM Cup on January 31st, which depending on the success will be funded as monthly events. It was held in Fairfax, VA at The Cave gaming center.

The team also held its 2nd LAN, PSISTORM Cup 2 on June 4th, with $1000 prize pool and a DX Racer chair prize at the same place. [1]

They held PSISTORM Cup 3 the 1st October 2016, again with a $1000 prize pool.

PSISTORM Cup 4 was held the 3rd of December 2016, with a $1000 prize pool.

The fifth edition of the PSISTORM Cup 5 was held the 22nd of April 2017 and boasted a $1000 prize pool.

Timeline[edit]

  • January 5, PSISTORM is now part of American Esports.[2]
  • August 27, PSISTORM gaming is born. [44]
  • September 9, SLeet and MyGraiN join PSISTORM academy team.
  • September 14, Season 3 of PSISTORM's Sc2 Amateur league announced. [45]
  • September 15, sWs joins PSISTORM pro team. [46]
  • September 28, PSISTORM's first monthly Philippine StarCraft 2 Cup. [47]
  • September 28, sWs wins Amateur2Pro League SoCal LAN 1000$ Tournament [48]
  • October 3, Sloth joins PSISTORM academy team. [49]
  • October 31, intense is announced as the latest addition. [50]
  • November 12, Sloth has been removed from the active gaming roster, but will help out with casting and content creation. [51]
  • November 12, Phog joins PSISTORM pro team. [52]

Player Roster[edit]

Professional SC2[edit]

United States of America  EndOfLine ()
 Erik Faden
United States of America  Epic
 Alex Damian
Korea (South)  GuMiho
 Koh Byung Jae
United States of America  JonSnow
 Jarod George
United States of America  RuFF
 Jesse Hall
United States of America  Silky
 Nick McNeese
United States of America  Suppy
 Conan Liu
Korea (South)  TRUE
 Bang Tae Soo
Sweden  Zanster
 Anton Dahlström
Active Squad
IDNameJoin Date20102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
United States of AmericaEndOfLine CaptainErik Faden2015-01-30--137 - 168th 2012 MLG Pro Circuit/Summer/Championship--------
United States of AmericaEpicAlex Damian2016-09-24--------Challenger League 9 - 12th 2018_WCS_Valencia/Qualifiers/North_America13 - 16th 2019 WCS Winter Americas-
Korea (South)GuMihoKoh Byung Jae2017-02-0233 - 64th 2010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 33 - 4th GOMTV Global StarCraft II League GOMTV Global StarCraft II League 3 - 4th 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 15 - 8th 2013_DreamHack_Open/Stockholm5 - 8th Intel Extreme Masters2nd 2015 DreamHack Open: Tours 5 - 8th 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 1st 2017_Global_StarCraft_II_League_Season_2/Code_S 5 - 8th 2018 Global StarCraft II League Season 22018 Global StarCraft II League Season 32nd 2019 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 1-
United States of AmericaJonSnowJarod George2016-12-12---Challenger League 25 - 32nd 2013 WCS Season 3 America-Challenger League 32 - 62nd 2015 WCS Season 317 - 32nd 2016 DreamHack Open Austin9 - 16th 2017 WCS Austin9 - 16th 2018 WCS Montreal17 - 24th 2019 WCS Winter Americas-
United States of AmericaMygraiNJames Horsey2014-09-09-----------
United States of AmericaRuFFJesse Hall2016-03-03----17 - 32nd 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Detroit 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Atlanta-9 - 16th 2017 WCS Austin--Challenger League 13 - 16th 2019 WCS Spring: North America Qualifier-
ItalyRyosisAlessandro Rossi2019-03-25--------49 - 64th 2018 WCS Valencia49 - 56th 2019 WCS Spring-
ChinaSakuraWang Zhiyao2019-03-05---------49 - 56th 2019 WCS Summer-
United States of AmericaSilkyNick McNeese2017-02-28--49+ MLG65 - 96th 2013 MLG Spring Championship61 - 76th 2014 MLG Anaheim--Challenger League 5 - 6th 2017 WCS Jönköping - North America Qualifier17 - 24th 2018 WCS Valencia13 - 16th 2019 WCS Winter Americas-
United States of AmericaSuppyConan Liu2018-12-05-49+ MLG Anaheim 20115 - 8th 2012 Battle.net World ChampionshipPremier League 9 - 12th 2013 WCS Season 1 America5 - 8th 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: AtlantaPremier League 25 - 32nd 2015 WCS Season 117 - 32nd 2016_DreamHack_Open/AustinChallenger League 9 - 12th 2017_WCS_Montreal/Qualifiers/North_America---
Korea (South)TRUEBang Tae Soo2015-09-29---Premier League 17 - 24th 2013 WCS Season 1 Korea GSL 2013 WCS Season 3 Korea GSL 3 - 4th 2014 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 2014 DreamHack Open: Moscow2nd  2015 DreamHack Open: Valencia1st 2016_WCS_Summer_Circuit_Championship3 - 4th 2017 WCS Austin2017 WCS Valencia2017 WCS Montreal5 - 8th 2018 WCS Leipzig 25 - 32nd 2019 Global StarCraft II League Season 12019 Global StarCraft II League Season 2-
SwedenZansterAnton Dahlström2017-05-18---33 - 48th 2013 DreamHack Open: Summer9 - 16th 2014 DreamHack Open: BucharesPremier League 3 - 4th 2015 WCS Season 317 - 24th HomeStory Cup XIII9 - 16th 2017 WCS Valencia9 - 16th 2018 WCS Montreal17 - 24th 2019 WCS Winter Europe2019 WCS Spring76th IEM Katowice 2020

Former[edit]

Former Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
Korea (South)ApocalypseKim Min Hyung2015-10-112015-11-30 DuSt Gaming
United States of AmericaAresGrant Riew2015-06-022019-09-11 Retirement
United States of AmericaAriumSamson Nazaryan2015-09-032016-01-18 Retirement
United States of AmericaCalebAracousCaleb Jones2016-04-032017-04-05 Rival Gaming
United States of AmericaCirrusAaron Russell2015-07-072018-03-06 Retirement
ChinaCNProtossShen Tong2015-09-182018-03-06 Retirement
United States of AmericaCreatureAdam Block2018-02-142019-09-11
IndiaDemiLoveVarun Immanuel2015-05-142016-05-19 DuSt Gaming
CanadaDisKAlexandre Corriveau2016-??-??2019-09-11 ROOT Gaming
United States of AmericaDolanPaul Dolan2018-12-052019-09-11
PhilippinesEnDerrCaviar Acampado2015-01-012016-08-01 OSC Elite
United States of AmericaHuntaZack Farmakes2018-12-052019-09-11
United States of AmericaintenseAndrew Pirelli2014-10-312015-10-05 mYinsanity
United States of AmericaJheffeChristoper Hefferon2016-06-092019-09-11
United States of AmericaLuckyDaniel Elmblad2018-01-242018-11-12 Retirement
United States of AmericaMistakesSkylar Hoy2016-09-242019-02-01 Retirement
Korea (South)NadoKim Han Byeol2016-08-112018-03-06 Retirement
United States of AmericaNinjaPatrick Robb2017-??-??2019-09-12
CanadaNoRegreTJake Umpleby2015-06-292016-09-11 N3rd Street Gamers
CanadaNYKSpencer Gaunt2015-07-292016-11-14 Retirement
Korea (South)PartinGWon Lee Sak2019-05-122019-11-12 Player 1
SwitzerlandPengWinStefan Mott2016-07-152019-12-31
United States of AmericaPhogDrew Roberts2014-11-122018-03-06 Retirement
KazakhstanPiLiPiLiPavel Pilipenko2015-11-122019-02-01
Korea (South)RagnaroKShin Hee Bum2018-04-032019-06-14 Chivo SC
United States of AmericaRazeJay Whipple2018-12-052019-09-11 ROOT Gaming
United States of AmericaSLeetAnton Bischoff-Fredrick2014-09-092019-02-01 Retirement
Russian FederationStrangeAlexey Solyakov2016-09-282018-04-04 Team Blacer
United States of AmericaSugarAustin Kim2016-01-??2019-09-11 Alpha X
United States of AmericasWsStephen Schneider2014-09-152015-03-15 DuSt Gaming
United States of AmericaTAGurPRGNANTPreston Tung2017-05-182019-09-12 Retirement
United States of AmericaTowelieRyan Pannell2017-10-0220??-05-18 Retirement
United States of AmericaTraceAdam Kasparoff2017-08-232018-04-23 Retirement
United States of AmericaWarreNDylan Warren2016-01-182019-09-11
CanadaZeRgWaVeTrevor Hollowink201?-??-??2019-09-11 Retirement

Organization[edit]

Management[edit]

ID Name Position
usUSA Z Freeedom KJ Garcia Owner / Manager
usUSA P FilthyRake Damen Knight Co-Owner
usUSA P BlakeHG Blake Gillenwater Co-Owner
usUSA P SirMalagant Ben James Ambalong Co-Owner
CHSwitzerland Z PengWin Stefan Mott Director of Operations
USUSA T Sugar Austin Kim Assistant Manager
CACanada P Stealthy Braden Sawatsky Webmaster

Team Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Result Prize
2019
2019-10-02 9 - 10th A1Premier China Team Championship 2019 Season 2 2-3 Grp. S. $699
2019-09-22 2nd A3Minor Alpha SC2 Team League: Season 14 AM Pro 1 : 3 $51.44
2019-08-13 1st A7Show M. PSISTORM vs R00T Gaming 1 : 0 $200
2019-06-05 4th A3Minor OSC Team Championship 2018: Season $200
2019-06-02 5 - 7th A1Premier China Team Championship 2019 Season 1 3-4 Grp. S. $2,982
2019-05-26 3rd A3Minor OSC Team Championship 2018 4 : 9 $200
2019-05-12 5 - 8th A3Minor Alpha SC2 Team League AfreecaTV Cup 0 : 3 $0
2019-04-28 2nd A3Minor Alpha SC2 Team League: Season 13 AM Pro 2 : 3 $128.25
2019-01-12 2nd A6Weekly IxG Saturday Showdown, Week 1, Team Match 4 2 : 4 $0
2019-01-01 9 - 10th A3Minor WardiTV Team League Season 9 0-4 Grp. S. $170
2018
2018-11-18 2nd A3Minor Alpha SC2 Team League: Season 12 AM Pro 2 : 3 $58
2018-03-11 3rd A2Major OSC Team Championship: Season $1,000
2018-03-11 2nd A2Major OSC Team Championship 2017 7 : 14 $150
2017
2017-06-01 2nd A3Minor Alpha SC2 Team League: Season 8 AM - : W $0
2017-05-10 2nd A3Minor DuSt League Season 4 2 : 4 $135
2017-02-12 1st A3Minor The Nydus $150 Super Clan War 4 : 2 $100
2017-02-05 2nd A3Minor Alpha SC2 Team League: Season 7 AM 2 : 3 $0
2016
2016-09-08 3 - 4th A3Minor Alpha SC2 Team League: Season 6 AM 0 : 3 $0
2016-06-02 2nd A3Minor Alpha SC2 Team League: Season 5 AM 1 : 3 $30
2016-04-03 1st A3Minor DuSt League Season 2 4 : 2 $300
2015
2015-11-08 1st A3Minor DuSt League Season 1 5 : 2 $300

References[edit]

  1. . http://psistorm.com/main/psistormcup2/.
  2. PSISTORM (2020-01-27). "PSISTORM is now part of American Esports". psistorm.com. Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  3. TATP joins
  4. Ryosis joins
  5. RagnaroK leaves
  6. Major changes Sep.19
  7. PengWin leaves
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  33. https://twitter.com/sWsc2/status/577163072759967745
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  50. http://psistorm.com/main/intense-signs-with-psistorm-gaming/
  51. http://psistorm.com/main/roster-changes/
  52. http://psistorm.com/main/phog-has-arrived/