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PSISTORM Gaming

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[e][h]PSISTORM Gaming
Team Information
Location:
Manager:
Stefan "PengWin" Mott
Team Earnings:
$6,863 USD
Links
Solo Achievements
2016 WCS Circuit: Summer Circuit Championship2017 Global StarCraft II League Season 2: Code S
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
12
2
3
7
History
Created:
2014-08


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]
  • September 5, Namshar joins the team.[3]
  • August 27, PSISTORM gaming is born. [45]
  • September 9, SLeet and MyGraiN join PSISTORM academy team.
  • September 14, Season 3 of PSISTORM's Sc2 Amateur league announced. [46]
  • September 15, sWs joins PSISTORM pro team. [47]
  • September 28, PSISTORM's first monthly Philippine StarCraft 2 Cup. [48]
  • September 28, sWs wins Amateur2Pro League SoCal LAN 1000$ Tournament [49]
  • October 3, Sloth joins PSISTORM academy team. [50]
  • October 31, intense is announced as the latest addition. [51]
  • November 12, Sloth has been removed from the active gaming roster, but will help out with casting and content creation. [52]
  • November 12, Phog joins PSISTORM pro team. [53]

Player Roster[edit]

Professional SC2[edit]

Active Squad
IDNameJoin Date20102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
United StatesEndOfLine CaptainErik Faden2015-01-30--137 - 168th 2012 MLG Pro Circuit/Summer/Championship--------
United StatesEpicAlex Damian2016-09-24--------Challenger League 9 - 12th 2018_WCS_Valencia/Qualifiers/North_America13 - 16th 2019 WCS Winter Americas-
South KoreaGuMihoKoh 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 StatesJonSnowJarod 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 AmericasChallenger League 11 - 12th DH Masters 2020 Summer: NA
United StatesMygraiNJames Horsey2014-09-09-----------
SwedenNamsharChristoffer Kolmodin2020-09-05----33 - 48th 2014 DreamHack Open: Valencia25 - 32nd HomeStory Cup XI5 - 8th 2016 DreamHack Open: Austin9 - 12th World Electronic Sports Games9 - 16th 2018 WCS Leipzig9 - 12th 2019 WCS Winter EuropeChallenger League 5 - 6th DH Masters 2020 Winter: NA
United StatesRuFFJesse 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 StatesSilkyNick 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 AmericasChallenger League 7 - 8th DH Masters 2020 Summer: NA
United StatesSuppyConan 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---
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 Spring61 - 76th IEM Katowice 2020

Former[edit]

Former Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
South KoreaApocalypseKim Min Hyung2015-10-112015-11-30 DuSt Gaming
United StatesAresGrant Riew2015-06-022019-09-11 Retirement
United StatesAriumSamson Nazaryan2015-09-032016-01-18 Retirement
United StatesCalebAracousCaleb Jones2016-04-032017-04-05 Rival Gaming
United StatesCirrusAaron Russell2015-07-072018-03-06 Retirement
ChinaCNProtossShen Tong2015-09-182018-03-06 Retirement
United StatesCreatureAdam Block2018-02-142019-09-11
IndiaDemiLoveVarun Immanuel2015-05-142016-05-19 DuSt Gaming
CanadaDisKAlexandre Corriveau2016-??-??2019-09-11 ROOT Gaming
United StatesDolanPaul Dolan2018-12-052019-09-11 Archangel Gaming
PhilippinesEnDerrCaviar Acampado2015-01-012016-08-01 OSC Elite
United StatesHuntaZack Farmakes2018-12-052019-09-11
United StatesintenseAndrew Pirelli2014-10-312015-10-05 mYinsanity
United StatesJheffeChristoper Hefferon2016-06-092019-09-11
United StatesLuckyDaniel Elmblad2018-01-242018-11-12 Retirement
United StatesMistakesSkylar Hoy2016-09-242019-02-01 Retirement
South KoreaNadoKim Han Byeol2016-08-112018-03-06 Retirement
United StatesNinjaPatrick Robb2017-??-??2019-09-12
CanadaNoRegreTJake Umpleby2015-06-292016-09-11 N3rd Street Gamers
CanadaNYKSpencer Gaunt2015-07-292016-11-14 Retirement
South KoreaPartinGWon Lee Sak2019-05-122019-11-12 Player 1
SwitzerlandPengWinStefan Mott2016-07-152019-12-31
United StatesPhogDrew Roberts2014-11-122018-03-06 Retirement
KazakhstanPiLiPiLiPavel Pilipenko2015-11-122019-02-01 Kosmos Esports
South KoreaRagnaroKShin Hee Bum2018-04-032019-06-14 Chivo SC
United StatesRazeJay Whipple2018-12-052019-09-11 ROOT Gaming
United StatesSLeetAnton Bischoff-Fredrick2014-09-092019-02-01 Retirement
RussiaStrangeAlexey Solyakov2016-09-282018-04-04 Team Blacer
United StatesSugarAustin Kim2016-01-??2019-09-11 Alpha X
United StatessWsStephen Schneider2014-09-152015-03-15 DuSt Gaming
United StatesTAGurPRGNANTPreston Tung2017-05-182019-09-12 Retirement
United StatesTowelieRyan Pannell2017-10-0220??-05-18 Retirement
United StatesTraceAdam Kasparoff2017-08-232018-04-23 Retirement
South KoreaTRUEBang Tae Soo2015-09-292020-06-15 Military service
United StatesWarreNDylan Warren2016-01-182019-09-11 Archangel Gaming
CanadaZeRgWaVeTrevor Hollowink201?-??-??2019-09-11 Retirement

Organization[edit]

Staff
ID Name Position
United States FreeedomKJ Garcia Owner / Manager
United States FilthyRakeDamen Knight Co-Owner
United States BlakeHGBlake Gillenwater Co-Owner
United States SirMalagantBen James Ambalong Co-Owner
Switzerland PengWinStefan Mott Director of Operations
United States SugarAustin Kim Assistant Manager

Team Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentResultPrize
2019-10-02IA9 - 10thA1PremierChina Team Championship 2019 Season 2China Team Championship 2019 Season 22-3Grp S.$699
2019-08-13AA1stA7Show M.PSISTORM vs R00T GamingPSISTORM vs R00T Gaming1 : 0$200
2019-06-02EB5 - 7thA1PremierChina Team Championship 2019 Season 1China Team Championship 2019 Season 13-4Grp S.$2,982
2019-05-26CA3rdA3MinorOSC Team Championship 2018OSC Team Championship 20184 : 9$200
2018-03-11CA3rdA2MajorOSC Team Championship: SeasonOSC Team Championship: Season$1,000
2018-03-11BA2ndA2MajorOSC Team Championship 2017OSC Team Championship 20177 : 14$150
2017-05-10BA2ndA3MinorDuSt League Season 4DuSt League Season 42 : 4$135
2017-02-12AA1stA3MinorThe Nydus $150 Super Clan WarThe Nydus $150 Super Clan War4 : 2$100
2016-04-03AA1stA3MinorDuSt League Season 2DuSt League Season 24 : 2$300
2015-11-08AA1stA3MinorDuSt League Season 1DuSt League Season 15 : 2$300
Complete list of results in any tournament

Statistics[edit]

Earnings Statistics

Team Medal Statistics

TierTotal
Major0112
Minor37313
Weekly0101
Show Match2002
Total59418

1v1 Medal Statistics

TierTotal
Premier2136
Major9121536
Minor253046101
Monthly313748116
Biweekly75214
Weekly135107124366
Daily761831
Show Match3538174
Total251236257744

Note: This table shows the medals won by players
in 1v1 events while on the team.

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. Namshar joins
  4. TATP joins
  5. Ryosis joins
  6. RagnaroK leaves
  7. Major changes Sep.19
  8. PengWin leaves
  9. https://twitter.com/psiPengWin/status/963963533305241600
  10. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/981233046329454593?s=19
  11. https://twitter.com/Strange_SC2/status/981517796604596226
  12. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/995388623951400963
  13. https://twitter.com/psiPengWin/status/1083389048327147531
  14. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/1070404754428305408
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  16. https://twitter.com/psiPengWin/status/836727027692617728
  17. https://twitter.com/psiPengWin/status/844750993497772032
  18. https://twitter.com/RivalGamingPro/status/849492053742551042
  19. https://twitter.com/psistormgaming/status/857284973296013315
  20. @KarlJayG (2017-05-18). "Zanster joins PSISTORM Gaming". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
  21. @psiPengWin (2017-08-23). "Trace joins PSISTORM Gaming". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  22. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/689210763014221824
  23. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/705590435406815232
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  26. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/763761548888158208
  27. https://twitter.com/onfireNoRegreT/status/774753848283889664
  28. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/779825510083862533
  29. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/781125400592134144
  30. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/808495359085445120
  31. https://twitter.com/psiPengWin/status/811517754868109313
  32. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/550492489627729920
  33. http://psistorm.com/main/endofline-joins/
  34. https://twitter.com/sWsc2/status/577163072759967745
  35. DemiLove joins PSISTORM Gaming
  36. EndOfLine is captain
  37. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/615740044477771776
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  43. https://twitter.com/PiLiPiLi96/status/664977791658491904
  44. https://twitter.com/psiApoc/status/671401081809870848
  45. https://www.facebook.com/groups/420195364775732/permalink/543257889136145/
  46. http://psistorm.com/main/starcraft-league-season-3-rules/
  47. https://twitter.com/sWsc2/status/511532342117007360
  48. https://www.facebook.com/groups/starcraftph/permalink/776736502365694/
  49. https://tl.net/forum/sc2-tournaments/462167-amateur2pro-league-socal-lan-1000-
  50. http://psistorm.com/main/sloth-joins-psistorm/
  51. http://psistorm.com/main/intense-signs-with-psistorm-gaming/
  52. http://psistorm.com/main/roster-changes/
  53. http://psistorm.com/main/phog-has-arrived/