PSISTORM Gaming

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[e][h]PSISTORM Gaming
Team Information
Location:
Manager:
KJ "Freeedom" Garcia
Damen "FilthyRake" Knight
Links
Solo Achievements
2016 WCS Summer Circuit Championship
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
20
Protoss 5
Terran 5
Zerg 9
Random 1
History
Created:
August 2014
Recent Player Trades:
2017-03-22 - Lucky leaves
2017-02-03 - GuMiho joins
2016-12-20 - Lucky joins
2016-12-12 - JonSnow joins
2016-11-14 - NYK is released
2016-09-28 - Strange joins

Overview[edit]

PSISTORM Gaming is a Premier Team based in the United States, competing in StarCraft, Hearthstone, CS:GO and other games. For StarCraft, players include 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.

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. [1]

The team also held its 2nd LAN, PSISTORM_Cup_2 on June 4th, with $1000 prize pool + DX Racer chair prize at the same place. [2]

Timeline[edit]

  • August 27, PSISTORM gaming is born. [29]
  • September 9, SLeet and MyGraiN join PSISTORM academy team.
  • September 14, Season 3 of PSISTORM's Sc2 Amateur league announced. [30]
  • September 15, sWs joins PSISTORM pro team. [31]
  • September 28, PSISTORM's first monthly Philippine StarCraft 2 Cup. [32]
  • September 28, sWs wins Amateur2Pro League SoCal LAN 1000$ Tournament [33]
  • October 3, Sloth joins PSISTORM academy team. [34]
  • October 31, intense is announced as the latest addition. [35]
  • November 12, Sloth has been removed from the active gaming roster, but will help out with casting and content creation. [36]
  • November 12, Phog joins PSISTORM pro team. [37]

Player Roster[edit]

Professional SC2[edit]

Philippines Zerg EnDerr
 Caviar Acampado
USA Zerg EndOfLine ()
 Erik Faden
USA Terran Epic
 Alex Damian
South Korea Terran GuMiho
 Koh Byung Jae
USA Zerg JonSnow
 Jarod George
Switzerland Zerg PengWin
 Stefan Mott
Kazakhstan Protoss PiLiPiLi
 Pavel Pilipenko
USA Terran RuFF
 Jesse Hall
USA Zerg Silky
 Nick McNeese
Russia Protoss Strange
 Alexey Solyakov
South Korea Zerg TRUE
 Bang Tae Soo
ID Name 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
phPhilippines zZerg EnDerr Caviar Acampado - - 21 - 24th IEM Season VII - Singapore 9 - 12th World Cyber Games 2013 9 - 12th 2014 MSI Beat IT Challenger League 33 - 64th 2015 WCS Season 1 9 - 16th IEM Season XI - Shanghai -
usUSA ZZerg EndOfLine () Erik Faden - - 137 - 168th 2012 MLG Pro Circuit/Summer/Championship - - - - -
usUSA TTerran Epic Alex Damian - - - - - - - -
krSouth Korea TTerran GuMiho Koh Byung Jae 33 - 64th 2010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 3 3 - 4th GOMTV Global StarCraft II League GOMTV Global StarCraft II League Code S 3 - 4th 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 5 - 8th 2013_DreamHack_Open/Stockholm 5 - 8th IEM Season IX - San Jose 2nd 2015 DreamHack Open: Tours Code S 5 - 8th 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 5 - 8th IEM Season XI - World Championship
usUSA ZZerg JonSnow Jarod George - - - Challenger League 25 - 32nd 2013 WCS Season 3 America - Challenger League 32 - 62nd 2015 WCS Season 3 17 - 32nd 2016_DreamHack_Open/Austin -
usUSA PProtoss MygraiN James Horsey - - - - - - - -
chSwitzerland zZerg PengWin Stefan Mott - - - 49 - 64th 2013_DreamHack_Open/ValenciaDreamHack 49 - 64th 2014 DreamHack Open: Summer2014 DreamHack Open: Valencia 49 - 64th 2015 DreamHack Open: Tours2015 DreamHack Open: Valencia2015 DreamHack Open: Stockholm 49 - 64th 2016_DreamHack_Open/Leipzig -
kzKazakhstan pProtoss PiLiPiLi Pavel Pilipenko - - - - 45 - 60th 2014 MLG Anaheim Challenger League 32 - 62nd 2015 WCS Season 2 17 - 32nd 2016_WCS_Winter_Circuit_Championship2016_WCS_Summer_Circuit_Championship 17 - 20th IEM Season XI - World Championship
usUSA tTerran RuFF Jesse Hall - - - - 17 - 32nd 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Detroit 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Atlanta - 9 - 16th 2016_DreamHack_Open/Austin -
RuRussia PProtoss Strange Alexey Solyakov - - - - - - 17 - 32nd 2016_WCS_Spring_Circuit_Championship -
krSouth Korea zZerg TRUE Bang Tae Soo - - - Premier League 17 - 24th 2013 WCS Season 1 Korea GSL 2013 WCS Season 3 Korea GSL Code S 3 - 4th 2014 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 2014 DreamHack Open: Moscow 2nd  2015 DreamHack Open: Valencia 1st 2016_WCS_Summer_Circuit_Championship 21 - 24th IEM Season XI - World Championship

Academy SC2[edit]

ID Name 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
usaUSA zZerg CalebAracous Caleb Jones - - - - 33 - 48th 2016_DreamHack_Open/Austin
caCanada PProtoss DisK Alexandre Corriveau - - - - -
usaUSA TTerran Jheffe Christoper Hefferon - - - - -
usUSA zZerg Silky Nick McNeese 49+ MLG 65 - 96th 2013 MLG Spring Championship 61 - 76th 2014 MLG Anaheim - -
usUSA TTerran Sugar () Austin Kim - - - - -
usUSA ZZerg Towelie Ryan Pannell - - - - -
USUSA zZerg WarreN Dylan Warren - - 61 - 76th 2014 MLG Anaheim - 33 - 48th 2016_DreamHack_Open/Austin
caCanada zZerg ZeRgWaVe Trevor Hollowink - - - - -

Inactive[edit]

South Korea Terran Nado
 Kim Han Byeol
USA Zerg Phog
 Drew Roberts
ID Name 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
usUSA RRandom Ares Grant Riew - - - - -
usUSA TTerran Cirrus Aaron Russell - - - - -
cnChina PProtoss CNProtoss Shen Tong - - - - -
krSouth Korea tTerran Nado Kim Han Byeol - - - - -
usUSA zZerg Phog Drew Roberts - 17 - 24th 2013 MLG Spring Championship Challenger League 17 - 32nd 2014 WCS Season 3 America - -
usUSA ZZerg Sleet Anton Bischoff-Fredrick - 95 - 126th 2013 MLG Spring Championship 61 - 76th 2014 MLG Anaheim - -

Former[edit]

ID Name Join date Leave date Duration New Team
usaUSA PProtoss Lucky Daniel Elmblad 20 December 2016 22 March 2017 ~ 3 months
caCanada ZZerg NoRegreT Jake Umpleby 29 June 2015 11 September 2016 ~1 year 3 months N3rd Street Gamers N3rd Street Gamers
INIndia ZZerg DemiLove Varun Immanuel 14 May 2015 19 May 2016 ~1 year DuSt Gaming DuSt Gaming
usUSA pProtoss Arium Samson Nazaryan 3 September 2015 19 January 2015 ~4 months
krSouth Korea tTerran Apocalypse Kim Min Hyung 11 October 2015 30 November 2015 ~2 months DuSt Gaming DuSt Gaming
usUSA tTerran intense Andrew Pirelli 3 September 2014 3 September 2015 12 months MYinsanity mYinsanity
usUSA pProtoss sWs Stephen Schneider 15 September 2014 15 March 2015 6 months DuSt Gaming DuSt Gaming
caCanada zZerg NYK Spencer Gaunt Unknown Unknown Unknown

Organization[edit]

Management[edit]

ID Name Position
usUSA ZZerg Freeedom KJ Garcia Owner / Manager
usUSA PProtoss FilthyRake Damen Knight Co-Owner
usUSA PProtoss BlakeHG Blake Gillenwater Co-Owner
usUSA PProtoss SirMalagant Ben James Ambalong Co-Owner
CHSwitzerland ZZerg PengWin Stefan Mott Player Manager
USUSA ZZerg Mistakes Skylar Hoy Assistant Manager

Team Achievements[edit]

Date Event Result Prize
2016
2016-04-03 1st DuSt League Season 2 PSISTORM Gaming PSISTORM Gaming 4 : 2 Flipsid3 Tactics Flipsid3 Tactics $300
2015
2015-11-08 1st DuSt League Season 1 PSISTORM Gaming PSISTORM Gaming 5 : 2 Flipsid3 Tactics Flipsid3 Tactics $300

References[edit]

  1. . http://psistorm.com/main/psicup1/.
  2. . http://psistorm.com/main/psistormcup2/.
  3. http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/starcraft-2/518942-gumiho-joins-psistorm-gaming
  4. https://twitter.com/psiPengWin/status/836727027692617728
  5. https://twitter.com/psiPengWin/status/844750993497772032
  6. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/689210763014221824
  7. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/705590435406815232
  8. https://twitter.com/PSIDemi/status/733308572793102337?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  9. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/754160600125575169
  10. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/763761548888158208
  11. https://twitter.com/onfireNoRegreT/status/774753848283889664
  12. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/779825510083862533
  13. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/781125400592134144
  14. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/808495359085445120
  15. https://twitter.com/psiPengWin/status/811517754868109313
  16. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/550492489627729920
  17. http://psistorm.com/main/endofline-joins/
  18. https://twitter.com/sWsc2/status/577163072759967745
  19. DemiLove joins PSISTORM Gaming
  20. EndOfLine is captain
  21. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/615740044477771776
  22. SNSeigifried (3rd September 2015). "Arium joins PSISTORM Gaming". www.teamliquid.net. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  23. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/644746182934200321
  24. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/648908709763129345?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  25. tHeScooTer (October 5, 2015). "mYinsanity signs Intense". www.teamliquid.net. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  26. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/653251078000111616
  27. https://twitter.com/PiLiPiLi96/status/664977791658491904
  28. https://twitter.com/psiApoc/status/671401081809870848
  29. https://www.facebook.com/groups/420195364775732/permalink/543257889136145/
  30. http://psistorm.com/main/starcraft-league-season-3-rules/
  31. https://twitter.com/sWsc2/status/511532342117007360
  32. https://www.facebook.com/groups/starcraftph/permalink/776736502365694/
  33. http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/sc2-tournaments/462167-amateur2pro-league-socal-lan-1000-
  34. http://psistorm.com/main/sloth-joins-psistorm/
  35. http://psistorm.com/main/intense-signs-with-psistorm-gaming/
  36. http://psistorm.com/main/roster-changes/
  37. http://psistorm.com/main/phog-has-arrived/