PSISTORM Gaming

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[e][h]PSISTORM Gaming
Psistorm logo 1.jpg
Team Information
Location:
Manager:
KJ "Freeedom" Garcia
Damen "FilthyRake" Knight
Links
Solo Achievements
2016 WCS Summer Circuit Championship2017 Global StarCraft II League Season 2
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
21
Picon small.png 5
Ticon small.png 5
Zicon small.png 10
Ricon small.png 1
History
Created:
August 2014
Recent Player Trades:
2017-05-18 - Zanster joins
2017-04-05 - CalebAracous leaves
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 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.http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/starcraft-2/518942-gumiho-joins-psistorm-gaming

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]

  • August 27, PSISTORM gaming is born. [31]
  • September 9, SLeet and MyGraiN join PSISTORM academy team.
  • September 14, Season 3 of PSISTORM's Sc2 Amateur league announced. [32]
  • September 15, sWs joins PSISTORM pro team. [33]
  • September 28, PSISTORM's first monthly Philippine StarCraft 2 Cup. [34]
  • September 28, sWs wins Amateur2Pro League SoCal LAN 1000$ Tournament [35]
  • October 3, Sloth joins PSISTORM academy team. [36]
  • October 31, intense is announced as the latest addition. [37]
  • November 12, Sloth has been removed from the active gaming roster, but will help out with casting and content creation. [38]
  • November 12, Phog joins PSISTORM pro team. [39]

Player Roster[edit]

Professional SC2[edit]

USA Zicon small.png EndOfLine (Captain.png)
 Erik Faden
USA Ticon small.png Epic
 Alex Damian
South Korea Ticon small.png GuMiho
 Koh Byung Jae
USA Zicon small.png JonSnow
 Jarod George
Switzerland Zicon small.png PengWin
 Stefan Mott
Kazakhstan Picon small.png PiLiPiLi
 Pavel Pilipenko
USA Ticon small.png RuFF
 Jesse Hall
USA Zicon small.png Silky
 Nick McNeese
Russia Picon small.png Strange
 Alexey Solyakov
South Korea Zicon small.png TRUE
 Bang Tae Soo
Sweden Zicon small.png Zanster
 Anton Dahlström
ID Name 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
usUSA ZZicon small.png EndOfLine (Captain.png) Erik Faden - - 137 - 168th 2012 MLG Pro Circuit/Summer/Championship - - - - -
usUSA TTicon small.png Epic Alex Damian - - - - - - - -
krSouth Korea TTicon small.png 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 Sicon.png 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 Sicon.png 5 - 8th 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 Sicon.png 1st 2017_Global_StarCraft_II_League_Season_2/Code_S
usUSA ZZicon small.png 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 9 - 16th 2017 WCS Austin
usUSA PPicon small.png MygraiN James Horsey - - - - - - - -
chSwitzerland zZicon small.png 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 49 - 64th 2017 WCS Austin
kzKazakhstan pPicon small.png 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 tTicon small.png RuFF Jesse Hall - - - - 17 - 32nd 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Detroit 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Atlanta - 9 - 16th 2017 WCS Austin -
RuRussia PPicon small.png Strange Alexey Solyakov - - - - - - 17 - 32nd 2016_WCS_Spring_Circuit_Championship 33 - 40th 2017 WCS Valencia
krSouth Korea zZicon small.png TRUE Bang Tae Soo - - - Premier League 17 - 24th 2013 WCS Season 1 Korea GSL 2013 WCS Season 3 Korea GSL Sicon.png 3 - 4th 2014 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 2014 DreamHack Open: Moscow 2nd  2015 DreamHack Open: Valencia 1st 2016_WCS_Summer_Circuit_Championship 3 - 4th 2017 WCS Austin2017 WCS Valencia
usUSA zZicon small.png Silky Nick McNeese - - 49+ MLG 65 - 96th 2013 MLG Spring Championship 61 - 76th 2014 MLG Anaheim - - 65 - 80th 2017 WCS Austin
seSweden zZicon small.png Zanster Anton Dahlström - - - 33 - 48th 2013 DreamHack Open: Summer 9 - 16th 2014 DreamHack Open: Buchares Premier League 3 - 4th 2015 WCS Season 3 17 - 24th HomeStory Cup XIII 9 - 16th 2017 WCS Valencia

Academy SC2[edit]

ID Name 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
caCanada PPicon small.png DisK Alexandre Corriveau - - - - - -
usaUSA TTicon small.png Jheffe Christoper Hefferon - - - - - 49 - 64th 2017_WCS_Austin
usUSA TTicon small.png Sugar (Captain.png) Austin Kim - - - - - -
USUSA tTicon small.png TAGurPRGNANT Preston Tung - - - - - -
USUSA zZicon small.png WarreN Dylan Warren - - 61 - 76th 2014 MLG Anaheim - 33 - 48th 2016_DreamHack_Open/Austin 49 - 64th 2017_WCS_Austin
caCanada zZicon small.png ZeRgWaVe Trevor Hollowink - - - - - -

Inactive[edit]

Philippines Zicon small.png EnDerr
 Caviar Acampado
South Korea Ticon small.png Nado
 Kim Han Byeol
USA Zicon small.png Phog
 Drew Roberts
ID Name 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
usUSA RRicon small.png Ares Grant Riew - - - - - -
usUSA TTicon small.png Cirrus Aaron Russell - - - - - -
cnChina PPicon small.png CNProtoss Shen Tong - - - - - -
phPhilippines zZicon small.png 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 -
krSouth Korea tTicon small.png Nado Kim Han Byeol - - - - - -
usUSA zZicon small.png Phog Drew Roberts - 17 - 24th 2013 MLG Spring Championship Challenger League 17 - 32nd 2014 WCS Season 3 America - - -
usUSA ZZicon small.png SLeet Anton Bischoff-Fredrick - 95 - 126th 2013 MLG Spring Championship 61 - 76th 2014 MLG Anaheim - - 49 - 64th 2017_WCS_Austin

Former[edit]

ID Name Join date Leave date Duration New Team
usaUSA zZicon small.png Towelie Ryan Pannell 2 October 2017 18 May 2017 7 months
usaUSA zZicon small.png CalebAracous Caleb Jones 3 April 2016 5 April 2017 1 year RivalGaminglogo std.png Rival Gaming
usaUSA PPicon small.png Lucky Daniel Elmblad 20 December 2016 22 March 2017 ~ 3 months Sloth E-Sports Club logo std hd.png Sloth E-Sports Club
caCanada ZZicon small.png NoRegreT Jake Umpleby 29 June 2015 11 September 2016 ~1 year 3 months N3rdStreetGamersLogo std.png N3rd Street Gamers
INIndia ZZicon small.png DemiLove Varun Immanuel 14 May 2015 19 May 2016 ~1 year DustGamingLogo std.png DuSt Gaming
usUSA pPicon small.png Arium Samson Nazaryan 3 September 2015 19 January 2015 ~4 months
krSouth Korea tTicon small.png Apocalypse Kim Min Hyung 11 October 2015 30 November 2015 ~2 months DustGamingLogo std.png DuSt Gaming
usUSA tTicon small.png intense Andrew Pirelli 3 September 2014 3 September 2015 12 months Myinsanitylogo std.png mYinsanity
usUSA pPicon small.png sWs Stephen Schneider 15 September 2014 15 March 2015 6 months DustGamingLogo std.png DuSt Gaming
caCanada zZicon small.png NYK Spencer Gaunt Unknown Unknown Unknown

Organization[edit]

Management[edit]

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

Team Achievements[edit]

Date Event Result Prize
2017
2017-05-11 2nd DuSt League Season 4 Psistormgaminglogo std.png PSISTORM Gaming 2 : 4Rootlogo std.png ROOT Gaming $135
2016
2016-04-03 1st DuSt League Season 2 Psistormgaminglogo std.png PSISTORM Gaming 4 : 2 Flipsid3logo std.png Flipsid3 Tactics $300
2015
2015-11-08 1st DuSt League Season 1 Psistormgaminglogo std.png PSISTORM Gaming 5 : 2 Flipsid3logo std.png Flipsid3 Tactics $300

References[edit]

  1. . http://psistorm.com/main/psistormcup2/.
  2. http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/starcraft-2/518942-gumiho-joins-psistorm-gaming
  3. https://twitter.com/psiPengWin/status/836727027692617728
  4. https://twitter.com/psiPengWin/status/844750993497772032
  5. https://twitter.com/RivalGamingPro/status/849492053742551042
  6. https://twitter.com/psistormgaming/status/857284973296013315
  7. @KarlJayG (2017-05-18). "Zanster joins PSISTORM Gaming". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
  8. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/689210763014221824
  9. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/705590435406815232
  10. https://twitter.com/PSIDemi/status/733308572793102337?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  11. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/754160600125575169
  12. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/763761548888158208
  13. https://twitter.com/onfireNoRegreT/status/774753848283889664
  14. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/779825510083862533
  15. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/781125400592134144
  16. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/808495359085445120
  17. https://twitter.com/psiPengWin/status/811517754868109313
  18. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/550492489627729920
  19. http://psistorm.com/main/endofline-joins/
  20. https://twitter.com/sWsc2/status/577163072759967745
  21. DemiLove joins PSISTORM Gaming
  22. EndOfLine is captain
  23. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/615740044477771776
  24. SNSeigifried (3rd September 2015). "Arium joins PSISTORM Gaming". www.teamliquid.net. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  25. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/644746182934200321
  26. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/648908709763129345?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  27. tHeScooTer (October 5, 2015). "mYinsanity signs Intense". www.teamliquid.net. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  28. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/653251078000111616
  29. https://twitter.com/PiLiPiLi96/status/664977791658491904
  30. https://twitter.com/psiApoc/status/671401081809870848
  31. https://www.facebook.com/groups/420195364775732/permalink/543257889136145/
  32. http://psistorm.com/main/starcraft-league-season-3-rules/
  33. https://twitter.com/sWsc2/status/511532342117007360
  34. https://www.facebook.com/groups/starcraftph/permalink/776736502365694/
  35. http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/sc2-tournaments/462167-amateur2pro-league-socal-lan-1000-
  36. http://psistorm.com/main/sloth-joins-psistorm/
  37. http://psistorm.com/main/intense-signs-with-psistorm-gaming/
  38. http://psistorm.com/main/roster-changes/
  39. http://psistorm.com/main/phog-has-arrived/