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 Championship2017 Global StarCraft II League Season 2
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
21
5
5
10
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. [32]
  • September 9, SLeet and MyGraiN join PSISTORM academy team.
  • September 14, Season 3 of PSISTORM's Sc2 Amateur league announced. [33]
  • September 15, sWs joins PSISTORM pro team. [34]
  • September 28, PSISTORM's first monthly Philippine StarCraft 2 Cup. [35]
  • September 28, sWs wins Amateur2Pro League SoCal LAN 1000$ Tournament [36]
  • October 3, Sloth joins PSISTORM academy team. [37]
  • October 31, intense is announced as the latest addition. [38]
  • November 12, Sloth has been removed from the active gaming roster, but will help out with casting and content creation. [39]
  • November 12, Phog joins PSISTORM pro team. [40]

Player Roster[edit]

Professional SC2[edit]

USA  EndOfLine ()
 Erik Faden
USA  Epic
 Alex Damian
South Korea  GuMiho
 Koh Byung Jae
USA  JonSnow
 Jarod George
Switzerland  PengWin
 Stefan Mott
Kazakhstan  PiLiPiLi
 Pavel Pilipenko
USA  RuFF
 Jesse Hall
USA  Silky
 Nick McNeese
Russia  Strange
 Alexey Solyakov
South Korea  TRUE
 Bang Tae Soo
Sweden  Zanster
 Anton Dahlström
ID Name 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
usUSA Z EndOfLine () Erik Faden - - 137 - 168th 2012 MLG Pro Circuit/Summer/Championship - - - - -
usUSA T Epic Alex Damian - - - - - - - -
krSouth Korea T 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  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  5 - 8th 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 2  1st 2017_Global_StarCraft_II_League_Season_2/Code_S
usUSA Z 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 P MygraiN James Horsey - - - - - - - -
chSwitzerland z 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 41 - 48th 2017 WCS Montreal
kzKazakhstan p 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 t RuFF Jesse Hall - - - - 17 - 32nd 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Detroit 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Atlanta - 9 - 16th 2017 WCS Austin -
RuRussia P Strange Alexey Solyakov - - - - - - 17 - 32nd 2016_WCS_Spring_Circuit_Championship 33 - 40th 2017 WCS Valencia
krSouth Korea z TRUE Bang Tae Soo - - - 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: Moscow 2nd  2015 DreamHack Open: Valencia 1st 2016_WCS_Summer_Circuit_Championship 3 - 4th 2017 WCS Austin2017 WCS Valencia2017 WCS Montreal
usUSA z Silky Nick McNeese - - 49+ MLG 65 - 96th 2013 MLG Spring Championship 61 - 76th 2014 MLG Anaheim - - 49 - 64th 2017 WCS Montreal
seSweden z 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 P DisK Alexandre Corriveau - - - - - 65 - 80th 2017 WCS Montreal
usaUSA T Jheffe Christoper Hefferon - - - - - 49 - 64th 2017_WCS_Austin
usUSA T Sugar () Austin Kim - - - - - -
USUSA t TAGurPRGNANT Preston Tung - - - - - -
usUSA P Trace Adam Kasparoff - - - - - -
USUSA z WarreN Dylan Warren - - 61 - 76th 2014 MLG Anaheim - 33 - 48th 2016_DreamHack_Open/Austin 49 - 64th 2017_WCS_Austin
caCanada z ZeRgWaVe Trevor Hollowink - - - - - -

Inactive[edit]

Philippines  EnDerr
 Caviar Acampado
South Korea  Nado
 Kim Han Byeol
USA  Phog
 Drew Roberts
ID Name 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
usUSA R Ares Grant Riew - - - - - -
usUSA T Cirrus Aaron Russell - - - - - -
cnChina P CNProtoss Shen Tong - - - - - -
phPhilippines z 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 t Nado Kim Han Byeol - - - - - -
usUSA z Phog Drew Roberts - 17 - 24th 2013 MLG Spring Championship Challenger League 17 - 32nd 2014 WCS Season 3 America - - -
usUSA Z SLeet Anton Bischoff-Fredrick - 95 - 126th 2013 MLG Spring Championship 61 - 76th 2014 MLG Anaheim - - 49 - 64th 2017_WCS_Austin

Former[edit]

ID Name New Team
usaUSA z Towelie Ryan Pannell
usaUSA z CalebAracous Caleb Jones Rival Gaming
usaUSA P Lucky Daniel Elmblad Sloth E-Sports Club
caCanada Z NoRegreT Jake Umpleby N3rd Street Gamers
INIndia Z DemiLove Varun Immanuel DuSt Gaming
usUSA p Arium Samson Nazaryan
krSouth Korea t Apocalypse Kim Min Hyung DuSt Gaming
usUSA t intense Andrew Pirelli mYinsanity
usUSA p sWs Stephen Schneider DuSt Gaming
caCanada z NYK Spencer Gaunt

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 Player Manager
USUSA Z Mistakes Skylar Hoy Assistant Manager

Team Achievements[edit]

Date Event Result Prize
2017
2017-05-11 2nd DuSt League Season 4 PSISTORM Gaming 2 : 4 ROOT Gaming $135
2016
2016-04-03 1st DuSt League Season 2 PSISTORM Gaming 4 : 2 Flipsid3 Tactics $300
2015
2015-11-08 1st DuSt League Season 1 PSISTORM Gaming 5 : 2 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. @psiPengWin (2017-08-23). "Trace joins PSISTORM Gaming". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  9. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/689210763014221824
  10. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/705590435406815232
  11. https://twitter.com/PSIDemi/status/733308572793102337?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  12. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/754160600125575169
  13. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/763761548888158208
  14. https://twitter.com/onfireNoRegreT/status/774753848283889664
  15. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/779825510083862533
  16. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/781125400592134144
  17. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/808495359085445120
  18. https://twitter.com/psiPengWin/status/811517754868109313
  19. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/550492489627729920
  20. http://psistorm.com/main/endofline-joins/
  21. https://twitter.com/sWsc2/status/577163072759967745
  22. DemiLove joins PSISTORM Gaming
  23. EndOfLine is captain
  24. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/615740044477771776
  25. SNSeigifried (3rd September 2015). "Arium joins PSISTORM Gaming". www.teamliquid.net. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  26. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/644746182934200321
  27. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/648908709763129345?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  28. tHeScooTer (October 5, 2015). "mYinsanity signs Intense". www.teamliquid.net. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  29. https://twitter.com/KarlJayG/status/653251078000111616
  30. https://twitter.com/PiLiPiLi96/status/664977791658491904
  31. https://twitter.com/psiApoc/status/671401081809870848
  32. https://www.facebook.com/groups/420195364775732/permalink/543257889136145/
  33. http://psistorm.com/main/starcraft-league-season-3-rules/
  34. https://twitter.com/sWsc2/status/511532342117007360
  35. https://www.facebook.com/groups/starcraftph/permalink/776736502365694/
  36. http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/sc2-tournaments/462167-amateur2pro-league-socal-lan-1000-
  37. http://psistorm.com/main/sloth-joins-psistorm/
  38. http://psistorm.com/main/intense-signs-with-psistorm-gaming/
  39. http://psistorm.com/main/roster-changes/
  40. http://psistorm.com/main/phog-has-arrived/