Tempo Storm return to CS:GO with the signing of Games Academy, an all-Brazilian team whose most recent success has been qualifying for the MLG Columbus Main Qualifier.
Tempo Storm's previous venture in CS:GO came to an end in August 2015 after it dropped its team and decided to focus on other games and bide its time before another CS:GO-related signing.
Hints that the organisation would pick up a new team have been in the water for the past few days and are now confirmed as the organisation has announced the acquisition of Games Academy, a Brazilian team whose organisation is the brainchild of Luminosity's Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo and who have often vied in the shadows of their more successful cousin.
Games Academy's coach Luiz "peacemaker" Tadeu offered some words on the signing of his players:
"We’re extremely excited to be part of this new Tempo Storm era. It’s been quite few months since they’ve had a CS:GO team and we are extremely honored that they choose to give an opportunity for an original Brazilian team to represent them. Even though we changed our lineup recently, things are going great and our atmosphere within the team is amazing. We are going to be in top form for the upcoming months and we can’t wait to bring our first 'storm' at the next CS:GO event."
In addition, Tempo Storm owner Andrey “Reynad” Yanyuk (who himself was a competitive Hearthstone player) spoke on signing the Brazilian talents:
"We are ecstatic to dive back into Counter Strike, and feel very fortunate that this is the roster we are doing it with. The former Games Academy team are incredibly hardworking and hungry for success - two of the key character traits I look for in esports competitors. I look forward to building the Tempo Storm brand with the team, especially among the underrepresented and passionate Brazilian community."
Tempo Storm's new lineup is:
Luiz "peacemaker" Tadeu (coach}
The Tempo Storm lineup will next be in offline action at the MLG Columbus Main Qualifier in two weeks time where they will seek one of eight spots to the next Major of MLG Columbus 2016. The team are also plying their trade in ESEA Premier where they are currently 5-0.
— Tempo Storm (@Tempo_Storm) February 11, 2016
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