Team Impulse Walks Away From Negotiations With Tempo Storm
According to Tempo Storm founder, Andrey Yanyuk, his organization was in the process of finalizing the purchase of Team Impulse’s North American LCS spot when TIP walked away to pursue another buyer, among other complications. These statements were made while streaming over Twitch TV.
Yanyuk, more commonly known for his persona “Reynad”, claims that TIP was very difficult to work with and expressed his satisfaction that they were exiting North American esports.
Despite this poor experience, Reynad has stated that he will likely still look into purchasing a team come next LCS split. Tempo Storm currently has teams in Heroes of the Storm, WoW: Arena, Counter-Strike and players in Hearthstone, FIFA, and various fighting games. As League of Legends is one of the most popular esports in the world, expanding to it is clearly near the top of Tempo Storm's priority list. Hopefully they’ll have better luck in future negotiations.
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