12 June 2017 - 14:36

Tempo Storm snaps up new tank player and former Fnatic coach

Seth "Novx" Zuroff, Tempo Storm's former coach, will depart from the organization.
Overwatch Staff Reporter
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After qualifying for Overwatch Contenders, Tempo Storm is making adjustments to its Overwatch roster.

The North American esports organization is adding tank player Adam "Beasthalo" Denton, as well as former Fnatic coach Robert "roflgator" Malecki. Beasthalo is being signed after a successful trial period, where he helped Tempo Storm reach the group stage of Overwatch Contenders.

Up until last week Roflgator acted as Fnatic's coach, helping the team gain notoriety in the expanding Overwatch scene. Tempo Storm picked him up after Fnatic released almost all of its Overwatch team. He will replace former coach Seth "Novx" Zuroff.

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"When I was trying out for teams, I noticed that Tempo Storm had a lot of great potential," Roflgator said in a statement. "All the players were great mechanically, they communicated fairly well, and they had a really good attitude. The only thing they were missing is structure and strategy. I feel like the weak points of this team are my strong points, and I am interested to see how incredible they can be with proper coaching."

Tempo Storm underwent a restructuring in May, most notably adding former Fnatic, FaZe Clan, and Bench Boys player Erik "TwoEasy" van Hoorn. The roster now consists of Beasthalo on tank, TwoEasy and Jonathan "DreamKazper" Sanchez on DPS, Joey "Jkw" Wavering and Nicholas "Cosi" Beltran on support, and Tanner "TiG" Spanu as flex/DPS.

The Overwatch Contenders qualifier was the first big showing since the reorganization—but Tempo Storm will have to keep proving themselves as the tournament continues June 18.

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