Previous speculation turns to reality as Tempo Storm pick up former eLevate players Daniel "roca" Gustaferri and Will "RUSH" Wierzba.
The announcement of eLevate releasing Daniel "roca" Gustaferriand Will "RUSH" Wierzba two days ago, along with the two players' presence on Tempo Storm's roster during the open online ESL One Cologne North America qualifiers, led to a strong case for the duo to transition to the Tempo Storm team.
The organisation has now officially announced the acquisition of both players, and the team have continued to impress in the meantime with a 2-0 victory over Liquid in the RGN Pro Series tonight.
|RUSH and roca find a new home in Tempo Storm (photo hltv.org)|
Speaking on the acquisition, Wierzba had this to say:
|“I'm super excited to have the opportunity to play with Tempo Storm with my teammate Roca. I’ve known Ronnie and ShahZaM from previous CS iterations, and they’ve always shown a ton of hunger when it came to competing. Alongside a great coach and in-game leader, I’m excited to join Tempo Storm to see what we can do this season," Wierzba said.|
Team captain Ronnie "ryx" Bylicki added:
|“I am very excited to announce that former eLevate stars, Roca and RUSH are now joining Tempo Storm. We feel with these new additions, it will help put us over the top with a tremendous amount fragging power and help us compete to be a top team in NA CS:GO."|
The team have also curiously added Matt "Warden" Dickens as their coach, marking the North American veteran's second official time in coaching a team in CS:GO since he coached Liquid earlier this year.
|“I am excited to work with Tempo Storm, an organization who has experienced unprecedented growth in the last 18 months, and this is a young roster who I feel could benefit from my experience. This is an exciting time in CS not only for players, but for coaches and managers alike,” Dickens said.|
As a result of these changes, Tempo Storm's roster is officially:
Ronnie "ryx" Bylicki
Peter "stanislaw" Stanislaw
Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan
Daniel "roca" Gustaferri
Will "RUSH" Wierzba
Andrew "darky" Mackert (back-up)
Matt "Warden" Dickens (coach)