Tempo Storm Team Evaluating Current Options following Contract Disputes
Since the Tempo Storm organization announced their new international roster featuring the likes of Kevin "HS" Tarn and Ricardo "fox" Pacheco this past May, the team has faced a number of struggles in maintaining the roster with only HS and Powel "innocent" Mocek being the remaining members. Christian "loWel" Garcia Antoran and Aitor "SOKER" Fernandez have left the team to join Oscar "Mixwell" Canellas at Movistar Riders while fox departed in September to join the Portuguese Vodafone Giants Gaming squad.
Per a recent report by Jarek "Dekay" Lewis, the new Tempo Storm roster would be made up of the aforementioned HS and Innocent while adding Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel, Jorgen "cromen" Robertsen and Bastian "ayken" Schendzielorz. The much heralded Norwegians had previously impressed on various stints with Heroic and FaZe Clan, respectively. This new team has been playing under the Tempo Storm banner since October, even participating in various online tournaments and qualifiers.
However, a source familiar with the matter has informed Rush B Media that Tempo Storm have not yet signed the players to new contracts, leaving only HS and innocent the two members contracted to the organization. Negotiations between the team and the organization have ground to a standstill due to differences in contract terms. As a result, the current five man roster is actively seeking opportunities outside of Tempo Storm, but remain hopeful they can come to terms with the American organization.
As Rush B Media understands the situation, the current roster has plans to stick together as a team and are confident they can challenge at an elite level in Europe. The buyouts for the team is reportedly near $100,000 which may prove to be a stumbling block as they seek organizations looking to acquire the European mix team.
Rush B Media has reached out to Tempo Storm who have not responded as of the time of publishing. We will update the story should they choose to comment.