League of Legends organisation Immortals has announced it is expanding its eSports presence into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with the acquisition of Tempo Storm’s CS:GO squad. As part of the purchase, the team will start to represent Immortals with immediate effect and in all future events.
The team is made up of five Brazillian members Gustavo “Shoowtime” Goncalves, João “Felps” Vasconcellos, Lucas “Lucas1” Teles, Henrique “Hen1” Teles and Ricardo “Boltz” Prass and are ranked as part of the top 10 teams in the world.
empo Storm founder and CEO Andrey “Reynad” Yanyuk said
While it saddens me to part ways with the CS:GO team, Immortals will be an excellent home for them. I am extremely proud of what they have accomplished during their time with Tempo Storm and I wish them the best of luck in their careers moving forward. We’ll be back in the CS:GO scene before long!
Immortals co-founder and CEO Noah Whinston explained
Immortals doesn’t just stand for competitive excellence, but for the work ethic and selflessness that leads to it. There is no team more suited to play under the Immortals banner than this group of young, talented, hungry, and passionate players.
Tempo Storm AWPer, Henrique “Hen1” Teles said
We are very happy to join Immortals. It’s incredible the support they have given us since the first day. We have never been so motivated to reach our goals and be the best. We would like to thank Immortals for this opportunity and we will not take this for granted. We are going to keep doing our work and representing Immortals in the best way we can.
Tempo Storm became available for purchase following a declined entrance into Turner and WME|IMG’s ELEAGUE at which point Tempo Storm’s owner Andrey “Reynad” Yanyuk began to look for buyers.
The team moved to North America after wiining a Games Academy tournament called the “Golden Chance”. The move has seen the squad improve in both domestic and international events. However it has failed to qualify and has not been invited to ELEAGUE, FACEIT and Twitch’s Esports Championship Series. The team has dominated ESEA Season 21’s Premiere Division which earned them spot in the ESL Pro League. Internationally, the team took first at the CEVO Gfinity Pro League finals and ninth-twelfth at DreamHack Masters in Malmö, Sweden.