The talented squad of Team eXoN has been acquired and is now part of PSISTORM Gaming. Players include SpeCiaL, Cham, Nina, MaxPax, Ryan, and more. The management staff including founders Drikett, Daemonumcamo, Snowden along with staff members will be taking key positions with PSISTORM.
This comes as a surprise to some as Team eXoN has been running pretty well. But the move is for the long-term goals of both parties.
“It’s a chance for our players to get better publicity and more notoriety”, said team owner Ryan “Drikett” McNalty. “Our amazing players get to join a team that has a better ability to provide a more substantial spotlight.”, he added. “I want to give a shout out to everyone who made this happen, and to all the players. Additional shoutout to Wintergaming, Sushi, Starkiller, KiloKilo, Serral, Team GOSU, Beastyqt, JimRising, Sunokasuri, and the SC2 community who all helped make Team eXoN a reality in SC2 and what we are able to do today [in being one with PSISTORM].”
Team member and popular streamer Sal “UpATreeZelda” D’Amore said, “I’ve been a fan of many players on the team for a long time! Welcome to the family! I’m excited for PSISTORM to acquire up-and-coming (soon to be premiere I’m sure) caster, Steadfast. His work ethic is incredible, and will hopefully be one of the communities’ go-to casters within the next year. Naturally having Juanito on PSISTORM is exciting news, look forward to cheering for him as a teammate and fan! “
What does this mean for StarCraft 2 and esports? To SC2 admin Nate “Taldan” Spanier, “It means we’ll be able to try out some new event types and bring back some old events that haven’t been able to be held for a while (like GM FFA)”. Fans should be excited “because they get to see me play at more events again. Everyone loves cannons when they’re not playing against it. And, shout out to SouL”
It’s not just SC2, but the game Valorant is another reason to be excited according to Braeden “Linkin” Payne. He is a Valorant manager. “With this acquisition, my Valorant team can now play for a team with more support from the management, which can lead to bigger tournaments, bigger names, and bigger contracts”.
“This acquisition marks the roaring return of the PSISTORM to the StarCraft community and is the first step in a larger initiative by the organization to bring more content and opportunities to the community.”, said Steve “Wheva” Golden, former Hearthstone tournament organizer. “PSISTORM has a long history in StarCraft; this move shows how committed and confident the organization is in the game and its fans moving forward.”