Trump leaves TSM Hearthstone team, joins Tempo Storm

After three years, Trump is departing from Team SoloMid (Trump/Tempo Storm)
After three years, Trump is departing from Team SoloMid (Trump/Tempo Storm)

One of the most popular Hearthstone streamers in the world is on a new team. Jeffrey “Trump” Shih has left Team SoloMid to join Tempo Storm.

According to an announcement from TSM, Trump’s departure came after the player and the organization were unable to reach a contract agreement.

“It’s been a fantastic three years working with Trump, and it’s a great shame that we could not come to a resolution,” TSM owner Andy “Reginald” Dinh said. “I wish nothing but the best for him in the future, and hope he continues his success. To our fans: TSM will continue to invest in Hearthstone, and there is much to look forward to in our future with the scene.”

Trump is bringing his sizeable streaming audience to Tempo Storm, the esports organization owned by Andrey “Reynad” Yanyuk.

“I picked Tempo Storm because Reynad is a strong, independent man who doesn’t need no woman. I’m working towards rebranding the team as Trumpo Storm,” said Trump of the move.

Trump has been a popular personality in Hearthstone since the beginnings of the esport, having carried over some of his streaming success over from his days as a StarCraft pro. In addition to streaming, he’s also an accomplished competitive player, having taken home wins at HTC Recharged and Vulcun Deckmasters.

The departure of Trump follows TSM’s acquisition of Julien “Cydonia” Perrault-Harvey last week. For more, stay right here on the Yahoo Esports Hearthstone hub.

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