North American esports organization J.Storm has formally announced that they have ceased the operations of their Dota 2 team after “reevaluating commitments” moving into the new year.
The former J.Storm players notably already played in the ESL One Los Angeles Major qualifiers as well as the StarLadder ImbaTV Kyiv Minor 2020 under the team name Business Associates.
J.Storm first started as VGJ.Storm in 2017, the North American team of the VGJ organization created in 2016 as a joint venture between China Digital Culture (Group) Limited, Chinese esports organization Vici Gaming, and international basketball star Jeremy Lin, who the team was named after.
The organization re-branded to J.Storm in 2018 due to the end of their partnership with Vici Gaming and to comply with the new team ownership rules introduced for the 2018-2019 Dota Pro Circuit.
“Since our beginning as VGJ back in 2017, to our current existence as J.Storm, it has been an exciting ride […] At this juncture, we’d like to thank all those who have cheered for us, our partners, sponsors, and all the players and staff who have contributed to the cause over the years. It has been a pleasure and we wish all our past players success,” said J.Storm in a statement.
Former J.Storm Dota 2 roster (currently playing as Business Associates):
- David “Moo” Hull
- Leon “Nine” Kirilin
- Braxton “Brax” Paulson
- Joel Mori “MoOz” Ozambela
- Clinton “Fear” Loomis