ESPN have reported that North American esports organisation Tempo Storm have purchased the North American Challenger Series slot previously owned by Dream Team.
The fee paid for the slot is undisclosed, with rumours indicating that it is “roughly six figures”. The North American team are no stranger to esports, however. They have players and talent in Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, World of Warcraft, FGC and FIFA 17.
Tempo Storm was originally setup as a guide site for Hearthstone but has been in the esports space for a little while. As shown by the titles aforementioned, they currently have several rosters across multiple Blizzard titles. It’s not the first time that they’ve tried to enter the League of Legends scene either, but it seems that finally they’ve had some success.
It’s not the only slot that will be sold, with a minimum of five to be sold by the end of the year.
Esports Insider says: Due to the way that Riot structure the League of Legends esports scene, this is nothing particularly unusual. As we’ve mentioned, there are likely to be a minimum of five slots that become available and different esports teams will move in and out of the space. Tempo Sport have not made many moves into the “big” esports (Dota 2, LoL or CS:GO) thus far so we wish them the best of luck going forward.