Tempo Storm Signs Jarvis to Rainbow Six Siege Roster
Tempo Storm has announced that they have signed Rainbow Six Siege superstar Sam Jarvis, better known to his fans as simply Jarvis, to their roster. He joins Team Captain and Support Player Mitchell “Dream” Malson, Flex Player Tim “Creators” Humpherys, Secondary Entry Player Mark “MarkTheShark” Arismendez, and former teammate and In-Game Leader Giuliano “Krazy”Solon, led by Team Manager and Coach Trevor “KenZ” Kenzie.
Jarvis previously played for Luminosity Gaming, Team SoloMid, SK Gaming, and FlipSid3 Tactics, as well as other smaller organizations in the Rainbow Six Siege scene. He helped TSM win DreamHack Montreal last year, and won both seasons of the Canadian Nationals back to back on Team Canada. He was a part of Luminosity’s roster until they decided to exit Rainbow Six Siege earlier this year, as part of a dispute with Ubisoft over Pro League slots.
Tempo Storm’s newly completed roster will begin playing at the beginning of Stage 2 in the North American league, which awards seeding for the Six Major and is considered one of the major leagues in Rainbow Six Siege.
Jarvis Returns to the Server
Jarvis rose to prominence initially as a Halo 3 player in 2008, playing that game for years before transitioning to Rainbow Six Siege as a professional and streamer. For those keeping track, that’s all the way back in 2014, when the game was just in year one, season two. We’re six years removed from that now. After graduating college, he became a pro full time and became one of the game’s best flex players, well known for his calculated playstyle, rapid decision making, and great communication skills with his teammates.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to return to professional play with a roster full of potential in Tempo Storm,” said Jarvis. “Once again, I’ll be playing with my former teammate and friend, Krazy, alongside a group that is talented and hungry to rise up the ranks in the North American League (NAL). I’m thankful to all of my supporters who have stuck with me over the years, the negative comments that motivate me to stick it out, and my teammates who know what I bring to the table.”
This negative feedback that Jarvis mentions is likely due to his time with Team SoloMid, where he was often criticized for his performance in-game. Clearly his new teammates don’t share those views, as they are bringing him in to replace Manuel “Sloppy” Malfer. Sloppy only played with Tempo Storm for three events, and while they managed to bring home a win at the DBNO COVID-19 Charity Event, they finished 6th at NAL Season One with his help.
Jarvis is also well known for his YouTube series “Raw Clips,” where he has become known for producing some of the best and most viral Rainbow Six Siege clips out there.
“The Tempo team is ecstatic to have one of the best Rainbow Six Siege players in the North American region join our ranks,” said Leighton Tyler, Tempo’s Acquisitions Manager. “With Jarvis on our roster and the backing of his new teammates, we are confident that we’ll continue improving drastically as a team. We’d also like to express our sincerest gratitude to Manuel Malfer (‘Sloppy’), who is leaving the team today. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
Tempo Storm has not had a ton of results in Rainbow Six Siege, as they picked an interesting time to get into the game. They entered back in December, just before the COVID-19 pandemic struck and really hampered a lot of competition. Since starting they have had a lot of roster instability and have not had any notable successes, aside from requalifying for NAL, and winning the DBNO Charity Event. Their best finish aside from this was a 5th place finish in Pro League Season 11.
Tempo Storm’s Other Endeavors
Tempo Storm is one of esports’ most notable teams to rise out of the popularity of Hearthstone, and perhaps one of the teams that best transitioned to being a multiteam property out of the 2014-2016 esports boom.
They currently have teams in the aforementioned Rainbow Six Siege, Hearthstone, Magic: The Gathering, Shadowverse, Super Smash Bros., PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, Brawl Stars, Brawlhalla, Pokémon, Summoners War, and FIFA.
Even with all of their championships, Tempo Storm is also very well known for their content. They originally began as a content website for Hearthstone (much like Team SoloMid did for League of Legends) before transitioning their talents into team management.
Signing Jarvis to their Rainbow Six Siege team may propel Tempo Storm to even greater heights, but that’s not going to be an easy ask in a scene that’s grown even more competitive in recent years.