Dota 2 Roster News: J.Storm Ceases North America Operations 

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So long and farewell.
So long and farewell. J.Storm

To say that Dota 2 team J.Storm disbanded is to understate it. The reality is that the organization actually ceased its entire North America operations. That means that not only was the Dota 2 team disbanded, but also its Fortnite team.

J.Storm’s journey started back in September 2016 as Team VGJ. It had the support of NBA player Jeremy Lin, who at that time was playing for the Brooklyn Nets. The organization later divided into two squads with VGJ.Thunder being based in China and VGJ.Storm in North America. However by 2018 Thunder announced that they had disbanded while the brand went to rename itself J.Storm.

The team was composed of David “moo” Hull, Leon “Nine” Kirilin, Braxton “Brax” Paulson, Joel Mori “MoOz” Ozambela, and Cinton “Fear” Loomis. If that lineup sounds familiar, it’s the same one that has played in recent tournaments under the name business associates.

Going back to J.Storm, they haven’t really been doing well in terms of Valve-sanctioned events. They managed to qualify for a total of four DPC majors, though their highest finish has been 5th-6th during DreamLeague Season 12. Their lowest has been 9th-12th place.

Since the rebranding, only Moo has been part of the original roster. Other Dota 2 players that have been members of the team include Lee “FoREv” Sang-don, Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok, and Sivatheeban “1437” Sivanathapillai. No doubt J.Storm had its share of excellent players.

The announcement to stop operations was made through J.Storm's official Twitter account, where the organization said that as they move forward, they are “reevaluation commitments and with that comes the cessation of our North American operations which includes our Dota 2 and Fortnite teams." The organization went on to thank everyone and ended the statement by saying that “it has been a pleasure and we wish all out past players success.

So what’s next for the players? As mentioned earlier, they formed a new team known as business associates, though there’s no telling how long that’s going to last as well. Still, given the talent, these players are sure to find a new team. They could also go the way of Fighting PandaS and sign with a different organization.

That said, GGWP J.Storm!

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