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Tempo Storm stomp PUBG field with first-place NPL finish

Steven R. March 13, 2019

Tempo Storm have been utterly dominating the professional PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds scene in North America.

The quartet recently brought home a bunch of hardware by becoming the National PUBG League Phase 1 champions. The achievement caps what has been a stellar start for the team in the new PUBG competitive format.

The first phase of the 2019 season kicked off in February, with the teams competing in eight weekly matches. The phase used the 2019 universal PUBG ruleset, which gives teams one point for each kill and a bonus based upon the team’s placement in each game, up to a maximum of 10 points.

Tempo Storm was quick to establish itself as a threat to win it all in week one, coming in second place out of 16 teams with 73 points. The second week saw Tempo Storm climb to the top of the scoreboard with 85 points, and it never strayed far from that spot.

The squad took first-place again in week three but fell back to earth a bit in week four, landing in fifth. Though that weak showing opened the doors for rivals Cloud9 and Shoot To Kill to steal the top spot away, Tempo Storm rallied hard in the final week by racking up 85 points to seal up the top prize in comfort, totaling 368 points compared to second-place Cloud9’s 299.

It’s a major achievement for the team and one that sets them up favorably moving forward in the professional PUBG circuit.

The first-place prize for phase one of the NPL is $100,000 and 100 championship points towards a spot in the 2019 PUBG Global Championship. It also earns Tempo Storm a spot in the year’s first global PUBG event, the FACEIT Global Summit: PUBG Classic, where Tempo Storm will compete alongside fellow National PUBG League teams Cloud9, Shoot To Kill, and Team Envy.

Though the North American and Chinese fields are now set for the FACEIT Global Summit, most of the world is still fighting for a spot in the event. The first phase of the South Korean season still has one week left, while Europe and Southeast Asia both have shorter phases which will begin later this month.

Tempo Storm will return at the FACEIT Global Summit on April 16.

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