Norwegian Counter-Strike players Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel and Jørgen "cromen" Robertsen are in serious discussion with the Tempo Storm organization to join the active roster, according to multiple sources. In addition to RUBINO and cromen, it is expected that AWPer Bastian 'ayken' Schendzielorz will join as the fifth player.


DBLTAP ​reported both Norwegian players were in contact with Tempo Storm in early September, and it appears talks have taken a drastic step forward following the post-Major roster shuffle. RUBINO most recently played for Heroic over a four month stint before going inactive toward the end of June. Since his time with the North organization which ended in early 2017, he returned to the Dignitas organization with limited success before winding up on Heroic.


Cromen is most known for his time as a substitute for FaZe Clan while Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Gustafsson went inactive for personal reasons. As a stand-in, he helped FaZe win ESL One: Belo Horizonte and two semi-final finishes at ESL One Cologne and the ECS Season 5 Finals. Since olofmeister returned, cromen has not played official matches for a professional team.


Ayken has spent time on a number of German teams throughout his playing time in CS:GO, including a small stint with the Sprout organization. Most recently he played under the Tempo Storm banner for the IEM Chicago qualifier. Should Tempo Storm sign these three players, the active roster will consist of RUBINO, cromen, ayken, Kevin "HS" Tarn, and Paweł "innocent" Mocek.


Tempo Storm could not initially be reached for comment.