Meet Reynad at the Stream Zone

Meet Reynad at the Stream Zone

He’s the head honcho of the American esports team Tempo Storm, Hearthstone streamer extraordinaire and a gourmet of fine salt. Most importantly: Andrey “reynad” Yanyuk will be at the Stream Zone during DreamHack Austin.

First of all, who are you?
I’m Andrey “reynad” Yanyuk, owner of the esports franchise Tempo Storm, streamer, Youtuber, professional Hearthstone player, caster, King of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men.

How did you get into streaming?
I got into streaming immediately after I found Twitch in the summer of 2012. The platform immediately clicked with me, and I saw it as the future of broadcasting. Within a few weeks I was partnered and getting most of the aggregate audience for Magic: The Gathering when I streamed. When Hearthstone’s beta first came out, I noticed that the game was gaining traction on Twitch with time rather than waning in popularity like most new games. I knew I could be successful in both playing and streaming the game because of my background in MtG, but on a much larger scale due to the game’s massive audience.

Have you been to a DreamHack before? What are you expecting from this one?
I’ve been to quite a few DreamHacks, maybe 8-10 so far but I haven’t been counting. Austin last year was definitely one of my favorite DreamHacks, and I expect the same great event on a bigger scale.

If you could remove one Twitch emote, and add another, which would they be?
I would obliterate Elegiggle and add reynadW. Gotta make Twitch a little more handsome one emote at a time.

What are you really bad at?

Do you have a hidden talent?
I’ve been putting all of my time over the past 3 years into growing Tempo Storm, so the only talent I’ve cultivated in that time is running a business.

If you could have one superhero power – what would it be?
Kid Magic.

Favorite song at the moment?
When All the Lights Go Out – The Fratellis.

Two things you would bring to a deserted island?

Satellite phone and a hatchet.

If you were not streaming full-time, what would you be doing?
Running the company, and possibly starting a new one on top of it. I’ve been considering making a game lately.

Any last words?
Thank you to everyone for all of the support you show Tempo Storm and me every day, and shoutout to DreamHack for bringing me out!

See Reynad in action

To see Reynads schedule, head over to or our stream zone page. If you can’t watch Reynad live from the venue, you can always check out his stream or follow him on @TempoReynad. You can find all available tickets and pricing here. Don’t delay and pick up your ticket today!

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