Reynad is the professional name of Andrey Yanyuk. He is a “Hearthstone” player, Twitch streamer, and YouTube personality, who is currently the owner and player of the team “Tempo Storm”. Reynad first began playing in 2014 and quickly became one of the most victorious players in Hearthstone history. Just when he was dominating the game “TCG Magic: The Gathering”, he was eventually banned for 18 months and moved on to Hearthstone. Since then, he has found a ton of success and has maintained a large fan base on all of his social media platforms.
How did Reynad Tempo Storm earn his net worth?
In addition to playing Hearthstone, the internet star became rich from his videos on YouTube. He first joined the video-sharing platform in late April 2010. He first uploaded videos in which he played Hearthstone with paid promotions, thanks to which he was able to earn more than $2.500. By the end of 2011, all of his videos in total amassed 1 million views and he had well over 20.000 subscribers.
In 2012, while consistently playing Hearthstone and uploading videos on YouTube, Reynad joined the streaming platform Twitch under the username “reynad27”. At first, just like with YouTube, he only uploaded videos related to the card game, however, he then created his own series that follow his real-life adventures and struggles. As of now, his account on the platform remains his most-followed of all. He currently has 507.000 followers and the amount of money he’s able to make more than $1 million.
Why is he so famous?
Reynad became famous in 2014 when he began playing Hearthstone. His real name, Andrey Yanyuk is Ukrainian. He was born on January 27, 1992, in Ukraine. He has a younger brother and sister. Raised by their mother, they moved to Minnesota when Andrey was six years old. He spent most of his childhood playing video games with his friends and neighbors on Nintendo 64s and Gameboys. By the age of 13, he also developed an interest in programming and, at one point, he even considered pursuing a career in game design, however, those plans soon failed.
When he was 15 years old, during one of his visits to Ukraine, he was introduced to the game “TCG Magic: The Gathering”, which caught his attention. After spending the next few months perfecting his craft, Andrey was able to win multiple games and became a professional player. Later in his teen years, besides card games such as this one, he also joined tournaments and developed an interest in poker. He failed to meet the credit requirements necessary for a diploma and dropped out of high school. In his late teen years, he spent most of his time in both Nashville and Minnesota playing poker.
What makes him so successful?
The success of Reynad comes from his time online. He first started playing in 2014 when he was 22. Shortly after he was banned from Magic: The Gathering, he focused his attention on the popular card game. In his very first match, at the Dream Hack Viagame Hearthstone Championship, he faced “Danielctin14” in a losing effort. That year, however, he was able to win his first event – the “Lord of the Arena 1”.
By 2017, just from taking part in various events, the triumphant Hearthstone player was able to rack up really $100.000. As of now, he has won multiple events such as the “Battle of the Best Invitational”, “International Esports Tournament”, “Legendary Series”, “DreamHack”, and many others. At that time, he also became popular with his popularizing decks – Aggro Warrior and Zoo. Perhaps his most notable accomplishment is hosting and eventually winning the inaugural arena Hearthstone tournament.
Reynad is not only a Hearthstone player but also an internet sensation. In 2012, he discovered Twitch and began streaming himself while playing various video games. He began playing the popular card game Hearthstone in 2014 and by the end of the year, he established his own team dubbed “Tempo Storm”. With sponsors such as Twitch, Curse, Secretly, and MegaThreads supporting him, Reynad quickly began earning millions of dollars.
In addition to that, he remained an active YouTube personality that now has more than 100.000 subscribers and a total of 37 million views. As of 2021, Reynad remains not only one of the most triumphant but also one of the richest gamers of all time. His fan base is made of millions from around the world, and most recently, his net worth exceeded the $35 million mark.