Esports franchise and gaming entertainment organization Tempo Storm has announced the expansion of its merchandise line with a new collection that includes various graphic t-shirts. Created in collaboration with multiple international artists, the line will explore streaming, gaming, and internet culture with artists that have inspired the Tempo team. The first collaboration will kick off with designs from Andre Rojas, (a.k.a. SrGrafo), one of the most popular artists on Reddit.
Rojas gained a significant following on the online global community platform beginning in 2019 after his series of webcomics reflecting various internet trends went viral. Alongside posting his popular artwork daily, Rojas also hosts weekly meme contests based on his comics on his Reddit page.
“Working with Tempo to design this new line for their latest collection has been quite fun,” says Rojas. “I’m looking forward to seeing people wearing my designs.”
All net profits from sales will be donated to The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community through scholarships, capacity building and research initiatives, innovative programs and strategic partnerships. The new line, printed on 100 percent recycled cotton, is made in Los Angeles, Calif.
“Since we’ve been expanding and evolving our brand, we wanted to release an apparel collection that our fans haven't experienced before,” says Ryan Wagner, brand manager, Tempo. “And with all of the current events happening in our socio-political environment, it was important for us to support an organization like the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to help advocate for our vulnerable communities and end systemic racism.”
In addition to the new lineup, Tempo’s first-ever face mask is also available now as part of the #GamersMasks4Masks campaign to help fight the spread of COVID-19. For every mask purchased, all profits will be used to fund the production of two additional masks that will be donated to hospitals, medical facilities and frontline workers in the Los Angeles, Calif. area.