I can't understand how someone can leave a team that has Reynad, the undisputed best Hearthstone player in the universe, in it.
Maybe he collapsed under the pressure of being compared to Reynad, both a player and a man of extraordinaire capacities. I can imagine it can be quite frustrating to struggle at keeping up with Reynad's genius.
If I'm not mistaken, Tempo Storm has worse open tournament results than C9 does, which suggests that, biases aside, C9 is just plain better. Correct me if I'm wrong.
I disagree. Strifecro has been a bit meh lately imo and well aside from kolento the rest of the team is also meh. Hyped, kitkatz, and gaara are all extremely good. Reynad is ekop level if not a little higher
tides left because reynad wasn't paying for travel and wasn't providing for his team very well. He wanted to tides to earn travel money by making videos but didn't offer much incentive other then that. C9 provides much more for tides for doing much less.