On the homepage, Team SoloMid (TSM) officially announced goodbye to the LCS. Previously, TSM was always considered a major organization of Esports in North America with more than a decade of construction and development. So where did it come from?
Previously, TSM CEO Andy ‘Reginald’ Dinh announced on May 20 that the organization had taken the first steps to move to another tier one region in League of Legends. According to Reginald, the decision that TSM has been harboring “for the past three years” will mark the end of the team’s long run in the LCS.
This announcement is another blow to North American League of Legends, especially since it comes right after CLG recently merged with NRG. With CLG gone, TSM became the only organization to have competed in every tournament of the LCS, from the pre-franchise days to the modern era.
Team TSM announced its dissolution from the LCS
And recently on September 20, it was announced that TSM is no longer part of the LCS, ending months of uncertainty about when the organization would leave. This leaves the LCS without the team with the most championships in history, although in recent years they have been a shadow of their former self despite making some quality signings. over the years but its effectiveness is almost zero.
On the team’s homepage it is written:
“Today is our last day in the LCS, 11 years, 7 domestic championships, 1 international title”
“We established an unparalleled dynasty and brought home North America’s first international title. We made the cheers of our fanbase heard around the world, the chants TSM was in every arena. We laughed, cried and created strong relationships.”
TSM continued: “None of this would have happened without the support of the fans, the passion and hard work of the staff that made TSM what it is today, and the hours of practice.” Each player’s contribution to giving us our identity is immeasurable.
TSM is a movement that brings us all together. No matter who we are or where we come from. From North America and Europe to South America and Asia, our hearts beat as one.
Black and white will live on in all of us, through fans and through history. It will continue to exist across all our teams, with Baylife’s championship spirit and bravery. Our journey towards more championships will not end here.
Thanks for the memories, LCS.
Why did TSM have to leave the LCS?
TSM took a major financial hit when its 10-year, $210 million naming rights deal with FTX collapsed. Last February, TSM left the Rainbow Six: Siege ecosystem after 3 years, even after winning the world championship in 2022.
The reason TSM left the LCS has 3 main reasons: Cutting costs of the team’s Esports projects, the level of competition in the region and the decline in the reputation of League of Legends throughout North America.
TSM’s LCS spot will be transferred to Shopify Rebellion. According to SBJ, TSM will continue to focus on its Blitz application. This is a tool to help players develop skills and strategies in the games of League of Legends and VALORANT.
And that’s all the latest information we’ve compiled about the TSM team. It’s a pity for a team rich in tradition, a pity for a collapsed League, but after all, North America is still always the region. The area is highly appreciated. Let’s wait for MGN.vn to update the next interesting information!