But the wrecking ball that Reginald took to the roster was a huge shock. TSM had made a deal to trade Andy “Smoothie” Ta to CLG while they took back former TSM player Vincent “Biofrost” Wang.

Instead, their safe playstyle was punished and they were outclassed by Gen.G later in the game. Many fans were afraid that his toxicity problems would resurface while going from team to team, but it seems he has been doing pretty well so far. Unfortunately, he was not picked to join the team and eventually continued on with Team Liquid. Despite an excellent 6-2 record during his eight games in the LCS, Treatz was left on the bench at the World Championship, possibly to make use of the strong pre-existing synergy between Doublelift and Biofrost. But that’s not what’s happening here. He came on to replace Matt ‘Akaadian’ Higginbotham and Jonathan ‘Grig’ Armao as the six-time NA champions struggled to find synergy in the jungle. The old saying ‘it’s better the devil you know’ springs to mind, but either way Fnatic will remain a team to be feared so long as Rekkles remains on the roster. Read the press conference here: Despite being favored to make it to the Finals, and despite their past victory over Suning Gaming, Top Esports failed in their semifinals rematch and have been knocked out of the World Championship. After missing out on Worlds for yet another year, the future of Team SoloMid has never been less clear.
The top laner still has one year remaining on his contract and unless TSM can snag another promising import, such as Barney “Alphari” Morris from Origen, it’s probably not worth taking a risk on a new top laner. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Open me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ We discuss TSM's bizarre roster decision of starting Academy TSM's Spica in the Jungle for playoffs. TSM kicked three more players following 2018, with only Bjergsen and Zven retaining their starting roles in 2019. And if losing happens, that’s fine. A lot of top tier teams have been left reeling after their performances, but none more so than Fnatic. LS @LSXYZ9. Spica should remain on the team for 2021 and building around him should be a priority for TSM, as it is rare to find young North American talent that can compete at the highest level.

Leffen - Super Smash Bros. Melee & Ultimate - Twitter, Tweek - Super Smash Bros Ultimate - Twitter, TheOddOne - League of Legends & Variety - Twitter, aimbotcalvin - Overwatch & Variety - Twitter. After being a part of the NALCS for both Echo Fox and Team Liquid, fans are hopeful these changes will bring great results to TSM’s future games. Please welcome @Dardoch to #TSM.⚫️: https://t.co/Rw2zciY9cc pic.twitter.com/VAkj3dO3r0. The modern era of TSM began in the offseason following season five. Reginald has built quite an organization over the years. Nobody knows—TSM has never gone through a lean stretch like this current one that’s seen the team miss Worlds for the second straight year.
If TSM had committed to the fight, instead of playing not to lose, they probably would have won the game and actually been competitive at the World Championship. TSM @TSM - 21 Oct. Whatever happens, keep Bjergsen or lose him, the future of the organization doesn’t rest in the hands of its players. To add insult to injury, they even traded a Baron for their own Nexus against LGD in their last game of the tournament. And nearly none of them have worked out the way the team would’ve hoped. This is a bold move considering TSM’s diabolical showing at Worlds, but equally many Fnatic fans aren’t convinced that Hylissangs 50/50 plays are doing Fnatic many favours. A key instance of the previously mentioned poor communication from TSM could be observed during their fifth group stage game against Gen.G in which Spica landed a five-man Lillia ultimate but his teammates refused to follow up. At each step along the way, TSM has made questionable calls that have gone against what others have suggested. If Reginald can’t find a way to step back and let his organization breathe, it’ll die, from a competitive standpoint.