Overwatch, one of the fastest growing competitive games, is generating impressive viewership for its tournaments and growing a solid player base in just two months after its launch. With enthusiastic
As most of you know, Leffen has been struggling with his visa application to the US for most of the past year. After a very long struggle, his visa application has finally been processed, with the next step being a screening by a US embassy. Leffen has already completed this screening, and we are waiting for their response which would allow him to be free to attend every tournament after that.
As some may have already noticed, Nick “CullTheMeek” Verolla and Mico ‘MICSHE’ Dedicatoria are no longer a part of the TSM VainGlory team. While the team has managed to win the NA Winter finals, recent results during the spring have been less than desirable.
As many of you have heard, twistzz will not be able to compete in ELEAGUE due to their age restriction. We will be using Casper “cadiaN” Moller as our 5th for ELEAGUE.
During the 2016 Spring Split, we brought on Weldon Green during a few weeks to do workshops with our League of Legends roster and assist them in achieving their potential.
During our three week bootcamp in Korea, a lot of talented candidates have participated in the tryouts for the support position on our starting League of Legends roster. These tryouts have ended, and we would like to thank all the candidates for their time and efforts.
We are announcing that we are accepting applications for teams and players to represent TSM in Overwatch in the 2016 year.
As part of their preparation for upcoming online and international tournaments, Team SoloMid’s CS:GO team has relocated to the San Francisco Bay area.Taking advantage of a dedicated practice facility inside of the Logitech office, the team will prepare and play matches from a private LAN setup with their Logitech G gear.
We are announcing the departure of Bora ‘Yellowstar’ Kim from the TSM organization.
After an extremely long process to secure a visa for Leffen, we are extremely pleased to announce that we have secured him entry to the United States to compete in upcoming Smash tournaments.
We would like to announce that Vincent ‘Biofrost’ Wang has passed the first phase of our support tryout. We found that he was the best North American candidate to move forward with, and he will be flying with the team to compete for the position alongside other candidates in Korea.
Team Solomid is seeking a live-in team manager for our CS:GO roster. The primary objective of the job is to ensure that the players have their out-of-game concerns addressed so that they may focus on their practice and play at the highest level.
After the Spring Split playoffs, our support Bora ‘YellOwStaR’ Kim has expressed a desire to return to Europe for the remainder of the season.
In the past couple of years, Vainglory has made a standout mark in the mobile gaming industry as highly competitive MOBA.
We are announcing that TSM and Daniel ‘vice’ Kim will be parting ways at the end of his trial period. The TSM CS:GO team and management would like to thank
KC was released yesterday on February 15th in the evening.
We would like to announce that we have acquired the now ex-Rush Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 lineup to represent Team Solomid in the 2016 CoD: World League.
We’re pleased to announce that Valkrin and Gosu will be joining TSM.
- TSM Roster Changes
As Season 5 comes to a close, we announce with a heavy heart the departures of Lucas ‘Santorin’ Larsen, Jang-sik ‘Lustboy’ Ham, and Marcus ‘Dyrus’ Hill from our League of Legends line-up. Santorin will be stepping down from the TSM roster, while Lustboy and Dyrus will remain as streamers under TSM.
Lucas ‘Santorin’ Larsen and our brand are mutually parting ways. Both him and the team remain on amicable terms, and we appreciate all his hard work in the past year. TSM wishes him farewell and best of luck in his future endeavors.
“I have enjoyed my time with TSM but we have now decided to part ways. Everyone has been nice to me and Andy has always done his best to help me out with everything. I will most likely not be playing competitive League Of Legends anymore but I will try to make full time streaming work while studying on the side.”
-Lucas ‘Santorin’ Larsen
“Santorin was a pleasure to work with. It’s a real shame that things didn’t work out. I wish him the best of luck for the future”
-Andy ‘Reginald’ Dinh
Jang-sik ‘Lustboy’ Ham is departing from TSM as a result of his decision to retire from professional play. His retirement marks the end of a very storied career, having been a part of the dominant Azubu Blaze, and spending the last year of his career as a part of the TSM family. Lustboy has left behind very large shoes to fill, and he will be remembered fondly with his hard earned victories on TSM. Lustboy will move to an analyst position, while also helping TSM construct their 2016 roster.
“Due to shoulder injuries and being tired of playing, I decided to step down as a player but I’ll still be involved with TSM helping in anyway possible. I will never forget how much fans and everyone treated me kindly, and I appreciate the opportunity given to me by TSM to prove my skills even though I was a foreigner.”
– Jang-sik ‘Lustboy’ Ham
“Lustboy joined TSM at a critical time, when we were left without a support due to unforeseen circumstances. He was rushed to join the team and was a crucial part of our 1st place finish in summer split 2014. He’s been a pleasure to work with in and out of game and I hope he can continue his success for the rest of his future endeavors”
– Yoonsup ‘Locodoco’ Choi
Last, but not least, the departure of Marcus ‘Dyrus’ Hill. In the last four years, Dyrus has built a legacy. This is a legacy of dominance over the North American League of Legends professional scene for the previous four seasons. Four seasons where Dyrus maintained a berth on the top of North American standings throughout his career, and became one of only two players to have attended every World Championship to date. Dyrus’ achievements during his tenure within Team SoloMid have made him a legend, and his retirement marks the end of an era. Dyrus will be moving into the “TSM Retirement Home” with ex-teammate Brian ‘TheOddOne’ Wyllie to become a full time streamer.
“After 5 seasons of playing competitive I think it’s time to give someone else the chance to play with such amazing teammates. I am burnt out and it would be unfair to keep going without the same level of motivation. I will still be under TSM and I will support them from behind the scenes. Thank you all for everything I look forward to seeing the new roster soon!”
-Marcus ‘Dyrus’ Hill
“Thanks so much for being an awesome friend, teammate, and employee for the last 5 years. I look forward to continue working with Dyrus in supporting his transition from a player to streamer.”
-Andy ‘Reginald’ Dinh
We wish to express our gratitude to these players, all of whom have dedicated an extreme amount of time and their lives to Team SoloMid. Their contributions will have a lasting influence within the organization, and again we wish them all fair fortunes and the best of luck.
As a result of these changes, Team SoloMid is currently holding tryouts for starters in our top, jungle, and support positions. Any candidate must have the following requirements:
- Fluency in English
- Challenger ranking in NA, EU, KR, CN, or TW
- Willing to relocate to the TSM Gaming House in California, USA
- A positive mind set, which includes but is not limited to the following:
- Willingness to learn from others
- Competitive spirit
- The ability to accept criticism and be self-critical
- Cooperative and willing to adapt to and work within a team environment
Please send applications to email@example.com with the following format:
Screenshot of current solo queue rank in client:
Experience in competitive League of Legends:
Motivation for joining: