|Owner||Andy "Reginald" Dinh |
Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg
|Head Coach||Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg|
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- 1 History
- 1.1 Creation of Team SoloMid
- 1.2 Riot Season 1 Championship
- 1.3 Preseason 2
- 1.4 Season 2
- 1.5 Season 3
- 1.6 2014 Preseason
- 1.7 2014 Season
- 1.8 2015 Preseason
- 1.9 2015 Season
- 1.10 2016 Preseason
- 1.11 2016 Season
- 1.12 2017 Season
- 1.13 2018 Season
- 1.14 2019 Season
- 1.15 2020 Season
- 2 Timeline
- 3 Player Roster
- 4 Player League Participation
- 5 Organization
- 6 Tournaments
- 7 Media
- 8 Images
- 9 External Links
- 10 References
TSM (previously known as Team SoloMid) is a North American esports team, created around the community website SoloMid.Net by brothers Andy "Reginald" Dinh and Dan "Dan Dinh" Dinh in September 2009. Since June 2021, the organization has been known as TSM FTX in non-Riot Games esports, but is not permitted to use that name in League of Legends or VALORANT due to sponsorship restrictions.
The team was first seen in early 2011 after being formed to participate in the Riot Season 1 Championship later that year. The organization previously hosted TSM Darkness and the now-disbanded Team SoloMid Evo. TSM is the only team to qualify to the first seven World Championships and also is the only team to make the first ten NA LCS Finals.
Creation of Team SoloMid
After All or Nothing disbanded, Reginald decided to continue his competitive career by building a team in support of his site Solomid.net. The original roster consisted of Saintvicious, Reginald, Chaox, TheOddOne, and Locodoco but Saintvicious left Team SoloMid to join Counter Logic Gaming In February. This led the team to pick up subs for the upcoming months, such as FeedFest, Westrice, Chu8, Doublelift and Qlown. The month of April saw two major additions to TSM, with the arrival of Xpecial and The Rain Man.
Riot Season 1 Championship
After the roster solidified with Reginald, TheOddOne, The Rain Man, Xpecial and Chaox, Team SoloMid attended the Riot Season 1 Championship on June 20, 2011. TSM took first place in their group, going 2-1 and being the only team to lose to the Singaporean team, Xan. Team SoloMid then met the French against All authority squad in the semifinals of the double elimination playoffs. TSM was defeated by aAa 1-2 and knocked down to the loser's bracket. Team SoloMid met Epik Gamer, a fellow North American team, and defeated them 2-0 to advance to the loser bracket finals where they faced aAa for a second time. aAa started the best-of-three series with a one game advantage due to their previous win against TSM in the winner's bracket. In a close match, against All authority bested TSM and took the series. Team SoloMid ended the tournament in 3rd place and took home $ 10,000 USD.
Team SoloMid attended several circuits in the Preseason 2. They placed third at National ESL Premier League Season 1, second at ESL Major Series - Season VIII second at the IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne, failed to get out of groups at the 2011 MLG Pro Circuit - Raleigh, fourth place at the IGN ProLeague Season 3 in Atlantic City, and finished 7-8th place in the offline IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York.
In light of failing to take first, TSM moved into a gaming house in the state of New York in late October of 2011. The move immediately produced results, as TSM took first in their next event, the 2011 MLG - Providence tournament.
Once Season 2 started, TSM continued to attend events. Their last tournament in 2011 was the National ESL Premier League Season 2, where they placed third overall. The first tournament of the 2012 year that Team SoloMid attended was the IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev, where they finised second to Moscow Five.
Two months after Kiev, on March 13, 2012, TheRainMan resigned from Team SoloMid, citing differences in training regimen plans, as he wanted to focus more on solo queue while the rest of the team wanted to focus on full team scrims. He was replaced by Dyrus, who had already been living in TSM's team house but playing for Epik Gamer. After this change, TSM became known as one of the strongest teams in the world - and the strongest team in North America, winning or placing highly in every LAN event they played for the rest of the year. First-place titles included IPL 4, MLG Anaheim, IPL Face Off:San Francisco, and the GIGABYTE Esports LAN. TSM accrued by far the most circuit points out of any North American team, and so received the top seed to the season 2 regional final, which they won. At Worlds, TSM received a group stage bye as the top North American seed, but they lost in the quarterfinals to eventual second-place team Azubu Frost.
As one of the North American teams that attended the season 2 World Championship, TSM were given an automatic seed into the first-ever season of the North American League Championship Series, along with Dignitas and Counter Logic Gaming. After week 5, Chaox was benched from the team and replaced by Cloud9's AD carry WildTurtle. Though the community as at first skeptical about the change, WildTurtle was quickly accepted after scoring a pentakill on Caitlyn against compLexity Gaming in his very first game with the team.
TSM finished the spring round robin with a 75% winrate and in first place, and in the playoffs they defeated Good Game University 3-2. The following split, they found themselves lower in the standings, winning only half of their games in the round robin. In the playoffs, they defeated CLG and then Vulcun to make it to the finals before losing to newcomer Cloud9, who had just been promoted into the LCS that split. TSM and Cloud9 would become rivals for the top position in the North American standings.
This year, it was Cloud9 that got the bye to quarterfinals at the World Championship, and TSM were unable to advance past the group stage, placing fourth - behind Lemondogs and ahead of the wildcard team GamingGear.eu.
At the Battle of the Atlantic, TSM played against Lemondogs, using new mid laner Bjergsen in place of Reginald for the first time. They won their series 2-0, and North America beat Europe in combined score.
TSM's spring split went better than their season 3 summer split had, and they ended the round robin with a 22-6 record - just two games behind Cloud9. However, once again they found themselves lacking in the finals of the playoffs, losing to Cloud9 in another 3-0 series. In the gap between splits, TheOddOne retired and was replaced with former Copenhagen Wolves jungler Amazing; additionally Xpecial was benched and replaced by North American Challenger player Gleeb, formerly of Cloud9 Tempest.
With those roster changes going into the summer split, TSM struggled early on. Partway through the split, they added former MiG Frost AD carry Locodoco as a coach, but it wasn't until they replaced Gleeb with Korean import support Lustboy that they started to rebound. With Lustboy, they finally accomplished what they hadn't been able to since Cloud9's entry to the LCS, and won the playoffs with a 3-2 victory over their rivals.
TSM once again received North America's top seed to the World Championship, and they placed second in their group, behind Star Horn Royal Club and ahead of SK Gaming and Taipei Assassins. It was the first time that TSM with Dyrus had advanced past their initial seeding location at a World Championship, though they lost in the quarterfinals to eventual tournament winners Samsung White.
Amazing left TSM shortly after Worlds ended, citing homesickness as one of the reasons for his departure. Faced with residency requirements, TSM were unable to use any foreign player as their jungler, unless it was someone who had already been playing in North America the previous split. In November, they signed former Team Coast jungler Santorin as Amazing's replacement; though he was initially from Europe, he qualified as an eligible player due to his participation in the North American challenger circuit that year.
TSM were the North American team invited to IEM San Jose, the first event where Santorin played for the team. They were seeded directly into the semifinals, but there, they suffered an 0-2 upset loss against the eventual runner-up Unicorns of Love, who had just qualified for the EU LCS.
TSM began the 2015 Spring Split with an 8-2 record after five weeks, holding first place during every week after the first. By virtue of their standing after the fifth week of the split, TSM was invited to the IEM Season IX World Championship. There, they defeated Team WE, CJ Entus (marking their first tournament win over a Korean team), and the yoe Flash Wolves to advance to the finals of the event, where they swept Team WE 3-0 to win the title. Though TSM themselves did not play against the GE Tigers at all (then undefeated in the LCK), or against any Korean team in a multi-game series, they still made history by being the first North American team to win an international event with Korean teams present since Chicks Dig ELO (which included Dyrus and Reginald) at the 2011 World Cyber Games and the first Western team to do so since Gambit Gaming at IEM Katowice in 2013.
TSM finished the spring season with a 13-5 record, giving them the top seed into the playoffs. After defeating Team Impulse and then Cloud9, TSM won their third North American championship, tying Cloud9's record of most North American LCS championships won to date. Their victory also gave them the North American seed to the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational, where they looked to replicate their IEM success. However, the team underperformed in the group stage, winning only their match against wild card Beşiktaş and not qualifying for playoffs.
In the summer split of LCS, TSM started relatively strong, sitting at an 8-2 record at the end of week 5. However, they fell to fifth place by the regular season's end, their lowest placement to date. Midway through the split, TSM tried out Keith, former substitute AD carry of Team Liquid, as a potential replacement for WildTurtle; however, he only started in one game, and TSM later announced WildTurtle would remain the starter. In the playoffs, TSM beat Gravity Gaming and Team Liquid in the first two rounds, winning both series 3-1. In the finals, held at Madison Square Garden in New York City, they faced off against long-time rivals CLG and lost in a convincing 3-0 series. TSM had already qualified for Worlds after their semifinal win due to their Championship Points from the spring split, and they ended up with the second seed from North America.
TSM were drawn into Group D, which became known as the "Group of Death" after drawing top LPL seed LGD Gaming, EU LCS second seed Origen, and LCK third seed KT Rolster. LGD and KT were originally favored to top the group, but LGD failed to meet expectations and split their series with TSM 1-1. However, after being swept 0-2 by both KT and Origen, TSM finished in last place with a 1-5 record, as both the Korean and European teams advanced. Longtime top laner Dyrus culminated his career with a heartfelt retirement interview before stepping down from the roster after his fifth year of competitive play.
Three days after their last games at the World Championship, TSM formally announced the retirements of Dyrus and Lustboy and the departure of Santorin - all three of whom had been with the team for the entirety of 2015. Lustboy remained with the team as an analyst, and Dyrus remained as a streamer. Soon after, they also announced open AD carry tryouts.
On October 31, 2015, long-time CLG AD carry Doublelift joined TSM. For their jungle position, Svenskeren entered talks to join both TSM and H2k. After initially turning down TSM's offer of a tryout, Svenskeren was set to join H2k; however, TSM offered him a starting spot on their roster, and he accepted. However, H2k claimed that the transfer was illegal due to his having agreed in writing to join H2k. Regardless, Reginald claimed that this move abided by Riot's rules, and thus had signed Svenskeren to TSM on November 8. Their eventual roster for IEM San Jose included Hauntzer, Svenskeren, Bjergsen, Doublelift, and kaSing. TSM defeated LGD Gaming but then lost to Origen in the semifinals. After IEM, kaSing departed the team and was replaced by former star Fnatic support YellOwStaR.
TSM's NA LCS season started out rocky, with a 50% winrate for the first three weeks. Regardless, they were invited to IEM Katowice in March. There, they dropped their first game to the Korean Challenger team Ever but recovered in the loser's bracket before losing in the semifinals to eventual tournament winners SK Telecom T1 and finishing tied for third place with Royal Never Give Up. After returning to North America, their rocky season continued, and they finished in sixth place, the lowest they'd ever finished in the history of the LCS, with a huge comeback loss to Echo Fox in the last game. Guaranteed to face first-seed Immortals if they were even able to beat Cloud9 in the quarterfinals, TSM seemed poised to have their lowest playoff result in the history of the LCS as well.
However, after signing the well-known sports psychologist Weldon in the break before playoffs, TSM showed significant improvement as a team. They easily defeated Cloud9 3-1 in the quarterfinals and went on to crush Immortals 3-0 in the semifinals, although a lot of their win over Immortals was blamed on surprising draft picks by their opponents, including a top-lane Lucian in Game 1 and no sign of the heavily-in-meta Ekko from either team. In the finals, TSM faced CLG, a matchup with an even more heated rivalry than normal due to Doublelift's team switch prior to the season's start. Ultimately CLG won 3-2, and TSM finished the split in second place, out of reach of the Mid-Season Invitational. After playoffs, YellOwStaR expressed his desire to leave Team Solo Mid and in May 2016, he left the team. 
After a Korean bootcamp during the mid-season break to try out new support players, TSM signed Dream Team's Biofrost as YellOwStaR's replacement. Despite being a LCS rookie, Biofrost proved himself almost immediately at the start of the Summer Season. TSM didn't lose a single series until week 8, where they fell 0-2 to then ninth-place Phoenix1. That series was their only loss of the regular season, and they also nearly swept the Playoffs, defeating CLG 3-0 and then Cloud9 3-1 in the finals, qualifying them for the World Championship with North America's first seed.
After their summer split performance, TSM were expected by many to advance out of the group stage, but after being drawn into group D alongside the eventually second-place Samsung Galaxy, Royal Never Give Up, and Splyce, TSM dropped three games in the group stage including two to RNG; they lost a second-place tiebreaker with the Chinese team based on head to head and did not advance. Soon after Worlds, TSM announced that Doublelift would be stepping down from the active roster for the 2017 spring split.
In the wake of Doublelift's retirement, TSM initially announced their withdrawal from the upcoming IEM Oakland tournament. However, after an encouraging recruitment process, TSM signed former Immortals and long-time TSM AD carry WildTurtle as their starter, and participated at Oakland. In the tournament, TSM dropped its only series against eventual tournament-winner Unicorns of Love in the semifinals, 1-2.
Prior to the beginning of the spring split, Revezaha and Abaxial joined as analyst and assistant coach, respectively. TSM's 2017 was domestically very successful. In the spring split despite looking shaky at different stages of the regular split, TSM finished 1st with a 15-3 record. In the playoffs TSM defeated Cloud9 3-2 in the finals in a very close series to capture yet another LCS title. This also qualified them for the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational. Despite fan expectations being decent, TSM failed to live up to expectations and finished in 5th place with a 4-6 record. In the tiebreaker game against Flash Wolves the team lost and were knocked out of MSI. In summer after Doublelift's return and WildTurtle's departure to FlyQuest, TSM was expected to dominate the split. They would finish 1st in the regular season with 14 wins and 4 losses but were not back to their dominant selves. In the playoffs they defeated Team Dignitas 3-1 in the semifinals and then took down Immortals 3-1 in the finals to capture their third title in a row which was a first in NA LCS history. The win also qualified TSM for the 2017 Season World Championship.
They were seeded in a group that looked weak on paper and consisted of a shaky Flash Wolves, and untested Misfits Gaming and a questionable Team WE. TSM started off well with a 2 wins and 1 loss in Week 1 but then in Week 2 they performed worse and went 1-2. Having to play a tiebreaker against Misfits Gaming, TSM lost and were eliminated from Worlds in the group stage yet again in a fashion similar to last years'.
TSM did a major roster shakeup going into the 2018 season, importing the three-time EULCS champion botlane of Zven and Mithy, as well as replacing Svenskeren with 2017 Summer Rookie of the Split MikeYeung. SSONG, who had coached Immortals to the finals in the previous split also joined as head coach, with Parth moving back to the general manager position. This roster was one of the most hyped going into the Spring Split due to the championship pedigree of four of its players, though MikeYeung's inexperience was seen as a possible weak point. However, despite these lofty expectations, they began the season 1-3. A 2-0 Week 3 brought them back up to an even record, but the team feel to 4-6 over the next two weeks. MikeYeung's struggles and nervousness on stage were a major factor in their bad start, as well as a lack of team coordination. The team seemed to turn it on beginning in Week 6, losing only a single game to eventual first place 100 Thieves the rest of the way to finish 11-7, in an unprecedented four-way tie for third place with Team Liquid, Cloud 9 and Clutch Gaming. This tie required a tiebreaker series to determine playoff seeding, where TSM continued their dominance, dispatching both Liquid and Clutch to claim the third seed.
In the playoff quarterfinals, TSM was again matched up against Clutch Gaming, who had lost both of their tiebreakers to finish as the sixth seed. Despite Clutch having defeated TSM in both of their regular season matchups, TSM were heavily favored due to their late season surge and having defeated Clutch in the tiebreaker match only the previous week. Game 1 appeared to be going according to plan, as TSM heavily focused Clutch's jungler LirA in the early game en route to an easy stomp of Clutch. Clutch fought back to get a come from behind victory in a scrappy Game 2, but TSM still looked poised to take the series. However, in one of the greatest playoff upsets in the history of competitive League of Legends, Clutch stomped TSM in games 3 and 4 to take the series 3-1, becoming the first team to ever defeat TSM in the quarterfinals. This also meant that TSM would not be in the finals for the first time in the history of the NALCS. Criticism was leveled at TSM allowing Hakuho to pick Thresh in all of the three final games, despite his dominant performances on it in all of Clutch's wins.
Going into Summer Split it was announced that MikeYeung would be splitting time with their academy jungler Grig. As the split continued it seemed to become apparent that MikeYeung was not going to play as results with Grig were better possibly in scrims too. TSM ended the season in a 4-way tie for 3rd place along with 100 Thieves, Echo Fox and FlyQuest. Though their playoff position was already secured, the tiebreakers determined their seeding in the playoff bracket to determine if they would play against the debatably stronger team (which was Team Liquid and Cloud9). Their first match was against Echo Fox which they unfortunately lost, and ended playing FlyQuest which they won and ending up 5th place.
Since they seeded 5th place, they began their playoff run against the 4th place team which was Echo Fox. They won the series 3-2, where Bjergsen won player of the series and proceeded to play their historic "rivals" Cloud9 in the semifinals. They ended up losing the series 3-2 and would go on to play a 3rd place match against 100 Thieves which they won - Bjergsen again winning player of the series with a notable performance on Zilean.
Due to their lacklustre performance in Spring and not getting very far either in Summer, they did not immediately secure a place at Worlds 2019, where 100 Thieves became the 2nd seed from NA. Their only chance was to qualify as NA's 3rd seed at worlds from the NA LCS Regional Finals 2018, AKA the Gauntlet. This included Cloud9, Echo Fox, Clutch Gaming and of course TSM. The first match TSM played was against Echo Fox who were the winners against Clutch Gaming in the first round. TSM swiftly took the series 3-0 and headed to the finals against Cloud9. They unfortunately lost against Cloud9 3-0, and did not attend Worlds for the first time since Season 1. This was questionably TSM's worst year yet because of their expectation of international performance - though could not even make it to worlds. Fans were very unhappy with performance from the "Best in the west" duo Zven and Mithy, which did not seem to garner the results which were expected.
With the departure of Hauntzer, Mithy and Coach SSONG, TSM were looking to build a new roster from the core players of Grig, Bjergsen and Zven. They began of the acquisition of new coach Zikz early in the offseason to help build their roster. It was then announced that the new support would be Smoothie acquired from Echo Fox, a player known for his in-game leadership to complete the botlane with Zven. Further on it was announced that Broken Blade a star player from the Turkish League would become the new Top Laner for TSM. He was a young player known for his mechanical talent and aggressiveness. As the offseason was coming to an end, Grig was having issues with his wrist and was not in a condition to be the starting jungler for the beginning of the split. Though TSM had acquired Akaadian for their academy team in the offseason and were happy to have him as the starting jungler in the 2019 Spring season, so that Grig could recover and come back when he was ready.
TSM quickly became one of the top teams during the season, placing 3rd overall. As Grig's injury got better it was thought he would replace Akaadian as the starting jungler as originally planned, however because of the current performance of the team, it was decided that Akaadian would stay as the starting jungler for the rest of the season. TSM would go on as the 3rd seed in the spring starting their playoff run against Echo Fox which they won the series 3-1. Their semi-finals game was vs Cloud9 where they were down 0-2. Notably Peter Zhang had thought Akaadian did not have the confidence during the first 2 games, so he pushed him to play his own game and be more assertive in-game. This seemed to have changed the series dramatically for TSM as they reverse swept C9, which was believed to have been kickstarted from a monumental flank from Bjergsen as Akali in the 3rd game.
They went on to face Team Liquid in the final. At the time it was unsure who the heavy favorite in the matchup was. TL would classically be the favorite pick, however TSM's academy team won the Academy finals recently, and no other teams were really active during this time therefore both teams would struggle to find scrim partners apart from their academy teams. Due to TSM's academy performance, it was clear that TSM academy would provide much better scrim practice over their counterpart TL. They began the series decisively bringing the series to match point at 2-0, and were close to stopping TL from winning another championship. Unfortunately they were reverse swept losing the series 3-2, missing out on an opportunity to attend Mid-Season Invitational 2019. Game 5 of the series made fans very unhappy and stemmed a lot of criticism to Zven due to being caught out near the Baron Pit whilst TSM had a favourable lead, leading to TL snowballing to victory.
As Grig's wrist had recovered and leading their academy team to win the Academy finals, it was announced that Grig and Akaadian would be splitting time during the season. It was unclear which jungler suited TSM the best, but it was soon decided half-way through the season that they would keep Akaadian as their starting jungler. As the season was nearing an end, TSM was not getting the results expected and decided to start Spica from their academy team, as their jungler. TSM placed 4th at the end of the season with a record of 10-8, where they would qualify for playoffs as the 4th seed.
They began LCS/2019 Season/Summer Playoffs with a series vs Clutch Gaming, a team which gained traction during the end of the season. They were unable to beat them and lost the series 3-1. Whilst they had acquired a fair amount of Championship Points from the Spring Split, Cloud9 had more due to their performance of placing 2nd in the Playoffs vs Team Liquid and missed going to World's as NA's 2nd seed. However, they had the advantage of being the first seed in the LCS Regional Finals, and would again be pitted head to head against Clutch Gaming. They started off the series strong, with the series standing at 2-0 to them. As the series would go on however, Clutch played progressively better and ended reverse sweeping TSM. This had been the second year TSM had not made World Championship in a row, which was regarded as an expectation by fans.
Fans were worried Bjergsen might be leaving due to his contract ending, however it was soon announced to many fans' avail that his contract was renewed and also acquired equity in the company to become a co-owner. Zikz was announced to be leaving TSM and head towards 100 Thieves as well as Zven heading to Cloud9 to replace Sneaky completing their botlane with support Vulcan of former Clutch Gaming. It was then announced that Smoothie was traded to Counter-Logic Gaming for TSM's former support Biofrost, who would rejoin the roster as their starting support for the 2020 season. Further into the offseason it was rumoured, and then confirmed that Dardoch would join the starting roster as their starting jungler. By many it seemed to be a controversial decision due to his former attitude issues, however the fans seemed pleased due to the fact that they understood Dardoch to be a strong-minded player who would work well with the team. As the last player, Kobbe was announced to be joining Biofrost in the botlane, a player who just came off of a remarkable worlds run with Splyce. The whole roster was finalised with the final announcement being Peter Zhang becoming the Head Coach overseeing both the LCS and Academy team.
- January (approx.), TSM is formed.
- 2011 (approx.),
- February 23,
- February (approx.),
- March 28,
- March (approx.), Chaox (Support to Bot) changes position.
- April 5,
- April 8,
The Rain Man joins.
- January 25,
Dan Dinh (Coach) joins as substitute.
- February 1, Kingston HyperX becomes a sponsor.
- February 7, Qualcomm Snapdragon becomes a sponsor.
- February 13,
WildTurtle join as substitutes.
- March 1, ASUS and Astro Gaming become sponsors. Razer is no longer a sponsor.
- March 7, Corsair becomes a sponsor.
- March 25,
WildTurtle moves to starting roster.
- October 20,
Ninjaken joins as substitute.
- October 21,
Dan Dinh (Coach) leave.
- November 1,
Altec joins as substitute.
- November 2,
Reginald retires and moves to coach.
- January 10, Qualcomm is no longer a sponsor.
- January 27,
Nightblue3 joins as substitute.
- February 1, Alienware becomes a sponsor.
- February 4,
MegaZero joins as substitute.
- February 8, Logitech G sponsors the team.
- March 13, LolClass becomes a sponsor.
- April 27,
Xpecial moves to substitute.
- May (approx.), Dan Dinh (Co-Founder, Head of Business Development, & Website and Store) joins.
- May 3,
TheOddOne retires and moves to coach.
- May 4,
- May 27,
- June (approx.), Reginald (Coach to Owner) changes position.
- June 8, Locodoco (Coach) joins.
- July (approx.), TheOddOne (Coach to Streamer) changes position.
- July 22,
Gleeb moves to substitute.
- 2014 (approx.), Parth (Analyst) joins.
- September (approx.), Dylan Falco (Analyst) joins.
- September (approx.), Amazing changes residency from Europe to North America. Bjergsen changes residency from Europe to North America. Lustboy changes residency from Korea to North America.
- October 11,
- October 14,
- November 27,
- January (approx.),
- January 1, iBUYPOWER becomes a sponsor.
- January 6, MGN becomes a sponsor.
- January 24, HTC becomes a sponsor.
- February (approx.),
Arcsecond joins as substitute.
- May (approx.),
Patoy join as substitutes.
- June 3, GEICO sponsors the team.
- July 1,
KEITH joins as substitute.
- August 13, Dylan Falco (Analyst) leaves.
- October 14,
Dyrus retires and moves to streamer.
Lustboy retires and moves to analyst.
- October 19,
- October 31,
WildTurtle moves to substitute.
- November 8,
- November 13, Locodoco (Coach) leaves.
- November 14,
- November 17, woodbuck (Head Coach) and Jarge (Strategic Coach) join.
- December (approx.),
BillyBoss and Lustboy (Analyst) leave.
- December 7,
- December 9,
- December 11,
- 2016 (approx.), Parth (Analyst to Head Coach) changes position.
- January 5, CyberPowerPC becomes a sponsor.
- January 7,
- January 16, GEICO becomes a sponsor.
- January 29,
Valkrin (Streamer) joins as substitute. TheOddOne (Streamer to Streamer/Sub/Jungle) changes position.
- February 3, Gosu (Streamer) joins.
- February 16, woodbuck (Head Coach) leaves.
- April 26, Jarge (Strategic Coach) leaves.
- May 11,
- May 18,
- May 30, MindGamesWeldon (Coach,Sports Psychology Trainer) joins.
- November 1,
Doublelift becomes inactive.
- November 15,
WildTurtle joins as temporary substitute for IEM Season 11 - Oakland, replacing Doublelift.
- November 20,
WildTurtle (temporary substitute) leaves.
- November 26, MindGamesWeldon (Coach,Sports Psychology Trainer) leaves.
- December 7,
- January 2, Revehaza (Analyst) joins.
- January (approx.), TheOddOne (Streamer/Sub/Jungle to Streamer) and Valkrin (Streamer/Sub/Support to Streamer) change positions.
- January 15, Abaxial (Assistant Coach) joins. Curry (Assistant Coach) rejoins.
- March 7, TheOddOne (Streamer to Streamer/Sub/Jungle) changes position.
Doublelift is loaned to Team Liquid.
- March (approx.), Strong (Position Coach) joins. Abaxial (Assistant Coach) leaves.
- April 28,
Doublelift returns from loan to Team Liquid.
- May 8, Strong (Position Coach) leaves.
- May 25,
- June (approx.), Revehaza (Analyst to Position Coach) changes position.
- June 2, Dyrus (Streamer) leaves.
- June 7,
Swifte join as substitutes.
- July 26,
MrRalleZ joins as substitute.
- September (approx.),
- November 20,
- November 23,
- November 24,
- December (approx.), Revehaza (Position Coach) leaves.
- December 5, SSONG (Head Coach) joins.
Lustboy (Strategic Coach) rejoins as substitute. Parth (Head Coach to General Manager) changes position.
- December 17, TSM Academy is formed.
MrRalleZ leaves for academy roster. KonKwon (Translator) joins.
- December 29, Curry (Assistant Coach) leaves.
- January (approx.), Duffman (Remote Analyst) joins.
- April (approx.), Duffman (Remote Analyst) leaves.
- May 8, KonKwon (Translator) leaves.
- May 19, heavenTime (Translator) joins.
- June 14,
Grig joins from academy roster.
MikeYeung leaves for academy roster.
- June 27, SSONG (Head Coach) is removed from the GCD.
- June 28, SSONG (Head Coach to Strategic Coach) and Lustboy (Strategic Coach/Sub/Support to Head Coach/Sub/Support) change positions.
- August 17, SSONG (Strategic Coach) is added to the GCD. SSONG (Head Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 19 November 2018.
- October (approx.), Jocelyn Parmenter (Sr. Director of Partnerships) joins.
- October 12, SSONG (Strategic Coach) leaves.
- October 21, Zikz (Head Coach) joins. Zikz (Head Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 17 November 2020. Lustboy (Head Coach/Sub/Support to Assistant Coach/Sub/Support) changes position.
- November 17, TSM announce the TSM Scouting Grounds.
- November 19, TheOddOne (Streamer/Sub/Jungle to Streamer)'s position is changed in the GCD.
- November 24,
- November 25,
Broken Blade joins.
Zven will remain with the team for 2019.
Hauntzer is set to leave with assistance finding a new team.
Broken Blade's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2021.
- November 26,
Smoothie's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 17 November 2020.
- November 29,
- December 3,
- December 14, Goldman (Assistant Coach) joins.
- December 30, APC (Data Analyst) joins.
- January (approx.), Valkrin (Streamer) leaves.
- January 1, Haitham (Analyst) joins.
- January 5,
Grig's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 19 November 2019.
- January 7,
Grig's contract is extended through 2021.
Grig's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2021.
- January 12,
Akaadian joins from academy roster.
Grig becomes inactive. Fanatiik is confirmed to be joining TSM Academy.
- January 22, David Denis (Esports Psychology Trainer) joins.
- January 29, Lustboy (Assistant Coach/Sub/Support to Assistant Coach)'s position is changed in the GCD.
- May (approx.), WW (Sr. Director of Operations) joins.
- May 26,
Grig becomes active.
- July (approx.), Peter Zhang (Coach) joins from academy roster.
- August 3,
Spica joins from academy roster.
- October 14, Bjergsen (Mid to Mid/Co-Owner) changes position.
Bjergsen (Co-Owner)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2021.
- November (approx.), Goldman (Assistant Coach) leaves.
- November 11, Zikz (Head Coach) leaves.
- November 16,
SPX is drafted at NA 2019 Scouting Grounds with exclusivity window ending on 26 November 2019.
- November 17,
SPX's draft window is ended early without any signing.
- November 18,
- November 20,
- November 22,
Biofrost's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2022.
- November 24,
Kobbe's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2021.
- December (approx.), WW (Sr. Director of Operations to VP of Operations) changes position.
- December 2,
Broken Blade will remain with the team for 2020.
- December 3, Peter Zhang (Coach to Head Coach), Haitham (Analyst to Assistant Coach), Lustboy (Assistant Coach to Strategic Coach), and David Denis (Esports Psychology Trainer to Head of Performance) change positions.
Spica leaves for academy roster.
- December 6,
- December 11, Peter Zhang (Head Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2021.
- December 17,
- January 17, Lustboy (Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 17 November 2020.
- February (approx.), Tonington (LoL Branch Manager) joins.
- March (approx.), Mark Jacobs (VP of Sales) joins.
- April 26,
Doublelift's contract is transfered to TSM in the GCD, expiring on 17 November 2020.
- April 30,
Doublelift's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2021.
- May (approx.), Amanda Jason (Director of Partnerships Marketing) joins.
- May 11,
- May 26,
- May 27,
Spica rejoins from academy roster.
- June 12, Mabrey (Assistant Coach) joins from academy roster. Parth (General Manager to Head Coach) changes position. Peter Zhang (Head Coach) leaves for academy roster.
- July 15,
Treatz joins from academy roster.
- August 19,
Treatz moves to substitute.
- September (approx.), Jeffrey Mayer (VP of Programmatic) joins.
- October 24,
Bjergsen (Co-Owner) retires and moves to head coach. Parth changes position.
- November 14,
Shoryu is drafted at LCS Scouting Grounds 2020 with exclusivity window ending on 24 November 2020.
- November 17,
Shoryu's draft window is ended early without any signing.
- November 19,
Broken Blade leaves.
- November 21,
- November 24, Kayys (Strategic Coach & Head Scout) joins. Curry (Assistant Coach) rejoins. Peter Zhang (Head of Player Development) rejoins from academy roster. Haitham (Assistant Coach to Data Analyst) changes position. Mabrey (Assistant Coach), Lustboy (Strategic Coach), Sevag (Head Analyst), and David Denis (Head of Performance & Psychology Trainer) leave.
- November 25,
- November 26,
SwordArt's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2022.
- November 27,
PowerOfEvil's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2022.
- November 29,
Biofrost is removed from the GCD. Curry (Assistant Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 1 November 2021. Kayys (Strategic Coach & Head Scout)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 1 November 2022.
- November 30,
Huni's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2022.
- December 4,
Biofrost's departure is confirmed.
- December 6,
Lost joins from academy roster.
- December 10,
Spica's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2022.
Lost's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 21 November 2023.
- January 30, Mayumi (Streamer) joins.
- March 10, Doublelift (Streamer) rejoins.
- June 4, The TSM organization rebrands to TSM FTX following partnership with cryptocurrency exchange FTX. The LCS team will not rebrand due to sponsorship restrictions.
- July 29,
SwordArt's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 22 November 2022.
|Huni||Heo Seung-hoon (허승훈)|
|Lost||Lawrence Sze Yuy Hui|
|SwordArt||Hu Shuo-Chieh (胡碩傑)|
Players are shown for the entire duration of their tenure on the team, with the role and substitute/trainee status they had upon their departure.
|Nov 20192019-11-20||Nov 20202020-11-29||TSM.A|
|Doublelift||Yiliang "Peter" Peng (彭亦亮)|
|Apr 20202020-04-26||Nov 20202020-11-25||TSM|
|Broken Blade||Sergen Çelik|
|Nov 20182018-11-25||Nov 20202020-11-19||S04|
|Jul 20202020-07-15||Nov 20202020-11-19||SK|
|Nov 20202020-11-14||Nov 20202020-11-17||EG.A|
|Nov 20132013-11-02||Oct 20202020-10-24||TSM|
|Nov 20192019-11-22||May 20202020-05-26||DIG|
|Nov 20192019-11-24||May 20202020-05-11||MSF|
|Jan 20192019-01-12||Dec 20192019-12-17||DIG.A|
|Jun 20182018-06-14||Dec 20192019-12-06||DIG|
|Aug 20192019-08-03||Dec 20192019-12-03||TSM|
|Nov 20172017-11-24||Nov 20192019-11-18||C9|
|Nov 20182018-11-24||Nov 20192019-11-18||CLG|
|Nov 20192019-11-16||Nov 20192019-11-17||Retired|
|Lustboy||Ham Jang-sik (함장식)|
|Dec 20172017-12-05||Jan 20192019-01-29||TSM|
|Mithy||Alfonso Aguirre Rodríguez|
|Nov 20172017-11-24||Dec 20182018-12-03||OG|
|Nov 20152015-11-14||Nov 20182018-11-29||GG|
|Mar 20172017-03-07||Nov 20182018-11-19||TSM|
|Nov 20172017-11-23||Jun 20182018-06-14||TSM.A|
|Jul 20172017-07-26||Dec 20172017-12-17||TSM.A|
|Nov 20152015-11-08||Nov 20172017-11-24||C9|
|Doublelift||Yiliang "Peter" Peng (彭亦亮)|
|Oct 20152015-10-31||Nov 20172017-11-24||TL|
|May 20162016-05-18||Nov 20172017-11-24||CLG|
|Jun 20172017-06-07||Nov 20172017-11-20||8.2|
|Jun 20172017-06-07||≈Sep 2017≈2017-09-??||ZEN|
|Dec 20162016-12-07||May 20172017-05-25||FLY|
|Jan 20162016-01-29||≈Jan 2017≈2017-01-??||TSM|
|Jan 20162016-01-29||≈Jan 2017≈2017-01-??||TSM|
|Nov 20162016-11-15||Nov 20162016-11-20||TSM|
|Dec 20152015-12-11||May 20162016-05-11||FNC|
|≈May 2015≈2015-05-??||Jan 20162016-01-07||Retired|
|kaSing||Raymond Tsang (曾家誠)|
|Nov 20152015-11-14||Dec 20152015-12-09||VIT|
|Feb 20132013-02-13||Dec 20152015-12-07||IMT|
|≈May 2015≈2015-05-??||≈Dec 2015≈2015-12-??||THE|
|Jul 20152015-07-01||Oct 20152015-10-19||C9C|
|Mar 20122012-03-13||Oct 20152015-10-14||TSM|
|Santorin||Lucas Tao Kilmer Larsen|
|Nov 20142014-11-27||Oct 20152015-10-14||HMA|
|Lustboy||Ham Jang-sik (함장식)|
|Jul 20142014-07-22||Oct 20152015-10-14||TSM|
|≈Feb 2015≈2015-02-??||≈May 2015≈2015-05-??||IMG|
|Feb 20142014-02-04||≈Jan 2015≈2015-01-??||CMU|
|Oct 20132013-10-20||≈Jan 2015≈2015-01-??||Retired|
|May 20142014-05-04||Oct 20142014-10-14||FSN|
|May 20142014-05-03||Oct 20142014-10-11||OG|
|Jan 20142014-01-27||May 20142014-05-27||MSDT|
|Xpecial||Alex Chu (朱啓恩)|
|Apr 20112011-04-05||May 20142014-05-04||CRS|
|≈Jan 2011≈2011-01-??||May 20142014-05-03||TSM|
|Nov 20132013-11-01||≈May 2014≈2014-05-??||EG|
|≈Jan 2011≈2011-01-??||Nov 20132013-11-02||TSM|
|Feb 20132013-02-13||Oct 20132013-10-21||Retired|
|Dan Dinh||Daniel Dinh|
|Jan 20132013-01-25||Oct 20132013-10-21||C9|
|≈Jan 2011≈2011-01-??||Mar 20132013-03-25||CST|
|The Rain Man||Christian Kahmann|
|Apr 20112011-04-08||Mar 20122012-03-13||Retired|
|≈Feb 2011≈2011-02-??||≈Mar 2011≈2011-03-??||EPIK|
|Locodoco||Choi Yoon-seop (최윤섭)|
|≈Jan 2011≈2011-01-??||Mar 20112011-03-28||MIG.F|
|≈Jan 2011≈2011-01-??||Feb 20112011-02-23||CDE|
|≈Jan 2011≈2011-01-??||??? 2011≈2011-??-??||Retired|
Player League Participation
|Reginald||Andy Dinh||Founder, Co-Owner, & Chief Executive Officer|
|Dan Dinh||Daniel Dinh||Co-Founder, Head of Business Development, & Website and Store|
|Leena||Aileena Xu||President, Esports|
|dbuid||Derek Bui||VP - Advertising Revenue and Product|
|WW||Walter Wang||VP of Operations|
|Mark Jacobs||VP of Sales|
|Jeffrey Mayer||VP of Programmatic|
|Jocelyn Parmenter||Sr. Director of Partnerships|
|Kevin Wallace||Director of Partnerships|
|Allie Hahe||Director of Partnerships Management|
|Amanda Jason||Director of Partnerships Marketing|
|Max Olivo||Director of Video Production|
|Andrew White||Director of Video Production|
|Don Kim||Director of Esports Operations|
|Haiyaku||Adil Virani||Director of Software and Technology & Founder of Blitz|
|Misha Lee||Director of Design and Digital Product|
|Rocky Jo||Sr. Producer, Head of Video Production|
|John Ponce||Head of People Operations and Culture|
|Shane McElroy||Creative Lead|
|Elizabeth Patterson||Partnerships Manager|
|wb0yce||William Boyce||Partnerships Manager|
|Matt Steenstra||Influencer Partnerships Manager|
|meepthemeep||John Nguyen||Influencer Marketing Manager|
|Josh Castellanos||Facilities Manager|
|Dunc||Duncan Cox||Social Media and Community Manager|
|Nick Acker||Sr. Software Engineer|
|Allen LeVan||Sr. DevOps Engineer|
|Kristian Akerstrom||Sr. Product Designer|
|Skye Bui||Sr. Partnerships Coordinator|
|heavenTime||Simon Jeon||General Manager & Translator|
|Tonington||James Kandel||LoL Branch Manager|
|Bjergsen||Søren Bjerg||Head Coach & Co-Owner|
|Curry||Anand Agarwal||Assistant Coach|
|Kayys||Jack Kayser||Strategic Coach & Head Scout|
|Peter Zhang||Peter Zhang (張藝)||Head of Player Development|
|Haitham||Haitham Algbory||Data Analyst|
|Doublelift||Yiliang "Peter" Peng (彭亦亮)||Streamer|
|David||David Denis||Head of Performance & Psychology Trainer|| VALORANT Division|
|Lustboy||Ham Jang-sik (함장식)||Strategic Coach||100 Thieves|
|Mabrey||Joshua Alan Mabrey||Assistant Coach||Dignitas|
|Sevag||Sevag Titizian||Head Analyst||None|
|Brad Sive||Chief Revenue Officer||Rogue|
|Keenan Stockdale||Social Media and Content Strategies Manager||None|
|Luke Zelon||Director of Partnerships||None|
|SixSonatas||Ling Gu||Design Lead||None|
|Peter Zhang||Peter Zhang (張藝)||Head Coach||TSM Academy|
|Zikz||Tony Gray||Head Coach||100 Thieves|
|Goldman||Zachary Goldman||Assistant Coach||None|
|APC||Albert Pariente-Cohen||Data Analyst||Misfits Gaming|
|Leaf||Kyle Young||Lead Software Engineer||None|
|AzureD665||Daniel Che||Analyst||ANEW Esports|
|Valkrin||Richard Royer||Streamer||Misfits Premier|
|SSONG||Kim Sang-soo (김상수)||Strategic Coach||Echo Fox|
|MindGamesWeldon||Weldon Green||Sports Psychology Trainer||Counter Logic Gaming|
|Duffman||Christopher Duff||Remote Analyst||G2 Esports|
|Curry||Anand Agarwal||Assistant Coach||Clutch Gaming|
|Revehaza||Luis López||Position Coach||Rainbow7|
|Derrick||Derrick Truong||Vice President of Operations||NRG Esports|
|Strong||Joseph Edwards||Position Coach||CNB e-Sports Club|
|Abaxial||Alexander Haibel||Assistant Coach||Keyd Stars|
|MindGamesWeldon||Weldon Green||Coach & Sports Psychology Trainer||G2 Esports|
|Jarge||Joshua Smith||Strategic Coach||Team Liquid|
|woodbuck||KC Woods||Head Coach||None|
|Lustboy||Ham Jang-sik (함장식)||Analyst||Incredible Miracle|
|Locodoco||Choi Yoon-sub (최윤섭)||Coach||Team Liquid|
|Dylan Falco||Dylan Falco||Analyst||H2k-Gaming|
|Jack||Jack Etienne||General Manager||Cloud9|
|Dan Dinh||Daniel Dinh||Coach||Cloud9|
|Jonas B. Supper||Jonas Dinh||Coach||None|
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- August 18, Interview: TSM group interview with , and on SoloMidDOTNet
- September 2, Team SoloMid at MLG Raleigh with , and on Cyber Sports Network
- October 20, IPL 3 - League of Legends - TSM Post-Game Interview Day 2 with , and on IGN Pro League
- October 20, IPL 3 - League of Legends - TSM Post-Game Interview Day 1 with , and on IGN Pro League
- November 20, League of Legends Team Solo Mid Interview with , and on Major League Gaming
- December 1, SoloMid, 1st Place League of Legends team, at MLG Providence with , and on Cyber Sports Network
- April 8, IPL4 Championship Game 1&2: TSM vs CLG by , and on League of Legends
- June 10, Interview at MLG Spring Championship with , and on Allyn Hoang for gamespot.com
- July 5, TSM on the Road to Season 2 Finals by , and on ciunn
- December 6, TheOddOne, Chaox, Scarra, Xpecial on Season 3 Changes with , and on MachinimaVS