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Team SoloMid
Team SoloMid logo.svg
Short name TSM
Divisions League of Legends
Clash Royale
Fortnite: Battle Royale
H1Z1
Hearthstone
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Super Smash Bros.
Vainglory
Founded 2009
Location California, United States
Manager Andy "Reginald" Dinh
Partners Chipotle Mexican Grill
CyberPowerPC

Dr Pepper
Geico
Gillette
GrubHub
HTC
HyperX
Logitech
Red Bull
Twitch.tv
T-Mobile
Website www.tsm.gg
www.solomid.net

Team SoloMid (abbreviated TSM) is an eSports organization based in the United States. It was founded in September 2009 by Andy "Reginald" Dinh. TSM currently fields players in League of Legends, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros., PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Fortnite and Vainglory. The organization previously had a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team based in Denmark and also briefly owned an Overwatch team.

TSM's League of Legends team has won six of the total ten splits of the North American League of Legends Championship Series (LCS).

History[edit]

Team SoloMid was founded by Reginald in September 2009 as a League of Legends community website and playing guide resource. In 2011, the organization began fielding a team in professional LoL competitions. The original roster consisted of Reginald, SaintVicious, Chaox, TheOddOne, and Locodoco. In 2013, Reginald retired from playing, opting to run the business full-time.[1]

On December 22, 2014, a group of grey hat hackers known as Null Consolidated claimed to have hacked into the SoloMid.net servers.[2] The hackers vandalized the community website by replacing it with obscene imagery. They also claimed to have obtained thousands of user account data, but said they would not be releasing any of it.

On January 25, 2015, TSM acquired the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster of Team Dignitas. The Daily Dot reported that following their signing, the players became the highest paid CS:GO players in the world at the time.[3]

On March 15, 2015, TSM's League of Legends team won their first Intel Extreme Masters World Championship in Katowice, Poland.[4]

In April 2015, TSM signed Super Smash Bros. Melee player Leffen as their first fighting game player.[5]

On August 1, 2015, TSM announced the signing of ZeRo to their Super Smash Bros division.[6]

Current rosters[edit]

Fortnite: Battle Royale[edit]

Active[7]
ID Name Role Join Date
Myth Ali Kabbani Captain 2018-01-10
Daequan Daequan Loco Player 2018-02-03
Hamlinz Darryle Hamlin Player 2018-02-03
aimbotcalvin Calvin Chau Substitute 2018-07-20
Inactive[8]
ID Name Role Join Date
CaMiLLs Juan Camilla Player 2018-02-03

Hearthstone[edit]

ID Name Join date
Kripparrian Octavian Morosan January 19, 2015

League of Legends[edit]

ID Name Position Join date
Hauntzer Kevin Yarnell Top Laner November 14, 2015
Grig Jonathan Armao Jungler June 14, 2018
Bjergsen Søren Bjerg Mid Laner November 2, 2013
Zven Jesper Svenningsen ADC November 24, 2017
Mithy Alfonso Rodriguez Support November 24, 2017
SSONG Kim Sang-soo Head Coach December 5, 2017

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds[edit]

ID Name Join Date
SmaK Austin Haggett 2017-05-09[9]
BreaK Gary Marshall 2017-06-28[10]
chocoTaco Jake Throop 2018-03-21[11]
rawryy Rory Logue 2018-02-13[12]
Viss Colton Visser 2017-05-09[9]
Halifax Corey Mitton 2018-05-24[13]
vsnz Sean Garcia 2018-05-24[13]
SOLIDFPS Alexandru Cotiga 2018-05-24[13]

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

ID Name Join date
Leffen William Hjelte[14] April 10, 2015
ZeRo Gonzalo Barrios[15] August 1, 2015

Vainglory[edit]

  • Josh "Hami" Wirtz
  • Jamie "CozZ" Segerman
  • Raul "Chuck" Montano
  • Daniel "daniel" Valdecantos
  • Aaron "ShadedTalent" Sampson
  • Charlie "Tiv0" Segerman (substitute)

Streamer sponsorships[edit]

  • Brian "TheOddOne" Wyllie (League of Legends streamer, retired TSM Jungler)[16]
  • Marcus "Dyrus" Hill (League of Legends streamer, retired TSM Top Laner)
  • Hi Im Gosu (League of Legends streamer)
  • Richard "Valkrin" Royer (League of Legends streamer)
  • Jaehyung "chu8" Park (Heroes of the Storm streamer)
  • Gale_Adelade (Overwatch streamer)
  • "HighDistortion" (Fortnite streamer)[17]
  • "Dakotaz" (Fortnite streamer)[17]
  • Shane "OPscT" Turnbull (Fortnite streamer)[18]
  • Kraftyy (Fortnite streamer)[19]
  • Jake "chocoTaco" Throop (PUBG streamer)[20]

League of Legends[edit]

Team SoloMid
Sport League of Legends
Founded 2011
League NA LCS
Based in Los Angeles
Stadium Riot Studio
Owner Andy Dinh
Championships 2013 Spring NA LCS, 2014 Summer NA LCS, 2015 Spring NA LCS, 2016 Summer NA LCS, 2017 Spring NA LCS, 2017 Summer NA LCS

Establishment[edit]

The team first began competing in early 2011 with a lineup of Saintvicious, Reginald, Chaox, TheOddOne, and Locodoco. It was founded after Reginald's previous team, All or Nothing (AoN), had disbanded. On February 23 Saintvicious left TSM for Counter Logic Gaming. In April, Xpecial and The Rain Man joined TSM.[21]

Riot Season 1 Championship[edit]

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 defeated Epik Gamer 2-0 to advance to the loser bracket finals where they faced against All authority 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. TSM ended up losing in a close match. They finished 3rd place, winning US$10,000.[22]

Pre-Season 2[edit]

Team SoloMid attended the National ESL Premier League Season 1 playoffs on July 16, 2011. In the group stage, Team SoloMid took first place, going 10-1 defeating Counter Logic Gaming, compLexity, unRestricted, TeamLiquid, HKEGG, jpak and friends, Defy All Odds, OGODBEARS, Disciples of Da Gr8 Whale Lord, and LowELO, while dropping their only set against Rock Solid. In the playoffs of NESL Season 1, Team SoloMid lost to unRestricted in the semifinals 0-2, sending them to the third place match to play against Rock Solid, where Team SoloMid came out on top 2-0.

The next event Team SoloMid participated in was the ESL Major Series - Season VIII. Team SoloMid defeated LowLandLions 2-1 in the semifinals, but fell to SK Gaming 0-2 in the finals, taking home second place.

On August 21, 2011, Team SoloMid attended the IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne. Team SoloMid went 3-0 in the group stage, defeating Millenium, Team ALTERNATE, and MyRevenge. Advancing to the playoffs, Team SoloMid defeated FnaticRC 2-1. In the grand finals, TSM played against rival Counter Logic Gaming, who TSM lost to 1-2, taking second place at IEM Cologne.[23]

Flying back to the United States, Team SoloMid attended the 2011 MLG Pro Circuit - Raleigh on August 26, 2011. At the event, Team SoloMid took third in the group stage, going 1-2, defeating Curse Gaming while losing to Counter Logic Gaming and Epik Gamer.

On October 9, 2011, Team SoloMid participated in the IGN ProLeague Season 3 in Atlantic City. TSM took out compLexity 2-0 in the first round, but fell to Epik Gamer 1-2 in the semifinals, sending Team SoloMid to play for third place. In the third place match, Team SoloMid once again faced Counter Logic Gaming, who TSM lost to 0-2, taking home fourth place.

Four days later, Team SoloMid flew out to New York to participate in the offline IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York. Team SoloMid finished in 7th-8th place after going 0-3 in the group stages with losses against FnaticRC, Counter Logic Gaming and Team Dignitas.

In late October 2011, Team SoloMid moved into a gaming house in Lindenhurst, New York.

Team SoloMid participated in the 2011 MLG Providence tournament, which was held from November 19 to November 20. In the first round, TSM took out RFLX Gaming 2-0 to advance to the second round, where they fell 1-2 to Epik Gamer. TSM advanced through the Loser's Bracket with a 2-0 victory over Dignitas, TSM once again played against Epik Gamer in the grand finals. Due to Major League Gaming's extended series rule, Epik Gamer started off with a 2-1 lead against TSM. Despite Epik's advantage, Team SoloMid came out victorious 4-2 over Epik Gamer, taking home first place.[24]

Season 2[edit]

On December 18, 2011, Team SoloMid attended the National ESL Premier League Season 2. In the playoffs, they defeated RFLX 2-1, compLexity 2-1, and v8 Esports 2-1, placing them in the winner's bracket final, where they lost to Counter Logic Gaming 0-2. Team SoloMid then lost to Curse Gaming 0-2, placing TSM in third overall in the tournament.

The first tournament of the 2012 year that Team SoloMid attended was the IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev, held on January 19. In the group stage, Team Solomid went 3-0 and took first, defeating SK Gaming, Curse Gaming, and White Lotus. Advancing to the playoffs, Team Solomid defeated team Dignitas 2-0, qualifying for the finals where they faced Moscow Five. In the grand finals, Team SoloMid lost to Moscow Five 1-2, taking home second place.[25]

Two months after Kiev, on March 13, 2012, TheRainMan resigned from Team SoloMid, citing differences in training regimen plans, as TheRainMan wanted to focus more on solo queue while the rest of Team SoloMid wanted to focus on full team scrims.[26] On the same day TSM announced that, Epik Gamer's Dyrus was to replace TheRainMan.[27] The main reason for the acquisition of Dyrus was due to the fact that he had already been living in the TSM house and was also a top lane player.[28]

After the roster reformation, Team SoloMid appeared in the Leaguecraft ggClassic tournament, which ran from March 17 to April 1. At the event, Team SoloMid went undefeated with wins over Raise Your Weapon, Curse Gaming, Jpak and Friends and 4Not.Fire, taking home first place.[29]

On April 6, 2012, Team SoloMid attended IPL 4 in Las Vegas. In the playoffs Team SoloMid defeated v8 Esports 2-0 in the first round, Curse Gaming 2-0 in the second round and team Dignitas 2-1 in the third round, advancing to the grand finals. In the finals against Counter Logic Gaming, Team SoloMid lost the first set 0-2 but came back to win the tournament in the second set, defeating Counter Logic Gaming 2-0 to take home first place.

On June 3, 2012, Team SoloMid took 1st place in the Reign of Gaming International Invitational. In the online playoffs, TSM defeated Ordinance Gaming 2-0 in the first round, Orbit Gaming 2-0 in the second round and Team Legion 2-0 in the third round to qualify for the offline finals. In the round robin offline finals event, Team SoloMid went undefeated, winning against Team SoloMid Evo, Teamless, and Curse Gaming EU 2-0. In the grand finals, Team SoloMid took on Team SoloMid Evo, whom TSM defeated 2-1.

One week later, Team SoloMid placed first in the 2012 MLG Pro Circuit - Spring. Team SoloMid was undefeated throughout the entire playoffs of the tournament, defeating MRN 2-0, Counter Logic Gaming EU 2-1, FnaticRC 2-0 and Dignitas 2-0. In the grand finals, Team SoloMid played against Counter Logic Gaming, who would be the first to take a set from Team SoloMid, with Counter Logic Gaming picking up the first set 2-1. Team SoloMid came back in the second set and took first place, defeating Counter Logic Gaming 2-1.[30]

Team SoloMid participated in the GIGABYTE Esports LAN on June 15, 2012. In the group stage, TSM went 3-0 and took first, taking out Counter Logic Gaming Black, Curse Gaming, and Team Green Forest. In the playoffs, Team SoloMid defeated mTw.NA 2-0, and Counter Logic Gaming Prime 2-1. In the grand finals of the GESL, Team SoloMid faced off against and defeated Counter Logic Gaming Black 2-0 to take home first place.

From August 3 through to August 5, 2012, Team SoloMid would compete in the first MLG 2012 Summer Arena for League of Legends, which was held in New York City. Team SoloMid would compete against three teams: Curse Gaming, Azubu Blaze, and Team BLACK. Team SoloMid lost all three games against the Korean team Azubu Blaze. They won their next two matches against Curse Gaming and Team BLACK with back to back 3-0 victories. TSM then moved on to the Grand Final for a rematch against Azubu Blaze, but once again lost to the Korean team 0-2. TSM finished the MLG Summer Arena Championship in second place.[31]

Six days after their showing at the MLG 2012 Summer Arena, Team SoloMid would participate in the IPL Face Off: San Francisco Showdown. They went through the entire tournament without dropping a single series to any team to take home first place, defeating Orbit Gaming, Singapore Sentinels, Team Legion and Curse Gaming.

On August 30, 2012, Team SoloMid flew out to Seattle, Washington to compete in the Season 2 North American Regional Finals. In the quarterfinals of the playoffs, Team SoloMid swept Monomaniac Ferus 2-0 to advance to the next round of the tournament. In the semifinals, Team SoloMid won 2-1 over Curse Gaming. They then defeated Team Dignitas 2-0 in the grand finals to take home first place and qualify for the Season 2 World Championship.

At the Season 2 World Championship in Los Angeles, Team SoloMid was given a bye through the group stage due to their first place regional finish. They lost 2-0 to Azubu Frost in the quarterfinals. TSM finished in 5th-8th place and took home $75,000.

Pre-Season 3[edit]

Team Solo Mid attended IPL 5 in Las Vegas on November 29. Seeded in group C, TSM advanced 2-1 with wins over Meat Playground and Singapore Sentinels while dropping a game against Curse Gaming EU. After the group stages, TSM was eliminated from contention by losing 2-0 to both CLG EU and Azubu Blaze. TSM ranked 9th-12th at the event and take home $1,500 in winnings.

On January 25, Dan Dinh was announced as a substitute player for TSM.[32]

Season 3[edit]

On February 7, 2013, it was announced that Team SoloMid would compete under the name Team SoloMid Snapdragon to represent of the mobile processor brand of their newly acquired sponsor, Qualcomm. Also announced was a partnership with Qualcomm and CBS to produce a web reality series, GameCrib, showing the daily lives of TSM players.[33][34][35]

Two weeks after the launch of Season 3, Team SoloMid announced the acquisition of Jason "WildTurtle" Tran and Daryl "wingsofdeathx" Hennegan as substitute players on February 13, 2013.

On March 25, 2013, it was officially announced WildTurtle had replaced Chaox as Team SoloMid's AD Carry.[36]

After bringing in Wildturtle, TSM managed to come in first in the NA LCS Spring Season, securing their spot in the Summer Season. They also went on to win the NA LCS Spring Playoffs.[37]

As the NA LCS Summer Season progressed, TSM found themselves fighting to keep up with the middle of the pack and eventually ended the season with a .500 record of 14-14, coming in 3rd in the Summer Season.[37]

The playoffs were held at PAX 2013. TSM went up against their old rivals, CLG, and were able to best them in a 2-0. Next, SoloMid faced Team Vulcun and took another 2-0 victory to gain a finals spot and a seed at the Season 3 World Championship. Lastly, TSM went up against the team that had dominated all season and their practice partner, Cloud9. TSM lost 0-3 and placed second in the playoffs.[37]

At the Season 3 World Championship, TSM entered as the North American fan favorite. In the group stage, TSM was paired with GamingGear.eu of the CIS, Lemondogs of Europe, OMG of China, and the eventual tournament winners SK Telecom T1 of South Korea. Team SoloMid won only two matches out of eight, against Lemondogs and GamingGear.eu. TSM took home 11th-12th place, along with North American 3rd seed Team Vulcun.

Pre-Season 4[edit]

On October 20, 2013, it was announced that Ninjaken would join Team SoloMid as substitute.[38] The next day TSM announced that Dan Dinh and wingsofdeathx would no longer be substitutes for the team.[39]

On November 1, 2013, Team SoloMid announced Altec as a substitute.[40] The following day, Reginald stepped down from his role as mid laner to become coach and was replaced by Ninjas in Pyjamas's Bjergsen.[41]

Team SoloMid's first competition after the World Championship was the Battle of the Atlantic, in which North American teams competed against European teams. As the second seed of North America, TSM faced the second seed of Europe, the Lemondogs, and handily won 2-0 against a roster that had recently been completely replaced.[42]

Season 4[edit]

As the Season 4 North American LCS began, TSM was eager to show off its new mid laner Bjergsen. After losing its first match against Cloud9, TSM shook off the loss and won eleven in a row, holding first place for a team-record eight weeks. Although they entered Week 10 with a 19-3 record and a one-game lead over rival Cloud9, the team struggled to close out the season and finished second. TSM's 22 wins were still a team best and tied with Fnatic for fourth best of any team in LCS history.

In that split's playoffs, TSM faced longtime rival Counter Logic Gaming in their first series, and won 2-1, highlighted by a Bjergsen pentakill as Karma in Game 2. Advancing to the finals, TSM met Cloud9 (C9) for the second consecutive time in the LCS playoffs, and lost 0-3 once more, as C9 won its tenth consecutive playoff game.[43]

In early May, between the Spring and Summer splits of the LCS, TheOddOne stepped down to become a coach for the team. Amazing, a German player from the Copenhagen Wolves, joined the team as their new jungler. At the same time, support player Xpecial was benched and then removed from the team for his negative attitude, to be replaced by Gleebglarbu of challenger team Cloud9 Tempest. Xpecial moved to Team Curse.

With its new roster in tow, Team SoloMid immediately faced a challenge in the summer split of the LCS. After having a rocky start, TSM found themselves in fifth place and struggling to stay afloat. Thereafter, TSM improved its record significantly and temporarily even held first in the league, albeit in a four-way tie. Days before Week 10 of the split, holding a tenuous grip on second place and a single game behind first-place LMQ, on May 27 TSM announced the addition of Lustboy to the starting roster to replace Gleebglarbu.[44] Lustboy had been the support for the Korean team CJ Entus Blaze, and had won the very first OnGameNet tournament at Champions Spring 2012. However, despite the formidable and well-known addition to the team, TSM finished with a paltry 3-3 record and fell to third to finish the season.

Entering the summer playoffs at Pax Prime 2014, TSM's luck began to change. Although they fell victim to a surprise backdoor ending by ZionSpartan in their first match against Dignitas, Team SoloMid came back to win the series 3-1. Subsequently, TSM faced LMQ, a team against whom they had a 0-4 record throughout the season. After a hard-fought series, even overcoming a Game 4 XiaoWeiXiao pentakill, TSM prevailed 3-2 and returned to the finals against Cloud9. In their third consecutive playoff matchup against C9, as well as TSM's record fourth finals appearance, Team SoloMid finally came out on top and took the series 3-2. In the process, TSM handed C9 its first ever playoff losses, and secured a spot at the Season 4 World Championship, becoming the only team to attend all four World Championships.

At the 2014 League of Legends World Championship, Team Solomid was placed in Group B. TSM eventually finished second in their group with a record of 4-2, advancing to the Playoffs. In the playoffs, TSM faced Samsung White in their first match and lost 3-1, winding up 5th in the tournament.

Pre-Season 5[edit]

On October 11, 2014, it was announced that Amazing was leaving the team.[45] Three days after the previous announcement Gleebglarbu announced that he left the team. Then, on November 28, 2014, Santorin was signed on to replace Amazing.[46]

Season 5[edit]

In March 2015, Team SoloMid won Intel Extreme Masters Season IX – World Championship in Katowice after beating Team WE in the finals.[47] This was their first IEM world title, as well as their first international tournament win. TSM met Cloud9 in the finals of the LCS Spring playoffs in April and won three games to one.[48] It was the third consecutive LCS final that featured the two teams.[48] By winning the LCS Spring playoffs, TSM was one of six teams to qualify for the inaugural Mid-Season Invitational, which was held from May 7–10.[49] TSM even having being favored since winning MSI for a top spot at worlds, but lost 5 of their 6 games in the group stage and had no way of making it to the quarter finals.

In the summer split, TSM finished the regular season with a record low of 5th place. Despite the worst split finish in franchise history, TSM were able to win their way to the summer finals. However, they were swept 3-0 by rivals Counter Logic Gaming,[50] finishing in second place. TSM nevertheless qualified as North America's second seed in the 2015 League of Legends World Championship by accumulating the highest total championship points from both the spring and summer split. In the group stages, TSM went 1–5 in matches and went out in last place at 14th–16th.[51]

Shortly afterwards, TSM players Dyrus and Lustboy retired from professional League of Legends, electing to pursue different career paths within eSports.[52] Lustboy remained with the team as an analyst, and Dyrus remained as a streamer. Soon after, TSM announced tryouts to fill the role of AD carry.[53]

Pre-Season 6[edit]

After Season 5 when Team SoloMid was unable to continue on the group stage for League of Legend's 2015 World Championship, many players had retired from the team. Many tryouts for the Top, Jungle, AD Carry, and Support were publicly opened, leaving Bjergsen as the sole member remaining from the Season 5 team. After the tryouts, Team SoloMid had much attention from Counter Logic Gaming's AD Carry Doublelift as their team's potential AD Carry. On October 31, 2015, it was announced that Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng would be joining the team as the new AD Carry, and that WildTurtle would remain on the roster as a substitute while seeking to sign a contract with other teams.[54][55] The team would later obtain Svenskeren, Hauntzer, and KaSing to complete the new TSM roster. This team performed in the Intel Extreme Masters Season X - San Jose[56] and finished 4th. After the event, KaSing decided to leave the team, which opened a support role open. On December 1,Team SoloMid announced the signing of "YellOwStaR", Bora Kim.[57]

Season 6[edit]

With high expectations after the team had been fully established, TSM's first game of the 2016 Spring North American League of Legends Championship Series was against CLG on January 16, 2016. They lost with a score of 13-22 (TSM-CLG).[58] The next day, TSM played against Team Liquid and won with a score of 12-17,[59] which gave them a 1W-1L record for Week 1.

Team SoloMid ended the regular season with a 9W-9L record. This placed them in a two-way tie for 5th place with NRG Esports, which qualified them for playoffs.

For the first match of playoffs, TSM defeated 3rd place Cloud9 in a 3-1 series victory. In the semifinals, TSM was placed against the 1st place team of the regular season, 17-1, Immortals. TSM finished the series 3-0 to advance to the finals. In the finals, TSM faced off against the 2nd seed, 13-5, Counter Logic Gaming. TSM lost in a 3-2 series and ended the spring split in 2nd place.[60]

Going into the summer split, YellOwStaR left TSM to return to Fnatic. TSM picked up a rookie, Biofrost, to fill the support role.[61]

TSM went nearly undefeated in the summer split, dropping one game against Phoenix1 for a 17W-1L record.[62]

With their summer split finished, in their playoff run TSM defeated CLG 3-0 in the semifinals and had a 3-1 victory over Cloud9 in the finals, thus regaining the title of North American Champions.

TSM qualified for the 2016 League of Legends World Championships as North America's first seed.[63] TSM was drawn into Group D, which contained Samsung Galaxy, and Royal Never Give Up, and Splyce.[64] TSM lost their first game against RNG,[65] but were able to win their first game against Samsung.[66] A victory against Splyce[67] put them in a three-way tie for first[68] with Samsung and RNG. In the second week, Samsung beat TSM[69] after Doublelift infamously dashed into the opposing mid laner, which forced them to not take the baron. TSM then won against Splyce[70] and lost to RNG.[71] They were ultimately eliminated in the group stage with a 3-3 record.[72]

Pre-Season 7[edit]

During the preseason, TSM's starting ADC, Doublelift, announced that he would take the Spring Split off in order to rest and build his streaming career. The team's previous ADC WildTurtle, who had previously moved to Immortals, returned to play with TSM. Doublelift would later return to the team for the Summer Split and compete with WildTurtle for the starting position.[73]

Season 7[edit]

With a new ADC, TSM took to the Spring Split looking to capture their 5th NA LCS championship. The team ended the split with a record of 15-3, earning them the first seed and a first round bye for the six-team playoffs. TSM's top laner, Hauntzer, and TSM's mid laner, Bjergsen were voted onto the NA LCS All-LCS team for their performances during the season. TSM's first match of the playoffs was in the semifinals against 5th seed FlyQuest, a team led by popular longtime player Hai. TSM quickly showed their strength and won the series by sweeping FlyQuest 3-0. This gave TSM yet another berth into the NA LCS finals, where they have never missed out on playing. In the finals, TSM faced longtime rivals and 2nd seeded Cloud9. TSM quickly were out to a 2-0 lead and were looking like they were going to sweep yet another team after winning game two in 22 minutes. Nonetheless, Cloud9 bounced back and won games three and four leading to a final game 5 to decide who will take home the trophy. After a close and grueling game 5, TSM caught Cloud9's mid laner, Jensen, before he could get back to safety. This catch ended up giving TSM the numbers to win the fight and won the game for them.

For winning the spring split, TSM was awarded $100,000,[74] 90 championship points and an invitation to the 2017 Mid Seasonal Invitational in Brazil.

At the 2017 Mid Seasonal Invitational, TSM played against the Vietnamese team Gigabyte Marines (GAM) in order to advance to the main event. TSM defeated GAM 3-2 and qualified for the group stage, where they ended with a score of 4-6, failing to make it to the knockout stage.[75]

With Doublelift coming back from his break as the TSM's starting ADC, the team looked once again to make it to the League of Legends World Championship. They ended the season at 14-4[76] being tied with Immortals in wins but having lesser losses, making them ending the season in first place. TSM met with Team Dignitas in the semifinals and defeated them 3-1. TSM then continued on to represent North America as their first seed, defeating Immortals 3-1 in the finals, becoming the first organization to win three NA LCS finals in a row.[77]

Hoping to redeem themselves from last year's World Championship, TSM was placed in group D along with Team WE, Misfits Gaming, and Flash Wolves. The team looked promising with a 2-1 record on the first week, only dropping a game to Misfits Gaming. However, the Week 2 NA Curse continued with TSM only winning one game against Misfits Gaming in Week 2. TSM was then eliminated from the 2017 League of Legends World Championship in a tiebreaker match against Misfits Gaming to make it out of the groups. They ended the group stages with a 3-3 record.[78]

Pre-Season 8[edit]

After not making it out of the Group Stages once again, TSM decided to part ways with Svenskeren, Doublelift, and Biofrost. In addition to more than half of the roster leaving, Parth steps down, with SSONG[79] replacing him as head coach. It was then announced on November 23 and 24 that MikeYeung, Zven, and Mithy were signed in to replace the missing slots for the Jungle, AD Carry, and Support position respectively.

Former players[edit]

ID Name Position
Wildturtle Jason Tran ADC
YellOwStaR Bora Kim Support
KaSing Raymond Tsang Support
Lustboy Ham Jang-sik Support
Santorin Lucas Larsen Jungle
Dyrus Marcus Hill Top
Amazing Maurice Stückenschneider Jungle
TheOddOne Brian Wyllie Jungle
Gleeb Nicholas Haddad Support
Xpecial Alex Chu Support
Reginald Andy Dinh Mid
Chaox Shan Huang ADC
The Rain Man Christian Kahmann Top
Biofrost Vincent Wang Support
Doublelift Peng Yilliang ADC
Svenskeren Dennis Johnsen Jungle

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive[edit]

TSM acquired a Danish squad in January 2015. On December 3 TSM announced the roster had been released, citing internal problems. The ex-TSM team first played under the name "Team Question Mark" until founding their own organization, Astralis. TSM announced a new North American roster on January 19, 2016. On March 8, 2016 TSM revealed the departure of Daniel "vice" Kim.[80] On January 14, 2017 TSM announced the departure of their entire CS:GO roster.[81]

Former players[edit]

[82]

Call of Duty[edit]

Team Solomid acquired a team to compete at 2016 CoD: World League in February 2016. The team, which took less than 2 weeks to assemble,[83] consisted of Cole “ColeChan” Chancey, Jonathan “Pacman” Tucker, Jordan “ProoFy” Cannon, and Jamal “Whea7s” Lee.[84] On July 7, 2016 TSM announced their withdrawal from CoD, and that the team would be going separate ways. This is due to the team's performance in the World League Stage 2. The team finished near the bottom of their rankings.[84]

Smite[edit]

Former:

  • Evan "Snoopy" Jones (Hunter/Captain)
  • Nick "Divios" Neumeyer (Solo)
  • Sinjin "Eonic" Thorpe (Guardian)
  • Nicholas "TheBoosh" Lewis (Mid)
  • Peter "DaGarz" Gary (Jungle)
  • Connor "Jigz" Echols (Guardian/Coach)

Vainglory[edit]

Team Solomid acquired Team Alliance's Vainglory roster on March 10, 2016. The team, upon acquisition, composed of Michael "FlashX" Valore, Nick "CullTheMeek" Verolla and Mico "MICSHE" Dedicatoria. During their run as Team Alliance, they had won the Vainglory International Premier League, with substitute ShinKaigan filling in for iLoveJoseph, an original Team Alliance member, due to school conflicts.[85]

Team Solomid has won two of the past three championships since being acquired. During the 2016 Vainglory Summer Live Championships, Team SoloMid went 9-0 throughout the event, beating runner-up Hammers Velocity with a 3-0 score.

Management[edit]

ID Name Position
Reginald Andy Dinh Owner/ Coach
Leena Leena Xu Vice President of Marketing
Parthenaan Parth Naidu General Manager[86]
Dan Dinh Website & Store
Derek Bui Business Development & Advertising

Partners[edit]

TSM is sponsored by Chipotle, GEICO, Logitech, Gillette, GrubHub, HTC, HyperX, CyberPowerPC, Dr Pepper,[87] and Twitch.tv.[88]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
New championship
Cloud9
North American League of Legends Championship Series winner
Spring 2013
Summer 2014–Spring 2015
Succeeded by
Cloud9
Counter Logic Gaming
Preceded by
KT Rolster Bullets
Intel Extreme Masters World Championship winner
Season IX (2015)
Succeeded by
SK Telecom T1