TSM – Team SoloMid
Team SoloMid LOL (TSM) are a North American esports Team, formed in 2009 by brothers Andy and Dan Dinh. Based in a gaming house in New York, this is a team that consistently places #1 in North American standings and have appeared in every League of Legends World Championships since it began, the only team to do this. They’re currently #4 in the world.
You want a consistently great team? Look no further than Team SoloMid. Their link-up play through the mid-lane is second to none, as they proves in this year’s spring split final. They have some ups and downs like every other team sure, but end of each season, you know they’re going to be up there in the top five. This is a team on the cusp of hitting the $1 million mark in winnings.
Branding & Sponsorship
The Team SoloMid logo consists of a stylised S and M with T between, forming a circle round the outside. It looks great on any number of merchandise items available in the Team SoloMid store, but best of all you can grab a Team SoloMid jersey in their classic graphite and black colors. TSM is sponsored by GEICO, Logitech, HTC, Red Bull, HyperX, CyberPowerPC, and Twitch.tv. And of course, with sponsorship from Twitch.tv, you’re sure to find Team SoloMid all over Twitch, as well as Reddit and social media.
Team Roles, Expertise, Divisions
Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell replaced star top-laner Marcus “Dyrus” Hill but has really made his mark, making a huge impact upon games (game one of the recent spring split against fierce rivals Cloud9 come to mind). Aggressive Jungler Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen plays Rek’Sai, Nidalee and Gragas brilliantly. Jason “WildTurtle” Tran plays AD Carry with all the wildness of his name, showing massive aggression. Vincent “Biofrost” Wang is a hugely talented young support for the team, his partnership with Wild Turtle looks sure to bring the victories. The star of the team is Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg. Fans call him the “North American Faker” but he’s determined to make his own name in the 2017 season as a star mid-laner.
Roster & Achievements
The current Team SoloMid roster consists of Hauntzer, Svenskeren, Bjergsen, Wild Turtle and Biofrost. Past achievements for Team SoloMid have seen SoloMid at the top of NA LCS and world rankings. 2016 was a particularly good year, 3rd-4th at IEM X World Championships, 2nd in the NA LCS Spring Playoffs capped off with 1st at the 2016 NA LCS Summer Split with a near perfect 17-1 record and 1st at the NA LCS Summer playoffs for a $50,000 prize. Their 9th-12th in 2016 World Championships might be a disappointment for the team, but it did net them $150,750 and is going to be the thing to spur them on to great things in this 2017 season.
By now we pretty much expect NA victory. But could 2017 be the year that Team SoloMid takes on and defeats the rest of the world? One thing’s pretty much for sure. When SoloMId play, the fans expect. And to the chant of “TSM! TSM! TSM!” you know they’re bound to deliver the goods.
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