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TSM’s CS2 Roster Is Now Complete

TSM is an esports organization mostly associated with League of Legends. In Counter-Strike, too many years have passed since... Radu M. | 30. June 2024

TSM is an esports organization mostly associated with League of Legends. In Counter-Strike, too many years have passed since their last triumphs, so nobody remembers them anymore.

This is a team that used to be quite big back in 2015 – 2016. Tournaments like Conter Pit League, FACEIT League, ESL ESEA Pro League Invitational, and Esports Championship Series made them well-known.

Some of the teams they defeated or were defeated by continue to be household names: Natus Vincere, Virtus.pro, Ninjas In Pyjamas, and so on.

TSM’s Return To CS2

TSM returned to Counter-Strike in 2023. However, they didn’t invest very much in their roster and as a result, the results were poor. At best, we saw them winning a C-tier tournament named Skyesports Championship.

They received $3000 for their success but that doesn’t have any relevance in today’s CS2 professional scene, which features almost 20 big tournaments per year, with prize pools ranging from $250.000 to $1+ million.

If TSM want to become relevant again, they need to compete in A-tier and S-tier LAN events. Of course, to do that, they first need to qualify for them. And their new roster looks capable of that.

TSM’s New Roster

Here are the five CS2 players who will represent TSM in the near future:

  • Valde (IGL)
  • Zyphon
  • acoR
  • Altekz
  • niko (do not confuse him with the more famous NiKo)
  • Rejin (coach)

Some of the names on this list should sound familiar to veteran CS fans. Valde, in particular, is a fairly accomplished player. Back in 2017 – 2019, he used to compete for North and won multiple A-tier tournaments. He also finished in the top four at multiple S-tier tournaments.

He then joined OG but accomplished very little with them. In February 2023, so almost a year and a half ago, he became inactive while competing for ENCE. Since then, he hasn’t done anything in Counter-Strike, so we don’t know how good he is at the moment.

But, presumably, he still plays CS at the highest level and is probably enjoying CS2. Because of that, TSM’s new roster has a good chance of reaching the top 30. If they can do that, then we’ll definitely see them competing in some of the A-tier and S-tier tournaments in 2025.

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