Renowned esports organization TSM (Team SoloMid) has made the decision to release its entire Valorant roster. This move comes after the team failed to secure a spot in the Valortant Champions Tour (VCT) Challengers Ascension Americas. With this, it also missed out on a guaranteed position in next year’s Challengers series.
TSM’s Disappointing Run, Roster Changes, and Future Prospects
After a disappointing performances in the year, TSM has taken a bold step by parting ways with its VALORANT roster. The decision follows the team’s recent setbacks at the VCT Challengers Americas, where they faced early elimination from the playoffs at the hands of Moist Moguls and FaZe Clan. This unfortunate turn of events not only dashed their hopes of qualifying for Ascension but also left them without a guaranteed spot in next year’s Challengers series.
TSM’s VALORANT team will not be competing for the remainder of the year. However, the organization has expressed its commitment to re-entering the Challengers scene when the next season commences. This strategic hiatus allows the team to regroup, reevaluate their strategies, and potentially scout new talent to bolster their roster. TSM’s history of success in other esports titles has undoubtedly set high expectations. As a result, fans eagerly anticipate the organization’s return to the forefront of competitive VALORANT.
TSM’s decision to release their VALORANT roster following the failure to qualify for Ascension has reignited discussions about the stability and sustainability of the tier-two system in VALORANT esports. Fans and supporters argue that the current path-to-pro lacks stability, as teams are motivated to release their tier-two rosters if they fail to break into the upper echelons of competition. The extended gap between seasons, where non-Ascension teams are sidelined from major tournaments for six months, raises concerns about the overall longevity of the scene.