According to a report from ESPN, TSM will sign Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage as their new midlaner in the upcoming League of Legends Free Agency window, which opens up on 16th November.
Sources: @PowerOfEvilLoL notified @TSM Tuesday that he will sign with the team as their new mid laner at the opening of the League of Legends Free Agency window on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. ET.— Jacob Wolf (@JacobWolf) November 10, 2020
PowerOfEvil chose TSM over @EvilGeniuses, who have been aggressive in the mid lane market.
As of now Schrage officially represents FlyQuest, who was the third team to represent North America during Worlds 2020. If the rumours turned out to be true, it means that the German hasn’t used his “player option” in his contract, which would allow him to stay in the team for one more year. Even though last weekend other rumours said that the new deal with FlyQuest is not off the table, it seems that the player has chosen to represent TSM next year.
.@PowerOfEvilLoL has declined his player option, making him a free agent ahead of the 2021 season, sources told ESPN.— Jacob Wolf (@JacobWolf) November 7, 2020
A return to FlyQuest is not totally off the table, but would need to come with a new deal. PowerOfEvil will enter a free agency beginning Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. ET.
Wolf reports that PowerOfEvil also has an offer from Evil Geniuses, who after a miserable season are looking to rebuild with rumours linking them with a number of players.
Powerofevil is a target for TSM as they attempt to rebuild. (Picture: Riot Games)
TSM are also looking to reshape their roster ahead of the 2021 season, with a poor showing Worlds 2020, where the team went 0-6, the final nail in the coffee for much of the roster. The organization is already making changes on its League of Legends roster, with Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg moving from playing duties to Head Coach, hence the midlane is open.
It was earlier reported that TSM was also in contact with Luka “Perkz” Perković, but the Croatian allegedly chose Cloud9 as his next team.
.@G2esports and @G2Perkz have been actively engaging the past two weeks with six different teams — Cloud9, Evil Geniuses, 100 Thieves, TSM, Team Vitality and Misfits — sources told me. Cloud9 are his desired destination, on an #LCS record-setting proposed salary, but... (cont)— Jacob Wolf (@JacobWolf) November 10, 2020
PowerOfEvil on the other hand seems like a fitting person for the role, as he has been playing in North America for three years. He has proven himself to be one of the better midlaners the region has to offer, taking part in two World Championships and put in impressive performances even when his teams were not.