After an unbelievable 2020, landing seven first-place finishes at large tournaments, TSM’s 2021 couldn’t have been more of a disappointment. The team’s most notable achievement was a victory over FaZe Clan at VCT NA Stage 3: Challengers 2, which gave the team an opportunity to compete at the Challengers Playoffs. Unfortunately, TSM would go on to not win a single game at the Playoffs, finishing dead last.
The team needed to make changes, but they seemed to struggle to find the right fit. After multiple roster moves including the benching of Taylor “Drone” Johnson and the addition Sean “bang” Bezerra, TSM’s future was looking grim. But it seems that the team has rallied and found its core members.
TSM’s new Valorant roster
TSM FTX’s roster heading into 2022 will be:
- Corey “corey” Nigra
- Daniel “Rossy” Abedrabbo
- Aleko “LeviathanAG” Gabuniya
- Matthew “WARDELL” Yu
- Yassine “Subroza” Taoufik
- Andrew “aRubyz” Seewer (Head Coach)
- Austin “Apex” Copeland (Assistant Coach)
Headlining the new roster is former Overwatch pro, corey. The 22-year-old comes off of FaZe Clan, where he spent his entire Valorant career and saw decent success. With corey on the roster, FaZe Clan managed to win VCT North America Stage 1: Challengers 3 and achieve second-place at VCT Stage 1: Masters, falling only to Sentinels.
Joining him will be Rossy, who spent a good deal of 2021 under Immortal’s banner. The team saw little success at VCT events but was able to bring about a first-place finish at the Community Gaming Premier Series: Finale and third-place at the Knights Monthly Gauntlet: October with a win over DIVIZE.
TSM is set to make their official debut at the first open qualifiers for NA VCT 2022 on 27th January, looking to qualify for their first offline Masters event.
Will this revamped roster bring the success TSM has failed to get in previous years? Only time will tell.
Featured image courtesy of TSM FTX.