TSM FTX have finally locked in their roster for the 2022 competitive season, as per strategic coach Jack “Kayys” Kayser. Unfortunately, they’re still not ready to reveal it. And, perhaps most surprisingly, there aren’t any new leaks for us to report on, either.
The last thing we’ve heard was that Wong “Chawy” Xing Lei would be taking over the reins from Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg, and that TSM were looking to sign Yoo “FATE” Su-hyeok (formerly of Liiv SANDBOX) and Kim “Life” Jeong-min (formerly of Gen.G). We can assume that the Chawy signing is all but official as it’s been confirmed by multiple sources and news outlets; FATE and Life, on the other hand, will not be playing under the TSM FTX banner come 2022 as they’ve decided to sign with Afreeca Freecs and KT Rolster, respectively.
We’ve also heard of TSM’s “plan B” — Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen and Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle, two former champions and bona fide legends. Even though they weren’t TSM’s first picks, they’re still astoundingly talented and would no doubt serve as a boon to this age-old North American organization. Heck, we might even prefer Jensen and Mikyx over FATE and Life, but that’s just personal preference. Plus, bringing them over wouldn’t create any kind of language barrier and would allow the entire line-up to synergize and get on the same page a lot sooner.
In any case, a full roster reveal is bound to happen in a matter of days if not hours!
TSM FTX 2022| A (Very) Solid Base
The only three players who’ve thus far been confirmed for 2022 are Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon, Mingyi “Spica” Lu, and Edward “Tactical” Ra (formerly of Team Liquid). These three players need no introduction, and if TSM can find a sufficiently talented mid laner and support, they’ll no doubt be able to compete with the very best teams in North America.
Team Liquid, 100 Thieves, and Evil Geniuses should still be favored, but it’ll nonetheless be a close battle worthy of spectating. The LCS returns to action on January 14, so we’ll find out soon enough!