The TSM-Entity Gaming Partnership has been made official with both organizations releasing statements to confirm the same. This will be TSM's first PUBG Mobile roster acquisition and the team will play under the banner of TSM-Entity. Entity Gaming will be the local partners in this endeavor, and will manage the team and the players in India.
The roster which were earlier known as just Entity Gaming are one of the top teams in India, having won the Fall 2019 South Asia Qualifiers. They went on to place 5th in the PMCO Fall Championship, the best ever placement for an Indian roster in an international event. Entity Gaming themselves are one of India's oldest esport organizations, having fielded rosters in multiple titles across multiple years.
ETG cemented their place as one of India's best at the PMCO Fall 2019 Qualifiers | Image via @PUBG Mobile India
Neerav Rukhana, CEO of Entity Gaming, said “We are deeply grateful to the Indian community which has showered their tremendous love on our players over the months. We understand that we have a responsibility with these levels of achievements, and that is to bring an international trophy home. We believe this partnership will be a monumental step in that direction. Our plans don’t just stop at PUBG Mobile, they will eventually touch other mobile games too.”
Team Solomid or TSM are a global powerhouse based out of North America. The organization was founded in 2009 by former professional player Andy 'Reginald' Dinh. The team has fielded top players in multiple titles across the years, including Counter Strike, League of Legends, Rainbow Six Siege and PUBG among others and are one of the most recognizable names in the world of esports.
Don Kim, Director of Esports Operations at TSM, has commented: “TSM is looking to become a truly global brand with teams of all origins, united by competitive drive and spirit. This opportunity to enter the PUBG mobile scene with the #1 team from India is a massive step for the organization, and we’re very excited to have this chance to reach millions of new gaming fans and take this team to number one in the world.”
IGL: Vivek “ClutchGod” Horo
Assaulter: Suraj “Neyooooo” Majumdar
Assaulter: Jonathan “JONATHAN” Amaral
Support: Abhijeet “GHATAK” Andhare
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TSM-Entity will play in the PUBG Mobile Pro League South Asia League which is set to kick off on the 12th of March. They will be joined by 19 other teams from the South Asia region.