TSM Announce CS:GO Return In 2023


TSM Announce CS:GO Return in 2023 With Focus on Europe

The long awaited comeback is set to happen next year.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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After six years, TSM has announced its return to CS:GO in 2023 with a focus to build a roster in Europe.
TSM was last seen in action more than five years ago in 2017 with a North American roster.
TSM will not be signing a top five team, instead they will work with a local GM in Europe to assemble a lineup and develop it further.

One of the biggest esports organization in the world, Team SoloMid (TSM), has announced its long-awaited return to CS:GO in 2023. Its focus will lie in the European region where it plans on developing a team and providing it with all the necessary infrastructure, while also working alongside a local General Manager (GM).

The last time the organization competed in CS:GO was more than five years ago, in January 2017, with a North American lineup, after which TSM stepped away from the game and is now set to return once again with a European roster.

The announcement was made public yesterday on 3rd October via the 'TSM FTX October Update' and hopefully TSM will be able to assemble a team in time for the BLAST Paris Major 2023.

TSM is all set for a CS:GO return next year after six years

The North American esports organization, TSM, had initially started its journey in 2015 with a Danish CS:GO lineup consisting of Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth, Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen, Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz, Finn "karrigan" Andersen, and René "cajunb" Borg.

After competing with this team for about a year, TSM went ahead and fielded a North American roster. Unfortunately, after only one year with this lineup the organisation decided to pull the plug on this project, stepping away from CS:GO for an extended period of time.

Now, more than five years later TSM is ready to step into the ring once again and compete with a CS:GO team from Europe.

In the recent update given by TSM, Dominic Kallas - VP of Esports came forward to state that the organization will not be looking to sign a top five team and instead shall "spend a significant amount of time in Europe, looking and working with a local GM to help build a roster and infrastructure necessary for this team to succeed."

TSM has already started discussing things with two of the biggest third-party CS:GO tournament organizers - ESL and BLAST, "about how TSM can be successful within Europe through long-term partnerships."

It will be interesting to see what type of lineup TSM is able to gather, potentially aiming to assemble a team that can start competing from next season onwards across both ESL and BLAST tournaments.

Another huge criteria it seeks to fulfill is to try and qualify for the BLAST Paris Major 2023 which is scheduled to take place from 8th to 21st May.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.

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