Doublelift Says TSM Is Making Very Questionable Decisions
Team SoloMid (TSM) is looking to rope in former Estral Esports member Choi “Mia” Sang-in and veteran Taiwanese mid-laner Huang “Maple” Yi-Tang as part of its roster for the 2022 League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) Summer, according to reports by . Former TSM member and star attack-damage carry (ADC) player Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng shared his thoughts on the situation on his recent Twitch stream.
Doublelift on Mia’s playstyle
Mia is a League of Legends pro who has been playing the game professionally since 2017. He was previously playing support for Estral Esports in the Liga Latinoamérica (LLA) region. In the closing split of 2021, Estral Esports finished second in the playoffs after losing to Infinity Esports with a scoreline of 3-2 in a best-of-five series.
“I got to say. Mia is actually very good. I could totally see Mia being one of the better supports in LCS - top 5, for sure. Yeah, he’s pretty cracked. When I played with him in Champions Queue, I could totally tell he was a good player,” opined Doublelift. He also stated that with TSM being a budget team, making the top half of the LCS standings would be a massive success for it.
TSM’s roster moves
Doublelift said he does not think that “Shenyi got the bag and dipped.” He stated that contracts do not work that way and that Wei “Shenyi” Zi-Jie gets paid monthly and not upfront for the entire year. Doublelift added, “I think Shenyi got screwed. What’s new, though? TSM and screwing over their players - it’s like f**** peanut butter and jelly.”
Following this, when a viewer asked about the cash injection from the FTX sponsorship and why TSM was not hoping for a higher spot in the LCS standings, Doublelift replied, “You can tell they’re going budget, right? They went LDL players this last split. They don’t care anymore.” He added, “TSM is making some very questionable decisions, and I think that a lot of people want to get out of that org.”
The once-heavyweights of the LCS, TSM struggled constantly in the 2022 Spring Split. The team had roped in two Chinese pros Zhu “Keaiduo” Xiong and support Shenyi to round out its League of Legends roster. Now, after a very unsuccessful and disappointing split, TSM is reportedly looking to rejig its roster.