TSM Mia Academy Support


TSM Ropes in Mia as Its Academy Team’s Support for 2022 LCS Summer

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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TSM has officially announced the signing of Choi “Mia” Sang-in as its Academy support.
It has also moved its former Academy support Wang “Yursan” Sheng-Yu to the inactive roster ahead of the Summer split.
This announcement by TSM suggests that Shenyi shall stay with the team.

Multiple reports over the last two weeks suggested that Team SoloMid (TSM) was looking to rejig its League of Legends roster ahead of the 2022 League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) Summer Split. On 28th April, a report by Upcomer stated that South Korean player Choi “Mia” Sang-in will replace support Wei “Shenyi” Zi-Jie in the starting lineup. However, contrary to that report, TSM has announced on its social media channels that Mia will be joining its Academy team. This announcement suggests that Shenyi shall remain on the starting roster for the LCS team.

Mia will join TSM Academy

TSM posted on Twitter, “Please give a warm welcome to our new LCS Academy support @Mialol98! Boasting experience across different leagues and an engage-heavy playstyle, Mia is the perfect fit for our Academy roster. His knowledge and leadership will be incredible assets to the development of the squad.

Choi "Mia" Sang-in

Mia has been a part of the League of Legends esports scene 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. In this split, Mia and Estral Esports got very close to qualifying for this year’s Mid-Season Invitational (MSI).

He has also been a part of teams like the Japanese team SCARZ, Korean squads Kongdoo Monster, KT Rolster, APK Prince/ SeolHaeOne Prince.

What happened to TSM Yursan?

Wang “Yursan” Sheng-Yu is a Taiwanese pro player who has been playing support for TSM’s Academy Team since 2020. Briefly, in the 2022 LCS Spring Split, Yursan was moved up to the LCS roster when Shenyi was benched. Now, with Mia roped in as its Academy support, TSM has moved Yursan to its inactive roster for the Summer split.

Wang “Yursan” Sheng-Yu

TSM wrote on Twitter, “We have moved LCS Academy support @TSM_Yursan to the reserve roster. For the upcoming Summer Split he will remain home with his family while on our inactive roster. We thank Yursan for his time at TSM and the role he's played in developing the Academy squad with his teammates.

These are not the only roster changes that the organization has made. On 2nd May, TSM announced that it was parting ways with its mid-laner Zhu "Keaiduo" Xiong after just one split. However, it added that Keaiduo shall continue to stay in North America and train with the organization since COVID-19 cases are on the rise in China. TSM stated, “During that time he will continue to train with us while also receiving pay and housing.

In Keaiduo’s place, TSM is reportedly signing Taiwanese pro player Huang “Maple” Yi-Tang as its LCS mid-laner. TSM will look to bounce back from the its rocky Spring Split and solidify its position in the North American league.

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Sadakshi is the newest addition to AFK Gaming. As a passionate gamer and an ardent League of Legends fan, she brings her journalism experience to the esports scenes of LoL and Valorant