TSM Wins Apex Legends Global Series Split 1 Playoffs
TSM FTX, led by Phillip “ImperialHal” Dosen, secured a win at the $250,000 USD Apex Legends Global Series Split 1 Playoffs. With a win secured, the team will be heading to the Pro League Split 2, in a bid to qualify for the world championship that is set to take place in July 2022. The Split 2 playoffs that TSM FTX will compete in, will be the first major in-person Apex Legends event in over a year and the team could potentially cement its place as the best team in the world.
TSM could win the first world championship in July 2022
TSM FTX is regarded by many as the best Apex Legends team in the world but it is yet to prove itself on the global stage. The ALGS Year 1 Championship did not take place with a world championship to close things off. Due to COVID restrictions, Respawn decided to host regional championships instead. In 2022, we will have the first-ever Apex Legends world championship and TSM is as deadly as ever.
In the recently concluded ALGS Split 1 Playoffs, TSM needed to secure 50 points and then earn a win. The event lasted seven games with seven teams in contention for a win at the event. In the seventh and final game of the night, ImperialHal managed to help his team fend off every enemy team in the last zone and concluded by securing a win.
Fans were skeptical about TSM’s strength with the departure of Eric “Snip3down” Wrona, who left Apex Legends to return to his Halo roots earlier this year. The signing of Evan "Verhulst" Verhulst meant that ImperialHal and Jordan "Reps" Wolfe needed to solidify their chemistry with their new teammate, and they successfully did so in a matter of weeks.
TSM will look to carry its momentum forward and secure qualification for the world championships. Even if the team does not qualify for the world championship via the Pro League Split 2 event, it will enter the Last Chance qualifier for a direct entry into the LAN championships for $2,000,000 USD.
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