Team SoloMid (TSM)
Team SoloMid is among the most popular professional eSports organization in the world. Team SoloMid, also alternatively known as TSM FTX, was founded in 2009 and is currently based in the US.
The group has expanded into other divisions, starting as a League of Legends team.
It now has teams competing in Dota 2, Apex Legends, Valorant, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros., Rainbow Six Siege, Magic: The Gathering, Fortnite, PUBG Mobile, and Chess. TSM also had Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Overwatch teams under its umbrella.
Team SoloMid Overview
|Team Short Name||TSM FTX or TSM|
|Games||Apex Legends, League of Legends, Battlegrounds Mobile India, Clash Royale, Dota 2, Free Fire, H1Z1, Hearthstone, Minecraft, PUBG Mobile, Super Smash Bros., Rainbow Six Siege, Valorant, and Chess|
|Location||Los Angeles, California, US|
|Owner||Andy “Reginald” Dinh (CEO)|
Team SoloMid was founded in 2009 as mainly a League of Legends team that included the CEO Andy “Reginald” Dunh, a division where they have thoroughly dominated and has won seven North America’s League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) – an S-Tier competition.
The organization officially expanded in 2011 and actively began recruiting players to join other divisions under its banner.
In 2015, TSM acquired the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster of teams.
The signed players were given bumper contracts and were considered the highest-paid players in the CS: GO gaming division.
Also, in 2015, TSM signed ZeRo in their Super Smash Bros., who then won 56 tournaments in a row – a feat that saw an entry into the Guinness World Records, a record that is unbroken to this day.
In the next couple of years, the team expanded its presence in Rainbow Six Siege, Valorant, and other eSports scenes.
TSM also signed Chess Grandmaster (GM) Hikaru Nakamura, former world No. 2 player, and 5-times US Chess Champion, following the Chess eSports boom. Hikaru was only the second-ever chess player to be signed by a professional eSports organization.
We adopted the team name TSM FTX after Team SoloMid signed a 10-year naming rights deal reportedly worth around $210 million with cryptocurrency exchange FTX. At the end of 2021, TSM was valued at $540 million.
Team SoloMid Current Divisions
League of Legends
|Solo||Earnest, Colin||US||Wong Xing Lei|
|Timado||Gianoli, Enzo||Peru||Rasmus Flipsen|
|Bryle||De Guia, Jonathan||Canada|
|SabeRLight||Volek, Jonáš||Czech Republic|
|MoonMeander||Boon Yang, David Tan||Canada|
|DuBu||Doo-young, Kim||South Korea|
|AquaNox||Rao, Harsh||India||Dhruv Gupta|
|Blaze||Hyderabadwala, Hamza Khozema||India|
|NinjaJOD||Sahoo, Shubham Ranjan||India|
Rainbow Six Siege
|Achieved||Solomon, Matthew||US||Owen Mithura|
|ID –||Name –||Nationality –|
|Soulless||Nguyen, Duy Minh||Vietnam|
|Keane||Jang, Lae-Young||South Korea|
|Kiyoon||Yoo, Ki Yoon||South Korea|
|ID –||Name –||Nationality –|
|ID –||Name –||Nationality –||Head Coach–|
|Tetis||Terra, Matheus||Brazil||Daniel Mussoi|
|Petroni||de Paiva, João Victor Petroni||Brazil|
Team SoloMid Organization
|ID –||Name –||Position –|
|Dominic Kallas||VP of Esports|
|Brad Sive||Chief Revenue Officer|
|26/08/22||ESL One Malaysia 2022||7th – 8th|
|29/08/22||MCT: MEL Valorant Premiership: S3 Playoffs||1st|
|30/07/22||ESL One Malaysia 2022 NA Closed Qualifier||1st|
|29/07/22||Gamers8 2022 – Zero Build||3rd|
|22/07/22||Riyadh Masters 2022||7th – 8th|
|15/07/22||DPC NA 2021/22 Tour 3 Division 1||4th|
|10/07/22||ALGS: 2022 Championship||7th|
|29/05/22||C3S2: FNCS – Grand Finals: NA West||1st|
|01/05/22||ALGS: 2022 Split 2 Playoffs|
|28/04/22||Nodwin x Loco All Starts Invitational|
|24/03/22||Upthrust Esports India Rising 2022||3rd|
|06/03/22||C3S1: FNCS – Grand Finals: NA West||1st|
|20/02/22||OR Championship – Legends Rise 2022||1st|
|20/02/22||Six Invitational 2022||1st|
|23/01/22||ALGS: 2022 Split 1 Playoffs – NA||1st|
|10/10/21||Wild Tour 2021 Finals||1st|
|26/09/21||Wild Tour 2021 Events 4||1st|
|01/08/21||VCT 2021: NA Stage 3 Challengers 2||1st|
|23/05/21||Six invitational 2021||4th|
|23/01/21||NAL 2020 US Division – Finals||1st|
|04/01/21||Fates: Challenger Series #5||1st|
|06/09/20||LCS Summer 2020||1st|
|09/08/20||FaZe Clan Invitational||1st|
|31/10/19||Red Bull: Rise of the Elements Invitational||1st|
|13/04/19||LCS Spring 2019||2nd|
|03/09/17||NA Spring 2017||1st|
Partnerships & Collaborations
- Team SoloMid and Advocate renewed their partnership on Sept 13, 2021
- Cadillac signed up with TSM in the automobile brand’s first-ever collaboration with an eSports organization.
- Team SoloMid partnered with Entity Gaming to continue its expansion in the Indian eSports market.
- Twitch partnered up with Team SoloMid on Nov 19, 2016.
- TSM FTX has partnered up with Bessemer Venture Partners.
- TSM signed a ten-year naming rights deal with Bahamas-based cryptocurrency exchange FTX.
- TSM FTX announced a partnership with GSM via Twitter on Jul 15, 2022.
- Red Bull signed as an official sponsor of Team SoloMid.
- Lenovo partners up with Team SoloMid, announced on May 15, 2019.
- Team SoloMid owners and one of the organization’s founding members are under scrutiny for dismissing Sean Gares in 2016.
- The LCS playoffs between TSM and Evil Geniuses paused for two hours due to reportedly in-game communication issues.
- One of the former TSM coaches, Peter Zhang, allegedly stole $250,000 from the players’ salaries. Peter Zhang was permanently banned from participating in any eSports competition in the future.
- Team SoloMid parted ways with team Sports Psychologist Weldon Green over Green’s controversial Reddit posts.
- Team SoloMid and BGMI are in conflict due to the transfer of Arjun Mandhalkar from TSM to GodL.
- Team SoloMid CEO Andy Dinh is controversial due to leaked phone calls between himself and TSM President Leena Xu.
- Controversy due to Andy Dinh dating the then TSM President Leena Xu. Doublelift another organization member, was also involved with the former TSM President.
- Team SoloMid donated over 16,000 INR during the #GamingforGood Charity event.
- Team SoloMid has repeatedly organized Invitational Tournaments with all proceeds going to charity.
- Team SoloMid member Dunc streamed a 24-hour Charity stream.