TSM is a perennial North American powerhouse. In that respect, 2016 was a successful year, as TSM finished second in the Spring Split, and rode a wave of momentum to first place in the Summer Split. When TSM punched their tickets to the 2016 World Championship, they were seen as North America’s greatest hope for a victor. Unfortunately, the team stumbled and bowed out of the tournament in the group stage, ending their hopes of becoming a North American champion.
Despite losing Doublelift for the spring split, TSM still took home the NA LCS crown. After a rocky start, the team rallied around their star mid laner and a breakout performance from Hauntzer in the top lane. Once again, their regional dominance didn't translate to the world stage, and the team placed fifth at the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational. With Doublelift back on board for summer, hopes are high that TSM will finally shake off their international struggles.
Coach: Parth "Parth" Naidu