In the aftermath of Team SoloMid’s early exit from the 2015 World Championship, the team announced that they would be replacing four of their five starting players. Only Bjergsen remained to anchor the Mid lane. It was a drastic move, though not entirely unexpected.
The next move was bigger. Less than 10 hours after SK Telecom T1 clinched their World Championships victory, TSM dropped the bomb: the star player of their forever-rivals, CLG’s Doublelift, would be joining TSM for the 2016 season, the first new member of their revamped roster.
Let’s see if we can make any sense of this new reality. First we’ll explore the two keystone players TSM will be building around, and some implications. Then I’ll present some players I think they should consider for the other three roles.