TSM Departs with WARDELL and Sign gMd and Seven
TSM’s Valorant roster is dealing with some changes at the moment. After Wardell decided to leave the team, they may not sign players gMd and seven. They will be able to complete their Valorant roster this way. Their performance in Valorant tournaments will surely be interesting to watch now.
TSM FTX announced on Twitter on March 23, saying that Matthew “Wardell” Yu will no longer be a part of the e-Sport team. The player stepped down from the team, and according to TSM, this is all because he doesn’t want to move to Texas with the other members. The departure was mutual.
“Valorant is incredibly important to TSM. We’ve been a part of it since the start & we’re determined to build a championship-winning roster,” they said on Twitter. “This takes commitment by all players, alignment with a competitive vision, & the desire to work together to take the team to the next level. Today, we mutually parted ways with @WARDELL416. He’s decided not to move to Texas with the rest of the team and has therefore chosen to step down. Matt has been an important part of TSM from the beginning, and we wish him nothing but success in his future endeavors.”
Wardell also used his Twitter platform to respond to the announcement. According to him, the wording in the team’s tweet makes him look bad and hurt his brand unintentionally. Then, he mentions that there is a little more to the story but adds that there isn’t any bad blood between him and the members of TSM.
Signing gMd and Seven
TSM has to complete the Valorant roster so they can participate in Valorant matches. According to various resources, the team may sign Johann “seven” Hernandez and Anthony “gMd” Guimond.
This all happens after the team spent several weeks having trials with multiple players, like Austin “Neon” Hedge and Eric “Kanpeki” Xu. GMd is surely going to head to Austin, Texas to work with TSM. Meanwhile, seven is already in Texas, as he wrote on Twitter about it.
The team was unsuccessful in qualifying for the North American VALORANT Champions Tour Challengers One first stage. The event, which ended last month, had The Guard as winners. Not only that, but TSM was also unsuccessful against Built by Gamers when they participated in the second open qualifier.
Therefore, changes had to be made to the team. Dominic Kallas, the VP of eSports of the team, mentioned that the team will move to Austin, Texas, and will participate in smaller VCT circuit tournaments.
Now, TSM has a chance in May to qualify for the second VCT Challengers stage. With the new players added to the team and the decision to go to Texas, hopefully, some progress will be made.
Fans want to see TSM become the best Valorant players and hope for the best. That being said, don’t hesitate to check the news and find out whether TSM is successful.