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TSM to part ways with vice
By: stich
Time: 2016-03-09 03:41
Game: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Team SoloMid will release Daniel 'vice' Kim from their starting five at the end of the player's trial period, the organisation has revealed.

TSM's announcement of a new lineup centered on North American players after having previously fielded a Danish squad (now Astralis) considered one of CS:GO's most dominant lineups marked a radical departure for the organisation.

Since that time, TSM have struggled to make significant results within their own region, as most of the team's maps in 2016 have resulted in losses.

autimatic and teammates will search for a new fifth

Following this spate of subpar results, the North American organisation have today announced that they will part ways with Daniel "vice" Kim, one of the two additions from Denial that the team effected in order to complete their current roster.

The player will be released from his contract at the end of his trial period, although when that is to occur is unspecified.

vice provided a few words on his release:

"Thanks to all the guys over at TSM for giving me a shot; I wish them nothing but success. I've learned a lot through this experience and I am more motivated to compete now more than ever. Keep an eye out for me because this isn't the last you'll be seeing of me."

The organisation have also mentioned that they are currently in the process of holding tryouts for a new fifth player.

TSM's current lineup will therefore become:

Kory "SEMPHIS" Friesen
Timothy "autimatic" Ta
Pujan "FNS" Mehta
Hunter "SicK" Mims

Soham "valens" Chowdhury (coach)

TSM are currently not competing in ESEA but the North American team are taking part in CEVO Gfinity Season 9 and also possess a slot in the upcoming $1.2 million ELEAGUE season.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

2016-03-09 03:41:57
TSM is so retarded
2016-03-09 12:10:13
TSM to part away with CSGO
2016-03-09 13:03:55
2016-03-09 13:06:39
2016-03-09 15:58:22
2016-03-10 02:23:52
2016-03-10 04:45:10
lel they alread did it when they picked those noobs over Astralis
2016-03-09 15:40:54
4 games and they already kick one player
2016-03-09 16:31:36
oh noo
2016-03-09 03:41:58
TSM roca soon
2016-03-09 04:49:10
Roca has contract with Complexety for 2 more years... yeah he got fucked over
2016-03-09 10:57:32
Tsm have money to buyout him for like $100k. No problem I. But not sure of this happening.
2016-03-09 12:56:32
No way would tsm waste that kind of money for a team that isn't doing shit
2016-03-09 13:20:36
+1 amerikanski

Post edited 2016-03-09 20:25:30
2016-03-09 20:25:22
2016-03-09 03:42:00
2016-03-09 03:42:02
TSM K1o inc
2016-03-09 03:42:03
2016-03-09 04:33:37
2016-03-09 03:42:05
2016-03-09 03:42:05
2016-03-09 03:42:27
2016-03-09 12:49:31
inb4 valens toggles and becomes a player
2016-03-09 03:42:30
he works for Google, aint no one got time fo that
2016-03-09 03:54:15
Who woulda thunk it, cr0t3x the infamous 1.6 hacker works at Google.
2016-03-09 03:57:57
2016-03-09 06:00:23
stfu ura
2016-03-09 04:28:50
sir tn3s :(
2016-03-09 05:22:01
he was also a software engineer (?) for tesla.
2016-03-09 06:20:26
2016-03-09 03:42:33
2016-03-09 03:42:58
about time
2016-03-09 03:43:10
2016-03-09 03:43:30
2016-03-09 03:43:31
who are they gonna pick then?
2016-03-09 03:43:40
2016-03-09 03:44:08
He has 2+ years contract with CoL
2016-03-09 11:54:53
Buyout bro, buyout. Tsm have money.
2016-03-09 12:58:10
if TSM invest any more money into this team their organisation is returded and going to die
2016-03-09 16:50:58
Idk if he worths the money tbh
2016-03-09 17:03:01
maybe part ways with the whole team lol?
2016-03-09 03:43:56
Canada sucks
2016-03-09 13:15:15
East West Korea is totally better
2016-03-09 17:59:31
ya cause Korea is better lol
2016-03-09 23:01:54
at esports in general? Yes. Accomplished way more than Canada
2016-03-10 00:03:50
2016-03-11 12:42:29
im open to any teams
contact me if u interested.
get me quick before renegades get me
2016-03-09 03:44:17
2016-03-09 03:46:51
2016-03-09 03:49:56
Witmer is too good for this team. I think witmer should join Optic.
2016-03-09 04:39:22
Lol, i like his lan stats :>
2016-03-09 17:25:16
2016-03-09 11:46:16
expected from tier 6 na
2016-03-09 03:46:53
wow such big news
2016-03-09 03:48:28
Kio inc
2016-03-09 03:48:31
Omg that would be funny
2016-03-09 14:45:18
havent played anything and removing guy from the team :D
2016-03-09 03:50:38
who gives a shit
2016-03-09 03:51:12
who for who
2016-03-09 03:51:37
maybe they pick up OCEAN to keep up record of picking up all the worst players from each NA team?
2016-03-09 03:52:00
2016-03-09 03:52:28
2016-03-09 07:24:52
ex-denial player...considered one of the better free agents in the NA scene
2016-03-09 15:01:16
2016-03-09 03:53:10
and who cares?
2016-03-09 03:56:26
Kioshima, allu has confirmed this
2016-03-09 03:56:26
2016-03-09 04:00:59
who cares? t4 shitter
2016-03-09 04:12:39
2016-03-09 04:14:53
TSM kio Kappa
2016-03-09 04:15:52
finally ffs lolll
2016-03-09 04:15:56
TSM in CS:GO news? I aren't think that
2016-03-09 04:16:53
rofl kid was an asshole anyways. good.
2016-03-09 04:18:15
NA TSM 4Head
2016-03-09 04:24:59
TSM need more!
2016-03-09 04:31:47
inc witmer
2016-03-09 04:34:07
tsm kioshima
2016-03-09 04:35:18
TSM should part ways with sempshit
2016-03-09 04:47:14
TSM should part ways with this whole team
2016-03-09 05:47:57
-vice +k1oshima
2016-03-09 04:48:03
Couldn't even keep a stable lineup for 2 months
2016-03-09 04:49:20
Tbf if someone is on a trial contract then releasing them is almost expected esp considering he was pretty bad in 1/2 of games against other na teams
2016-03-09 17:28:58
TSM should part ways with the whole team..
2016-03-09 04:53:10
2016-03-09 17:29:46
2016-03-09 04:57:30
device finally left TSM...
He can find a way better team.
2016-03-09 04:57:48
semphis is the guy noone knows much about, never see hm around, is he even playing?
2016-03-09 05:10:16
You must be new. He was on cloud9 for two years
2016-03-09 13:24:22

Post edited 2016-03-09 14:06:48
2016-03-09 14:06:18
Did I fall for b8 or are u just dumb? I still can't tell
2016-03-09 16:25:24
im definately not dumb, your sentence to me did make a bit of sense when i reread what i said, but anyway, i wasnt talking about semphis's career and where he used to paly before, in fact i know NA scene better that any NA fan as ive been following the scene since 2004 roughly and of course i know every team semphis played in, so if you misunderstood what i said thats not my problem body, its okay :) its not what i meant... i guess i should've rephrased it, i kinda meant that i havent seen him much recently in 2016, no streams, not playing much, i think hes got around 35-40 hours or so, so just wondered if he's even active enough now in gaming or he's got some real life shit going on, but anyway, this isnt worth a conversation,,, doesnt matter what i said :)

Post edited 2016-03-09 16:30:10
2016-03-09 16:29:36
Interestingly enough skadoodle has had like half those hours in the last two weeks for a few months now
2016-03-09 16:45:18
finally we got some news about tsm
2016-03-09 05:41:01
who won?
2016-03-09 05:49:24
TSM kio, expected
2016-03-09 05:58:53
lol did anyone else keep thinking 'but there's no vice on TSM' took me 2 mins to realize
2016-03-09 06:17:31
2016-03-09 06:45:13
this reginald dude is a fucking retard

Post edited 2016-03-09 06:22:12
2016-03-09 06:21:43
2016-03-09 06:24:50
2016-03-09 06:35:52
2016-03-09 06:45:35
great mentality
2016-03-09 07:19:47

TSM's announcement of a new lineup centered on North American players after having previously fielded a Danish squad (now Astralis) considered one of CS:GO's most dominant lineups marked a radical departure for the organisation.

that's a rather euphemistic way of putting it, stich
2016-03-09 07:21:07
2016-03-09 08:08:10
2016-03-09 07:31:47
delpan inc...
2016-03-09 07:35:08
Kio nic
2016-03-09 07:48:14
kioshima ez
2016-03-09 07:49:29
To be honest, i didn't even know they had a CSGO team.
2016-03-09 08:17:17
roca coming
2016-03-09 08:32:05
TIER 8 incoming.
2016-03-09 08:45:16
insignificant player leaves insignificant team = insignificant news
2016-03-09 09:12:47
2016-03-09 10:33:20
New tsm suck
2016-03-09 10:33:56
Shouldve parted ways with the whole shitty lineup lol
2016-03-09 10:49:44
Regi has more than enough to worry about with his LoL squad, this team seems doomed.
2016-03-09 10:51:55
Witmer pls
2016-03-09 11:01:27
Valens to leave coach position and step in ez
2016-03-09 11:42:52
2016-03-09 11:46:11
why does tsm have this tier 15 team anyways
2016-03-09 11:49:57
2016-03-09 17:32:01
Theyll pickup agg twistzz top 1 asia confirmed
2016-03-09 12:06:31
bye (de)vice
2016-03-09 12:21:59
Kory "SEMPHIS" Friesen
was playing in tier 1 NA tier 2 World
adderall things and insulted girl like behavior
tier 28968921896698 NA
tier 99999999 World
2016-03-09 12:39:59
+ Swag or ptr plz :D
2016-03-09 12:57:19
Swag can't couse IBP ban, ptr can but would he? do they need an awper? A problem is they need to buyout him if so.

Post edited 2016-03-09 13:04:05
2016-03-09 13:01:36
swag can ofc, they will just go as far with swag as without swag
2016-03-09 13:14:14
It would be a good point, but swag is not allowed to participate in anything except fragadelphia and soCaL lans etc

2016-03-09 15:15:39
that lasted way longer than expected anyway.
2016-03-09 13:11:08
Rip V1CE
2016-03-09 13:29:14
2016-03-09 13:51:16
who cares bout shitty t10 na team
2016-03-09 14:08:42
you are post #130 on this news article
2016-03-09 16:33:01
vice wasnt good enough considering they had device once


Post edited 2016-03-09 14:46:36
2016-03-09 14:46:22
ayyyyy nice one ma frend!
2016-03-09 15:12:48
i forgot tsm had a team
2016-03-09 15:51:15
Ty finally
2016-03-09 16:39:48
vice still better than gayvice aka. chokevice aka. device
2016-03-09 16:40:48
RIP device
2016-03-09 16:54:41
+kioshima ez
2016-03-09 17:11:19
why is there even a news post about this
2016-03-09 18:13:37
TSM didn't even update their site with the photos of the new csgo roster... It's like they don't even care about any of their players if it's not LoL.

Meanwhile their twitter account is a pure circlejerk on their League of Legends team 24/7.

Even when they had the amazing lineup (current astralis) they didn't give a fuck, I remember Thorin firing some shots at the org because their CSGO was about to play in IEM San Jose 2015 and they didn't tweet anything.

2016-03-09 19:15:34
from device to vice to no vice
2016-03-09 19:49:53
we hardly knew him
2016-03-10 06:47:43
inb4 they sign moses XDDD...
2016-03-10 15:16:14
inb4 "TSM finalizes their CSGO roster with the addition of adreN"
2016-03-10 16:54:47
2016-03-14 14:15:40
i am some sort of prophet
2016-03-15 00:19:46
2016-03-11 15:16:07

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