TSM lose CS:GO team
Team SoloMid and their CS:GO team have parted ways, the players have announced.
The timing of the announcement is quite surprising as the players still had some time left on their contracts with TSM, who insist, however, that the team leave "on amicable terms".
TSM ventured into Counter-Strike in January by signing dignitas' players and enjoyed a great run as the team won several international tournaments, including two editions of the FACEIT League, the CCS Kick-off Season, Fragbite Masters Season 4 and PGL Season 1.
Danish team seek a new organisation
In recent weeks, however, it had been suggested that the relationship between TSM and the players had broken down, especially following the dismissal of team manager Frederik Byskov.
After DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca, Byskov, who continued to represent the players as an agent, revealed that talks were in place with several interested organisations, fueling rumours that the players would not extend their contracts with the North American club.
"We were really happy to work for the TSM organization," a team statement read. "They provided us with everything we wanted for the entire year, and did their best to keep us happy.
"However, our long term visions did not align, and we believed that it was the best for both parties to part.
"We would like to thank TSM for all they’ve done for us, and hope to meet their new roster at future tournaments."
Until an organisation is found, the team will play under the name "?", the players revealed on Twitter. The Danish team have two events coming up, the fragbite Masters Season 5 Finals, kicking off on Friday, and the ESL ESEA Pro League S2 Finals, next week.
Meanwhile, TSM stated that they will not be taking a step back from the Counter-Strike scene as they plan to build a new team, based near Los Angeles.