TSM Returns to Worlds After Three Year Long Wait

Published 08/30/2020, 7:21 AM EDT


After a long hiatus, TSM has completed what they set out for. After beating Cloud9 in the LCS Playoffs 2020, the Esports organization has secured a spot in the League of Legends World Championship.

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Advancing to round 4 of the loser’s bracket in the Summer Split Playoffs means TSM would face either Liquid or FlyQuest next.

Cloud9 losing balance?

TSM secured the last North American spot in the Championship. That is to say, Cloud9 will not defend their LCS championship this year. Further, they will not be a part of the League of Legends World Championship for the first time in the organization’s history. This was the first time the organization had none of its original members, so they hardly struggled in their previous endeavors.

Surprisingly, Cloud9 remained dominant throughout the season. The Esports roster eliminated some tough opponents in the Spring Split. It looked like they were going to make it all the way up.

However, against TSM, they weren’t in their top form. They struggled to find the opening and their opponents got the lead, which they capitalized on during the entire bout.

TSM holding a strong fort

Soren ‘Bjergsen‘ Bjerg was the MVP of the match, and he indeed put in some solid performance to capture the win for his team. Broken Blade was also crucial to the team picking up the win.

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On the other hand, Blaber and Nisgy from Cloud9 seemed to have lost their magic. The coordination that the duo had in previous matchups was missing. Now that they are eliminated, they will look to recapture their glory again next year.

Furthermore, TSM is now tied with Fnatic for the most World Championship appearances, at eight.

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TSM is still in a tough spot. They have not registered a win against Team Liquid or FlyQuest the entire season. If they can keep up the pace, TSM might just have one of the best comeback stories to share once the competition ends.

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Hrithik Unnikrishnan

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Hrithik Unnikrishnan is an eSports and WWE author at EssentiallySports since April 2020. A journalism undergraduate with experience in creative design, Hrithik has a profound love for everything competitive. He grew up watching WWE and playing various titles like Call of Duty, FIFA, and Hitman.

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