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TSM add Brax to create 6-man roster

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In some of the biggest news yet post-Masters, TSM have added Braxton "Brax" Pierce to their roster. They’ll be running a 6-player system moving forward. The move was originally reported by Rush B Media.

Brax was let go by T1 on February 8th, following almost 11 months with the team. Widely known as the first VALORANT pro ever signed, Brax and T1 struggled on and off throughout the Ignition Series in 2020. Eventually, they figured things out for First Strike, looking like one of the best teams at the event, though they’d lose in the quarterfinals to eventual champions 100 Thieves. The performance wasn’t enough to keep Brax and Keven "AZK" Larivière on the roster, though, and they were let go.

TSM, in the meantime, have been massively struggling in the VALORANT Champions Tour. They’ve looked very poor ever since placing second at First Strike, only making a single Challengers event in Stage 1, Challengers 3, when the four top teams had already qualified. Even at that, they struggled, failing to qualify for Masters.

Brax will make TSM a 6-man lineup. It’s been noticed on multiple occasions recently that James "hazed" Cobb has not been practicing with the team.

TSM is now:

Stephen “reltuC” Cutler James “hazed” Cobb Matthew “WARDELL” Yu Yassine “Subroza” Taoufik Taylor “drone” Johnson Braxton “Brax” Pierce

Taylor “Tailored” Broomall (Coach)


Exciteeed ☺
2021-03-31 14:56
neth | treenutperson
2021-03-31 16:03
Subroza | Pyzuzu
cutler ur an og clutchler but its time to go my man
2021-03-31 16:21
He is their worst player stastically speaking. Unless there are personality clashes or other problems outside the game, I don't see anyone else leaving anytime soon
2021-03-31 20:50
neth | treenutperson
Isn't he IGL? If so he won't be replaced
2021-03-31 21:25
Thanks, wasn't sure if he was or not
2021-03-31 21:39
Even if Cutler is, brax was IGL for t1 I'm fairly certain - could be a slow transition.
2021-04-01 11:41
Didn't stop C9 from dropping Shinobi
2021-04-01 17:18
They're not playing Hazed, Cutler is still IGLing.
2021-04-01 19:57
2021-03-31 16:27
I will get smoked by everybody but I think Brax in TSM is alright. I don't think having Brax will solve TSM woes but I will be happy to be proven wrong if this works out for them.
2021-03-31 18:30
Don't worry, I assume everyone holds the same opinion here
2021-04-01 08:35
Damnnnn this looks pretty good
2021-03-31 19:58
Team Heretics Uri
2021-03-31 20:13
n0thing | Anime4life
This will be badass
2021-04-01 09:52
Excited for the resurrgence! Hopefully Hazed will be seen in many of these matches as well. One thing we may end up seeing is the possiblity of other teams adopting a six man rotation should this TSM-6 prove successful.

It's definitely not out of the realm of possibility because as Esports evolves and starts to mirror traditional sports then it'll only make sense to have a 6, even 7, man roster to accomodate for the amount of characters and changing metas that Valorant will endure years to come.
2021-04-01 15:15
Huge pickup! Goated
2021-04-01 22:08
will be interesting to see how brax does as sentinel against tier 1 teams
2021-04-02 21:22
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