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TSM FTX bench drone

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TSM FTX have announced that Taylor "drone" Johnson has been benched from their active roster.

In a year where the North American organization has neither won any silverware nor competed at the prestigious Masters tournaments, the change comes deservedly after yet another disappointing result. A 1-2 defeat at the hands of regional counterparts Noble means a shocking 17th-32nd place exit at Challengers 1 - Open Qualifier, and more frustration amongst team members and fans alike.

TSM FTX have made active efforts to take the team back to the highs of last year. Over just the past few months, the squad has gone through multiple changes, initially bringing in now T1 player Braxton "Brax" Pierce to create a six-man roster, replacing the coaching services of Taylor “Tailored” Broomall with those of Chet “Chet” Singh, and most recently with the signing of Sean "bang" Bezerra. The squad has a very different face from what it was just six months ago, but so far they have ended up on the wrong side of things.

Drone has been a long-standing member of TSM FTX, who saw most success in 2020, winning FaZe Clan VALORANT Invitational, T1 x NSG Showdown, and Knights Invitational Gauntlet Series amongst others, and a second place finish at First Strike North America Regional Final. The explosive entry has had countless highlight plays with Phoenix, finishing his stint at the organization with a 1.16 rating and 1.28 KD. TSM FTX will no doubt be fielding calls from rivals for drone’s services and time will tell if such a radical move will turn out to be the right one.

Alongside this roster change, the organization has revealed that they will be trialing players to find a new 5th man in anticipation of Challengers 2 - Open Qualifier, which is scheduled to begin July 29th.

With this change, TSM FTX now are:

James “hazed” Cobb Matthew “WARDELL” Yu Yassine “Subroza” Taoufik Sean “bang” Bezerra

Taylor “drone” Johnson (benched)

Comments

Bad decision
2021-07-06 05:33
the TSM team is cursed, All of the players are so good individually no one knows what the hell is the problem
2021-07-06 05:45
Yeah I dont get it how they are losing against Tier 2-3 teams 😒🤦🏻♂
2021-07-06 10:18
they need to just disband lol. this entire team is just paycheck stealing at this point
2021-07-06 13:40
Theres no point disbanding, they have to get players back then. Like whos gonna replace wardell? Not much people are as good as oping as he is. Disbanding the whole team wont do shit. They just need to fix their agent comp and over time they will fit into their roles, this will take time.
2021-07-06 17:55
theres many reasons to disband. these players are being paid good money to produce results and they dont do shit. aka paycheck stealers. you either keep one or two players and build around them or leave valorant as a whole.
2021-07-06 18:32
orr.. give it time so they improve. They just changed their roster, give it time so they can sink in to their roles.
2021-07-07 18:15
tsm fans are worse than faze csgo fans lol. "just give it time." they say that till the day it ends
2021-07-08 03:36
Subroza | Pyzuzu
good decision , TSM needs a sova main .
2021-07-06 10:18
They are recruiting Critical(from BBG) ig
2021-07-06 10:19
not sure
2021-07-06 13:24
Subroza | Pyzuzu
yeah not sure really
2021-07-06 14:42
disband
2021-07-06 13:40
if sinatraa's ban is almost finished get him
2021-07-06 16:46
oh yeah when it that over
2021-07-07 10:23
this is stupid
2021-07-08 22:37
wake up or washed up
2021-07-17 04:03

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