Dominic Kallas, Team SoloMid's (TSM) VP of Esports, has revealed more information about the organisation's long-awaited return to the CS:GO scene, telling fans that they won't have a team ready in time for the upcoming BLAST.tv Paris Major.
TSM provides an update on its CS:GO return
TSM has been absent from the CS:GO scene since 2017 - after its short-lived team lasted for just two years. Despite only lasting from 2015 to early 2017, TSM was home to some of the biggest names in CS:GO - including the likes of Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz and Finn "karrigan" Andersen.
The American organisation announced in October last year that they'd be making a return to CS:GO, five years after departing from the scene. While they stated that they would be launching their new CS:GO team in 2023, they've been tight-lipped on specific details ever since.
Additionally, many have speculated if these plans have been impacted by the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange platform FTX, with whom TSM had a ten-yea partnership deal that saw the esports organisation briefly rebrand as "TSM FTX," before the collapse of FTX last year.
While TSM said at the time that they were a "strong, profitable and stable organization" and that the "current situation with FTX does not affect any part of TSM's operating plan," fans were still left wondering if their CS:GO plans had been delayed - or even cancelled.
But it seems there's life in TSM's plans yet. In a post on the organisation's official Discord, Kallas revealed that TSM still has an eye on the CS:GO scene - but that we shouldn't expect to see them at the BLAST.tv Paris Major.
“Due to the BLAST open qualifiers being super early, there was no way to qualify for the BLAST Major,” said Kallas. “There will be roster shuffles between IEM Katowice and IEM Cologne, where there will be opportunities for TSM to make their move."
So we're not likely to see TSM in Paris, which will take place from May 8 to May 21, with the organisation clearly eyeing a late 2023 debut. But with or without TSM, we have a hectic CS:GO schedule ahead of us. You can see the full list of upcoming matches right here, and remember to sign up for your free 100% bonus as we look ahead to the 2023 season!