Realizing that the attractiveness of the LCS is increasingly inferior to the LEC, TSM may be the name to leave the North American League of Legends market in the 2023 season.
Some time ago, Team SoloMid received a contract of more than 200 million USD going into the history of Esports world. But even with such a “terrible” financial situation, TSM still has not been able to build a strong roster in the LCS, as a result the team is “trying to stay relegated” (joint 8) along with Immortals.
But recently, the North American League of Legends community is rumored that TSM is no longer “so earnest” with the LCS. The main reason is that this team “lost face-to-face” in the summer, even the number of LCS followers is extremely low compared to other major League of Legends tournaments.
More specifically, According to Esportschart, the LCS spring tournament only reached 387,000 viewers at the same time, but in the LEC, it reached more than 720,000. Even the LCS average viewership is very low at 123,411, while in the LEC it is 270,749. Many people think that not only the number of viewers but also the number of League of Legends players in North America is also decreasing sharply.
Not to mention the fact that TSM’s “god” Bjergsen has parted with this team after many years of working, famous members like Doublelift also left in an unpleasant way, so TSM’s fan base did not bigger than before.
Accordingly, the community believes that TSM is negotiating to buy back Misfits Gaming’s franchise in the LEC, the value of this competition has been widely spread in the past time is 45-50 million USD (about 1,167 USD). billion VND). If this deal is successful, TSM will also have to sell its slot in the LCS and the community is very curious to see if this team is interested in participating in this tournament.
So maybe in the 2023 season, the LCS tournament will no longer appear in the name TSM.
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