Misfits acquires TSM's former CS:GO roster
Misfits have moved quickly to pick up the former Team SoloMid Counter-Strike roster, after the squad had a somewhat acrimonious split with the North American franchise.
Roughly three weeks after removing its newly acquired team captain Sean Gares, TSM today announced that it has released the remaining four players on its roster. The players had made clear publicly and to their organisation that they were not continued to play without Gares, leaving TSM little choice but to part ways with them.
This means that the Misfits CS:GO roster will consist of Gares, Russel "Twistzz" David Van Dulken, Skyler "Relyks" Weaver, Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan and Hunter "SicK" Mims.
Having recently received a major investment from NBA team Miami Heat, Misfits has been expanding its reach at a considerable rate. In recent weeks it has expanded to Hearthstone and bolstered its Smash Bros roster, now entering Counter-Strike for the first time in the organization's short history.
For TSM, the move must come as a major disappointment. According to the organization's press release, the relationship between the four remaining players on the roster and the organization itself deteriorated in the wake of Gares' removal.
TSM releasing its players also means that the team will not be represented in the upcoming season of the $2 million ESL Pro League. ESL have confirmed that the league slot has been transferred to Misfits as part of the roster pickup.