Popular esports organization TSM may be joining the CS:GO scene once against. Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom and Kevin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans highlight a roster that TSM reportedly plans to sign, according to Dexerto.
The CS:GO team that both players are playing for, Uruguay3, has reportedly been in talks with TSM to join the organization. Uruguay3’s roster is made up of ScreaM, Ex6TenZ, former Tempo Storm player Kevin “HS” Tarn, and former Red Reserve in-game leader Hampus Poser.
ScreaM was previously a stand-in for Fnatic and Team NoChance before joining Uruguay3. He hasn’t had many great finishes over the past two years, with his last Major win coming in 2017 at DreamHack Open Atlanta with Team Envy. Ex6TenZ has been moved around the French CS:GO scene, playing for Team LDLC and G2 Esports. He was on G2’s bench before joining Uruguay3.
Dexerto also reported that TSM is in talks to acquire Owen “smooya” Butterfield. Smooya last played for BIG Clan, where he most recently came in third place at the 2019 ELEAGUE CS:GO Invitational. His best finish with the German organization came at ESL One Cologne 2018, where they got second place behind Natus Vincere.
But after several early tournament exits, he was replaced on the roster by İsmailcan “XANTARES” Dörtkardeş. Should TSM look to acquire Smooya from the BIG Clan bench, the organization will need to buy out his contract from the team.
The last time TSM played in the CS:GO scene was in 2016 and 2017. They were fielding rosters made up of current North American superstars, like Team Liquid’s Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken and Cloud9’s Timothy “autimatic” Ta. Unfortunately, the team disbanded when their whole roster decided to follow Sean “seang@res” Gares to Misfits Gaming.
We’ll need to see if TSM’s reported foray into the Counter-Strike world will be successful the second time around.