Team SoloMid looks to kaSing to fill vacant support role
With less than two weeks away from one of the biggest off-season League of Legends tournaments of the year, Team SoloMid is scrambling to assemble its roster. The team has held a series of highly competitive tryouts to fill its roles after two stalwarts retired and its rookie jungler left the active roster.
And now, it has lined up a support.
H2K support player Raymond "kaSing" Tsang is set to join Team SoloMid for its vacant, starting support position, sources close to the player and organization tell the Daily Dot.
The team has finalized its roster for Intel Extreme Masters San Jose, according to its owner Andy “Reginald” Dinh. But it won’t be able to announce the move until most League Championship Series (LCS) contracts expire on Nov. 16. The team has also tried out Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell, who after performing well is reportedly the frontrunner for the top lane.Tsang’s departure from H2K comes as no surprise to fans, who predicted the move after the player removed the team’s branding from his Twitter page and posted a tweet stating that he is “looking forward to the future.” Given his talent and performance with his team this year, Tsang is the perfect fit for a team with SoloMid's pedigree. Tsang replaced Erih “Voidle” Sommermann on H2K on Feb. 9, , a move considered a risky roster swap by many considering his inconsistent performances with Supa Hot Crew in 2014.
But Tsang performed well above expectations, becoming one his new team's stars, leading the team to a third place finish in both 2015 LCS splits. As a result, he quickly became hailed as one of the best at the position in the region.
At SoloMid, Tsang will have big shoes to fill. The position was left behind by one of the game’s most successful veterans, Korean support Ham "Lustboy" Jang-sik, who retired and moved to an analyst position for the team on Oct. 14.
Update 8:03am Nov. 16: Team SoloMid announced its new roster on Nov. 14, which included Tsang as its new support player. Tsang said he may not stick with the team after Intel Extreme Masters San Jose depending on his performance at the event.
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