North American organization TSM has announced its roster for the upcoming VALORANT Champions Tour, which will begin on Jan. 27.
TSM’s core that consists of Matthew “WARDELL” Yu and Yassine “Subroza” Taoufik will be joined by Aleko “LeviathanAG” Gabuniya, former FaZe Clan player Corey Nigra, and former Immortals player Daniel “Rossy” Abedrabbo, the organization announced today.
The team has practiced together for several weeks and each player was signed shortly after the trial period ended late last year, multiple sources told Dot Esports.
During the Stage Three Challengers Playoffs in August, TSM earned a top-eight finish, which was far below the organization’s expectations. TSM failed to qualify for VCT Masters in Berlin, which was the team’s last chance to earn a spot at an international event in 2021.
On Aug. 11, TSM lost to Envy in the upper bracket while Rise defeated TSM one day later, which ended their tournament run.
Corey previously played for FaZe, where he saw some success defeating some of the best teams in the North American region. But FaZe failed to qualify for Champions during the last chance qualifier, which concluded on Nov. 1. FaZe were defeated by eventual runners-up Rise and Version1.
Rossy played for Immortals during the VCT last year. While Immortals failed to reach the highest level of competition, they managed to defeat the likes of TSM, Andbox, and Rise during Stage Two Challengers, which took place in April.
TSM will compete in the upcoming VCT open qualifier, which is set to begin on Jan. 27.