Breaking down TSM’s LCS departure and what it means for NA LoL

On May 20, longtime North American League of Legends franchise TSM announced that it would be leaving the league that it’s called home for over 10 years, departing from the LCS in the near future. While TSM will stay in the League space, team owner Andy “Reginald” Dinh revealed plans for the franchise to take its efforts elsewhere and join another major region. 

Although the move is striking, Dinh confirmed that it had been in the process for the last three years. TSM’s plans leaked last July when a report surfaced that the organization was planning a potential move to Europe. Currently, no landing spot for TSM is official, although Europe’s LEC, Korea’s LCK, and China’s LPL all remain in play, considering Dinh revealed that the team is looking to move to another “tier-one” region. 

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