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TSM Leaves LCS, Leaving Fans Devastated at the End of an Era

TSM, one of the most beloved organizations in the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS), has announced its departure from the region to pursue their dreams of winning the League of Legends World Championship. This news has left pros and fans alike devastated and marks the end of an era.

TSM has been a prominent presence in the LCS since the very first Riot Season One Championship in 2011. Over the years, the organization has amassed a loyal fan base and has become a fan favorite in the league. However, despite their numerous domestic championships and international success, TSM has faced setbacks in reaching the World Championship stage.

Reports indicate that TSM has traded its LCS spot to Shopify Rebellion for $10 million as they aim to compete in another top region. This decision has left fans heartbroken, as many have been die-hard supporters of the team since its inception 11 years ago.

The news of TSM's departure has had a significant impact on the League community. Some fans have expressed their intentions to stop watching the esport, while others are simply in shock and mourning. TSM has played a pivotal role in introducing many gaming fans to League and its esport, and their exit may lead to a decline in viewership for the LCS.

TSM had previously announced their departure from the North American competition in May 2023, but the exact date or day of their departure was undisclosed at the time. In an interview earlier this year, TSM's CEO and founder, Andy Dinh, mentioned that the organization has already started transitioning to another tier-one region.

While the destination of TSM's journey remains unknown, speculations have arisen that they may move to the Chinese LPL. However, regardless of where they end up, loyal TSM fans have expressed their unwavering support for the team.

This departure marks a significant moment in the history of the LCS and leaves a void that will undoubtedly be felt by fans and competitors alike. The impact of TSM's legacy will not be forgotten, and their pursuit of the World Championship will continue to motivate and inspire teams in the years to come.

– ‘TSM Leaves LCS: Determined to Win Worlds', Hayley Andrews