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TSM announce PowerOfEvil as Bjergsen replacement for LCS 2021 season

Published: 21/Nov/2020 16:22 Updated: 21/Nov/2020 17:30

by Luke Edwards

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After so much anticipation, the time has arrived. TSM has finally announced Tristan ‘PowerOfEvil’ Schrage as their replacement League mid for Soren ‘Bjergsen’ Bjerg in an exceptional announcement video.

After Bjergsen announced his move to head coach of TSM, speculation over his replacement began. PowerOfEvil was regularly name-dropped as a natural successor as a potential option, due to his Worlds experience with Misfits and FlyQuest, and his history of winning games 1v9 – an important part of Bjergsen’s influence on the team.

PoE is well-known to TSM fans. He first announced himself at Unicorns of Love after a dominating display over Bjergsen at IEM San Jose in 2015, and was part of the Misfits team that dumped TSM out of groups at 2017 Worlds.

Despite FlyQuest crashing out of a tough group at Worlds 2020, PoE impressed. He achieved the fourth highest damage per minute among the 16 midlaners at the tournament; Bjergsen placed last.

PowerOfEvil smiles playing for FlyQuest at Worlds 2020.
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PowerOfEvil with FlyQuest at Worlds 2020.

PowerOfEvil joins TSM as Bjergsen replacement

PoE’s historical successes over TSM trigger Bjergsen’s PTSD in the announcement video, which, like Bjergsen’s own announcement from way back in 2013, contains some Oscar-worthy acting.

With his signing, PoE becomes only the third mid to represent TSM, after Bjergsen replaced co-owner Andy ‘Reginald’ Dinh in 2013.

Bjergsen’s exit from the midlane came as a slight shock to fans, but changes needed to be made after the team failed to make it out of the group stage yet again at Worlds. With a 0-6 record, TSM also became the competition’s worst-ever pool one team.

TSM’s current roster still has some gaps, with last season’s toplaner Sergen ‘Broken Blade’ Celik being released by the team. Ex-Fnatic and SKT toplaner Heo ‘Huni’ Seung-hoon is rumored to be replacing him, with Worlds 2020 finalist Hu ‘SwordArt’ Shuo-Chieh believed to be linking up with Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng as the team’s support.

It’s a period of transition at TSM, having lost such a crucial influence on the rift, but in PoE they have a talented player who has all the tools to provide an immediate impact on the team.

You can keep up to date on all roster moves via our roster hub.

CS:GO

Cloud9 CSGO terminates woxic’s contract three-months after forming the “Colossus”

Published: 18/Jan/2021 18:44 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 18:46

by Andrew Amos

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Cloud9 are making another change to their long-term CS:GO “colossus,” reportedly benching Turkish AWPer Özgür ‘woxic’ Eker for ex-Chaos’ Erick ‘Xeppaa’ Bach. The former mousesports star is just three months into his three-year contract.

Update on January 18

Cloud9 and woxic mutually agreed to terminate the AWPer’s contract after trying to navigate problems that were “almost insurmountable.”

CSGO fans are now looking ahead for what may come next as C9 officially look for a replacement AWPer and head coach, as woxic will now plan his next move apart from the org.

Original story follows below


Cloud9 is undergoing big changes heading into the 2021 season. Turkish star woxic could be on his way out of the colossus just three months into his three-year contract.

The star AWPer is reportedly being benched “due to non-performance related issues,” according to Rush B Media, but a person close to the team “did not believe that there was an internal disagreement that took place which would cause [woxic] to be [benched].”

woxic playing for mousesports at DreamHack Open
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Woxic is set to be benched on Cloud9’s CS:GO colossus for American rifler Xeppaa.

The team had mixed results after their late-2020 rebuild, finishing last in Flashpoint Season 2, but third in the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown.

W0xic has posted middling results at these recent events, with an average HLTV rating of 1.00 since joining Cloud9. He has struggled to shine like his 2019 peak with mousesports, where he played a part in claiming the European squad a ESL Pro League Season 10 title.

First in line to replace woxic is the now teamless Xeppaa. After the disbanding of Chaos, the squad has gone their separate ways, with the likes of Nathan ‘leaf’ Orf and Anthony ‘vanity’ Malaspina swapping to Valorant.

The 20-year-old American rifler shone during Chaos’ rise at the end of 2020, helping the squad win IEM Beijing 2020, DreamHack Masters Winter, and secure a podium spot at ESL One Cologne and DreamHack Open Summer.

Speculation has also been rife about who else Cloud9 could potentially be signing. Cloud9 General Manager Henry ‘HenryG’ Greer posted a Tweet with four emojis indicating two contracts being signed.

With the removal of Kassad at the end of 2020, the second signing could indicate a return of former Assistant Coach Chris ‘Elmapuddy’ Tebbit. The Australian coach has been linked with Cloud9 yet again, less than two months after leaving the squad for Gen.G.

Cloud9 are yet to confirm either the benching of woxic, or the signing of Xeppaa. We will update you as more information arises.