drone Valorant: TSM benches drone: Taylor “Drone” Johnson of TSM FTX Valorant roster has been benched after Open Qualifier upset.
TSM have gone through many roster changes in the past few months. Change after change fans thought they'll get their old "BEST TEAM IN NA" TSM back but fate had something else written for them. TSM first benched Stephen "reltuC" Cutler and made Braxton "brax" Pierce take his spot. But after just four professional games, brax got benched without any explanation and TSM added a 17-year-old North American prodigy Sean "bang" Bezerra to their active lineup.
Many people were surprised by this change as brax, a support player was benched and replaced by a duelist in a team where there were already three duelists present( WARDELL, Subroza and drone). TSM even hired a coach, Chet Singh. Chet is considered one of the best coaches in the North American region in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Even he wasn't enough to make TSM solve all their problems.
TSM's loss to Noble Esports in the Round of 32 of the VCT Stage 3: Challengers 1 Open Qualifiers was a huge upset. This might be one of the reasons for this change. Built by Gamers player Tristan “Critical” Trinacty is a potential player for replacement according to sources close to Upcomer. It is surely upsetting for all the TSM fans to see drone go as he along with hazed, WARDELL, Subroza and reltuC was part of the team even before they got signed with TSM.
TSM's Valorant roster is now:
- James "hazed" Cobb
- Matthew "WARDELL" Yu
- Yassine "Subroza" Taoufik
- Sean "bang" Bezerra
- Stephen "reltuC" Cutler (Inactive)
- Taylor "Drone" Johnson (Inactive)
- Chet "Chet" Singh (Head coach)