UPDATE: TSM have announced that Drone has been benched from the starting roster.

TSM TSM North America Rank #2 hazed James Cobb WARDELL Matthew Yu Subroza Yassine Taoufik bang Sean Bezerra are seeking a replacement for Taylor "Drone" Johnson ahead of the next Champions Tour North America qualifier. The move was first reported by George Geddes of Upcomer.

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Sources: TSM is looking to make changes to its VALORANT roster.

The organization is looking to potentially replace Drone on the starting lineup for the next qualifier. No deal has been done yet.

Read via @Upcomer & @RyanAtRBM: upcomer.com/sources-tsm-se…

Drone has been a member of TSM since the team's core was known as mouseSpaz mouseSpaz Inactive Subroza Yassine Taoufik hazed James Cobb reltuC Stephen Cutler WARDELL Matthew Yu Drone Taylor Johnson , which quickly rose to fame in the early days of competitive Valorant as one of the scene's best teams. As of late, the team has struggled to secure a top four finish in a tournament, with their second place finish in the First Strike North America main event being the last time the team has made a deep tournament run.

The report comes after TSM made an early exit in Stage 3 Challengers 1, where they were eliminated in the Open Qualifier without making the top eight by losing to Noble in the round of 32. Their upset was one of many that took place that day.

According to the report, TSM have a list of potential replacements, but only Tristan "Critical" Trinacty of Built By Gamers was named as a potential candidate, according to one source, and a replacement has not yet been finalized at this time. Critical was notably absent from Built By Gamers' run in Stage 3 Challengers 1, with Ashley "Trill" Powell playing in his stead.

With this change confirmed, Drone is now the third player to be benched from TSM, with the benchings of Braxton "brax" Pierce and Stephen "reltuC" Cutler preceding it.

The roster of TSM TSM North America Rank #2 hazed James Cobb WARDELL Matthew Yu Subroza Yassine Taoufik bang Sean Bezerra is now: