*UPDATE: The article has been updated to reflect the confirmation of the benching by bang.
TSM TSM North America Rank #7 have allowed their second-newest young recruit in Sean "bang" Bezerra to explore options outside of the team, the player has revealed on Twitter, confirming an earlier report from George Geddes of Upcomer.
The organization's big bet on the rising young talent in bang and LeviathanAG have seen some mild gains, with the team claiming victory in the second Challengers of Stage 3. However, the duo's inclusion has been unable to alleviate the shortcomings of the formerly-renowned core, with TSM dropping out last in the Stage 3 Challengers Finals. TSM did not attend a single Masters event in the 2021 season.
With bang exiting the roster and TSM signing the former Noble roster in its entirety for their new Academy project, it appears TSM are going back to the drawing board to forming a new roster to debut in the upcoming 2022 circuit.
TSM's fate for the remainder of the Champions Tour rests in the hands of their compatriots in Berlin. The only scenario wherein TSM can qualify for the circuit's Last Chance Qualifier is if a team from North America wins the Stage 3 Masters, thereby instantly qualifying the winning team for Champions, and opening another slot in the NA circuit.