TSM Nearing The Signing Of Seven and gMd

TSM Nearing The Signing Of Seven and gMd

According to recent reports, TSM is close to completing its Valorant roster with Anthony “gMd” Guimond and Johann “seven” Hernandez.

According to recent reports, TSM is close to completing its Valorant roster with Anthony “gMd” Guimond and Johann “seven” Hernandez. TSM has yet to confirm the two signings, but we should hear more news on the changes in the coming weeks.

Seven and gMd Set To Join TSM

Recent reports in the esports world suggested TSM is nearing the signing of Seven and gMd, who will join the team as the final two missing pieces of the TSM Valorant roster. The duo will be added following weeks of trials, in which we TSM try out several Valorant pro players.

TSM also played with Austin “Neon” Hedge and Eric “Kanpeki” Xu during the trials, but neither proved to be the right fit. As a result, TSM decided to add the former T1 player seven and former Gen.G member gMd.

The North American esports organization has yet to comment on the roster changes, nor are there any confirmations they will happen. Still, reliable sources have confirmed that seven and gMd will join the team shortly.

Moreover, seven has mentioned that he has arrived to Texas on his social media, suggesting that he has indeed struck a deal with TSM to join its Valorant roster.

Replacements for Wardell and Aleko

The signing of seven and gMd makes a lot of sense for TSM, who have two huge voids to fill. The team recently parted ways with Matthew “WARDELL” Yu and Aleko “Aleko” Gabuniya, who left the organization on March 23 and 30.

Seven is a former member of T1 who started his professional Valorant career in April 2020. At the start, he mainly competed in lesser tournaments with several stacks, Zoomer Academy, and Team Sam, with who he competed for most of 2021.

Having achieved a lot in lesser leagues, seven secured a contract with T1, who added him to the roster at the start of 2022. But unfortunately, seven failed to achieve much with his team.

Most notably, T1 crashed out of VCT 2022: NA Stage 1 Challengers – Open Qualifier 1 in ninth-16th place. Even after that, seven did not find much success and eventually got removed from the roster in March 2022.

Since his departure from T1, seven was seen competing with TSM at Knights Arena Monthly Gauntlet 2022: March, where the team placed ninth-16th.

Like seven, gMd started competing in Valorant in 2020 and is mostly known for his time at Gen.G, which he joined in May 2020. With Gen.G, gMd achieved a lot in the North American Valorant scene even though he has not won a single big tournament.

Nevertheless, gMd was a member of Gen.G’s roster that finished third in the VCT 2021: North America Stage 1 Masters and fourth in VCT 2021: North America Stage 1 Challengers 3. Most recently, gMd also attended Proving Grounds $20k – Spring 2022, where Gen.G placed second before the 21-year-old got moved to the bench.

A Rough Start To The Season For TSM

TSM were one of the strongest Valorant teams in the earlier day, but the NA team has failed to achieve much of late. Their struggles began in 2021 and carried over into 2022, as TSM has yet to win a notable title.

The NA squad kicked off the new season with a top-eight finish at VCT 2022: NA Stage 1 Challengers – Open Qualifier 1, to which they added a ninth-12th finish in the second qualifiers. As a result, TSM failed to qualify for the first stage of the NA VCT Challengers One, which concluded last month with The Guard claiming the title.

Since the team failed to qualify for the NA circuit, TSM were also denied a spot at the VCT Masters Ryakjavik, which ushered in some much-needed changes. And those started last month with the departure of Wardell and benching of Aleko.

Following a turbulent period, TSM will hope that the signing of seven and gMd will introduce more stability and help the team find some success. TSM’s next chance to prove their first will come in May when they attend the VCT Challengers open qualifiers.