If TSM do in fact pick up a CS:GO roster, it won’t be their first venture into the game. Unfortunately, their previous forays into Counter-Strike haven’t always been particularly successful.
The organization originally entered CS:GO in 2015, when they picked up the Danish line-up formerly of Dignitas, the core of which today makes up Astralis. While the squad certainly wasn’t the all-powerful force that the modern Astralis is, they were very much one of the best teams in the world.
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Disagreements over the team’s management ultimately led to TSM parting ways with the Danish squad, however.
Later, the organization returned to CS:GO with a North American line-up that at various points featured notable players such as Timothy ‘autimatic’ Ta, Russel ‘Twistzz’ Van Dulken, and briefly Sean Gares, but the team largely failed to deliver notable results and was ultimately transferred to Misfits following a falling out between the roster and TSM management over plans for an exclusive CS:GO league by the Professional Esports Association (PEA).
TSM hasn’t fielded a CS:GO roster since that transfer occurred in January 2017.