- TSM FTX dives into Call of Duty: Mobile as part of the organization's expansion in the mobile gaming segment
- Mobile esports is an important growth vertical for TSM FTX, which already has rosters in PUBG Mobile India, Free Fire, Wild Rift, and others
- In places such as Southeast Asia and China, there are more mobile gamers than there are PC gamers
TSM FTX creates to build upon its momentum in the mobile gaming segment, with the organization signing its first Call of Duty: Mobile team.
Another Mobile Game for TSM FTX with Call of Duty
TSM FTX is making its first mark on the competitive Call of Duty: Mobile scene, and it seems to be a promising one, too. The team revealed plans to enter competitive CoD last week, reaffirming its efforts to grow into new verticals of the competitive gaming experience.
Five players have already been shortlisted, with haxs, Slothy, Gamer, Hihi, TipWrath, Cyzu, and Solid all signed up for the team. The team has already played their first game during the CoD: Mobile World Championship 2021 playoffs in North America during the weekend for a shot to represent North America in the main event later this year.
The 2021 World Championship Finals are held as a LAN event, which is a nice change after a difficult 2020 for competitive video gaming as a whole. Team SoloMid rebranded to TSM FTX back in June, signing a 10-year naming rights deal with the exchange and consigning naming rights.
This was followed by bringing in Jeff Chau as head of mobile as TSM looked to expand into more mobile titles over the past months. Today, TSM FTX is present in several high-profile mobile esports, including Battlegrounds Mobile India, Free Fire, and League of Legends: Wild Rift. Team SoloMid is quickly moving in what could be the next big frontier for esports.
While esports is mostly played on PC and console in the West, there are more mobile gamers than PC gamers in places such as China and Southeast Asia as of today. Honor of Kings, China's biggest mobile MOBA game, claims to have 100 million active players, although the country has just been slapped with a disheartening ban on U-18 gaming, which severely limits playtime.
In response to that, Tencent, the company behind Honor of Kings, has revealed big plans for Arena of Valor elsewhere in the region. Meanwhile, TSM FTX is gathering momentum in the mobile segment, looking to bring in its knowledge of competitive gaming to the vertical.