- TSM is recovering from the worst season in its history
- The team signed Huang “Maple” Yi-Tang, one of the top LCS mid laners
- He replaces the roster’s previous mid-Zhu “Keaiduo” Xiong
Team SoloMid is hoping to overturn its bad luck this past season by acquiring its new mid laner, veteran Taiwanese player Huang “Maple” Yi-Tang.
TSM Signs a New Mid
The League of Legends offseason is a time for organizations to rethink their strategies, train, and reorganize. The last part is extremely important for the team who have had less than satisfactory results. One such is Team SoloMid which had a disappointing run this winter and spring. For this reason, the organization has brought in a familiar veteran to help lead the squad to victory in the upcoming Summer Split.
The veteran in question is 24-year-old Taiwanese player Huang “Maple” Yi-Tang, who will be joining TSM as the squad’s new midlaner, after the organization recently parted ways with its previous mid Zhu “Keaiduo” Xiong.
It is hoped that Maple’s years of experience will blend well with TSM’s current roster, consisting of top laner Huni, support Shenyi, North American-born AD carry Tactical, and superstar jungler Spica.
The Organization Hopes to Turn Its Fortunes Around
TSM has had it rough over the past few months. Despite investing millions to restructure over the coming years, the team has had a bad run, barely qualifying for the LCS 2022 Spring, at which they eventually finished 9th. This is why the organization is once again making drastic changes with the hopes that Maple will help guide the team to victory.
The team’s coaching staff had graded Maple as one of the top three of all LCS mid laners, said TSM’s assistant general manager Glen Yang. The Taiwanese player has over nine years of competitive League experience under his belt, on which now the hopes of TSM lie.
Maple said one of his reasons to join TSM is to help the team change the bad fortunes it’s had recently. “I want to bring the playstyle that I learned in the LPL and PCS to NA and help the team qualify for Worlds while getting better results,” he added.
Maple last played in the LPL with Anyone’s Legend, but only played 10 games while sharing playing time alongside Deng “Forge” Jie. The squad finished as a bottom-tier team with a 5-11 record, so Maple was not able to move forward. His previous gig was with PSG Talon in the PCS, where he helped the team achieve a perfect record during the 2021 Summer Split.
Now, the Taiwanese player has a tough job before him. He will have to work hard to help the team recover from the worst LCS season in the organization’s history.