Widely considered to be one of the top teams in North America, TSM eclipsed other teams in the region by consistently reaching the winner's podium at major events like IEM, MLG, IPL, and the NA Regionals.
After building up some of the biggest personalities in League of Legends through popular streams and a content-rich community site, TSM used this visibility in tandem with their raw talent to develop one of the biggest names in the region.
For the first time ever, TSM fell to the No. 2 spot behind Cloud 9 in the Season 3 summer split prompting them to adjust the lineup with longtime leader, Reginald, stepping down from his starting position in favor of the highly regarded Bjergsen. With Bjergsen, TSM saw strength that rose with their competition, and largely enjoyed a strong showing in the 2014 spring split. At the end of the split, however, TSM fell to second place again, losing the playoff finals to Cloud 9 in a 3-0 sweep.
But if there's one thing you can say about TSM, it's that they know how to bounce back. The 2014 summer split saw the team enjoy tremendous success, ultimately getting revenge against Cloud9 by defeating them to take first place in the summer playoffs, and advancing to the Quarterfinals at Worlds. A weak performance against UOL at IEM Cologn has fans worried, but TSM has always remained relevant. Can they live up to the hype, or is this the year TSM lets their fans down?