Lost will be promoted to the TSM LCS squad for the 2021 season after a great year with the TSM Academy team. Lost will have to fill the big shoes of Doublelift, who recently retired. He will attempt this alongside 2020 World Championship finalist Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh who signed a record-breaking contract with the organization.
Lost gets the chance to play in the LCS after several great games in the Academy league throughout 2020. Lost and support Erik “Treatz” Wessén were considered the best bot lane duo in Academy were regarded as LCS-caliber. The hype around Lost is well-established, and stepping in to replace Doublelift will only grow his profile further. Lost already has a lot to prove, but could very well be a franchise player for TSM if he keeps improving.
Lost will play alongside none other than SwordArt, who looks like a perfect fit for him. SwordArt is very experienced and will know how to develop a young, inexperienced bot laner. SwordArt recently proved that on Suning, where he played the 2020 season alongside the 19-year-old Tang “huanfeng” Huan-Fen. huanfeng had a stellar performance at the 2020 World Championship and a lot of it is likely because of what SwordArt has taught him.
Lost and TSM will play their first match at the start of 2021 when the LCS returns.
Lost is a 21-year-old bot laner from New Zealand. He started out his career in the OPL, where he played for teams such as Tainted Minds and Legacy Esports. For the 2018 season, Lost came to North America to play for Echo Fox Academy as the first New Zealand native to play in the LCS. He then joined TSM Academy in 2019 and was promoted to the LCS ahead of the 2021 season.
Several players from the 2020 TSM roster have now left. It all started with long-time mid laner Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg retiring, followed up by Doublelift retiring. Bjergsen will still be on the team, but will serve as the head coach. Furthermore, former top laner Sergen “BrokenBlade” Çelik left to join Schalke 04 in the LEC, while support Vincent “Biofrost” Wang is taking a break from pro play.
After a lot of changes in the 2021 offseason, TSM will be fielding an almost completely new team in the 2021 LCS Spring Split. With the retirement of mid laner Bjergsen and Doublelift, the team has found new players that will hopefully carry on the torch.
The 2021 TSM LCS lineup: