TF Blade might play in the 2020 LCS due to Broxah’s visa delay

By Marta Juras


Jan 4, 2020

Reading time: 2 min

With the possibility of Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen possibly not being able to perform with Team Liquid at the start of the 2020 LCS Spring Split, Ashkan “TF Blade” Homayouni might be replacing him for the time being.

The best team in North America is possibly off to a rough start to the upcoming season, as it’s been recently shared that Broxah’s debut on the LCS stage planned for January could be delayed due to unforeseen issues with the visa process. Not only might Liquid be without its starting jungler for the first part of the 2020 LCS Spring Split, but the team’s head coach Jang “Cain” Nu-ri and academy jungler Shern “Shernfire” Cherng Tai are both facing the same problem.

As the organization is looking for options in case Broxah won’t be there to start the season, popular streamer and Team Liquid influencer TF Blade shared with his fans they will likely get to see him perform on the stage.

With Broxah delayed, TF Blade might make LCS debut

As he’s moving to Los Angeles, TF Blade shared with his fans playing on the LCS stage is a part of his plan. Fans reacted to the news with a positive surprise, with some jokingly warning him he won’t be able to mute his teammates or rage on the stage. When asked if he will be playing in the LCS during a stream, he said there’s a high possibility of it happening.

“Yes. Maybe. There’s a good chance,” TF Blade said. “That’s one of the reasons why I’m going to LA. It’s content and LCS, or both.”

Though he has never played in Riot Games’ official league, and his only competitive experience comes from participation at Twitch Rivals and Tyler1 championships, TF Blade is a remarkably skilled player. In fact, he’s considered to be one of the best top laners in the world. If reaching the number one position across different League of Legends servers will be enough for him to stand against the pro players now, however, remains to be seen.

Team Liquid LCS 2020 Spring Split roster

  • Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong – Top
  • Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen – Jungle
  • Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen – Mid
  • Yiliang “Doubelift” Peng
  • Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in