After a dissapointing 2021 season, TSM FTX midlaner Tristan “PowerofEvil” Schrage is aiming to find a roster ahead of the 2022 season in both NA and EU.

TSM mid laner Tristan “PowerofEvil” Schrage is now exploring options in both NA and EU for the upcoming season with no buyout.

PowerofEvil recently released a tweet stating that he is, “still in discussions with TSM” but will be fielding opportunities for the upcoming season. 

PowerofEvil’s current contract with TSM lasts until November 2022, which makes his statement of no buyout one for question. Given the current state of esports, it is uncommon for a player to sign with another team without any buyout from the player’s previous organization. In fact, all of TSM’s current LoL players are under contract until the end of 2022 with ADC Lawrence “Lost” Hui’s contract ending in 2023.

Screenshot taken from LoL.fandom.
Screenshot taken from LoL.fandom.

Either way, it is a good sign for PowerofEvil’s offseason. Multiple suitors will be enticed to pick up a strong midlaner without any buyout. 

TSM PowerofEvil failing to make Worlds 2021

After an abysmal performance in the 2020 LoL World Championship, TSM made numerous changes to their LoL roster, in hopes they would be able to usurp their 0-6 fallout. The most major change in the lineup surrounds the retirement of Soren “Bjergsen” Bjerg, whom PowerofEvil replaced for the 2021 LoL Season.

TSM became the consistent powerhouse of the 2021 season and finished the regular season in 1st place with the German midlaner finishing 3rd in All-Pro voting for the midlane role. Unfortunately, they were unable to replicate similar success in the LCS Championships and ultimately finished in 4th place, just shy of Worlds qualification.

TSM Bjergsen was the head coach of the TSM FTX lineup, but it looks like he is primed to make a return in 2022.
TSM Bjergsen was the head coach of the TSM FTX lineup, but it looks like he is primed to make a return in 2022.

Since the start of his professional career in 2014, PowerOfEvil has never played for a team for more than one season. Across those seven years, PowerOfEvil has played for three teams in Europe and four in North America. He has been playing in the LCS since the 2018 season.

And with rumors that the previously retired Bjergsen would be making a return to the LCS stage, it is looking like PowerofEvil will be on the move once again.

Both TSM and PowerofEvil made it to the World Championships as separate entities and will look to do so in 2022 in similar fashion. With the 2021 LoL World Championships coming to an end and the LoL offseasons starting to brew, it is only a matter of time until we see how the rest of the LCS teams shake up.

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