Team SoloMid, or simply TSM, is an American esports team that competes in the Battlegrounds Mobile India discipline (after this, referred to as BGMI). In recent years, this game has increasingly gained popularity due to its plot related to the “battle royale” genre.
The genre is based on the 2000 Japanese film of the same name, in which the characters participate in a game that leaves only one person alive. The location is a desert island, the playing area is randomly reduced as the game progresses, and extra ammunition is dropped from time to time in addition to the starting set of weapons.
The film gained popularity – and its plotline inspired a whole new direction in the gaming industry. One of the most famous battle royale games is PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, whose name is usually shortened to PUBG. And in 2021, India developed its own version of PUBG.mobile, which was named BGMI.
Founded in the US in 2009, TSM had already made headway in several other popular titles, including League of Legends, Dota 2, Hearthstone, Fortnite, and PUBG Mobile. Therefore, it wasn’t surprising when the organisation decided to create a Battlegrounds Mobile India team to compete in the largest tournaments in this discipline.
Here are a few facts to help you understand the status of Team SoloMid in the world of esports:
– In December 2020, TSM was voted as the most valued esports organisation in the world;
– On June 4th, 2021, the team made history by signing a deal to change the name of the organisation, which cost the Hong Kong company FTX $210 million;
– In November 2021, the team took second place in terms of the total number of views per month on Twitch;
– On May 6th, 2022, the company was valued by Forbes at $540 million – more valuable than any other esports organisation.
Roster of BGMI team
As the name suggests, Battlegrounds Mobile India is only available to Indian players, so the team consists of esportsmen from this country. According to BGMI rules, up to 100 players are allowed in each game, with players combined into squads, each with a maximum of four players.
Since July 30th, 2021, the TSM roster has consisted of four talented players focused on winning and achieving success together as a team.
Real name: Shubham Sahoo.
The most spectacular player on the team, known for his reflexes. Unsurprisingly, he is very popular on social media: he already has over 125,000 followers on Instagram, and the number of views of individual videos on his YouTube channel exceeds hundreds of thousands.
Real name: Harsh Rao.
Aquanox’s distinguishing feature is that he doesn’t use thumbs when controlling his game – instead, he only controls with three fingers. This young talented player is already followed by more than 50 thousand people on Instagram, and one popular video on his YouTube channel has collected more than 800 thousand views.
Real name: Hamza Hyderabadwala.
A future star of Battlegrounds Mobile India, Blaze played a support role for Tsmftx Team and is already one of the best players in India in this role. His Instagram has amassed over 30 thousand subscribers in a short time, and the most spectacular videos on the YouTube channel collect about 300 thousand views.
Real name: Arjun Mandhalkar.
Shadow is the in-game leader of his team and his IGLing is superb. A player whose streams on YouTube collect more than 100 thousand views – a reach far beyond his 30 thousand plus subscribers. That’s because his videos not only attract the usual BGMI fans, but bring in a fresh, new audience as well.
Tournaments & Achievements
Since signing this roster, TSM has had six 1st place wins across major BattleGrounds Mobile India Tournaments, making TSM one of the most successful teams on the scene. Here is the team’s full list of triumphs:
22nd August – OR Championship – Legends Rise 2021
26th August – APL Invitational Season 2: Round 2
29th August – BGMI EWar Mahayudh Season 2
26th December – Skyesports Mobile Open
20th February – OR Championship – Legends Rise 2022
28th April – Nodwin x Loco All Stars Invitational
Team SoloMid, is a very ambitious organisation, and therefore the team plans to actively participate in as many tournaments as possible. The calendar for this season includes such tournaments as Red Bull M.E.O and BGIS 2022, at each of which the team sets itself the maximum goal – victory.
Who sponsors TSM?
In 2022, 1xBet, the best esport betting site, became the official betting partner of Team SoloMid in the Battlegrounds Mobile India discipline. Under the terms of the agreement with one of the flagships of the betting industry, the 1xBet logo will be displayed on the jersey of TSM players. In addition, the players of the team will become members of the promotional campaign of the reliable bookmaker 1xBet India. Plus, fans will have the opportunity to participate in a number of social media giveaways and better conditions to bet on esport.
PUBG betting has been very popular with esports fans. And, with such a demand to bet on PUBG, it’s no surprise that they like betting on BGMI as well.
According to a 1xBet representative, although TSM BGMI is a young team, it has a high level of ambition, which is confirmed by prizes in major esports tournaments.
“Their victory at the Nodwin x Loco All Stars Invitational proves that TSM is among the leaders in the BGMI discipline. That is why we made the decision to sign a contract with TSM BGMI as quickly as possible,” 1xBet India said.
Welcome bonus for esport
Already, Indian fans of Team SoloMid can benefit from the cooperation of the Battlegrounds Mobile India team with 1xBet India. When registering on the 1xBet India website or app, players can use the promo code TSM. It increases the maximum amount of the welcome bonus from 20,000 INR to 26,000 INR. So you can then fully enjoy betting on esports and winning with your favourite team! 1xBet India is your trusted partner in the betting world.
Highlights: TSM 2022
The team won their first notable victory in 2022 at the OR Championship – Legends Rise 2022, which took place from February 16th to 20th, bringing together 16 teams. The prize fund of the tournament was 500,000 INR, of which 200,000 eventually went to the champions. Not surprisingly, it was Ninja, a player of the winning team, who ended up being named the MVP of the tournament.
This tournament helped the team to get in shape and was the prologue to victory in the even more significant competition – Nodwin x Loco All Stars Invitational. Suffice it to say that the prize fund of the competition amounted to 5 million INR, of which Team SoloMid got half – an impressive 2.5 million. Yet again, Ninja was recognised as the best player of the tournament.
New tournaments and new successes are ahead. The best way to follow the team’s performances, as well as what’s happening outside of the games, is to follow their Youtube channel and Instagram account.
Who is the owner of TSM India?
TSM India is part of Team SoloMid, an esports organisation owned by Andy Dinh, also known as Reginald, and Søren Bjerg, better known as Bjergsen. Both of them are retired esports players, so they know the recipes for success in this industry. This is one of the reasons for the consistently high results of the organisation, including TSM India teams.
What is TSM PUBG?
Team SoloMid originally created a PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds team that has achieved considerable success in tournaments in Europe and America. However, PUBG.mobile and BGMI are different esports disciplines that should not be confused. In India, it is BGMI that is played and the team players in this discipline are not related to PUBG.mobile.
What is the salary of TSM entity players?
The basic income of players of TSM India level teams is at least 1-1.5 lakhs, that is, 100-150 thousand INR. However, in addition to this amount, there is prize money, both team and personal, that players receive for successful performances in tournaments as well as personal sponsorship contracts. Fans registered on 1xBet India can win comparable or even higher amounts.
Is Ninja a TSM?
Yes, he is the leader of the BGMI team and its best player, for whom the organisation has high hopes.
Who is God of PUBG?
Several players can lay claim to this title at the moment. For example, Coffin aka SP-Coffin, a professional PUBG Mobile player from Turkey, is often referred to in this context. But let us remind you once again that PUBG and BGMI are different games, and in the latter, the status of super-players may well be allocated to TSM representatives in the near future. All they need is training, luck and your support.