Team SoloMid Cut Down Their Shortlist As They Lock Sights On A New AD Carry

To play under the Team SoloMid banner is to have reached the summit of western League of Legends, and with a vacancy advertised for the AD Carry role, hopefuls are climbing over one another to put their name in the hat. As an organisation that can flex some financial muscle, TSM even have the luxury of an import slot to utilise should they see fit. With nearly every player on the planet as a viable option, which select group will make team owner, Andy “Reginald” Dinh’s final shortlist?

Following Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng’s decision to step down as starting AD Carry for the North American champions, Team SoloMid initially advertised the AD Carry role to Challenger players from across the globe.

As hundreds of hopefuls leapt to their computers, simultaneously completing their application forms whilst cementing their slots in Challenger ahead of the season’s end, their hopes of grabbing a TSM jersey were quickly diminishing. Reginald and the TSM backroom staff had expected a lengthy application process, but were quickly overwhelmed with interest from a number of veterans – as outlined by the organisation’s official statement:

“Originally, we expected that a lengthy tryout process would be required to find a player who would fit with Biofrost and the team.

“What changed within the last week was that an unexpected number of high profile veterans have reached out to the organisation to indicate their desire to play with us.

“As a result of this, we were able to bypass a good deal of the tryout process we originally foresaw.”

Team SoloMid Official Announcement

Source: Riot Games Flickr
Source: Riot Games Flickr

The announcement came in tandem with Team SoloMid’s reversed decision to attend IEM Oakland, where their fans will be treated to their first glimpse of the new AD Carry in action. With all the signposts pointing towards a veteran of the scene, who will make Regi’s final shortlist. Here are five of the more likely candidates: