It was only a matter of time before rumors were going to be spread about the TSM 2018 roster.
There has been no confirmation from the side of TSM about replacing players, however, if the rumors are true, TSM is looking to bring in a new Jungler and a new Bot lane.
League Of Legends Streamer ‘Tarzaned’ broke the rumour mill wide open, stating that TSM will be replacing Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen with Michael “MikeYeung” Yeung in the Jungle, and with Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng and Vincent “Biofrost” Wang being replaced by Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen and Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodriguez in the Bot Lane.
There is no current evidence to support the claim that MikeYeung will be joining the six-time North American champions, however, there is a case to be made for the Bot Lane.
In the past 24 hours, both Zven and Mithy have declared that they are entering free agency, with the option to speak to other teams.
Now a free agent. I am still contracted to G2 Esports but I have been allowed to explore options early before my contract expires
— Jesper Svenningsen (@G2Zven) October 31, 2017
Now a free agent. I am still contracted to G2 Esports but Ive been allowed to explore options early before my contract expires.
— Alfonso 'mithy' (@G2mithy) November 1, 2017
There is no disregarding the skill of both Doublelift and Biofrost, they are both incredible players in their own right, but this would be an incredible move for TSM, they would be acquiring the best Bot Lane in the west.
If the replacements do go ahead, arguably the best AD Carry in North American history and an uprising star in Biofrost are free agents, so there are benefits to TSM acquiring the G2 Bot Lane, but they are also making another team potentially stronger in the process.
This gives an opportunity for some of the new organisations entering the league next season, they could have the opportunity to build their org around Doublelift.