While LCS organization, TSM, may have lost two legends in Soren “Bjergsen” Bjerg and Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng in the offseason, they have scored a major win by signing ex-Dignitas and EG player, Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon, as their new top-laner.
Despite being a Worlds finalist with a reputation as one of the best in the game, Huni has faced some hard times in the LCS. After a record-breaking deal with Dignitas that turned sour in Spring, the Korean import took a less-prioritized reserve role in Evil Geniuses alongside Colin “Kumo” Zhao.
Huni was able to get some playing time with EG’s fringe mid-laner Greyson “Goldenglue” Gilmer, but the squad could not break out of the mid-table in the summer and finished sixth in both regular season and playoffs.
As for TSM, the 2020 season was a bittersweet one for Bjergsen and the boys. After winning their seventh LCS title, the TSM squad would underperform at Worlds 2020, setting an infamous 0-6 record for the worst performance of a first-seed team.
With such disappointing results, the organization has turned to a significant roster overhaul. With Bjergsen now in the head coach role and Doublelift retiring, TSM has brought in players like Huni to create a stronger competitive roster.
Huni joins the 2021 line-up as another veteran with Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage and Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh. As a top-laner, he’ll also be forming a synergy with young gun jungler Mingyi “Spica” Lu.
As an old guard in the League competitive scene, Huni understands that he can still accomplish a lot even though he’s had some bad seasons.
“Maybe I’m not playing well, but I’m pretty sure I can prove all the haters wrong and I’m just gonna be playing well like Huni,” said the new top-laner. “This year is probably my last shot to prove myself.”
With Huni now filling in the top-lane, TSM’s 2021 line-up is looking to be a top contender for the LCS. With four members already locked down, the org will be looking for NA-resident ADC to complete its roster.