The signing gives a further glimpse into TSM's future plans in Apex.
A few days ago, TSMs Philip ImperialHal Dosen said that he and the rest of TSMs competitive Apex Legends team were cooking up new strategies and compositions that might surprise their competition. That picture got a little clearer today when TSM announced the arrival of coach and analyst, raven.
Having previously worked with competitive Apex squads for NRG and ALGS Championship darlings GMT Esports, raven has a reputation in the community for being one of the most forward-thinking minds in the game. The move suggests that TSM will be looking for a more aggressive playstyle in the ALGS competitions to come.
While theres still plenty of time before the third year of ALGS competition for TSMs composition and playstyle to solidify, raven still indicated a few plans for the new looks TSM is preparing for next season. One definitive change is in store for the characters that longtime support player Jordan Reps Wolfe will be playing.
I am going to get Reps off these dogshit defensive legends that dont do anything, raven told his stream, filled with TSM fans asking him questions about what plans he has for the team. No more Gibby, were definitely not playing fucking Wattson I want more damage.
Reps has long been considered one of the best support players in the world, but many fans have questioned how hes been hampered by playing legends like Wattson and Gibraltar in the past. But raven clearly wants the team to play less of a defensive style and be more aggressive in the way they approach fights, looking to overwhelm opponents with damage output rather than rely on shields and fences to prevent other teams from pushing them.
TSM are scheduled to play in SoulZ season three, a Japanese LAN event, on Aug. 20. And while fans cant expect the team to have everything figured out at that point, they might get a glimpse at some of the ideas raven and the squad have in store for the future.