TSM India announced its entry into the Indian Free Fire esports ecosystem by acquiring one of the leading squads, Sixth Sense. From the past few days, it was speculated of TSM India’s entry into the scene. The talks were in the last phases and TSM announced their free fire roster today morning via an Instagram post.
The post mentioned: “INTRODUCING TSM INDIA FREE FIRE- We are excited to introduce to you all our new Indian Free Fire roster. We’ve loved competing in the region of India, the fans have been incredible in support, and we wanted to further cement ourselves in the region by signing another esports roster. We hope you can continue to show your support for TSM India.”
The roaster consists of:
- TSM.FTX_STONER (Titas Roy)
- TSM.FTX_ILLUMINATI (Sagar Patel)
- TSM.FTX_INDRO (Indranil Saha)
- TSM.FTX_OLDMONK (Naitik Khoshto)
- TSM.FTX_MY.JAY (Jayesh Yadav)
Free Fire has been one of the most developed mobile Esports scenarios around the world and due to its very active and exceedingly devoted fan base. It is one of the most-watched games around the world. In terms of viewership, it is the biggest esports title in the world. (FFWS) Freefire World Series held between May 28th and May 30th in Singapore saw a combined viewership reached its highest point at 5.4 million viewers.
So much popularity and viewership attracted major organizations towards themselves. One such rumor on the acquisition was between Sixth Sense and Team Solo Mid (TSM). The sixth sense is the major performing team in India, they stood 4th in FreeFire India Series in March 2020 and 1st in Tri-series in April 2020. Thus, was one of the best picks for the organization.
TSM is an esports organization based in the United States and was founded by Andy Dinh in 2009. Earlier this month they also signed a $210 million naming rights deal with Hong-kong based crypto exchange firm FTX. Also, in the statement, they mentioned that they would use this money in expanding rosters around the world. Acquiring an Indian roster is the first step towards its expansion.