From TSM FTX to Immortals in less than a day.
Yesterday, TSM FTX announced that they've parted ways with mid laner Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage. While it was very expected that POE would find a new team relatively easily, no one really expected him to find it with Immortals. However, less than a day after the TSM announcement, IMT confirmed that he'll be joining forces with them for 2022.
I don't think anyone saw this one coming! 😉 Welcome to IMT, @PowerOfEvilLoL.
(Pending Riot Approval) pic.twitter.com/SV71ensxhx
— Immortals (@Immortals) November 16, 2021
For a player of POE's caliber, it's somewhat surprising that he chose to go with Immortals for next season. Ever since IMT rejoined the league in 2020, they've struggled to make a real impact. Their various squads have had some great moments, but overall, they were always a middle or lower of the pack team. With POE most recently being on teams that challenged for domestic titles, this may be a bit of a step back for him.
Or IMT is setting up for a breakthrough season. Having a veteran like PowerOfEvil on the team is a major boon for them, especially when one of their weakest points previously was in that mid lane role. Come 2022, he could be a huge carry for the squad and, if he has good pieces around him, very well turn Immortals into a competitive team. While it's still a bit too early to tell, IMT fans should be excited about the pickup and hopeful for a good 2022 LCS season.
Featured image via Immortals.