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North American esports organization Team SoloMid has made several roster changes before their next matches in Season 10 of North America’s Rainbow Six Siege Pro League. Sam “Jarvis” Jarvis will be benched from TSM’s roster. Aaron “Gotcha” Chung will move from his coaching role to the main roster as a player instead.
Gotcha as a player
“Hey all. Collectively, we have decided that Jarvis will remain on our bench and @GotchaR6 will be playing for the rest of the season,” wrote TSM in a statement. “We take roster changes very seriously and believe this change will lead to more success for the team moving forward. Please respect the decision and we thank you all for your continued support.”
Both players involved in the roster change joined on Sept 1. Tommy “Krusher” Samuel was released from the roster, while Owen “Pojoman” Mitura also moved from a coaching role to a player role. Aaron “Gotcha” Chung started his competitive career in 2017 on Vertical Gaming and played under organizations like Regime, Most Wanted Esports, Bitter Sweet, and Disrupt Gaming. His first coaching position began with Evil Geniuses in October of 2018.
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On the other hand, Sam “Jarvis” Jarvis began his career in 2016 on teams like OrglessGG, Most Wanted Esports, and Ominous. He also later played under organizations like FlipSid3 Tactics, SK Gaming, DarkZero Esports, and Leftovers.
With the new roster, Team SoloMid achieved a first-place finish at 2019’s DreamHack Montreal tournament on Sept 8. This qualified the roster for 2020’s Six Invitational, which is the fourth iteration of the major Rainbow Six tournament. However, the team tied their match on Playday 8 and lost on Playday 9. They then tied against the Susquehanna Soniqs on Playday 10.
TSM currently sits at 7th place out of 8 teams in the Pro League standings. Technically, the team is tied with 6th place Rogue, but TSM will have to win matches. If they end the season in 7 – 8th, they will be sent to Relegation against the top two Challenger League teams.
Ethan Chen is a writer with over 3 years of experience covering esports, gaming, and business.