SwordArt on future aspirations with TSM

26 February 2021 20:35:24 GMTPlus10

League of Legends support talent Hu "SwordArt" Shuo-Chieh has claimed he wants to help his Team SoloMid side reach the World Championship finals in the near future.

"SwordArt" and TSM started the new year with a mediocre campaign in the LCS 2021 Lock In, finishing the group phase with a 2-2 record before being knocked out by Cloud9 in the competition's quarter-finals.

But they have looked much sharper since the return of the LCS Spring Split and are currently second in the standings with a 6-3 record.

They lost their most recent encounter with Dignitas, bringing an end to their six-match winning run, but "SwordArt" nonetheless believes his side have reaped the rewards of talking together to "find a better way to play for everyone".

"SwordArt" made waves in the world of North American Esports when he became the continent's first $6 million man last year, signing a two-year contract with TSM and giving him the biggest salary in the LCS.

Speaking to Inven Global about the team's performance this season, he said: "After the first week, we talked together to try and find a better way to play for everyone so that everyone would feel comfortable in our approach to winning.

With regard to future ambitions, he added: "My goal is to go to the World Championship finals again with my new team - that's what I want so I'll work even harder and do my best.

"Not many North American teams have previously qualified for Worlds semifinals so I don't just want to get there with my teammates for us - I want to be the hero of NA."

Meanwhile, TSM are 2.25 to beat Team Liquid, who are 1.57 to win in the League of Legends LCS Spring.

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