It was a shocking move that sent shockwaves throughout the competitive League of Legends community. Just days ago, it was announced that top pro player Triple, formerly of Team SoloMid (TSM), had been dropped from the team following substance abuse allegations.
According to a statement released by TSM, the decision to drop Triple was not taken lightly. The team emphasized that it has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to substance abuse and that it takes all allegations of this nature very seriously.
While TSM did not go into detail about the specific allegations against Triple, it is believed that the pro player may have been using performance-enhancing drugs in order to gain an unfair advantage in competitions.
Substance Abuse in Esports: A Growing Problem
While substance abuse in the world of competitive gaming is not uncommon, it is a major issue that has the potential to not only ruin careers, but also seriously harm the health and well-being of players. TSM made it clear that it will not tolerate any behavior that puts the health and safety of its players at risk, and that it will always prioritize the well-being of its team over wins and losses.
TSM Vows to Support Triple and Build a Healthy, Sustainable Team
In the wake of Triple’s departure, TSM has vowed to do everything in its power to support the pro player as he navigates this difficult time. The team has stated that it will provide Triple with any resources he needs to address his substance abuse issues and get the help he needs to get his life back on track.
The loss of Triple is a blow to TSM and to the competitive League of Legends scene as a whole. His absence will be felt on the rift, as he was known for his exceptional mechanical skill and game sense. However, TSM has made it clear that it is committed to building a healthy and sustainable team, and that it will not allow the actions of one player to tarnish the reputation of the organization.
For now, the focus is on Triple and his recovery. The competitive gaming community is rallying around him, with many players and fans expressing their support and offering words of encouragement. It is a difficult road ahead, but with the right support and resources, there is hope that Triple can overcome his substance abuse issues and one day make a comeback to the professional gaming scene.