TSM’s jungle woes

TSM have always have a hard time finding stability in the jungle position, but is there something more to their struggles than bad luck?

by Daniil Volkov

Image courtesy of Riot Games

It’s hard to find something as damning as being TSM’s jungler. Whenever the team falls into a slump, thousands of fans instantly put you under the microscope. Combine that with the pressure that comes from playing for the most popular League of Legends brand in the West, and jungling for TSM is as secure a job as teaching Defence Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts.

Of course, some of it comes down to perception. Fans will always be inclined to blame the new guy for the team’s failures, and when you consider the turnover rate of Team SoloMid’s junglers… well, let’s just say there’s a steady supply of newcomers in this position. But there’s also no denying that ever since TheOddOne stepped down in 2014, TSM has struggled to find a sense of jungle stability. 

At this point, it’s clear there’s something horribly wrong with the way TSM approaches the position. 


Daniil Volkov