President of Team SoloMid (TSM) esports organization Leena Xu has revealed the reason why this organization has not made any official return to the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) competitive field.

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Leena Xu

Since February 2019, there have been rumors saying that TSM – one of the biggest esports organizations in North America (NA) – is finding opportunities to return to the professional CS:GO scene in NA. However, so far, nothing happens.

Of course, fans of TSM have been looking forward to this movement of the organization. Seeing that nothing happens, the fans have brought this question to Leena Xu – the current president of TSM. And she has answered the question via her Instagram story.

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Leena Xu

According to Leena Xu, to form a CS:GO team in NA, it will take up to 1.5 to 2 million dollars. And that number still can go up, depending on the staff that you choose for your team. This is a huge amount of money, about 1,4 crore. Apparently, the main concern of the organization for a CS:GO team at the moment is a financial issue, not a commitment issue. For such big investment, TSM or any other esports organization cant be hurried in making decisions.

If TSM picks up a CS:GO team in the future, that will not be the first time TSM jumps into the competitive scene of the game CS:GO. However, the journey of this esports organization in the CS:GO pro field is really unwell.

The first time the organization entered CS:GO pro field was in 2015 when it selected the former roster of team Dignitas at that moment. This roster has become the famous team Astralis nowadays. Although the TSM's CS:GO roster in 2015 achieved much success, this roster and TSM decided to leave each other due to Disagreements over the team’s management.

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TSM's 2015 CS:GO roster later became Astralis

Shortly after the first time, the organization entered CS:GO pro field the second time. This time, it took in a roster full of NA players, with many famous names like Timothy ‘autimatic’ Ta, Russel ‘Twistzz’ Van Dulken. Nevertheless, this lineup did not achieve much and was transferred to Misfits in January 2017. Since then, TSM has not had a pro CS:GO team.