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Team SoloMid Benches Drone From Valorant Roster – 5th Player Is Yet To Be Announced



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Taylor Johnson, known as “Drone,” is a 23-year-old American former CS:GO player who transitioned to Valorant in April 2020 with mouseSpaz. One month later, he joined Team SoloMid as the organization required mouseSpaz.

They had been performing quite well at the start of their journey with Team SoloMid, and they were looking solid until August as they win most of the tournaments in North America such as FaZe Clan Invitational, T1 x Nerd Street Gamers Showdown, and more.

Through the end of the year, they started to underperform in the events, starting with their loss against 100 Thieves in the finals of First Strike North America. Since then, they couldn’t reach any finals.

The organization decided to cut Stephen “reltuC” Cutler and signed Braxton “brax” Pierce as a sixth player. But Brax decided to return to T1, so Team SoloMid agreed with Sean “bang” Bezerra last month.

However, Team SoloMid was still struggling to perform it seems, and they decided to bench Taylor “drone” Johnson as they announced the decision on their official Twitter account.

While the organization stated that they are trying out players for the second qualifiers of VCT, drone also mentioned the memories they had with the squad. But, drone confirmed that this will be the end of the road for him in TSM.

Here is the official announcement from Team SoloMid:

As of today, Drone is benched from our starting Valorant roster. We’ll be trialing players to find our permanent 5th ahead of Qualifiers 2.”

Drone wrote:

“What a ride it’s been. I wouldn’t trade the time the squad and i had for anything, but it is time for a new chapter.”

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Drone started his esports career with CS:GO, played for teams like Team Prospects, Splyce, and Team Envy. However, he couldn’t find any success besides being the third-best team in the Americas Minor Championship – Katowice 2019.

In his career, Drone also won around $15.000 from the tournaments that he attended, and he had a 0.99 rating. But in his last year in Counter-Strike, he had an average 1.12 rating.

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