Wildturtle Returns to Team SoloMid
After a year with Immortals, Team SoloMid has announced that Jason “WildTurtle” Tran will be returning to their League of Legends roster for the upcoming 2017 season. TSM made a heartwarming video where Vincent “Biofrost” Wang talks about playing with his new AD Carry, and WildTurtle describes being back with the organization as feeling like he’s returned home.
Wildturtle is no stranger to TSM. He signed with the organization in 2013 after a brief stint with Cloud9, when he then helped the team make it to Worlds three years in a row, and it wasn’t until two years and many pentakills later that he finally took his leave to head over to Immortals for the year.
“Even though I think all the players changed, it still feels really familiar,” said WildTurtle in the welcome back video, “I mean, I get along with all the players pretty well, and I’ve already worked with Bjergsen (Mid) and Parth (Strategic Coach) so I definitely know what that feels like (…) This environment’s kind of like I already know what’s happening, and it just feels like home.”
His entry back to the team is following the recent departure of Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng, and fans were left wondering who would take his place in the AD carry role until he acted as a stand-in for IEM Oakland. When it was revealed that Team SoloMid would be using WildTurtle as a substitute, and due to the lack of announcement of open tryouts, it became the popular suspicion that the player would be filling Doublelift’s role for now.
“Honestly, it feels great that Turtle is back on TSM,” said Team SoloMid owner Andy “Reginald” Dinh, “I think that, going with Turtle, we’re going to do really well next year, and I think that he was probably the best candidate to help out for us. Not only does he fit in with our team well inside the game, but he fits in well outside the game.”
Despite WildTurtle presumably being little more than a bench-warmer until it is time for Doublelift’s promised return, let’s hope he can bring fortune to TSM this season. Good Luck Wildturtle!
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