TSM adds Mognus, coach Snaski for RLCS Season 9

January 12, 2020 - 00:26
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TSM announced today that it will reunite a successful, fan-favorite pairing by adding Joonas “Mognus” Salo to its European Rocket League team for Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) Season 9.

Mognus played alongside Otto “Metsanauris” Kaipiainen on Method and Complexity a few seasons back, finishing 2nd at the RLCS Season 4 World Championship and 3rd at Season 5 Worlds. The duo also finished 2nd at the original NBC Universal Open, and 3rd the following year.

However, Complexity dropped Metsanauris following that slight drop in placement in Season 5, and the team struggled mightily thereafter, falling into the Rival Series before ultimately making into the RLCS for Season 8. Unfortunately, they were relegated again and then dropped by the organization, opting to split rather than continue on in the lower league.

Mognus joins not only Metsanauris on TSM, but also past RLCS champion Remkoe “Remco” den Boer. TSM’s roster also had a rough 2019 after signing with the organization following its ELEAGUE 2018 win, and Yanis “Alpha54” Champenois departed last week ahead of an expected move to another team. Will the reunited pairing of Mognus and Metsanauris lead to better fortunes for TSM in 2020?

TSM has also announced the signing of coach Nicolai “Snaski” Andersen, who coached Complexity last season after coaching Dignitas in Season 7. Snaski is a former Rocket League pro himself who placed 4th at the RLCS Season 3 World Championship with The Leftovers, and later competed for Fnatic.

Previous TSM coach Jake “Jake” Edwards, the former Oceanic pro, officially left the team last week after encountering visa issues ahead of a planned move to Europe.

Andrew is the Lead Editor of Rocketeers, and has been covering Rocket League esports since RLCS S1 for publications such as Red Bull Esports, Esports Insider, The Esports Observer, and Waypoint. He is also currently the Content Lead for The Esports Journal magazine and has written about games, gadgets, etc. for 100+ publications since 2006.