Parth Naidu leaves TSM after 7 years
The general manager of TSM’s League of Legends operations, Parth Naidu, announced that Monday was his last day at Team SoloMid.
“It’s been an absolute privilege working alongside so many talented and hard-working people, and to contribute my part in TSM’s growth over the past seven years,” Parth tweeted. “Thank you for the incredible memories and friendships that I will cherish forever.”
Since joining the organization in 2014, Parth has held various responsibilities within the organization. During his time with the team, he led TSM to multiple League of Legends titles and one Rift Rivals victory back in 2017.
During his time with the company, Parth became one of the most popular legends in the franchise. Throughout the history of the franchise, TSM had many legends, including Andy “Reginald” Dinh, Ali “Myth” Kabbani, and Soren “Bjergsen” Bjerg.
Parth’s career at TSM
As the general manager of TSM’s League of Legends program, Parth was responsible for all of the company’s talent development initiatives. He was also instrumental in the success of several of the company’s programs, including the TSM Academy and the TSM Scouting Combine.
Before becoming the head coach of TSM, Parth worked as an analyst for the company from 2014 to 2016. He spent two years as an analyst, and he was promoted to the head coach position in 2016.
During his time as the head coach, Parth led TSM to multiple titles, including the 2016 Summer LCS and 2017 Spring LCS.
Aside from his work for Team SoloMid, Parth also released a document that addressed the problems with developing young athletes in North America.
Parth tweeted that he would be working on a personal project in EdTech while also consulting for TSM’s vice president, Dominic.
More TSM members leave the organization
TSM is a North American esports team founded by the brothers Andy “Reginald” Dinh and “Dan Dinh” Dinh in 2009. TSM is often referred to as TSM FTX in other countries but is not allowed to use that term in League of Legends and VALORANT.
After All Or Nothing disbanded, Reginald started his own team in support of his website, SoloMid.net. The roster initially consisted of Saintvious, Reginald, TheOddOne, Locodoco, and Chaox. In February, Saintvicious left to join Counter Logic Gaming, which led to the team’s roster filling up with new subs.
The team was first seen in 2011 as part of the Riot Season 1 Championship. It is the only team to qualify for the first seven World Championships.
Over the past few months, multiple long-time employees of TSM have announced that they would be leaving the company. On November 24, 2021, former TSM President Leena Xu announced that she would be leaving the company to join OfflineTV. Max Olivo, the former TSM Art Director, announced on January 24 that he would be leaving the company to pursue a new role with OfflineTV as well.
Also, in November, former star mid-laner Soren “Bjergsen” Bjerg announced that he would be leaving TSM to join Team Liquid. Then, on December 27, Ali “Myth” Kabbani also announced that he would not be re-signing with the organization.