Biofrost and Treatz have been splitting time in scrims since TSM’s first few matches in the 2020 LCS Summer Split playoffs, the organization announced today. TSM will fill in the starting LCS support position on Sunday, Aug. 23 with the best performing player.
As of now, Treatz will be playing in the Academy semifinals against Evil Geniuses Academy tomorrow on Thursday, Aug. 20. Biofrost, on the other hand, will be scrimming with the main roster. Both players have played on the main stage this season with varying results. The next few days will be important for TSM’s future in the LCS playoffs.
Biofrost started the 2020 Summer Split with TSM’s main team but played to mixed results. Although the first four weeks of the season looked decent enough, a 0-2 weekend against Cloud9 and Immortals prompted the coaching staff to make some changes.
The 23-year-old finished his 10-game stint in the regular season with four kills, 78 assists, and 30 deaths. He also had a low kill participation percentage, taking part in only 65 percent of his team’s overall takedowns.
Treatz made his LCS debut in week six and has looked decent since then as well. In eight games, he racked up 65 assists and only six deaths. He also had a sky-high kill participation percentage of 79.5 percent but had slightly worse warding numbers than Biofrost.
In a recent interview, Doublelift explained he and Treatz were having some synergy issues due to their differences in playstyle. The veteran marksman is usually a lot more aggressive in lane, while the rookie support plays a bit more reserved.
Doublelift also said he and Treatz don’t seem to be on the same page yet in terms of playstyle. The 27-year-old is used to playing a lot more aggressively, while his support hasn’t really played with someone as aggro as him. As a result, Treatz plays farther back and the duo plays more scared than they probably should.
Doublelift thinks the team has played well in scrims. But he said the added pressure of the playoffs is hurting them at the moment and that they aren’t doing the same things they would in scrims because of this “nervous energy.”
Doublelift hasn’t had a postseason to remember thus far. He has some of the worst early-game stats of any player in the playoffs, which isn’t something League fans are used to seeing from the usually lane-dominant marksman.
He still needs to adjust to playing alongside Treatz, who joined the starting roster in the middle of the season. If this team can find their confidence, they might be able to make a run for the LCS trophy. Until then, TSM fans should hope for the best but prepare for the worst.