Since Shopify first jumped into the esports scene back in 2021, we’ve wanted to make our mark on the rapidly growing esports community. In that time, Shopify Rebellion has built a competitive and passionate team – and we remain just as committed to esports today as we were then. That’s why we’ve inked a deal with TSM to take on their LCS slot as they pursue opportunities outside of the league. What’s this mean? It’s game on in League of Legends! Yet another title to add to our roster that already boasts VALORANT, StarCraft, Dota 2, Halo, Street Fighter 6, and Rocket League.
“Entering League of Legends – one of the largest esports titles, with a rich competitive history – felt like an obvious next step for us as we continue to grow our presence in esports,” said Dario ’TLO’ Wünsch, esports program development lead at Shopify. “We’re excited to work with the former TSM roster and for them to compete in the LCS under the Shopify Rebellion banner.”
“The acquisition of our LCS slot is a milestone moment for TSM and the entire esports community, especially by a team that shares our passion for excellence and growth,” said Andy Dinh, CEO and Founder of TSM. “With the relentless pursuit of victory that has defined TSM, and the innovative spirit of Shopify Rebellion, we believe this move will ignite fresh success and further elevate the competitive landscape of esports. And thank you to Riot for their exceptional partnership in this process.”
“We are excited to welcome Shopify Rebellion to the LCS and the greater Riot esports ecosystem, with their teams now represented in both LoL esports and VALORANT,” said Carlos Antunes, Head of LoL esports, Americas at Riot Games. “We also want to take a moment to recognize TSM and the many contributions they have made to the LCS and to esports as a whole. Their legacy will continue to be felt within our community for many years to come.”
The TSM League of Legends roster will now compete under the Shopify Rebellion banner beginning in the 2024 season.
To learn more about Shopify Rebellion and TSM, visit: shopifyrebellion.gg