Initially when we discovered the Overwatch squad, Code 7, we thought we had found the right fit for our brand. We had wanted to get into Overwatch early on and thought this was a great opportunity. When negotiating with the players, Nicolas “NicolasTJO” Aubin and Jake “torkTJO” Lepoff brought up their history in CS:GO to our attention. While we were disappointed in hearing this news we thought that we could still make it work. However, we did not foresee the additional allegations regarding their competitive integrity in other games. Due to these circumstances, we have decided that Code 7 is not the right fit for TSM and we will continue our search for the right Overwatch squad.
With that being said, we have initiated a transfer of the Code 7 squad to the gaming brand, CompLexity Gaming. We wish them the best and hope that they can make a positive name for themselves in the Overwatch community.
“As a brand, TSM has always been about hard work and performance. I did not want our legacy to be associated with allegations of dubious behavior and I will always hold my brand to the highest standard. I still believe that the guys can prove their skill and clear their names through time and hope that the Overwatch scene can give them another chance regardless of this decision.” – Andy Dinh