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| 13. September 2021

League of Legends – Bjergsen eyeing return to competitive play

If reports are to be believed, then Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg could be set to return to competitive action in 2022. The current TSM head coach and former mid laner is one of the most recognizable names in the League of Legends scene, with the 25-year-old having retired back in October 2020.

A report from Upcomer suggests that Bjergsen could well return to action in 2022, which would see one of the leading names in North America return on Summoner’s Rift. Despite having only switched from player to coach at the end of last year, Bjergsen still seemingly has the motivation to compete. The fact that TSM missed out on qualifying for the World Championship will likely have impacted his thinking too.

Could Bjergsen replace PowerOfEvil at TSM?

German Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage took over from Bjergsen on the main TSM roster. However, with the former OpTic Gaming, FlyQuest and Unicorns of Love pro believed to be searching for a new team for when his contract with TSM expires on November 16, it could well be that Bjergsen is announced as his replacement. A number of LCS and LEC teams would be interested in acquiring the 23-year-old, who helped TSM in winning the LCS 2021 Summer.

However, it has also been suggested that a return to competitive play would see Bjergsen move away from TSM. The Dane is believed to be interested in testing the free agency market, where he too would likely have a host of suitors. Having been with TSM since back in 2013, having made his name at Copenhagen Wolves and Ninjas in Pyjamas, it would be the end of an era for one of the biggest names in the North American scene.

Why Bjergsen is looking to return to competitive play

Bjergsen has six NA regional championships to his name, while a win at the IEM Katowice 2015 ranks as one of his greatest achievements. However, his time with TSM has not brought about any international tournament wins. In fact, the team has failed to make it past the group stage at the Worlds on four out of five of Bjergsen’s appearances.

It could be a while before fans receive news regarding Bjergsen’s fuure, however his addition to the list of free agents would certainly add spice to the League of Legends scene. The remainder of the current TSM roster is currently made up by Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon, Mingyi “Spica” Lu, Hu “SwortArt” Shuo-Chieh and Lawrence “Lost” Sze Yuy Hui.ip Ad