A legend might be returning to professional play in 2022 as TSM’s current head coach Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg is reportedly looking to re-enter Summoner’s Rift as a player.
In a recent report by Upcomer, it was revealed that the 25-year-old Dane is looking to return as a professional player after officially retiring in October 2020 to become the head coach for TSM. After one year in the coaching role, a lot is starting to indicate that the legendary mid laner will return to play in either the LCS or LEC. On which team is still completely unknown, but a potential return to TSM doesn’t seem out of the picture, according to Upcomer.
If Bjergsen ends up returning to the pro scene, it will be after a year behind the scenes. Even though Bjergsen has acted as head coach for TSM, he hasn’t been under the magnifying glass in the way he was when he played actively. Instead, TSM passed the mid-lane torch to Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage who has done a great job with the organization.
Officially, Bjergsen’s contract with TSM runs out on November 16. This will leave the Danish superstar with new opportunities to join a franchise as a player in the LCS or even look towards his home region, Europe. If Bjergsen is looking at returning to Europe, it would be the first time that he plays in the region since 2013 during his time with Ninjas in Pyjamas.
Bjergsen is a League of Legends pro player who was effectively the face of popular organization TSM.
After two years in Europe playing for various teams, Bjergsen traveled to join TSM in the NA LCS and has been a part of the North American scene since then. Bjergsen was one of the first North American imports who saw great success, and has since then been followed by several other big names. In 2019, Bjergsen even signed a historic two-year contract which also made him a part-owner of TSM.
During his long career as a mid laner, Bjergsen has achieved more than most players will ever come close to. With six domestic trophies in the bag and five World Championship appearances, Bjergsen is still considered one of the best players the LCS has ever seen. A potential return would create a lot of hype around the league and excitement to see if Bjergsen can return to his old form.
With most teams having entered the offseason by now, the upcoming months will likely indicate if Bjergsen will return to professional play or continue his career as a coach.