Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg is a name that strikes fear into many an NA mid laner’s heart.
With reports of his return circulating ahead of the 2022 LCS Spring Split, TSM’s superstar player-turned-coach is back on Twitch. Seeing the Bjergerking back to stomping solo queue has many fans excited for Bjergsen’s return.
Bjergsen’s departure from the LCS was a stark moment at the end of the 2020 season. Retiring alongside fellow LCS veteran Doublelift, the old guard was moving on. While Doublelift opted for streaming, Bjergsen returned to the world of competitive League of Legends by becoming the head coach of TSM.
Bjergsen is a six-time LCS champion, achieving all of those victories in the black and white uniform of TSM. The team had practically become synonymous with Bjergsen. While rosters around him would change, Bjergsen was always at the center of the squad whenever TSM found championship success.
Recently though, he’s been back to streaming. Unsurprisingly, it hasn’t taken long for his insane play to start turning heads. Coaching hasn’t slowed his killer instinct in the slightest.
Bjergsen’s alleged return raises lots of questions for the NA landscape. Being a part-owner and franchise player for TSM means Bjergsen’s unlikely to find a home elsewhere in the LCS. This situation leaves current mid lane Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage’s next steps unknown. With LEC lineups already drastically changing, PowerOfEvil could choose to return to the LEC.
TSM’s noted absence at Worlds this year may be a strong reason for Bjergsen to return. After a year of mostly remote play, League of Legends esports is finally ramping up again. 100 Thieves became upset spring split champions, and the traditional powerhouses of Team Liquid, TSM and Cloud 9 are less dominant than ever. One way or another, he’s back to terrorizing NA solo queue until next year’s spring split kicks off.