This year’s League of Legends offseason has been more competitive than ever, which means that some prominent players might not be starting on a team next year. One of those unlucky ones will be former Evil Geniuses player Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen.
The jungler recently revealed that he has not been able to find a team this offseason. The veteran has played for EG for the last two years, but next season the team will be fielding former Rogue jungler Kacper “Inspired” Słoma.
This has left Svenskeren in search of a new team. Despite being a proven hand that has played in the LCS for six years, each LCS team has gone in another direction, with many opting for imports.
In the Twitlonger made by Svenskeren, he mentions that he has been looking actively for another team in the LCS, but that he won’t be starting. This will likely see him miss his first split since moving to North America as a player in 2015.
Svenskeren is currently a free agent after not receiving a contract offer from an LCS team for the 2022 season.
“I have not been able to find a team this offseason,” Svenskeren said. “I have been playing in the LCS since season three without missing a split and this will be the first time I won’t be starting.”
As of right now, Svenskeren has returned to Denmark for the offseason but will still be looking for opportunities within the region. Svenskeren says that he is “still very dedicated” and knows that he is still good enough.
“I want to keep playing in NA as I love living and playing there,” Svenskeren continued. “I’m currently in Denmark and open to all options in NA so I can continue to grow and develop in the region that feels like home.”
Over the course of 2021, Svenskeren shared his spot on Evil Geniuses with Juan “Contractz” Carcia. This didn’t pan out especially well, with the team finishing both splits in fifth place.
The lackluster results meant that EG wasn’t in contention for a spot at the 2021 World Championship, despite having built a roster with great ambitions for the season. The previous year’s results have led to EG making several roster swaps for the upcoming season, by also picking up former Cloud9 support Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme who left after the team’s top-eight run.
Even though Svenskeren might sit out the upcoming split, there’s still a chance that fans will see him on another LCS team in the future.