TL Jensen reveals that he might not play in 2022

Nicholas James • November 8, 19:32

Reports of Soren “Bjergsen” Bjerg returning to the LCS while wearing the colors of Team Liquid have left many fans wondering where current TL mid laner Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen will land in the offseason. On his Twitch stream, Jensen has made his future seem even more uncertain.

Jensen’s career in North America was followed by the narrative of him dueling against Bjergsen, two EU LCS mid laners imported and eventually settling into their new region. With Bjergsen’s potential return, many fans were looking forwards to seeing him face down against his longtime rival again. However, during a recent stream Jensen discussed offseason prospects and didn’t seem certain that he’d return to North America. In fact, he didn’t seem sure he’d be returning at all.

When asked about retirement, Jensen makes clear that he doesn’t want to retire right now. Given that he just competed at the World Championship, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. It’s after this that Jensen drops the shocking revelation that there’s a chance he won’t be playing professionally come 2022. Given his long pedigree of success and a relative lack of competition in the LCS’ mid lane in 2021, it seemed that most domestic teams would want to get their hands on the star mid laner.


It’s possible Jensen does have offers but they don’t provide him with the sort of competitive opportunities he’s hoping to pursue. Should Jensen not return to the LCS, Bjergsen’s biggest competitor will be 100 Thieves’ defending LCS champion, Felix “Abbedage” Braun. Jensen’s departure would be a sudden and anticlimactic break in his career, but there’s still plenty of time before the 2022 season for Jensen to find a new home. It’s also possible he could head back to the LEC to duke it with the new rosters forming up there.

Jensen signed a three-year extension with Team Liquid in 2020, and this move will mean cutting that contract short.

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