Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg, Team Liquid’s iconic mid laner, is rumored to be leaving the organization after just one year. Apparently, Bjergsen is not limited to the LCS, but is also considering offers from the LEC.
In case you haven’t heard of Bjergsen before, he’s a veteran of the game, with a career spanning a decade. He began his career with the now defunct Dutch team Western Wolves. After nearly eight years at TSM, between 2013 and 2021, he was signed by Team Liquid with much fanfare as they revamped their roster ahead of the Spring LCS.
Despite his team’s underperformance, Bjergsen’s individual stats are quite good. He is tied with EG’s backup, Vulcan, for the highest KDA in the league, around 8.7. In addition, Bjergsen managed 3.5 kills per game in the summer split, seventh highest in the league, and accounted for 79% of his team’s total kills.
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Team Liquid is looking to make big changes
Throughout the 2022 season, things haven’t worked out for TL, and it looks like another revamp awaits. With a roster that included the illustrious Steven “Hans sama” Lin and Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau, as well as luring Bjergsen back to the pro game, TL was hailed as the next superteam of the LCS.
After the regular season spring split, they looked unbeatable, and were certain favorites to win the tournament. However, Evil Geniuses unceremoniously eliminated them from the playoffs before winning the title, and they have looked a bit lackluster ever since.
Liquid haven’t been able to qualify for a single international event this year. They didn’t make it to this year’s Mid Seasonal Invitation in Korea earlier in May, nor did they manage a slot in the Worlds. Their title campaign and their Worlds spot was thwarted once again by Evil Geniuses, the thorn in their flesh this year, to whom they lost 2-3 in the third round of the LCS playoffs.
Bjergsen’s departure from the squad is the latest development in TL’s ongoing roster revamp. About a month ago, Team Liquid announced that bot laner Steven ‘Hans sama’ Liv would also be going his own way.
Hans Sama joined the squad in 2021, leaving behind Rogue Esports and the LEC. A report by Upcomer has suggested that he might be entertaining an offer from French org Karmine Corp, though this hasn’t been confirmed yet. Team Liquid’s chink in their armour has been the bot lane. Now that Bjergsen and Hans Sama are on the way out, it remains to be seen whether Jo ‘CoreJJ’ Yong-In will remain with the roster for 2023.We are still heavily into rumor territory, and we have to wait at least one full month before the LEC free agency kicks off. While there is still a lot of time left until the LEC returns, the 2022 League of Legends World Championship is still going on, so make sure to check out the best League of Legends betting sites over here, where there are odds for you to enjoy!