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Goodbye Legend! LCS Star Bjergsen Is Retiring From Esports

News 08-04-2023 13:20
Bjergsen 2017 LCS Summer Finals
Bjergsen after winning MVP during the 2017 NA LCS Summer Split. | © Riot Games

On April 7, 2023, Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg, one of the most respected League of Legends players of all time, announced his retirement after almost 11 years in the LCS. Bjergsen joined TSM as a 17-year-old from Denmark and has since won six LCS splits, two MVP titles, and countless All-Pro accolades.

Despite the shock of his announcement, Bjergsen revealed that he had been considering this decision for a long time. It comes after one last split with LCS team 100 Thieves alongside his friend and long-time teammate Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng. 

Bjergsen Releases Farewell Video on Twitter

On April 7, 2023, Bjergsen released an 8-minute video on his Twitter account titled "My farewell". Without even watching the video, everything already knew what it was about. Still, everyone who is a fan of Bjergsen or LoL esports in general should take the time and hear Bjergsen reflect about his beginnings, his career and what lies ahead for him:

While there is much more to be said about Bjergsen and his successful career than what can be included in a brief video or news article, his retirement obviously stirs up a lot of emotion. Countless players, fans, and people from the esports business have already made their wishes for Bjergsen and thanked him for his time in the sport. 

We've already mentioned Doublelift, he of course was one of the first persons to find some kind words for his friend:

I don't think anyone will dispute the fact that Bjergsen will always be one of the greatest players in League of Legends esports. Even though the biggest international titles always eluded him, there aren't many individual players that could challenge him.

What lies in the future for the Danish mid lane king? Seems like Bjerg himself isn't even set on his plans. He stated in his farewell video that he will step away from esports as a whole to take some time and focus on himself. Wherever you might go, Bjerg, we wish you all the happiness in the world!

Held og lykke! 

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Lasse Lindner

Playing League of Legends since 2015, Lasse covers everything from patch notes to esports news for Riftfeed. He might be a little biased because TSM is his favorite team, but he tries his best to stay neutral.

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