One of NA's most iconic players is taking a new step in his career.
Today, Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg announced that he's retiring as a player and turning over a new leaf as Head Coach for TSM. The announcement came through an emotional video from Bjergsen himself on TSM's YouTube channel.
In the video, Bjergsen says this is a move he's wanted to make for a while. He wanted to have a successful season before he transitioned though. Despite TSM's Worlds run, the organization did win the 2020 LCS Summer Split. No one can forget the journey the team had to make to get there too, fighting through the lower bracket and beating team after team. This achievement was a strong note for the legendary mid laner to end on and start his new journey.
Many in the scene know just how hard Bjergsen works, and has worked, throughout his career. Even when TSM was down, Bjergsen was always trying to perform to his best. Now, he'll be responsible for inspiring that same work ethic and lead TSM to new horizons.
“I even feel like saying the word retirement doesn't really fit. It doesn't really feel like I'm retiring. I'm still going to be a competitor … with TSM, I'm just changing the role… But I'll still be competing and I'll still be working every day towards the same goal which is winning, winning North America, doing well at Worlds and ultimately winning Worlds.”
This move marks the end of an era and the beginning of another. Many fans may feel sad to see Bjergsen leave the spotlight, but should be excited about him in a new role. It's a whole new world for the TSM part-owner and mid lane legend, let's see what he's got.