Bjergsen

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Bjergsen
Søren Bjerg
TSM-bjergsen-2015Summer.jpg
Picture of Bjergsen
Born (1996-02-21) February 21, 1996 (age 22)
Holstebro, Denmark
NationalityDanish
Current teamTeam Solo Mid
RoleMid Laner[1]
GamesLeague of Legends
Career prize money$209,972[2]
Championships2015 NA LCS Spring Split, 2016 NA LCS Summer Split, 2017 NA LCS Spring Split, 2017 NA LCS Summer Split
Professional career
Apr 2012–May 2012Western Wolves
Jun 2012–Aug 2012Team-LDLC
Oct 2012–May 2013Copenhagen Wolves
May 2013–Nov 2013Ninjas in Pyjamas
Nov 2013–presentTeam SoloMid

Søren Bjerg (born February 21, 1996), known by his in-game name Bjergsen, is a Danish League of Legends player who is the Mid Laner for Team SoloMid, of the North American League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS).

Personal life[edit]

Søren Bjerg was born on February 21, 1996.[3] He has two brothers.[4] He currently lives at the TSM gaming house in Los Angeles, California.[5] Other games he used to play include Counter Strike Global Offensive, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Diablo 2.[6]

Career[edit]

Bjergsen joined professional League of Legends in 2013 as a member of Copenhagen Wolves in the European League of Legends Championship Series. Bjergsen was unable to play with the Copenhagen Wolves until Week 3 due to age restrictions put in place by Riot Games.[7] For the first two weeks, he was temporarily replaced by the team's sub cowTard. After he turned 17 years old on February 21, he was able to rejoin the main lineup and play their remaining LCS matches.[8] After finding success with CW, his team was acquired by and re-branded as Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) for the Summer LCS.[8]

On November 2, 2013, Bjergsen left NiP to move to North America and joined Team SoloMid as their mid laner.[9][10]

He was the second player to cross over from the EU to NA LCS, after Edward left Gambit Gaming to join Team Curse during Season 3.[11]

On January 23, 2014, Riot Games announced that Bjergsen violated the LCS rules by approaching and encouraging a contracted LCS player to leave his position at Lemondogs.[12] He admitted the violation and was fined $2,000.[13]

Bjergsen won the Most Valuable Player Award at the conclusion of the 2015 North American LCS Spring Split.[14]

TSM qualified for the 2015 League of Legends World Championship. At Worlds TSM came last in their preliminary group with a record of 1–5, eliminating them from the bracket stage, a trend that would repeat the 2016 and 2017 World Championships.

Despite the relative lack of success on the international stage, Bjergsen is regarded as one of the best Western players to have ever played the game, leading TSM to 5 NA LCS titles and earning himself several MVP rewards. Despite receiving criticism for this as fans feel Bjergsen's passive play-style affects the whole team, he continues to chase after international success, wanting to achieve it on his own terms and in his own way.[15]

Tournament results[edit]

2012[edit]

2012
Date Event Placing Result/Record
2012-12-21 Eclypsia Christmas Cup 1st Copenhagen Wolves 3 : 0 GIANTS! Gaming
2012-12-15 NorthCon eSport Arena 2012 1st Copenhagen Wolves 2 : 1 Acer
2012-12-09 THOR Open 2012 2nd Copenhagen Wolves 0 : 2 Fnatic
2012-11-23 DreamHack Winter 2012 3rd-4th Copenhagen Wolves 0 : 2 CLG.EU

2014[edit]

2014
Date Event Placing Result/Record
2014-09-01 2014 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 1st TSM 3 : 2 Cloud9
2014-04-20 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 2nd TSM 0 : 3 Cloud9

2015[edit]

2015
Date Event Placing Result/Record
2015-03-15 IEM Season IX - World Championship Katowice 1st TSM 3 : 0 World Elite
2015-04-19 2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 1st TSM 3 : 1 Cloud9
2015-05 – 2015-06 2015 NA LCS Summer Regular Season 5th 11-7
2015-08 2015 NA LCS Summer playoffs 2nd TSM 0 : 3 CLG
2015-10 2015 League of Legends World Championship 9th–16th Group Stage

2016[edit]

2016
Date Event Placing Result/Record
2016-04-19 2016 NA LCS Spring Regular Season 6th 9-9
2016 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 2nd TSM 2 : 3 CLG
2016 NA LCS Summer Regular Season 1st 17-1
2016 NA LCS Summer playoffs 1st TSM 3 : 1 Cloud9
2016 League of Legends World Championship Group Stage 9th-12th 3-3

2017[edit]

2017
Date Event Placing Result/Record
2017 NA LCS Spring Regular Season 1st 15-3
2017-04-23 2017 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 1st TSM 3 : 2 Cloud9
2017 Mid-Season Invitational Group Stage 5th 4-6
2017 NA LCS Summer Regular Season 1st 14-4
2017 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 1st TSM 3 : 1 Immortals
2017 League of Legends World Championship Group Stage 9th-11th 3-4

2018[edit]

2018
Date Event Placing Result/Record
2018 NA LCS Spring Regular Season 3rd 13-7
2018-03-25 2018 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 5th-6th TSM 1 : 3 CG

References[edit]

  1. ^ Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg - Red Bull
  2. ^ Bjergsen
  3. ^ "TSM Snapdragon Profile: Dyrus - News at GameSpot". GameSpot. February 20, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-26.
  4. ^ Søren Bjerg [@Bjergsen] (25 February 2014). "Here's another one with my brothers ;-)" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ Farrow, Brett "lincarnate" (23 January 2015). "How Much Does Bjergsen Make?". GoldPer10. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  6. ^ "TSM Bjergsen". twitch.tv. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  7. ^ Barfoed, Christian (29 March 2015). "Danmarks bedste League of Legends-spiller: Flere følgere end Bendtner og Eriksen". Nyheder. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  8. ^ a b Lingle, Samuel (September 4, 2014). "From prodigy to champion: How Bjergsen conquered the LCS". The Daily Dot. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  9. ^ Sevenhuysen, Tim (18 August 2015). "STARS COLLIDE: BJERGSEN VS DOUBLELIFT". Unikrn. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  10. ^ Jarvey, Natalie (July 16, 2014). "Inside the Biggest Nerd Sporting Event You've Never Heard Of". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  11. ^ Announcing the new TSM roster! solomid.net
  12. ^ Zacny, Rob (January 11, 2014). "Riot fine League of Legends pro Bjergsen $2000 for poaching another team's players". PCGamesN. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  13. ^ Esports Competition Ruling: Fining of Bjergsen forums.euw.leagueoflegends.com
  14. ^ Fields, Frank. "LCS Spring Split Awards presented on PTL and LCS Finals - na.lolesports.com".
  15. ^ "Bjergsen's Esportspedia Page".

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