Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg announced his retirement from pro League of Legends play but also that he is remaining active with the team in a different role.
Bjergsen is easily one of the most iconic League of Legends players ever and the face of Team SoloMid since he spent the vast majority of his career with the squad. It is for this reason that his recent announcement came as a bit of a shock but as he explained, it didn't come out of the blue and it was something he was contemplating for a while.
Bjerg reassured TSM fans that this wasn't a kneejerk reaction to their 0-6 World Championship run but something that he almost committed to between the Spring and Summer splits of LCS in 2020.
In the end, he decided to stay active on the roster until the end of the season and while the Worlds run left a lot to be desired, Bjergsen and the team secured Summer Split Playoffs so he is still ending the pro play career on a high note.
Many pros who retire usually shift into streaming the game instead but the part-owner of TSM decided to switch into a more active role. He will instead be leading the team as a head coach in the upcoming seasons.
Bjerg himself has no illusions about this being an easy run and has asked the fans to be patient until he works out the kinks of coaching a team. Given his legacy and what he means to TSM, it would only be fair if he was given a proper chance.