It's a dark week for NA League of Legends, as the greatest midlaner in the history of the region, Bjergsen is hanging up the mouse and keyboard after Worlds 2020.
The good news is he's picking up the clipboard instead, becoming the new Head Coach for TSM.
Let's go over the details of this huge move, and its implications on all of League of Legends.
The Great Dane
Bjergsen is the most successful NA import in League of Legends history. The Dane came from a scrappy and promising start on the Copenhagen Wolves, and ended up on his life-long fit, TSM.
Since then, Bjergsen has been the most valuable League of Legends player in North America, and the most consistent.
Bjergsen retires on a bittersweet moment - leading TSM to Worlds once again, only to fall short 0-6 in the gauntlet.
Now that Bjergsen is retiring from active League of Legends competition - a hole is left behind. But Bjerg will still have a massive impact on LCS play, taking the reins for TSM.
Bjergsen Coaching TSM
The move for Bjergsen to move on from mid laner to coach is not an uncommon one for TSM. The org was founded by Reginald, who helmed the ship as midlaner for its first few years.
Bjergsen's contracts have led to this point - as he's picked up part ownership of TSM along the way.
Bjergsen is an analytical player, with the perfect personality and temperament for competitive league. His skills on and off the Rift led to his massive success, and position him perfectly to coach TSM.
With Bjerg taking over coaching duties in 2021 - we're massively excited to see what he can do!
What This Means for LoL Esports
Bjergsen's move into the front office for TSM is something that could shape the future of League of Legends esports.
This move parallels a movement of former players taking on the coaching position in and out of esports. It is rare, however, for a franchise legend to take over his own team as coach.
All eyes will be on TSM heading into 2021. And the success of this move could mean future replication for other orgs.
Some other teams that we could see adopting this strategy would be T1 pushing Faker up into the front office, or Uzi to take control leading Royal Never Give Up (RNG).