|Country of Birth:||Denmark|
|Birthday:||February 21, 1996|
|Soloqueue IDs:||Rust, Blue Buff Taker, Bjerg, l am Bjerg, mid lane banter, Magikeren, TSM 비역슨미드 (KR), TSM 3, ForskruetSkaebne, qldurtms, TSMMID비역슨 (KR), dessert dog, MSI Bjergsen (BR)|
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Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg was born in 1996 in Denmark.
Bjergsen began his professional League of Legends career at a very young age. During the Season 3 European LCS, he was unable to play with his team Copenhagen Wolves until the third week of the spring split due to age restrictions put in place by Riot Games. For the first two weeks, he was temporarily replaced by the team's substitute, cowTard. After he turned 17 years old on February 21, he was able to rejoin the main lineup and play their remaining LCS matches. At the end of the Spring split, he and the rest of the Copenhagen Wolves starting lineup moved to the organization Ninjas in Pyjamas, where he played in the Summer split.
On November 2, 2013, Bjergsen left NiP to move to NA and join the Team SoloMid starting lineup as their mid laner, replacing Reginald and becoming the second player to move from the European LCS to play in the North American LCS after Edward left Gambit to join Curse during Season 3. Bjergsen debuted at the Battle of the Atlantic, where TSM played against Lemondogs. They won their series 2-0, and North America beat Europe in combined score.
On January 23, 2014, Bjergsen received a competitive ruling for having violated the LCS rules by approaching and encouraging a contracted LCS player to leave his position at Lemondogs. He admitted to having committed the violation and was fined $2,000.
TSM's spring split went better than their season 3 summer split had, and they ended the round robin with a 22-6 record - just two games behind Cloud9. However, once again they found themselves lacking in the finals of the playoffs, losing to Cloud9 in another 3-0 series. With TheOddOne retiring and Xpecial replaced by Gleeb going into the summer split, TSM struggled early on but started to rebound with the addition of Korean import Lustboy replacing Gleeb. They accomplished what they hadn't been able to since Cloud9's entry to the LCS, and won the playoffs with a 3-2 victory over their rivals.
TSM once again received North America's top seed to the World Championship, and they placed second in their group, behind Star Horn Royal Club and ahead of SK Gaming and Taipei Assassins. It was the first time that TSM with Dyrus had advanced past their initial seeding location at a World Championship, though they lost in the quarterfinals to eventual tournament winners Samsung White.
TSM were the North American team invited to IEM San Jose, the first event that they played with the roster Dyrus, Santorin, Bjergsen, WildTurtle, and Lustboy. They were seeded directly into the semifinals, where they lost 0-2 to Unicorns of Love.
TSM began the 2015 Spring Split with an 8-2 record after five weeks, holding first place during every week after the first. By virtue of their standing after the fifth week of the split, TSM was invited to the IEM Season IX World Championship. There, they defeated Team WE, CJ Entus (marking their first tournament win over a Korean team), and the yoe Flash Wolves to advance to the finals of the event, where they swept Team WE 3-0 to win the title. Though TSM themselves did not play against the GE Tigers at all (then undefeated in the LCK), or against any Korean team in a multi-game series, they still made history by being the first North American team to win an international event with Korean teams present since Chicks Dig ELO at the 2011 World Cyber Games and the first Western team to do so since Gambit Gaming at IEM Katowice in 2013. Bjergsen won the title of MVP for the event.
TSM finished the spring season with a 13-5 record, giving them the top seed into the playoffs. After defeating Team Impulse and then Cloud9, TSM won their third North American championship, tying Cloud9's record of most North American LCS championships won to date. Their victory also gave them the North American seed to the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational, where they looked to replicate their IEM success. However, the team underperformed in the group stage, winning only their match against wild card Beşiktaş and not qualifying for playoffs.
In the summer split of LCS, TSM started relatively strong, sitting at a 8-2 record at the end of week 5. However, they fell to fifth place by week 9, their lowest regular-season placement to date. In the playoffs, TSM beat Gravity Gaming and Team Liquid in the first two rounds, winning both series 3-1. In the finals, held at Madison Square Garden in New York City, they faced off against long-time rivals CLG and lost in a convincing 3-0 series. TSM had already qualified for Worlds after their semifinal win due to their Championship Points from the spring split, and they ended up with the second seed from North America.
TSM were drawn into Group D, which instantly became known as the "Group of Death" or the "Group of TSM's Death" due to LGD Gaming and KT Rolster being favorites to win it; Origen was the last team drawn in. LGD massively underperformed expectations, however, and TSM took a game off them in the first round robin. However, at the same time Origen overperformed, and ultimately KT Rolster and Origen made it out of groups; TSM lost their second game against LGD and ended up in last place with a 1-5 record.
TSM underwent several roster changes during the preseason, and Bjergsen was the only member of the team to stay on the starting line-up. Their eventual roster for IEM San Jose included Hauntzer, Svenskeren, Bjergsen, Doublelift, and kaSing. TSM defeated LGD Gaming but then lost to Origen in the semifinals. After IEM, kaSing departed the team and was replaced by former star Fnatic support YellOwStaR.
TSM's NA LCS season started out rocky, with a 50% winrate for the first three weeks. Regardless, they were invited to IEM Katowice in March. There, they dropped their first game to the Korean Challenger team Ever but recovered in the loser's bracket before losing in the semifinals to eventual tournament winners SK Telecom T1 and finishing tied for third place with Royal Never Give Up. After returning to North America, their rocky season continued, and they finished in sixth place, the lowest they'd ever finished in the history of the LCS, with a huge comeback loss to Echo Fox in the last game. Guaranteed to face first-seed Immortals if they were even able to beat Cloud9 in the quarterfinals, TSM seemed poised to have their lowest playoff result in the history of the LCS as well.
However, after signing the well-known sports psychologist Weldon in the break before playoffs, TSM showed significant improvement as a team. They easily defeated Cloud9 3-1 in the quarterfinals and went on to crush Immortals 3-0 in the semifinals, although a lot of their win over Immortals was blamed on surprising draft picks by their opponents, including a top-lane Lucian in Game 1 and no sign of the heavily-in-meta Ekko from either team. In the finals, TSM faced CLG, a matchup with an even more heated rivalry than normal due to Doublelift's team switch prior to the season's start. Ultimately CLG won 3-2, and TSM finished the split in second place, out of reach of the Mid-Season Invitational.
Support YellOwStaR departed TSM during the mid-season break to return to Fnatic, and after a Korean bootcamp during the mid-season break to try out new support players, TSM signed Dream Team's Biofrost as his replacement. Despite being a LCS rookie, Biofrost proved himself almost immediately at the start of the Summer Season. TSM didn't lose a single series until week 8, where they fell 0-2 to then ninth-place Phoenix1. That series was their only loss of the regular season, and they also nearly swept the Playoffs, defeating CLG 3-0 and then Cloud9 3-1 in the finals, qualifying them for the World Championship with North America's first seed. Bjergsen also received the Most Valuable Player award for the summer split.
TSM's 2017 was domestically very successful. In the spring split despite looking shaky at different stages of the regular split, TSM finished 1st with a 15-3 record. In the playoffs TSM defeated Cloud9 3-2 in the finals in a very close series to capture yet another LCS title. This also qualified them for the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational. Despite fan expectations being decent, TSM failed to live up to expectations and finished in 5th place with a 4-6 record. In the tiebreaker game against Flash Wolves the team lost and were knocked out of MSI. In summer after Doublelift's return and WildTurtle's departure to FlyQuest, TSM was expected to dominate the split. They would finish 1st in the regular season with 14 wins and 4 losses but were not back to their dominant selves. In the playoffs they defeated Team Dignitas 3-1 in the semifinals and then took down Immortals 3-1 in the finals to capture their third title in a row which was a first in NA LCS history. Bjergsen won the MVP of the split award for his consistency as a mid laner. The win also qualified TSM for the 2017 Season World Championship.
They were seeded in a group that looked weak on paper and consisted of a shaky Flash Wolves, and untested Misfits and a questionable Team WE. TSM started off well with a 2 wins and 1 loss in Week 1 but then in Week 2 they performed worse and went 1-2. Having to play a tiebreaker against Misfits, TSM lost and were eliminated from Worlds in the group stage yet again in a fashion similar to last years'.
- His favorite food is lasagna.
- He has a dog called Ozzy.
- He hates Shaco more than any other champ in the game.
- He was at one point Riot's youngest featured Streamer.
- Scored the first-ever pentakill in the EU LCS on Syndra against the team against All authority; this was also the first game that the Copenhagen Wolves won in the LCS.
- Subbed for TSM in a few online tournaments during Reginald's surgery.
- First reached Challenger in EUW on October 31, 2013.
- Was the second player move from the EU LCS to the NA LCS (the first being Edward).
- Recorded 70K viewers on his first stream after joining Team SoloMid.
- Had two Challenger accounts on the NA server within two weeks of joining TSM: Bjerg (formally TSM BjergsenNA) (main) and I am BjergerKing (alt).
- Won the 1v1 tournament at All-Star Los Angeles 2015, defeating (in order) Smurf, Kira (the IWCA Melbourne 1v1 winner), Clearlove, PraY, and Doublelift.
- Leveled up abilities using his mouse when he first entered the pro scene.
|2013-03-04||Europe||EU LCS Season 3 Spring - Week 4||Syndra||Mid||W||11/4/4||Link||Link|
|2014-04-19||North America||NA LCS Spring 2014 - Playoffs||Karma||Mid||W||7/0/6||Link||Link|
|2017-02-18||North America||NA LCS Spring 2017 - Week 5||Orianna||Mid||W||8/0/2||Link||Link|
- Click here for a full list of pentakills.
- January 25, NA LCS Week 2: The Bjergsen Killer (Spring 2018) by LoL Esports
- February 6, Bjergsen: why TSM has a high-stress team culture // says MikeYeung is learning 'extremely fast' with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- February 26, TSM Bjergsen: "When you are successful for as long as TSM has, people are going to love to see us fail and lose." with James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- March 14, Bjergsen on who deserves MVP: 'The most standout player for the last 1 or 2 years would be Smoothie' with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- January 4, Watch Bjergsen on the new patch and life as a pro with Redbull
- January 21, Bjergsen on Turtle: ‘Everyone who knows Turtle knows he’s easy to talk to and be in a team with’ with Yahoo!
- January 24, Team SoloMid's Bjergsen on Week 1: 'I think this was a big wake-up call for us' with ESPN
- March 7, Bjergsen: ‘Hauntzer & I have stepped up, he’s taking over a lot of Doublelift’s... responsibilities' with Yahoo! Esports
- March 31, Bjergsen and TSM Are Ready to Topple North America with Xander Torres on Red Bull Esports
- May 12, TSM Bjergsen: "If a team has a good early game and can snowball cleanly, they can beat SKT." with Inven Global
- May 14, TSM Bjergsen: "Ahri is a risky pick... she has certain scenarios where she is good." with Inven Global
- June 7, Interview with TSM Bjergsen on his goals, Doublelift, and Søren's dream job with Inven Global
- July 5, TSM Bjergsen on his experience at Rift Rivals so far: "Everything’s a lot more fun when we win" with Inven Global
- July 6, Bjergsen: “I think we have shown that NA is definitely not garbage, that we are not garbage.” with Darius Matuschak on The Shotcaller
- July 8, TSM Svenskeren on being one-trick Lee Sin: "I have to try hard in NA where opponents are tough" with Inven Global
- August 29, Bjergsen's brother talks supporting Soren, the fame of a family member, a story from Soren's past with Travis Gafford
- October 7, TSM Bjergsen on Positive Changes: "Our biggest change this year, is our mentality of playing from behind" with Inven Global
- December 6, Bjergsen and Hauntzer roast Doublelift, TL, CLG, and the rest of LCS, talk new TSM lineup and staff with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- December 7, TSM Hauntzer & Bjergsen on Ssong's alpha coaching style and wanting MikeYeung before P1 with Blitz Esports on Blitz Esports
- December 7, Bjergsen on NA: "I'll give the bold statement... We'll make it out of groups" with Jaehoon "Laffa" Jeong and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- December 8, Bjergsen and FoFo meet-up after their intense All-Star 1v1 and earlier trash talk with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- December 8, NA All-Stars Bjergsen and Hauntzer: "There are a lot of things to take away from this loss." with Byungho "Haao" Kim and James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- December 8, Bjergsen and Hauntzer On a New-Look TSM: "The result is going to be the same, but our journey to get there will be different." with Miles Yim on chhopsky
- December 10, TSM Bjergsen on MikeYeung: "He isn't refined yet...it's up to us to make him into an international-level player" with Sihoon "Maloo" Lee, Jiwoon "Abell" Seo, and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- December 12, Bjergsen talks 1v1 and why All-Stars was a disappointment for him and other pros this year with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- December 20, All-Star AMA with Cloud9 & TSM Presented by T-Mobile with Cloud9
- December 28, Bjergsen on his new teammates, the "TSM way" and Zoe with Austen Goslin on Rift Herald
- January 18, Bjergsen on YellOwStaR: 'He knows what direction we should take as a team' with theScore
- March 6, IEM Katowice: Bjergsen im Interview with SPORT1
- March 23, TeamSoloMid Bjergsen - 20 Questions #2 with HyperX
- June 20, Bjergsen explains the Weldon effect and why his TSM teammates drag him away from solo queue with Yahoo!
- August 2, Bjergsen on TSM’s Teemo pick and why he’s ‘kind of scared’ at the chance of facing TL in the semis with theScore
- December 8, Bjergsen: "Even when I'm eating, I'm going over midlane matchups." with Inven
- January 26, Bjergsen on the win vs. Cloud9, Santorin, and tasty Danish bread with The Daily Dot
- Jauary 28th, Bjergsen: "The top NA and EU teams can definitely rival the Korean teams." (video) with The Daily Dot
- February 26, TSM Bjergsen | 20 Questions (video) with HyperX
- March 13, Bjergsen - "I wouldn't say we have a good chance [winning IEM]" (video) with fragbite
- March 13, Bjergsen in the HeatSeat! - IEM Katowice 2015 (video) with NEEDforSEAT
- March 13, AFK TV @ IEM Katowice 2015: Interview with TSM Bjergsen English + BG Subs (video) with AFKTV
- July 28, Face Check with guest Bjergsen with Vulcun FS
- October 4, Bjergsen efter segern: "I wanna play Febiven, Faker & Easyhoon" with Fragbite
- December 13, Bjergsen: "I think we will be the best team in NA" with Fragbite
- December 13, Bjergsen on 2016: 'I think by summer we will be the best team in NA' with theScore
- March 24, Bjergsen talks about being back in the LCS after a brief absence (video) with onGamers
- May 11, Bjergsen Video Interview (video) with Esports Heaven
- August 11, Interview with TSM Bjergsen: ” I think there is a chance an NA team can win worlds, but to be frank it’s very slim.” with News of Legends
- October 17, Coming Home: An interview with TSM Bjergsen with News of Legends
- November 5, TSM Bjergsen - AMA. with Reddit
- November 20, "I was a way different, less happy person 18 months ago": an interview with Soren "Bjergsen" Bjerg with ESL
- January 11, As requested i'm Wolves Bjergsen. - AMA with Reddit
- February 26, "I HATE playing against Kayle!" - Bjergsen Interview with in2LOL
- May 1, High Definition EP 02 - Søren 'Bjergsen' Bjerg (video) with Copenhagen Wolves
- June 18, DH Summer: Bjergsen Interview (video) with Cadred
- July 9, Interview with Bjergsen - League Out Loud (video) with MachinimaVS
- August 29, Bjergsen 'Grilled' (video) with Team Acer
- September 27, Bjergsen talks first time in America, In N' Out, and more (video) with GameSpot
- November 3, TSM Bjergsen new midlane, AMA! with Reddit
- November 5, TSM Bjergsen Interview (video) with Dan Dinh
- November 15, Why Bjergsen moved across the world to join TSM with LoL eSports
- September 14, TSM Korean Bootcamp - Bjergsen Vlog
- March 11, Bjergsen on TSM's win over Liquid: "I know Doublelift really wanted this win, and I really didn't want him to get it" by Aaron Mickunas on DOT Esports
- March 18, Bjergsen and TSM crush CLG's playoff hopes by destroying the Golden Guardians by Justin Binkowski on DOT Esports
- February 8, Bjergsen and TSM Adjust to New Dynamics by Xander Torres on Red Bull
- May 2, Still Team SoloMid: Why Bjergsen remains MVP of TSM by Kelsey Moser on Yahoo Esports
- September 3, Emily Rand: Why Bjergsen is still the MVP by Emily Rand for Slingshot Esports
- November 13, Players are people too - please treat them as such by Darius Matuschak on The Shotcaller
- February 12, Bjergsen and the evolution of Team SoloMid by Tyler "Fionn" Erzberger on ESPN
- August 11, The world's top 10 players in League of Legends by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- August 28, theScore esports votes for NA LCS Summer Split MVP by theScore
- September 25, The odyssey of Bjergsen, part one by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- September 25, The odyssey of Bjergsen, part two by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- September 25, The odyssey of Bjergsen, part three by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- January 23, How Much Does Bjergsen Make? by Gold per 10
- October 6, Bjergsen: The Great Dane of the Mid Lane from Gold Per 10
- October 13, Bjergsen's Plight: Dissecting the SoloMid System by Naser "Empyre" Al-Naqi on Follow eSports
- November 3, TSM's Sword and Gun: Bjergsen and Doublelift's quest to rebuild SoloMid by Tyler "Fionn" Erzberger on theScore
- December 24, Remembering the Hard Carries of 2014 - featuring Dade, Shook, Alex Ich, Faker and Bjergsen by Gold Per 10
- January 17, From Denmark to Team SoloMid - Leader in the Lane: Bjergsen S1E1 by Red Bull
- January 24, Trial by Fire - Leader in the Lane: Bjergsen S1E2 by Red Bull
- January 31, Learning to Lead - Leader in the Lane: Bjergsen S1E3 by Red Bull
- August 22, The Story of Bjergsen: The Great Dane from theScore esports
- June 18, TSM Bjergsen coaches Daniel Platzman from Imagine Dragons by LoL Esports
- September 29, Legends Rising Episode 1: Faker & Bjergsen "History" by LoL Esports
- September 29, Legends Rising Episode 4: Faker & Bjergsen "Kings" by LoL Esports
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