WATCH: The Game That Marked Bjergsen’s Rise To Mid Lane Stardom

Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg, is the poster boy of western mid laners. As the undisputed star player of the NA LCS, Bjergsen has long been considered one of the best players to hail from League of Legends’ western regions. During a recent interview for TSM: LEGENDS, the Danish star pointed to one iconic game during his teenage years with the Copenhagen Wolves that he felt was the turning point in his eSports career.

Displaying all the characteristics of a mechanically gifted European mid laner, Team Solomid’s Danish prodigy is commonly compared to the best mid lane talents Korea has to offer – but it hasn’t always been such plain sailing for Bjergsen. During Season 3, Bjergsen was learning the ropes from his mentor Martin “Deficio” Lynge, though his apprenticeship was not proving to be the smoothest of learning processes:

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“I’d just turned 17 years old and we were losing every single game – we literally lost every game for like four weeks in a row.”

“And I started thinking to myself: ‘I’m pretty sure everyone in our team is thinking: ‘we’re just gonna ride this out, try and enjoy the rest of the weeks and then we can all go back to school, go back to work, whatever we were doing before.’

“I was slowly preparing myself that: ‘Okay, I’m gonna have to go back to school, do all the stuff that I’d just left and after I was so excited to come and be a part of eSports.’

Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg

“All of a sudden we turned it around and we started winning games and I think we ended up fourth. I just remember that one week where we beat Fnatic and I got a pentakill [against Against All Authority] – that was the week where I realised, ‘Damn, this is something I can keep doing.'”

Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg

Without Bjergsen’s iconic pentakill, the lives of those Copenhagen Wolves could have been very different – the entire squad was mentally preparing to give up their eSports careers and return to their previous lives. Knowing what we know now about Bjergsen’s bullying experiences at school, it’s a testament to the in-game mental and mechanical strength of the young 17 year old.