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G2 Jankos claims only one team can stop them winning Worlds 2019

Published: 19/Sep/2019 11:12 Updated: 19/Sep/2019 12:33

by Kamil Malinowski

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G2 Esports League of Legends star Marcin ‘Jankos’ Jankowski revealed why he thinks only one team stands in G2’s way at the World Championships.

G2 are considered to be one of the best teams in the world and have dominated the LoL scene in 2019, winning both the Spring and Summer split in Europe as well as the Mid-Season Invitational.

However, the upcoming LoL World Championships are still as unpredictable as ever, with multiple teams looking strong in their regional matches. Regardless, the Polish player is still extremely confident in G2 heading into the tournament.

Riot GamesG2’s Jankos was voted MVP for the LEC Summer Split.

The G2 jungler spoke with eweszlo on September 18, revealing exactly why he is so confident and why he thinks only one team has a chance to stop them from winning.

“I think we can beat everyone. We’ve played against iG, RNG, and SKT, we managed to beat SKT and since they’re the #1 seed in Korea, we can probably beat teams like Griffin and DAMWON” said the Polish player. 

InvenglobalJankos isn’t afraid of SKT or the legendary Faker.

Even so, there was one team that the Polish jungler singled out as one that could stop them, their European rivals Fnatic. “Europe is gonna win Worlds – be it us or Fnatic” he said, before adding that he is constantly surprised by how difficult the matches against Fnatic are. 

Jankos also revealed a possible tactic change that may give G2 an edge. The team may slow down and reduce their aggression, as they feel it’s a double-edged sword. 

Riot GamesJankos believes G2 have what it takes to win the World Championship.

Being aggressive sometimes allows them to dominate games in 20 minutes, but he knows the top-level teams won’t always make mistakes, and claims that “we’d want to chill out with the aggression a bit and take less risks”, meaning longer games may become more favorable for the European squad.

Fans will be able to see how far G2 can go from October 12, when the LoL World Championship Main Event kicks off and the best teams battle it out in the biggest League tournament of the year.

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Bjergsen retires from League of Legends to become TSM Head Coach

Published: 24/Oct/2020 17:29 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 17:57

by Daniel Cleary

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LCS veteran Søren ‘Bjergsen’ Bjerg has announced his retirement from professional League of Legends, surprising fans with a transition to TSM’s Head Coach.

After winning multiple LCS titles and cementing himself as one of the greatest players to have competed in the LCS, Danish star Bjergsen revealed that he would be retiring from League of Legends on October 24.

Despite carrying TSM to another LCS win in the summer split and securing a spot at Worlds 2020, after their 0-6 record in the international event’s group stage, he released a vlog to give fans an update on his future.

bjergsen on LCS stage
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Bjergsen has competed under multiple iterations of TSM.

In the TSM announcement video, Bjergsen confirmed that he would not be competing in the 2021 spring split and would be coaching the TSM roster instead.

“After playing professional League of Legends for about eight years and playing for TSM for close to six, I’m here to talk about the fact that I’m retiring as a professional player and stepping into the head coach role for TSM,” Bjergsen added.

The mid-laner explained that the decision was not made because of their Worlds showing and revealed that it was one he had thought about for quite a while.

“It probably comes a shock to a lot of you guys and I don’t want it to seem like it’s a sudden reaction to our poor Worlds run, it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long time,” he revealed, “I really wanted to have a good season before becoming a coach.”

As TSM’s general manager Parth Naidu had been filling in as head coach in 2020, the move makes a lot of sense from an organizational standpoint but will likely disappoint many fans of the star player.

Bjergsen has also been a part-owner of TSM, since re-signing with them in October 2019, meaning that he will likely be staying with the North American organization for the foreseeable future.

As of now, the future of TSM’s starting roster is still unclear, but it is likely that more roster moves will be revealed during League’s 2021 preseason.