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League of Legends: 100 Thieves coach hints at upcoming roster changes following poor start to Spring Split

Published: 5/Mar/2019 0:38 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 1:26

by Alan Bernal

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A lot of hype revolved around LCS Spring Split, but after numerous disappointing results, changes could be coming to the starting lineup.

100T are currently tied for 8th place in the LCS with a record of 4-8, and coach Neil ‘pr0lly’ Hammad opened the possibility of bringing up some help from the Academy squad.

In an interview with Travis Gafford, pr0lly wasn’t hesitant to confirm that 100T’s LCS roster could feature an Academy player as soon as March 9 to help turn around the lackluster season they’ve had thus far.

RiotGamesAlthough the team sports big names, it hasn’t been providing stellar results.

The team is already looking to include Academy players in scrimmages this week, giving a huge potential of seeing a different starting line this weekend.

“Obviously [100T LCS team] has been underperforming significantly and the Academy players have been playing really well,” pr0lly said. “…If someone’s performing better we should look at that person.”

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Pr0lly was lively in his response while talking about possible changes to the team which could even include a change in coaches.

“[100T Academy coach Kelsey Moser] is awesome but she’s really nice. I don’t know why [she hasn’t tried to steal my job], she should try. She could probably succeed at this point,” pr0lly jokingly said.

But a more immediate change would likely be the inclusion of stand out players on the Academy roster. It seems like no star is safe from getting switched out for an Academy player as the team looks to right the ship after weeks of disappointing results.

100 Thieves will face a rising Team SoloMid squad in their next match in the LCS on March 9 and CLG on March 10.

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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 17:38

by Daniel Cleary

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LCS veteran Soren ‘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.

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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.”

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.