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League of Legends: Doublelift says 100 Thieves “played so bad” that he started laughing

Published: 28/Feb/2019 15:01 Updated: 28/Feb/2019 15:41

by Calum Patterson

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Team Liquid’s Yiliang ‘Doubelift‘ Peng said that 100 Thieves played so badly in their February 25 LCS match up, that he was actually laughing during the game.

Currently sitting in first place in the League of Legends Championship Series, with a 9-1 record, Team Liquid are the team to beat in the division, but 100 Thieves were not the team to do it.

In their Monday match-up, Team Liquid battered 100T, finishing the match with eight champion kills to one, leaving their opponents still wallowing in the bottom two of the league standings.

Riot GamesDoublelift and CoreJJ made light work of 100 Thieves.

Despite bringing in experienced talent like Bae ‘Bang’ Jun-sik, 100 Thieves have failed to replicate their early success from their first year of competition in the LCS, with the loss to Team Liquid their seventh in ten games.

And judging by Doublelift’s comments after the match, in an interview with Travis Gafford, 100 Thieves are still a long way off turning it around.

“At level one, I just started laughing after we hit like ten skillshots on their bot lane in like ten seconds,” the Liquid star explained, “the thing is, 100 Thieves played so bad, and they didn’t do anything […] we expected more resistance from them, but there was nothing.”

100 Thieves only sit above bottom placed Clutch Gaming on account of their head-to-head record, and with the Spring Split now past the half-way point, time is running out for them to turn it around.

Team Liquid meanwhile are in cruise control – at least against the lesser teams currently, as Doublelift has made clear.

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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.