November 2nd, 2013 - With Season 3 behind us and the preseason 4 changes being slowly revealed and rolled out it is easy to see that the current state of League of Legends is extremely volatile and will never be the same again. For the better, the same thing can be said about Team SoloMid!
Perhaps the biggest change is that owner and captain of TSM Snapdragon, Andy "Reginald" Dinh, will be stepping down from the team to become the new coach. Reginald believes this is the best decision for the team as it allows him to still be a present leader, while better allocating his time and resources to the business side of things as well.
With Reginald leaving the mid lane, TSM is happy to announce their new permanent mid laner in the form of EU LCS superstar, Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg! Bjergsen was first introduced to the pro scene in February when he finally turned 17 and was able to participate in Copenhagen Wolves' main roster. With the addition of Bjergsen, the Wolves were able to go from a 0-5 start to a respectable 13-15 Spring Split Finish, and take 5th overall in EU. Bjergsen would return in the Summer under the Ninjas in Pyjamas team name and take part in the 4-way 2nd place tie with a record of 15-13, and another 5th place finish at the EU Regionals. Despite Bjergsen not making a showing at Worlds he made a huge splash in the EU scene gaining quick recognition as one of the best mid laners in the world; garnering that kind of reputation in Europe, known for breeding world-class mid laners, is quite a feat of strength!
Bjergsen is best known for his world-class assassin play, deep and versatile mid champion pool, and his pocket Syndra. During the EU Summer Split he played 15 different mid champions including Kennen, Elise, and Malphite, was undefeated on Fizz, and was the primary focus of target bans from all opposing teams.
TSM's new mid laner
Bjergsen Highlight Video
The new TSM starting roster will be as follows:
Marcus "Dyrus" Hill - Top Laner
Brian "TheOddOne" Wyllie - Jungler
Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg - Mid Laner
Jason "WildTurtle" Tran - AD Carry
Alex "Xpecial" Chu - Support
Andy "Reginald" Dinh - Coach
After so many years of having Reginald on the team we are sad to see him step down, but we are excited to have the opportunity to work with Bjergsen. We are confident that the new TSM lineup will be a force to be reckoned with in Season 4!
It's always been tradition for every TSM member to have a Team SoloMid color of their own. We also want to take this opportunity to announce that both WildTurtle and Bjergsen will be getting their own shirt colors at the TSM store at http://store.solomid.net/!
TSM WildTurtle Shirt
TSM Bjergsen Shirt