Team Liquid Jensen to Sign a $4.2 Million Three-Year Contract Extension
In a post-Bjergsen world, Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen (of Cloud9 and Team Liquid fame) is undoubtedly the most valuable mid-laner in the entirety of the LCS. Heck, maybe that’s even an understatement. He doesn’t take up an import slot, is as consistent a player as they come, and has always been able to deliver performance-wise regardless of whom he was up against. He’s one of the best Western mid-laners of all time, and even though he’s been competing at the highest of levels for years, his skill and effectiveness didn’t diminish much, if at all.
Now Jensen will finally be able to cash in on his worth, thanks to a staggering $4.2 million three-year contract extension with Team Liquid, according to a report from Travis Gafford.
Liquid Splashes Cash
This makes Jeong “Impact” Eon-yeong’s $3.4 million (three-year) contract look like wise and sensible spending! What insanity. Granted, Jensen is surely worth every penny of that contract to Team Liquid, but over a million dollars per year to compete in a region that hasn’t accomplished anything worthy of mentioning on the international stage sort of seems… frivolous. As if this were a popularity contest, rather than a league that’s building itself up towards success brick by brick.
Then again, Team Liquid wants success (at least regionally) and they want it badly. If they can get it by whipping out an oversized wallet and signing a couple of cheques then that’s not such a bad move either, at least not if they can afford it. Of course, seeing how the free agency window is still closed, we’ll have to wait until November 16th for official confirmation.
This marks yet another aggressive move from Liquid after reportedly signing Origen’s Barney “Alphari” Morris. All signs are pointing towards a bona fide superteam being assembled, and if TL actually ends up signing Lucas “Santorin” Tao Kilmer Larsen as well, they’ll have all the right tools to once again assume control of the LCS throne.
2021 can’t come soon enough, that’s for sure.