TL Jensen Might Not Compete in the LCS in 2022
Here’s a headline we didn’t think we’d see any time soon: Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen, one of the most accomplished and revered Western mid laners of all time, might end up without a team in 2022. From winning the LCS multiple times to coming up short (twice) in 2021 to representing North America at the 2021 World Championship (and putting on a show) to potentially “sitting things out.”
Baffling, to say the least.
It seems that the line-up Team Liquid is going to field doesn’t have a spot for Jensen. It’s strange and baffling but also somewhat understandable given the direction TL has opted to take. And while certain top-tier teams are interested in this talented Dane, it seems that things might not pan out in his favor — for whatever reason.
An Uncertain Outlook
“I don’t plan on retiring, but, you know, there is a possibility that I won’t be playing next year. But we’ll have to see what happens, I guess,” Jensen said during a recent stream on Twitch. Now, nothing has yet been made official. There are still many ways in which this whole thing could unravel. Still, it’s a disheartening realization that such a seasoned veteran might not be in as high a demand as one would expect. Maybe he has too big of a buyout or doesn’t want to compete for an organization that doesn’t stand a chance of challenging for the LCS throne.
Either way, it’d be quite a big shame for him to miss out on competing in 2022 — Jensen is a spectacular mid laner. While his play did fluctuate a fair bit throughout the last few years, he’s still more than capable enough to compete with the who’s who of competitive League.
It seems that his role swap to ADC didn’t exactly pan out. And, well, you can’t blame Team Liquid for opting to go with Steven “Hans Sama” Liv, especially after his mind-blowing performance at this year’s Worlds.
It’s still a bit too early to predict what’ll happen, but we’re confident Jensen will find a team to compete for in 2022, even though the outlook might not be all too rosy at this point.