Bjergsen replaces Reginald as TSM's mid laner
TeamSoloMid reveals that Bjergsen, formerly the mid laner for Ninjas in Pyjamas, will be replacing Reginald in a promotional video that suits their style.
When TSM began unveiling substitute players for their Season Four lineup, many wondered what changes, if any, would come to the main roster. One of the sources of contention was Andy "Reginald" Dinh, whose attention has been split between playing for the team and managing the SoloMid website. With many veteran players like SaintVicious and ocelote already retiring from starting positions, Reginald's up-and-down performance in Season Three had fans suspecting TSM would announce his replacement.
In a joking, TSM style video, Reginald explains to his team that he has contracted a "League Transmitted Disease" and must step down. This leads to Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg offering his services as his replacement.
Bjergsen gained a great deal of notoriety in the European scene during the Season Three Spring Split when he stepped in to play mid for the Copenhagen Wolves and turned their perfect loss streak around with a win against Fnatic, the team in first at the time. His previous team, Ninjas in Pyjamas, saw a lot of roster changes since they failed to escape relegation at the end of the LCS Season Three Summer Split. Europe has been heralded as the region with the largest crop of impressive mid laners in the world, and with League of Legends players from other regions like EDward, BrokenShard, and the entire roster for Quantic Gaming joining North American teams, it seemed like only a matter of time before a European mid laner would find his way across the Atlantic.
The absence of Reginald on the TSM starting roster ends an era, however. As the team's co-founder, Reginald joined the team shortly after its formation, and he has created a very successful brand with SoloMid.net, which he will continue to manage. Fans show up in droves and support TSM at live events, often dominating the crowd, and some might say that Reginald had a hand in making League of Legends eSports successful as a whole. He will continue to be a part of TSM as their coach, replacing his brother, DanDinh, who recently left to coach Cloud9. His departure from the roster leaves TheOddOne and Xpecial as the only members remaining from TSM's lineup at the Season One Championship.
TSM will be playing with their new mid laner, Bjergsen, in the Season Four Spring Split, having secured their spot by taking second in the summer's regional playoffs.
TeamSoloMid starting roster:
Marcus "Dyrus" Hill - Top
Brian "TheOddOne" Wyllie - Jungle
Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg - Mid
Jason "WildTurtle" Tran - Marksman
Alex "Xpecial" Chu - Support