Bjergsen returns to the LCS stage, leading Liquid to a convincing win over Dignitas in the LCS Lock In
Day two of the LCS Lock In 2022 started today, with the first game of the day featuring the debut of one of the most talked about pro teams. League of Legends offseason: Team Liquid. The veteran “super team” overpowered a shaky Dignitas team to open both teams’ Lock In matches, with Liquid claiming a simple victory after just 25 minutes.
Today’s match marks the first match in nearly 10 years where Liquid mid laner Bjergsen didn’t wear a TSM uniform. After every season since 2014 with TSM – as a player for seven seasons and as a coach for one season – Bjergsen’s Liquid debut officially heralds a new era for one of the best teams in the world. The oldest player in North America.
Today, the legendary mid laner used Orianna – one of the most played champions of his career – to run around Dignitas, scoring a final score of 2/0/7 on his comeback stage. After taking his first health in mid lane just three minutes into the match, Bjergsen hit it off, involving 9 of Liquid’s 11 kills of the day.
Support Dignitas (and former Bjergsen teammate) Biofrost played his first game since the 2020 season. The former All-Pro had a quiet 0/0/2 score on his return to the stage. Along with Biofrost, Dignitas introduced two new additions to the roster, eXyu, the former Cloud9 amateur jungler, and SK Gaming mid laner Blue.
In addition to Bjergsen, Team Liquid also introduced two new international talents to the roster today: former Fnatic top laner Bwipo and former Rogue AD carry, Hans sama. For Bwipo, today’s match against Dignitas was the first time he played top lane professionally after temporarily swapping jungle for Fnatic last year.
Liquid Support CoreJJ did not play the team’s opening game of Lock In due to complications around the possibility of obtaining a Permanent Resident Card (green card) in the US before the 2022 season.
The team supported Academy-level Eyla on behalf of CoreJJ to open the tournament. In the final moments of the game, Eyla’s Thresh mechanic helped ensure Liquid’s victory to put him first in the final teamfight.
Liquid will resume the LCS Qualifier against Evil Geniuses later today, while Dignitas will be looking to repair their path against Immortals.
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