The League of Legends community is still in shock after North American legend Bjergsen announced his retirement from professional gaming earlier today. It was a decision no one saw coming, but many players around the world expressed their appreciation for the 24-year-old icon in the moments that followed. Bjergsen’s teammate Doublelift said that when he found out about the former mid laner’s plans he also considered retiring. He also said that Bjergsen was “one of the best players and people [he’s] never played with ”and that his shoes were going to be very difficult to fill. 6 times LCS champion. 4 times MVP of the season. 5 appearances at the World Cup. IEM World Champion. 4 times All-Star. A king. End of an era. But the start of a new one. pic.twitter.com/HibEKKbsd5— TSM (@TSM) October 24, 2020 Team Liquid star Jensen also responded to the post, saying “this day has come too soon.” Jensen and Bjergsen have both gone through tireless battles on Summoner’s Rift. Many fans and analysts considered them the best mid laners in the region, and their rivalry spanned several final appearances. [it] had, “but that the star” would become [a] new galaxy. It’s clear that almost every player in the league respected what Bjergsen had accomplished throughout his career. NA has lost the brightest star we’ve had, and that star will become a new galaxy. – Yongin Jo (@TLCoreJJ) October 24, 2020 Misfits Gaming manager Deficio posted a photo of a former Copenhagen Wolves roster, claiming he will “always be proud” of Bjergsen’s career. In 2013 Deficio, Svenskeren and Bjergsen were Wolves teammates in Europe. They would play through the 2013 EU LCS Summer Promotional Series and qualify for the EU LCS this season. It’s been a long time but I still can’t believe how much things have changed since 2013. I will always be proud of you and your fantastic career. Held og lykke fri! pic.twitter.com/hDSQ6SePUj – Martin Lynge (@Deficiolol) October 24, 2020 Bjergsen’s legacy will now continue behind the scenes, where he will take the team to new heights as the roster’s head coach . LCS fans will see if his coaching skills are as legendary as his playing skills.