Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg has claimed the all time kill record in the League of Legends Championship series with a whopping 2,274 kills across his career, the LCS announced. Bjergsen took the mantle from Jason “WildTurtle” Tran.
The new record was achieved during a playoff series against 100 Thieves. Bjergsen, who plays mid lane for Team Liquid, netted himself the pivotal kill while playing Swain.
Bjergsen has a career in League of Legends that spans a decade. The 26-year-old Dane came to the United States to join Team SoloMid in November 2013. Since then, Bjergsen has been a mainstay of the LCS, one of the most successful and vaunted players in the league. He moved to coaching TSM for a period of time before returning to the server in a Team Liquid jersey.
Bjergsen is now the all time #LCS kill leader with 2,274 total kills in his career. pic.twitter.com/grrMzmijgs
— LCS (@LCSOfficial) August 27, 2022
On Feb. 13, 2022, Bjergsen passed former teammate Yiliang “Peter” “Doublelift” Peng to put himself right behind WildTurtle. With both Doublelift and WildTurtle not currently active in the LCS, Bjergsen was able to leapfrog them in pursuit of the record.
Bjergsen claims the LCS kill record
There was no better place for Bjergsen to find himself the new kill record than in the upper bracket LCS playoff series against 100T. Liquid and 100T have a budding rivalry that makes for absolutely electric matches, like the best of five on Aug. 27.
100T leapt to an early 2-0 lead in the series, leading fans and analysts to wonder whether a sweep was in the cards. Game 3 saw Bjergsen bring out his signature Zilean pick to help turn the momentum around on 100T.
It wasn’t until Game 4 that Bjergsen found the kill record while Liquid ploughed past 100T and forced a final game. Fans in the LCS Studios in Los Angeles, California loudly cheered their support for Liquid and Bjergsen as they found a flurry of kills on their way to the win.