It’s been a hot minute since we last saw Nicolaj ‘Jensen’ Jensen in action. The League Championship Series veteran didn’t make it onto a League of Legends roster in time for the 2022 Spring Split after being dropped by Team Liquid back in December, though it looks the midlaner is about to make a return to pro play in a big way.
According to sources close to League insider Alejandro ‘anonimotum’ Gomis, Jensen is set to return to Cloud9 – the organisation he spent three and a half years with when he first came to North America. The news follows a previous report from Upcomer’s Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger that Ibrahim ‘Fudge’ Allami would be shifted back to the top lane for the Summer.
During his first stint with Cloud9, Jensen went to Worlds four times, and was featured in various LCS All-Pro teams during his tenure. However, he wouldn’t achieve domestic success until his move to Team Liquid at the end of 2018. In his first season as a Team Liquid player, Jensen won back-to-back LCS titles, and was named MVP at the 2019 LCS Summer Split Playoffs Final.
As one of the region’s most experienced players in possession of NA residency, many were surprised to see the Dane enter 2022 without a team. With LEC Wooloo also reporting that Kim ‘Winsome’ Dong-keon – who himself has NA residency – also looks to be moving on from Cloud9, picking up Jensen will allow the team to look internationally for a new support.
With Jensen now potentially reuniting with Robert ‘Blaber’ Huang, two of the five Cloud9 players who achieved that historic semifinals finish for NA at Worlds 2018 will be looking to propel the team forward to the most important tournament of the year when the LCS returns for its Summer Split on June 18.