League of Legends

Jensen Reportedly Returning to Cloud9 as Starting Mid Laner

Nicolaj "Jensen" Jensen has reportedly reached an agreement to sign with Cloud9 as their starting mid laner for the 2022 LCS Summer Split.
Nicolaj "Jensen" Jensen has reportedly reached an agreement to sign with Cloud9 as their starting mid laner for the 2022 LCS Summer Split. / Photo courtesy of Riot Games

Nicolaj "Jensen" Jensen has reached an agreement to sign with Cloud9 as its starting mid laner for the 2022 League Championship Series (LCS) summer split, according to a report by BLIX.GG.

The news comes less than a week removed from Upcomer reporting that Cloud9 Ibrahim "Fudge" Allami is expected to role swap back to the top lane after playing as a mid laner in spring.

If completed, the move would see Jensen reunite with Cloud9 and jungler Robert "Blaber" Huang for the first time since the 2018 summer split, when the league was still known as the NA LCS.

The seasoned mid laner had a strong run with Cloud9 from 2015 to 2018, receiving honors for the 3rd All-Pro Team once, 2nd All-Pro Team twice and 1st All-Pro Team three times in that span.

In 2019, Jansen was pivotal in helping Team Liquid secure its third and fourth consecutive domestic titles, while also finishing first during both regular seasons.

This past offseason, Jensen notably saw his tenure with Team Liquid come to end — with Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg returning to the rift as its starting mid laner — before surprisingly sitting out the spring split.

In spring, amid Fudge's role swap, sudden coaching changes and support subs, Cloud9 finished second in the regular season with a 13-5 record before falling 3-0 to Evil Geniuses in the second round of the playoffs.

According to Upcomer, the statuses of reigning LCS MVP top laner Park "Summit" Woo-tae and support Kim "Winsome" Dong-keon with Cloud9 moving forward remain up in the air.

For support, Upcomer also reported that Cloud9 is "considering several players," and that a role swap from bot laner Jesper "Zven" Svenningsen to that position "is a possibility."