Veteran LCS player Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen has announced that he is retiring from professional League of Legends play, in order to pursue a career as a coach.
Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen retires from professional play
The news comes from Svenskeren's Twitter account, in which the (now former) TSM Challengers player revealed that he is looking to transition into a role as a coach, bringing an end to a 9-year career as a player.
“Nine Years in the LCS. Seven Time finalist. Five World Championships. And countless memories with great teammates, friends and fans," said Svenskeren. "I'll forever cherish every moment! Moving on, I will be looking for coaching opportunities."
Svenskeren's career dates all the way back to 2012, when he was on the Copenhagen Wolves roster. The player has signed with a number of different teams on his near decade-long career as a Jungler, including the likes of Ninjas in Pyjamas, SK Gaming and Evil Geniuses.
The highlight of his career was most likely his time on the Cloud9 roster, however, with whom he spent two years from 2017 to 2019. During this time, Svenskeren was a part of the lineup that claimed an incredible 3rd - 4th ranking at the 2018 Worlds.
His time with the main TSM team is also worthy of note, however. Svenskeren was with TSM from 2015 to 2017, during which time he attended the the 2016 World Championship (ranking in 9th - 12th place), and finished the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational in fifth place.
He has been absent from the LCS scene for some time now, however, with the exception of a brief appearance at the 2023 North American Challengers League Spring. Outside of that, Svenskeren hasn't been seen in action since LCS Summer 2021, when he was playing under the Evil Geniuses banner.
Now in retirement, Svenskeren will be pursuing a career as a coach, and will be looking for a job between the Spring and Summer splits, as the teams who missed out on the ongoing MSI will look to rethink their lineups.
And wherever Svenskeren goes next, we'll be keeping you up to date right here on Luckbox. The former player won't be taking the stage anymore, but you'll be able to see the fruits of his coaching skills by watching live via our League of Legends match schedule. And before you bet on League of Legends, remember to claim your free 100% bonus!