Team Liquid, is reportedly set to pay its mid laner Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen .2 million to re-sign with the team for another three years.
Once signed this will highest salary of any LCS player to date.
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Jensen, who previously played for Cloud9, joined Team Liquid back in 2018. He’s a two-time LCS champion, 2019 LCS Summer Finals MVP, and has a successful track record on-stage.
The Denmark native showed promise when he moved to North America in 2015, and has been a top player ever since.
This year, Team Liquid qualified for the League of Legends World Championship. Although they failed to advance past the group stage, they showed determination by defeating current Worlds finalist Suning Gaming, and LEC champions G2 Esports before being sent back home.
ggs see you next year— Nicolaj Jensen (@Jensen) October 8, 2020
Team Liquid consider Jensen one of their best assets and arelooking to hold on to Jensen for a little while longer, and offering him an extremely large sum of money to do so.
According to League of Legends reporter Travis Gafford, the organization is finalizing Jensen’s new contract, though nothing has been officially announced yet.
His contract will follow in the footsteps of Jeong “Impact” Eon-yeong’s three-year, $3.4 million contract with Team Liquid in 2017 and Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon’s two-year, $2.3 million signing with Dignitas in 2019.
Sources: Jensen has reached an agreement to re-sign with Team Liquid in a new 3-year contract said to be valued at $4.2 million. pic.twitter.com/3VJReQx32I— Travis Gafford (@TravisGafford) October 27, 2020
Although the contract is not yet finalized, we should hear of some more official changes once we get closer to free agency.
The free agency window opens on the 16th November, and going off the early rumblings it could see the most eye-watering deals in the ten years of League of Legends esports.