Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen has ended his two-year stint with Team SoloMid and will play for a new team come the 2020 season. TSM confirmed the bot laner’s departure Tuesday, thanking him for his hard work in the last four splits.
According to ESPN reports, Zven is slated to join one of TSM’s oldest rivals, Cloud9. According to Jacob Wolf, the two parties are close to finalizing the deal, which would keep Zven playing in the LCS. This in turn means that current C9 carry, Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi will also have to find a enw team. On a recent stream, Sneaky said the decision to bench him was taken by a group of people and that C9 offered him to compete for the starting position, but the player declined.
“I didn’t want to fight for my spot, because to me, I would not feel right in this situation. Because then it feels like I’m trying to fight back for my spot against people who don’t want me there.”
As for TSM, they’ve already reportedly chosen a replacement for Zven, and it’s Splyce AD carry Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup. Kobbe’s contract with the LEC team expires this off-season and if ESPN’s report proves true, he will set sail for North America for the first time in his career.
Zven’s departure from TSM was inevitable, after the Dane spoke about his disappointing tenure with the team, with whom he didn’t win even a single title, missing Worlds two years running.
“When we lost the last match in the  gauntlet [against Clutch Gaming], getting reverse swept on top of it, I just felt nothing really. I felt like in two full years, I accomplished absolutely nothing.”
Sneaky also has a lot to prove, coming from a short Worlds campaign which saw Cloud9 exit groups in third place, with the team’s bot lane heavily criticized for its performance.