Bjergsen thinks that Riot and the LCS players need to be more united and creative to increase viewership.
The term “LCS is dying” has appeared and has become a topic of discussion since Doublelift bluntly expressed disparagement of this area in one of his livestreams. This caused the former TSM player to be stripped of the right to host a general viewing of LCS matches from Riot Games for the second time, and also sparked a long debate regarding the declining viewership of LCS. LCS.
LCS viewership has been declining drastically in recent years.
Now, even Bjergsen shares his thoughts on this hot topic. In a recent interview with Dexerto, Team Liquid’s mid laner said the LCS’s situation has improved.
“Well, a lot of things have been improved on the organization side to become more professional and support the players in a better way,” said Bjergsen. “That may not reflect in the LCS viewership, but it’s something that I’m really happy with.”
Regarding the drop in viewership, Bjergsen admits that it’s not as high as it was a few years ago. He went on to say that he’s not the right person to talk about it because he doesn’t know exactly why viewership is down.
But he is hopeful about the future. “We had a conversation with Riot. They are aware of that and have a lot of ideas about things they can change in the next few years,” Bjergsen said. According to the Liquid player, Riot and the players need to come up with creative ideas to bring people’s attention back to the LCS once again.
Riot is also aware of this issue and is working on it. It attempted to create a story about a ‘new era’ that came through the 2022 Summer LCS trailer. The trailer showcases some of the LCS’s greatest names of the past 10 years such as Doublelift, Sneaky, Scarra, Meteos, Shiphtur, Voyboy, HotshotGG, Xpecial, Balls, and LemoNation.
It offers a glimpse into their moments of glory and then turns to focus on the new era’s rebellious names. With most of the famous names already retired from the pro scene, it remains to be seen if the new bloodline can revive the LCS to the top once again.