The League neighborhood was caught off-guard by the super star’s choice.

The League of Legends community is still reeling after North American legend Bjergsen announced his retirement from pro play earlier today. It was a choice that nobody saw coming, however many players from worldwide voiced their appreciation for the 24-year-old icon in the moments after.

Bjergsen’s teammate Doublelift stated when he found out about the previous mid laner’s plans, he likewise thought about retiring. He likewise said that Bjergsen was “one of the very best players and individuals [he’s] ever had fun with,” and that his shoes were going to be extremely difficult to fill.

Team Liquid’s star mid laner Jensen also responded to the post, stating that “this day came prematurely.” Both Jensen and Bjergsen went through vigorous fights on Summoner’s Rift. Many fans and experts considered them to be the area’s best mid laners, and their rivalry spanned multiple finals looks.

In addition, Jensen’s MVP support CoreJJ had some stunning words for Bjergsen following his retirement, saying that “NA lost the shiniest star [it] had,” but that the star would “end up being [a] new galaxy.” It’s clear that nearly every player in the league had respect for what Bjergsen had achieved throughout his profession.

Misfits Video gaming supervisor Deficio posted an image of an old Copenhagen Wolves roster, stating that he’ll “constantly be proud” of Bjergsen’s career. Back in 2013, Deficio, Svenskeren, and Bjergsen were colleagues on the Wolves in Europe. They would play through the EU LCS 2013 Summer Promotional series and certify for the EU LCS that season.

Bjergsen’s legacy will now continue behind the scenes, where he will be coaching the group to brand-new peaks as the roster’s head coach. LCS fans will get to see if his training skills are simply as legendary as his playing skills.