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| 16. November 2021

League of Legends – Mikyx Reportedly Set to Join TSM

Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle looks set to join TSM, with reports suggesting that the G2 Esports star is to move across the pond. Having spent six years in the LEC, the Slovenian star would test himself in the LCS for the first time, should his move to TSM be confirmed.

As one of the most talented supports in the League of Legends scene, his arrival would be a major coup for TSM, who finished fourth in the LCS 2021 Championship. However, according to a report from Dot Esports, TSM are still not convinced about investing so heavily in Mikyx. An announcement over the veteran’s future is expected in the coming days.

How Mikyx Became One of the Leading Names in the LEC

The 23-year-old played a key part in G2’s dominance in the European scene over recent years, which included their 2019 run, when the org won both the Spring and Summer Split, as well as the Mid-Season Invitational. G2 and Mikyx also made an appearance at the World Championship Finals. However, having been paired off with superstar AD carry Rekkles, rather than Perkz, things did not quite go to plan.

G2 were unable to live up to expectations, with the team having suffered a series of surprise defeats during the 2021 season. Eventually, the org failed to reach the finals in both Splits, with a loss at the hands of Fnatic having undoubtedly played a key role in those in charge deciding that a roster rebuild was needed. The org is now looking to offload Rekkles, Wunder and Mikyx, as well as head coach “Grabbz” and strategic coach “Nelson”.

Why TSM is in Need of Reinforcements

Similarly, TSM are looking to make changes to their roster, having parted ways with a number of their players from this year. The most high profile departure was Bjergsen, who became a free agent after being TSM’s standout player, as well as coach for the 2021 season. TSM failed to qualify for the World’s this year, something in which Mikyx would be looking to overturn, should he sign on the dotted line.

Mikyx began his professional Esports career with Bottled Water back in 2014, before moving on to represent Fnatic, Splyce and Misfits Gaming. Both “Huni” and “Spica” remain on the TSM roster for now, with the org expected to make major changes during the offseason. The team is in danger of being left behind, with several LCS teams having invested heavily in bringing in new talent, including up and coming rookies.