They made third, then fell off – what’s going to it take for the Misfits to make it to Worlds? Take a look at our Misfits Gaming LEC Summer time Preview.
After a protracted break, the 2022 LEC Summer time Break up is lastly kicking off this Friday! G2 Esports have returned from MSI, a lot of the groups made some modifications to their lineups and at the moment are able to rumble and see who will probably be within the prime 6. In different phrases, who can battle for the prospect to compete in opposition to the very best of the very best on this 12 months’s World Championship?
One of many groups who must be within the prime contenders is Misfits Gaming, which was one of many strongest through the Spring Common Season. They let go of Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup and Oskar “Vander” Bogdan earlier than the final break up started, and Fnatic signed Iván “Razork” Martín Díaz away from the workforce, leaving them and not using a jungler. The Rabbits nonetheless weren’t frightened, and signed rookie gamers Lucjan “Shlatan” Ahmad and Mertai “Mersa” Sari, in addition to ex-Schalke 04 and returning Misfits participant Matus “Neon” Jakubcik.
The primary half of their season went higher than anticipated after shedding considered one of their key gamers, Razork. The squad had a 5-4 scoreline after week 4, and so they managed to step their recreation up in weeks 5 and 6, the place they didn’t drop a single recreation. This was primarily the feat of Vincent “Vetheo” Berrié, who might take the carry function upon himself, even when Shin “HiRit” Tae-min wasn’t doing so nicely on the toplane. The French participant’s picks and experience proved to be season-changing for the workforce, however the brand new members additionally had nice performances, the most important shock being Neon, who was a prime 5 ADC within the Spring. Misfits Gaming managed to safe the third spot within the Common Season, beginning the Playoffs within the Higher Bracket.
However within the second half of the season, they didn’t accomplish that nicely. Their opponents found out that in a Bo5 collection, if they will shut Vetheo out of the sport, the workforce just about falls aside. They misplaced their first match in opposition to Rogue, which they solely handle to beat as soon as, and so they fully fluked out versus G2 Esports. Whereas the remainder of the workforce was taking part in fantastic, the lacking Vetheo-factor sealed the destiny of the Workforce, which ended up ending 4th.
The workforce solely made one change within the offseason: they deliberate to demote HiRit to the Academy workforce and have Joel “Irrelevant” Miro Scharoll be a part of the LEC squad. Nevertheless, the Korean import determined to depart the group altogether, so Irrelevant needed to fill within the spot in Misfits Premier. The LFL workforce isn’t doing so nice now, they solely gained 1 match out of 4, and the German rookie solely did nicely on Sion. However Misfits doesn’t want a carry toplaner, they’ve Vetheo, who will probably be simply sufficient to make it to playoffs – and if Irrelevant can keep constant, possibly the workforce gained’t get blown out of playoffs.