Excel Esports Sign Mikyx

Excel Esports Sign Mikyx

League of Legends European Championship (LEC) franchise, Excel Esports, announced the signing of Mihael "Mikyx" Mehle on Tuesday, January 25.

League of Legends European Championship (LEC) franchise, Excel Esports, announced the signing of Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle on Tuesday, January 25. The Slovenian support joins Excel after a three-year tenure with G2 Esports.

Mikyx Finds A New Home

The 23-year-old League of Legends esports support player, Mikyx, was announced as the newest member of Excel Esports on Tuesday. By joining Excel, the long-standing G2 Esports player is will reunite with coach Sng “Nelson” Yi Wei and replace Henk “Advienne” Reijenga as Excel’s new starting support.

The signing follows Excel’s poor start to the 2022 LEC season, having managed only two wins from five outings. And while a relatively solid tally, Excel looked far from convincing in their games.

So far, Excel have picked up wins against only the disjointed Team Vitality and SK Gaming but fell against G2 Esports, Team BDS, and Misfits Gaming. With a 2-3 record, Excel Esports have found themselves sitting in sixth place, which ushered in some much-needed the third week of LEC 2022 Spring.

Mikyx joins Excel as a replacement for Advienne, who expressed his dissatisfaction with Excel’s decision in a Twitlonger post.

“On Sunday, I’ve been told by the management of Excel that I was to be replaced by Mikyx, after just two weeks of play in the Spring Split, for the upcoming week of the LEC and the rest of the LEC onwards,” said Advienne.

“This decision was taken by the management only, without any open dialogue with my (now ex) teammates or any heads up to me prior to the decision already being made.”

The Dutch support stated that he was told that the decision was not made based on performance or motivation issues. Instead, it was purely business-related, leaving him on the bench of a team he joined in June.

A Start Of A New Journey

By signing for Excel Esports, Mikyx will continue his LoL esports career, which began in January 2016. At the time, he was signed by Fnatic as substitute support before leaving for Splyce in April.

Mikyx spent the next year and a half with Splyce, helping the team qualify for the 2016 LoL World Championship. However, success was hard to come by for the rookie support, as his team’s best placement was a top-three finish in EU LCS 2017 Spring and Summer groups.

Mikyx left Splyce ahead of the 2018 EU LCS season and joined Misfits Gaming, where he spent the next year. Although the team failed to achieve anything over the season, Mikyx proved his potential, earning him a contract with G2 Esports.

Joining G2 Esports was a turning point in Mikyx’s career which saw him achieve immense success domestically and internationally. With G2 Esports, he dominated the European LoL scene and won every single domestic event.

G2 Esports would even become the first Western team to win the Mid-Season Invitational in 2019. Beyond that, G2 reached the 2019 LoL World Championship finals, where they lost against FunPlus Phoenix.

G2 remained competitive in 2019, but things turned sour in 2020. The team failed to defend their LEC and missed out on the LoL World Championship, leading to a significant roster overhaul.

Among others, Mikyx got put on the bench, and with no teams interested in signing him, the Slovenian support found himself teamless for the 2021 season. Finally, however, he was given another shot by Excel, who saved him from the contract prison and acquired him for its roster for the 2022 season.

Mikyx will make his debut for his new team on January 28, when Excel Esports clash with MAD Lions.