Misfits Gaming Sign MagiFelix To Its LCS Roster

League of Legends European Championship (LEC) team Misfits Gaming signed Carl Felix "MagiFelix" Boström on Wednesday, March 2.

League of Legends European Championship (LEC) team Misfits Gaming signed Carl Felix “MagiFelix” Boström on Wednesday, March 2. As revealed, the former Astralis mid laner joins Misfits as a substitute for LEC playoffs.

A Substitute For Playoffs

Misfits Gaming decided to sign MagiFelix as a substitute mid laner for its LoL division. The decision comes ahead of the LEC 2022 Spring Playoffs, which Misfits have already locked, with a 10-5 record.

Although MagiFelix likely won’t be competing with the team in the LEC, he could make an appearance in the postseason if Vincent “Vetheo” Berrié happens to miss any of the games. Even though Misfits could call up one of its academy players instead, that wasn’t an option.

The academy team, Misfits Premier, is also close to locking in a playoffs spot in the LFL, but they’re not yet there. So promoting the academy mid laner Mateusz “Czajek” Czajka wouldn’t be the smartest choice, as it would harm Misfits Premier’s chances of reaching the postseason.

Misfits Gaming instead signed MagiFelix, who will serve as a mandatory substitute, to avoid such a situation. As per LEC rules, each team must have at least one substitute for the playoffs.

MagiFelix Returns To LEC

Although it’s unlikely that MagiFelix will participate in any of Misfits Gaming’s LEC matches, many fans are happy to see him signed with an organization.

MagiFelix started his LoL esports career in March 2016 with EURONICS Gaming and has since played for Red Bulls, Movistar Riders, YouthCrew Esports, and in January 2019, signed for Fnatic as an academy mid laner.

Over the next 1.5 years he has spent with Fnatic Rising, MagiFelix achieved plenty of success.

He led the Fnatic academy team to three UKCL titles and won the NLC 2020 Summer Playoffs in August 2020. Besides that, MagiFelix finished top-three at 2019 EU Masters Spring and Summer, proving to the world that he has what it takes to compete in the top league.

After winning the NLC 2022 Summer Playoffs, MagiFelix got a chance to play in the LEC when he got signed by Astralis. But unfortunately, his debut in the top league did not end as planned.

Astralis struggled to perform in the 2021 season and failed to reach either of the two playoffs. The team finished the LEC 2021 Spring in ninth and ended the final split of the season in seventh-eighth.

Following a disappointing season, Astralis decided to make roster changes and parted ways with MagiFelix. He couldn’t find a new team for the 2022 season and Instead played solo queue.

In February, MagiFelix’s name popped up in the EUW solo queue ladder, where he reached rank 1 with 1831 points. He later made it to 1988 LP, and was only one win away from 2000 – the highest ever achieved on the LoL solo queue ladder.

Will MagiFelix Get To Play?

Even though MagiFelix signed for Misfits Gaming, it’s highly unlikely he will get a chance to play. Misfits’ current mid laner Vincent “Vetheo” Berrié is one of the best-performing players in the LEC, so the signing of MagiFelix is not related to Vetheo’s showings.

Instead, it seems like Misfits only added MagiFelix as a precaution if Vetheo won’t be able to play in the playoffs. The addition of the Swede also follows the LEC rules, which dictate that each team must have a substitute player ready.

This, however, is not the first time MagiFelix will serve as a secondary player. He previously filled that role for Fnatic during the 2020 LoL World championship, although he did not get any playtime.

Misfits Gaming’s next LEC match is slated for Friday, March 4, when they face off against MagiFelix’s former team, Astralis. After that, Misfits will face MagiFelix’s other former team, Fnatic, and close out the season on Sunday, with a clash with SK Gaming.