Misfits Premier defeat SK Gaming Prime to win the EU Masters

The EU Masters headed to Haymarket Theatre in Leicester this past weekend with Misfits Premier and SK Gaming Prime competing in the grand final. The tournament saw twenty teams from thirteen different European regions go head-to-head for a share of a €150,000 prize pool. 

Going into the final both Misfits Premier and SK Gaming Prime had impressive runs by defeating their last opponents in 2-0 victories. However, it was Misfits Premier who came out on top with a dominant 3-0 win to be crowned EU Masters winners.


The Misfits Premier botlane of Matúš “Neon” Jakubčík and Aleksi “H1IVA” Kaikkonen put on the pressure with their picks of Morgana and Sivir. Complete with a roaming gank by midlaner Adam “LIDER” Ilyasov, SK Gaming Prime’s Tim “Keduii” Willers had a 0/3/0 KDA after only 12 minutes. The fate of the game was then set with Neon and H1IVA snowballing the botlane out of control. A well-timed baron saw Misfits Premier close out the game at 31 minutes with an 11k gold lead and Neon’s Sivir ending with an impressive 7/0/6 KDA.


This time SK Gaming Prime had the botlane advantage with Keduii on Kai’Sa coming out with two kills after an early extended fight. Throughout the mid-game, there was lots of trading objectives and a multitude of back-and-forth fights, leading to a close gold lead between the two teams. However, Misfits Premier had a scaling advantage which saw a critical fight in the midlane leading to a triple kill by Neon on Xayah. Due to the timing of the fight, Misfits Premier was able to head straight towards SK Gaming Prime’s base and the game was over.


Match point was set and the game started out with lots of early skirmishes, however, it was Misfits that came out on top. LIDER was once again on the Irelia and showed dominance across the map with a 6/0/1 KDA at 24 minutes. It didn’t stop there, a huge fight at 28 minutes fronted by LIDER saw Misfits Premier ace SK Gaming Prime and the game was over.

Misfit Premier’s Matúš “Neon” Jakubčík shared on Twitter:

“No one saw this coming, not even myself. We exceed all expectations and made it through playins, group stage, playoffs, all the way to the finals, being considered underdogs in most of our matches. Hope this proves I’m one of the best if not the best in my role outside of LEC.”

Misfits Premier take home the EU Master trophy as well as €40,000 of the €150,000 prize pool that was up for grabs. Elsewhere, second place SK Gaming Prime take home €25,000 and runners-up MAD Lions and Fnatic Rising each receive €13,500.