G2 Esports are poised for a title run as this year’s Mid-Season Invitational grows near, but there’s a catch.
Led by veteran bot laner Luka “Perkz” Perkovic—the only remaining G2 member who participated in the team’s legendary second-place run at MSI 2017—G2 might be fielding the strongest squad to ever represent the LEC on the international stage. But G2’s MSI hopes and dreams are riding on the wrists of one man: Their star support player, Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle.
After taking an extended break from regular-season play due to long-term wrist issues, Mikyx managed to play in the LEC Spring Playoffs. However, following G2’s victorious campaign, he confided to spectators that he had suffered from significant wrist pain throughout the event. A week later, he admitted that he was unsure of his ability to compete at the MSI in an emotional Instagram post. For the moment, the jury is out regarding Mikyx’s ability to represent G2 at the Mid-Season Invitational.
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Mikyx’s wrist injuries notwithstanding, 2019 has been a banner year for G2 Esports. They led the LEC during the regular season, then dominated the playoffs, stomping Origen in a record-short final. But while Mikyx’s stand-in Hampus “promisq” Abrahamsson is no slouch, the absence of the Slovenian’s legendary support skills would certainly damage the team’s bid for MSI victory.
Tune into the MSI group stage on May 10 to see if Mikyx will be able to play through the pain once again.