TSM On the Verge of Signing G2’s Mikyx For Support
Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle, a support player who needs no introduction, is reportedly close to signing with TSM FTX, as per Dot’s Pablo Suarez. This, in short, is absolutely stellar news! There weren’t any rumors about Mikyx and his post-G2 career, so we definitely got a bit worried. Fortunately, he’ll not only continue playing, but will reportedly compete for one of the biggest and most recognizable esports brands in the world.
Not too shabby!
Still, it’s quite a shame that this talented Slovenian will have to move across the Atlantic — his career and legacy were built on European soil and LEC fans will no doubt miss his mind-blowing plays going forward. They’ll all follow his North American journey, of course, but things will be different, there’s no doubt about it.
Still, playing in NA (for a hefty paycheck, no less) sure is more alluring that sitting things out and being teamless, like Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen or Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer. Plus, it’ll be a nice change of scenery for Mikyx after three whole years of playing under G2 Esports’ banner. He’s won the LEC more times than we’d care to count and is an MSI champion as well, so he might as well go to North America and write another chapter of his (already storied) career.
Nothing has yet been made official, but both parties have reportedly shown great interest so it should only be a matter of time.
TSM — A Strange Outlook
No one’s quite sure what to expect from TSM FTX, especially now that they’re going to bring in Mikyx. Andy “Reginald” Dinh said that his organization will focus on young, up-and-coming talent so why they’ve opted to go in a wholly different direction still remains to be seen.
Mingyi “Spica” Lu and Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon are also seasoned veterans, and with Edward “Tactical” Ra being rumored to replace Lawrence “Lost” Sze Yuy Hui, that means there’s just a single spot left — the mid lane position. And, well, seeing how that’s one of the most important roles in the entire game, it stands to reason to expect that TSM will find yet another veteran for the job.
Not that anyone’s complaining, of course. We’d love to see TSM invest in local talent but they’re also one of the most successful organizations in LCS history, so they probably want to first set a solid foundation for 2022 and then make the appropriate changes as time goes on.
In any case, if they can find a seasoned mid laner (who’s sufficiently talented), they’ll no doubt stand a chance at leaving mark come 2022!