Who is Mikyx playing for in 2022?

Nicholas James • December 6, 19:25

Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle, multiple-time LEC champion and Mid-Season Invitational winner, has departed G2 Esports after multiple years on the roster. But where’s he going next?

The change was announced early into G2 Esports’ offseason and where the support player would land was a subject of speculation by fans and personalities alike. In the end, it appears that 2021’s brutal offseason has claimed yet another top-tier player. The roster was supposed to be the G2 super team has almost entirely disbanded, with Martin “Rekless” Larsson heading to Karmine Corps in the LFL, Martin “Wunder” Hansen to Fnatic, and Mikyx’s fate unknown.

Mikyx teamless for 2022

Mikyx announced on Twitter that he would be the only member of the G2 roster not to be playing professionally in some capacity in the coming split. Mikyx is one of many capable players that has been unable to find a home for the 2022 spring split. Other notable teamless players include Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen and Daniele “Jizuuke” di Mauro.

Many fans have seen these proven players going without a contract as the ramifications of steadily inflating player salaries, contracts, and buyouts in recent years. With several multimillion-dollar contracts being signed in 2020 and 2021, it’s unsurprising that as the larger organizations try to offload expensive contracts while smaller organizations don’t want to fork out loads of cash for their rosters.

MIkyx says he intends to stream more frequently, but hasn’t ruled out a return to professional play later on. This is far from a retirement, and it’s not out of the question for Mikyx could take to the LEC stage once more, or even the LCS stage for that matter.

Mikyx made his name with aggressive and flexible play focused on unlocking his teammates and roaming frequently. Given that only one member of G2’s roster made it back into the LEC, the theories of expensive contracts pushing away prospective buyers seem more than plausible. Fans looking for more Mikyx in their lives in 2022 will still be able to catch him streaming on Twitch.

Recent Twitter posts from G2 CEO Carlos “Ocelote” Rodriguez have shed further light on Mikyx’s situation in this offseason, but Mikyx seems to disagree with Rodriguez’s story. Rodriguez said that Mikyx contract dropped from $1,500,000 to $500,000, then all the way down to $250,000.

It’s unclear which one of the two is telling the truth, or if the entire situation is just a misunderstanding. The G2 CEO accused Mikyx of lying and intentionally misrepresenting the situation to win public favor. The veracity of either claim remains unconfirmed.

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