Misfits Gaming is a European League of Legends team formed in 2016 after the roster’s former organization, Renegades, was forced to sell its slots in the EU LCS and academy league due to violating multiple rules.
An experienced team with Barney "Alphari" Morris, Kim "Wisdom" Tae-wan, Marcin "Selfie" Wolski, Florent "Yuuki60" Soler, and Han "Dreams" Min-kook, Misfits started in the 2016 European League Championship Series Summer Qualifiers. After reaching a qualification slot, the team welcomed Steven "Hans Sama" Liv and Lee "IgNar" Dong-geun as the new bot lane duo. This decision led Misfits to the win in the 2016 EU CS Summer Split and eventually qualify for the 2017 European LoL Championship Series Spring Split.
Ahead of the 2017 EU LCS Spring Split, Lee "KaKAO" Byung-kwon and Tristan "PowerOfEvil" Schrage joined the team. Though placed in a group with Europe’s finest teams, Misfits started the season strong and finished the split in second. However, towards the end there was a visible performance drop that also reflected in the team’s playoff performance. The team barely took a win against Splyce, only to fall 1-3 against Unicorns of Love in the semifinals, resulting in a fourth-place finish.
During the summer split, Misfits kept up with their good performance by securing a slot in the playoffs once again. In the EU LCS 2017 Summer Playoffs, the team lost against G2 in the finals, but the high placement resulted in qualification to the 2017 World Championship.
At Worlds 2017, Misfits made it out of groups after defeating Team SoloMid in a tiebreaker as both teams finished the stage with a 3-3 record. The team was then stopped by world champion SK Telecom T1 in the quarterfinals. Misfits’ first international event ended in fifth place.
With the 2017 season concluded, Chres "Sencux" Laurse replaced PowerOfEvil and and Mihael "Mikyx" Mehle stepped in instead of IgNar. The new roster struggled to find synergy, which resulted in missing the playoffs during the spring split. Though not in the strong shape they were in the previous season, Misfits replaced its head coach ahead of the summer split and managed to qualify for the 2018 EU LCS Summer Playoffs.
Misfits started the playoffs by sweeping G2, a win not many had expected. A strong start didn’t help the team versus Fnatic in the semifinals, nor could it get ahead of Team Vitality in the third-place match. The last chance for a spot at Worlds 2018 was lost in the 2018 EU Regional Finals where Misfits was stopped by Splyce in the first round.
Going into the 2019 season, Misfits was accepted as one of the ten franchised teams for the rebranded regional league, LEC. A disappointing finish in the previous season saw major roster changes for the 2019 LEC Spring Split.
Even though the team signed star players and fans had high expectations for their performance, Misfit’s 2019 was disappointing. The team ended the spring split in eighth place and then tried to salvage the situation in the summer split.
During the 2019 LEC Summer Split, Misfits replaced its starting roster with its academy team. The new roster stood no chance against other top teams, and Misfits finished the regular season in ninth place.
Heading towards the 2020 LEC Spring Split, Misfits rebuilt the roster once again, keeping only its strongest assets: Danny "Dan Dan" Le Comte and Fabian "Febiven" Diepstraten.