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Player Spotlight: Mikyx

Mihael "Mikyx" Mehle, Splyce’s support, may only have been in the LCS for two splits, but in that time he’s been to the World Championships and back. The Slovenian native first joined the boys in yellow for the 2016 Summer Split, where he quickly garnered attention for his impressive Bard. Now he, and the rest of Splyce, find themselves entering Playoffs for the second split in a row.

How confident are you in your ability to win Quarterfinals and move into Semis?

I’m pretty confident, because the past few Misfits games that I’ve watched - at least the ones against Roccat - they didn’t show up. But at the same time, when we played against them they were pretty good - or maybe we were bad - but I think this time we will beat them.

 

Why were you bad at the time?

I think our team communication was really bad, and we were too scared to do anything. We didn’t translate onto stage properly, because in scrims we played really aggressive but then on stage when we should move in, for example, because we had a numbers advantage, we wouldn’t because we couldn’t see everyone on the map. I think that was our big problem. I think it’s mostly fixed now. It should be fine.
 

Do you consider G2 to be a “death sentence” in the Playoffs?

No I don’t think so. But it would probably be best to face them in the Finals. I don’t really mind who we play, either them or Unicorns of Love, but I think I would like to avoid Unicorns because they’re unpredictable. I want to see them play a game before we face them, so I guess I’d prefer to face the Unicorns in the Finals.

The Regular Season is a process of improving as a team, and then you have to bring your A-game to the Playoffs, they’re where it matters.

Mihael "Mikyx" Mehle

How has it helped to be a team that’s stayed together for so long?

It doesn’t really matter how long we’ve all been together, at least for me. I wasn’t with the team as long as the others have been, because I only joined in Summer of last year. But being together longer bonds people together more. But it’s also that the longer you’ve been together the more you might get sick of each other. I don’t think that’s the case for us though, so I think it’s fine.

 

Your coach YamatoCanon told us once that you and Kobbe would be the new “Mithy and Zven”, do you agree with that?

Yeah, I think it’s not that far from the truth. I think this split already we were doing pretty good, or at least being pretty consistent. I do believe next split we will be even better. I think when it comes to laning we’re probably the best, or top two with Mithy and Zven, they’re the only ones that can give us trouble in lane. But after lane I’m not that good. Other supports, like IgNar and Chei and Mithy, I look up to them for that part. In lane though Kobbe and I are the best, because I remember we lost maybe two lanes in the whole split that we shouldn’t have, so I think that’s pretty good.

 

Why is IgNar a good support? What does he do well?

He’s a good support because he just knows where to be on the map. He sees ahead of what you’re going to do, so he’s in the right place at the right time. But his weak point is his laning phase, so I think we can handle him.

 

As a bot lane, Hans Sama and Ignar have been together a long time. Is that something you can tell when facing them?

Yeah, I think it’s really easy to tell which players have played together for a while, and they definitely show that. They’re not the best laners though, so I think they show it out of lanes, in team fights and so on. You can see when Ignar is roaming that Hans plays really safe, so there’s no way he can die. I think that’s good communication on their part, because sometimes if I roam and I forget to tell Kobbe he’ll just die randomly. So that happens sometimes. But I think they’ve played so much together that Hans knows when he’s going to roam and when he has to play safe.

Splyce will battle against Misfits in the first Quarterfinals match, taking place on Saturday, April 8th at 17:00 CEST on watch.lolesports.com.