With the LEC Season Finals approaching and teams fighting for Worlds, Riot Games announced today the winner of the 2023 MVP Award.
Mikyx wins the LEC 2023 MVP Award
After playing for eight consecutive seasons in the LEC, G2 Esports support player Mikyx has finally won its first-ever MVP Award. Always considered one of the best European support talents and one of the most consistent players in the league, the Slovenian player finally earned an important individual award.
Mikyx came first in the voting, ahead of his two teammates Yike and Hans Sama. G2’s support player gapped everyone else with a total of 64 points, 24 higher than his jungler and ADC.
The results speak for themselves, however. After an unsuccessful 2021 season, Mikyx was dropped from the roster and found a new house with XL in 2022. His performance was overall solid, which convinced G2 to bring him back for the current season. And Mikyx has been delivering split after split.
It’s not that surprising to see him win the MVP Award: he got onto the All-pro teams in all three LEC splits this year and was ranked first in two of them. With these results, he’s now only behind Caps and Jankos when it comes to All-Pro nominations (both of them are at 13).
G2 and Mikyx’s season doesn’t end here
Just like their MVP player, G2 has been the most consistent team in the entire league, having won two splits and got a worst result of 4th. The streak of positive results allowed G2 to secure a seed at Worlds by winning one single Bo5 series against Team BDS. That said, G2 is definitely aiming for the title, which they ended up losing last season to Rogue.
On a positive note, the team has already locked a spot for Worlds, which means they will be heading to South Korea and face the other top teams on the Swiss stage. For Mikyx and the rest of the players, it will be an important opportunity to prove they are the best European team, and that they have the potential to fight against the best eastern teams.
Before that, though, G2 will have to face MAD Lions to determine the finalist of the LEC Season Finals this Sunday, September 3.