February 26, 2020

THE FIRST OCEANIA PLAYER IN LEC

League of Legends teams collect players from far and wide to compete in the LEC. But ahead of the 2020 season, Origen reached a lot further than usual to finalize its new roster.

The man for the job as the crucial support role was found 'down under' in Australia: Mitchell 'Destiny' Shaw, the first Australian resident to participate in the LEC.  We've crossed the halfway mark of the 2020 Spring Split and before the action of Week 6 begins, Destiny reflects on his debut in the European league and what it means to him.

Mitchell 'Destiny' Shaw, Support, Origen:

- I want to be the first Oceanic player to achieve something great in the LEC. It's important for me to show that regardless of where you come from you can compete with the best.

- The competition is stacked in the LEC but my goal since day one has been to compete at the highest possible level of the game. In this case, it means moving far away from my family which can be difficult. But we did a lot of pre-season teambuilding that quickly made us feel like a family here in Origen. Something that's very important to me as a person and as a professional player.

- The Split is far from over but right now we have a good position at the 1st spot in the standings, albeit shared with three other teams. The dream, of course, is to be the only team at the top but that will only come through hard work, a lot of practice, and positive energy before, during, and after our upcoming games. We're already good at that and I feel at home here in the team.

"We did a lot of pre-season teambuilding that quickly made us feel like a family" - Mitchell 'Destiny' Shaw

André Guilhoto, Head Coach, Origen:

- So far Mitchell has brought most of the qualities we were scouting for in the pre-season. Good communication skills, and a natural ability to engage. He has been a key figure for our early game advantages both in the lane with Upset, roaming mid to find leads, or grouping with Xerxe to find picks on the enemy's Jungle.

"So far Mitchell has brought most of the qualities we were scouting for in the pre-season" - André Guilhoto.

Destiny and Co. are facing Schalke 04 and Rogue in Week 6 of LEC.

Find the full schedule here and watch on LoL Esports.