“4 years. 350 professional matches. 3 championships, MSI finals and Worlds semifinals. I’ll always be grateful for everything you taught me and I’ll always cherish some of the moments we had together. Sad it had to end this way. Best of luck in Origen…” -Zven
A trend for this off-season has been the departure of iconic bot lanes. The list includes:
After four years together, Mithy will part ways with Zven by going back to Europe and playing for Origen. Through their time together, they earned the title as the best bot lane in the west.
Source: LoL Esports
Following his suspension in 2014 for malicious behavior in solo queue, Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodríguez joined Origen. While on Origen, they won IEM Season 10 San Jose, placed 2nd in the EU LCS 2016 spring split, and made it to semis at Worlds.
In May 2016, Zven and Mithy joined G2 where they would experience domestic success. However, they struggled internationally aside from the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational where they placed 2nd behind SKT.
Mithy’s name is prominent in the community for the game sense and shot-calling he offers to a team.
Source: Riot Games
Unfortunately, Mithy hit a barricade in his career after joining TSM in late 2017. For the first time since 2014, he failed to have domestic success and did not attend any international events. TSM’s high hopes for Zven and Mithy led to a lot of internal problems including communication. However, ex-teammate, Perkz, commended him and Zven for the qualities they bring to a roster despite the poor performance TSM showed.
Zven and Mithy celebrating a victory Source: Riot Games
Now that Mithy is back on Origen, time will tell whether he can return to his original form.