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LEC Spring Split champions G2 Esports might have to attend the 2019 Mid-Season Invitational without their primary support. In a long Instagram post, Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle said that his wrist injury might keep him from the big international brawl coming May 1.

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Last weekend we played the LEC finals in Rotterdam, which honestly was a really nice experience. Some family members also came to watch me in person which felt great, although I was a little scared since last time they saw me was in Madrid and we all know how that went. After 3 years of hard work, practice and failure I finally got to lift a trophy. I’m so happy and so grateful to my team to help me with that achievement (and also with the actual lifting cause that thing was heavy). The fact that we finished the series with the fastest game time in EU history was honestly the cherry on top. Right after the final nexus blew up, came some of the happiest moments of my life. Cheering with my team, hugging my family and high fiving fans was amazing This was followed by a rather intense feeling, hard to put into words. A mix between sadness and realization of how long the grind had been ever since that first finals with splyce in 2016 when I thought it could only get better from there, how all the practicing eventually led to the very injury that could have potentially ruined it all. Should I have taken breaks? Or was the lack of breaks what put me on this stage today? Thinking of that kinda made me tear up and I kept telling myself not to cry. I was just trying to hold it together during the post game interview, not sure if I succeeded. In the end, after all that, when the dopamine rush of lifting a trophy left me, I felt exhausted, way less hyped than I would expect after winning a final. But maybe it’s due to the fact that the series wasn’t as “ close “. I’ve always really wanted to play MSI and play all other top teams from the other regions, but right now I'm not so sure if that is gonna be possible given that I’m still very much restricted due to the injury. The healing and recovery takes priority, but I’m gonna give it my all nonetheless. Maybe next time it won't take me a trophy to make another post, cya at MSI! . . 📷:@lolesports . . #lec #videogames #g2esports #win #lolesports #rotterdam

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“I’ve always really wanted to play MSI and play all other top teams from the other regions, but right now I’m not so sure if that is gonna be possible given that I’m still very much restricted due to the injury,” Mikyx wrote. “The healing and recovery takes priority, but I’m gonna give it my all nonetheless.”

News about Mikyx recurring wrist injury broke last month, after G2 head coach Fabian “GrabbZ” Lohmann said that the player “has been living with pain in his wrists/arms for a long time”, elaborating that the pain had become more severe as of late. While visiting specialists for treatment, Mikyx was replaced on the starting roster Hampus “promisq” Mikael Abrahamsson, who played in G2’s last two games of the regular season.

Mikyx returned to active duty for the LEC playoffs and helped his team to a sweeping championship run to qualify G2 for MSI 2019. By hoisting the trophy, however, Mikyx got to reflect on the grueling practice schedule and that victory might have come at a heavy cost.

“Should I have taken breaks? Or was the lack of breaks what put me on this stage today? Thinking of that kinda made me tear up and I kept telling myself not to cry. I was just trying to hold it together during the post game interview, not sure if I succeeded.”

If G2 have to attend MSI without Mikyx, that could potentially hurt their chances for a championship run. Promisq played only two games with G2 in the regular season, both losses. With MSI just 10 days away, there might not even be enough time for him and Luka “Perkz” Perković to form a bond and synergy strong enough to take down the best bot lane duos in the world.

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