Migxa benched from Supa Hot Crew
On a day of reported roster shake-ups in Europe, Maxime 'Migxa' Pointsott is the next in line to fall as he is benched from the Supa Hot Crew starting lineup.
In a similar situation to TSM in the North American LCS, Supa Hot Crew have (at least temporarily) benched their support player Maxime 'Migxa' Pointsott. Confirmation of the benching comes from the Supa Hot Crew manager Michael Schnorr who told EsportsHeaven:
First of all i want to say that migxa is not kicked from the team yet. The Situation we face is comparable with the one to TSM. We benched Migxa mainly because we felt that his work attitude in the last months was slacking,and we felt that the reasons for his inconsitency are still to fix. Nevertheless i want to point out that everyone thinks that Migxa on a good day is one of the best players, he is gifted with mechanics and he is a great person. For the time being we decided to try out some candidates and sit together after all and bring up a decision that lets SHC progress in the next Season.
The leading candidate for replacement seems to be Titus 'Leduck' Hafner, who is currently a sub for Copenhagen Wolves. Our sources say he is not the only candidate but the current frontrunner.
Migxa had a rough first season in the LCS, finishing it off by taking the record for the most deaths ever in a single split. Despite this he is still respected by many LCS players who believe he is talented enough, if it is true that the reason for the benching is attitude and work ethic, there is a chance we will still see Migxa in the Summer Split for Supa Hot Crew.
UPDATE - Migxa has annoucned his retirement on his Facebook fanpage:
I got benched from SHC. No more NIIICE in LCS. The main reasons are my behaviour, in the entire split, and especially in the last weeks. Once I reached LCS, I didn't really have any motivation to play anymore, soloQ and scrims were really boring and I only had motivation to play on stage.
I was in Esports for the human experience, especially for travelling, and I have to say that my best time in esports was my amateur time when I was travelling with my french team, TCM. We had almost no pressure because there was only few money, we were friends so we had a lot of fun, and our travels were fantastics and it was 10 times more interesting than staying in a gaming house every day playing 12 hours LoL per day, having consistent pressure on you because every LCS player knows that he will get benched if he doesn't perform. That's how esports work, until people will be mature enough to understand that you don't need a new roster every 2 months to be a good team, at least in my opinion.
Back at the times, in the amateur scene, I travelled in Warsaw, Lille, Lyon, Cologne, Valencia, I also lived few months in Marseille, few months in Toulouse. I was travelling a lot and I really loved it, it was the thing I enjoyed the most in Esports and I missed it during the whole split. I got bored little by little. Money is great, yeah, but it doesn't give you any kind of happyness and is not enough to make you satisfied if you don't enjoy your daily routine.
In the few weeks before relegations, I got highly depressed again and I needed kind of a "break", the pressure was too high and I had to put my mind out of LoL and forget about everything, so I didn't really play any soloQ, I was late for scrims every day and my team doesn't want to work with me anymore after this, and I can understand their choice, even though it was necessary for me. Without that break, I would have been so worried in my mind that I would choke pretty hard on stage. I am really emotional and my performances depend 100% on what is happening through my mind. When I am confident and motivated I had some great performances, when I was bored and depressed I had some really poor performances. It was pretty hard for my team to understand this and to deal with it.
Now it's time for me to retire and focus on my other passion : writing. I will write few books about my memories in esport, I already wrote about 300 pages and will continue in the next few months at least. I will maybe publish it one day if some people are interested in living pro-gaming from an inside point of view.
Thanks to everyone who supported me, thanks to SHC for our great time together even though the ending is pretty sad. And the biggest thanks ever to Michai, our manager, who did a lot for me in the last 8 months.