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League announces Misfits’ Shlatan rookie of 2022 LEC Spring Split

Misfits Gaming jungler Lucjan “Shlatan” Ahmad has been named Rookie of the LEC 2022 Spring Split. League of Legends revealed recently in a Twitter post confirming that Shlatan is the best candidate out of the others worthy of the award.

Shlatan joined the franchise not quite a while ago, to be exact in December 2021. He signed a contract to play for the Misfits until November 21 this year. Whether the franchise will retain him for a contract extension remains to be unknown.

But still, Spring Split this year presents rookies joining the fray, primarily on the European stage, namely from fellow teammate support Mertai “Mersa” Sari, G2 Esports bot laner Victor “Flakked” Lirola, and MAD Lions bot laner William “UNF0RGIVEN” Nieminen—each had a relatively great run, giving their best contributions and put up a quite a show during the Spring Split.

Misfits’ performance in Spring Split

The Misfits finished the regular season of the Split with 12-6, placing the franchise in third place behind the Fnatic 13-5 and standings leader the Rogue 14-4. The Misfits recorded three consecutive win in the first week of the competition and had won awards for their outstanding performance.

The Misfits mid laner Vincent “Vetheo” Berrié was named as no. 1 in Player of the Game Standings, leading in front of Fnatic support Zdravets Iliev “Hylissang” Galabov and G2 top laner Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik.

As for the Misfits’ outstanding rookie Shlatan, he managed 40 kills and 62 deaths alongside 138 assists with a 2.9 KDA ratio. It might not have been the highest compared to other team members such as Vetheo and bot laner Matúš “Neon” Jakubčík, but the jungler excels in first blood rate alongside Mersa as both had 28%.

However, Shlatan and his teammates will have to bury their journey to the Spring Split crown after a defeat against G2 last weekend, regardless of the Misfits making their way into the playoffs.

Misfits’ double trouble duo of Shlatan and Vetheo

Despite the defeat, many analysts and esports enthusiasts deemed the Misfits as a force to be reckoned with and perhaps feared post the Spring Split and just an overall out-of-the-ordinary performance in the regular season this year.

The high praise was mostly sung to Vetheo for snatching the MVP awards ten times. The Frenchman had shown the importance of an effective mid laner in 18 games played, having 98 kills, only 36 deaths, and 114 assists with a 5.9 KDA ratio.

Additionally, he recorded a 67% win rate and 22% first blood rate. These numbers made himself to be considered the core factor behind the franchise’s outstanding run.

While Vetheo was a strong front liner for the Misfits during the Spring Split, many were left in awe of Shlatan’s performance and deemed him as the standout talented rookie.

Apparently, the rookie himself had prior experiences in his pocket, before tagging along with the Misfits and joining the LEC. Previously, Shlatan has participated in the European Regional Leagues and spent several years playing for the K1CK Neosurf as well as the Misfits Premier.

Soon after, the Polish would take part in a number of EU Masters tournaments and have won second with his former squad in the 2020 Spring