Reports: Misfits to promote academy top-laner Joel ‘Irrelevant’ Miro Scharoll to main lineup
Ahead of the 2022 LEC Summer Split, Misfits Gaming reportedly promoted their academy player top laner Joel “Irrelevant” Miro Scharoll to the main roster lineup in a bid to increase their chances of making it into the World Championship this year.
According to Upcomer’s Brieuc Seeger, Misfits’ consideration for promoting Irrelevant to the main lineup was based on the player’s work ethic and his work in the academy. zThe young professional had a creep score average of +13.4 differential at 15 minutes in this LFL Spring.
Seeger also added that Misfits’ current top lane Shin “HiRit” Tae-min would make his way to play for Misfits Premier, the organization’s academy team in the LFL.
The German native Irrelevant would be the organization’s fourth rookie to have been promoted to the main lineup following the franchise’s roster change that feature an all rookies addition in the past few seasons such as mid-laner Vincent “Vetheo” Berrié, jungler Lucjan “Shlatan” Ahmad, and support Mertai “Mersa” Sari.
Misfits’ prospects ahead of 2022 LEC Summer Split
During the 2022 LEC Spring Playoffs, Misfits’ main lineup displayed a relatively great performance, finishing fourth in the competition after a 3-0 defeat from G2 Esports.
The team is a top-five regular since 2021 LEC Summer and has been consistent with their play. Their current lineup consists of HiRit, Vetheo, Mersa, Shlatan, bot laner Matúš “Neon” Jakubčík, and sub/mid Carl “MagiFelix” Felix Boström, who previously left the group in April following the end of his contract.
The current line-up fixed the team’s competitive posture to some extent. Misfits finished fifth in the 2021 LEC Summer Playoffs and are known for a habit to wrap LEC tournaments in lower positions.
Misfits built a solid squad with their early 2022 roster change. Having two new rookies on board, namely Shlatan and Mersa, resulted in the team claiming the third position in the Spring competition. In the 2022 Spring Playoffs, the organization finished in the fourth position.
On the other hand, Misfits Premier also had relatively decent runs in the league’s French counterpart tournament, LFL, this past spring. The academy team snatched the fourth position with an 11-7 win-loss record. However, Vitality’s academy team eventually eliminated Misfits with a sweep in the first round of LFL.
Irrelevant, meanwhile, was not on his best season in terms of statistics. The 20-year-old racked up the highest share of team death percentage of 23.2 percent and recorded the lowest KDA ratio of 2.5 in his team.
Despite the poor statistics above, the young German made a decent first blood rate of 33 percent. His decent report of early-game stats could have been what Misfits’ main lineup was looking for in a top-laner to replace HiRit.
Irrelevant’s promotion dismissed rumors of former Cloud9 player joining Misfits
Irrelevant’s promotion dismissed the rumors that claimed former Cloud9 top-laner Park “Summit” Woo-tae would join the Misfits.
The South Korean professional, who was crowned MVP in the 2022 LCS Spring Split, earlier confirmed that he was “in talks” with Misfits. With Irrelevant being promoted to Misfits’ main lineup, Summit most likely will not have a home to stay for this year’s Summer Split after parting ways with C9.