Mitchell ‘Destiny’ Shaw has been playing professional League of Legends in the Oceanic Pro League since the first split of 2015 with barely any time off. He has shown on multiple occasions throughout his career that he has what it takes to step it up to the next level; so has that time finally come?
After making it to the Play-In stage of the 2017 World Championships, Destiny made some impressive performances on the Worlds stage, keeping pace in the bottom lane with the likes of C9 Sneaky and C9 Smoothie. Destiny has also turned a few heads when he went on a bootcamp to Korea with his former team the Dire Wolves, playing against and alongside the likes of Faker.
I had the chance to talk to Destiny before he was announced as the new support for the Chiefs and this is what he had to say.
How has your experience with the Dire Wolves this year compared to your time with other OPL teams you have played with?
My experience with Dire Wolves over this year was a very successful year individually in comparison to my previous teams. Being able to move in a gaming house and play full-time was definitely a new chapter for me as a person & player and i’m very proud of my efforts this year.
After your impressive showings at Worlds, particularly against the bot lane of Cloud9, did you get the chance to talk to your opponents and did they give you any advice or praise?
I didn’t get a chance to talk to any of my opponents, however I did shoot out a tweet (https://twitter.com/DestinyOCE/status/911924710400823297) to show my respects as they were the better team moving forward in the competition. I’m looking forward to the next time I play against these players to see how much i’ve improved.
What is the most valuable thing that you have brought back from Worlds? (Advice, something mental, something physical etc.)
The most valuable thing I took from Worlds is that it doesn’t matter how hard you work but how smart you work. Heading into the off-season I have flaws that i’ve been working on and i’m very excited about 2018 to prove myself again on a new team.
If you could change one thing from this year, what would it be?
I would not change anything from this year based on the information presented, I tried my very best to improve in order to achieve my goal. I have no regrets!
When you’re not playing League, what do you like to do?
When i’m not playing League, i’m usually watching VODS, Netflix and Anime or my Nintendo Switch.
What is your dream region and team to be apart of?
My dream region would be NA, I wouldn’t be concerned about the organisation as my best interest would be the roster as the priority.
Who do you think will be the next MVP for the next split of OPL?
I think the MVP for the next split of OPL will be ry0ma. He had a very strong showing in 2017 and with the announcement of Phantiks retiring, I can see him taking the throne of being the best mid laner in the region.
With Destiny now playing in a team that has become a household name in Oceanic esports in the Chiefs, is this the platform that could set him up for future successes in other regions? With Destiny replacing one of the best supports that Oceania has seen in EGym, can Destiny fill those shoes of the play making support that the Chiefs have had for all these years? Destiny is in a position to lead the Chiefs through the bot lane through some strong performances in 2018, and after holding the OPL trophy throughout 2017, can he bring that winning form back to his new team? With all of these opportunities in front of him, 2018 could be the year of Destiny.